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Marek Kimmel is a Professor of Statistics at Rice University as well as the Rice Director of the Interinstitutional Graduate Program in Biostatistics. Professor Kimmel's research focuses on probabilistic modeling and statistical analysis in biosciences. He is particularly interested in applications of his work in cell and molecular biology and in cancer research. From the mathematical point of view, his interests lie in Markov and branching processes and in estimation theory.

Research Areas

Population Dynamics, Branching Processes, Statistical Genetics, Molecular Evolution, Bioinformatics


Ph.D. Technical Sciences, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland

M.S. Control Engineering, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland

Advisory Role

2019-present Associate Department Chair

2014 Elected Academic Senate Member, Rice University

Teaching Areas

Probability and Statistics

Applied Stochastic Processes

Advanced Bayesian Statistics

Societies & Organizations

Fellow, American Statistical Association (ASA)

Fellow, Mathematical Society of Paris

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute

Honors & Awards

2023 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2018 Editorial Board, bulletin of Mathematical Biology

2018 Mathematical Biology Section Editor, Biology Direct

2015 Editorial board, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)

2009-2015 Member, NIH Cancer Biomarkers Study Section

2011 Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick University, UK

1999-2009 Editorial Boards, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of National Cancer Institute

2002 State Professorship, Republic of Poland


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