Rebecca is a teaching professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University and has been teaching at CMU since she completed her Ph.D. in Statistics from University of Washington in 2006. Prior to that, she received her B.A with Majors in Mathematics, Statistics and Spanish at Rice University and her M.S. in Statistics at Stanford University. She recently was awarded top teaching honors with the American Statistical Association Waller Education Award; The William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching; and Statistician of the Year by the American Statistical Association Pittsburgh Chapter.
Rebecca's research interests lie in clustering, record linkage, educational data mining/psychometrics, public health, tech/innovation/entrepreneurship and semantic organization.