## C.V.

**EDUCATION**

Ph.D., Statistics, Cornell University (2015)

M.S., Statistics, Cornell University (2013)

B.S., Mathematics, Bucknell University (2010)

**PUBLICATIONS**

**PUBLICATIONS**

Oliver Lindhiem, Isaac T. Petersen, Lucas Mentch, and Eric A. Youngstrom. “The Importance of Calibration in Clinical Psychology.”

Hooker, G., & Mentch, L. (2018). "Bootstrap bias corrections for ensemble methods."

Mentch, L., & Hooker, G. (2017). "Formal Hypothesis Tests for Additive Structure in Random Forests."

Mehrmohamadi, M., Mentch, L. K., Clark, A. G., & Locasale, J. W. (2016). Integrative modelling of tumour DNA methylation quantifies the contribution of metabolism.

Giles Hooker and Lucas Mentch, "Comments on: A Random Forest Guided Tour."

Lucas Mentch and Giles Hooker, "Quantifying Uncertainty in Random Forests via Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests."

Bar, Haim, and Lucas Mentch. "R-CMap—An open-source software for concept mapping."

Frey, M.R., Miller, A.L., Mentch, L.K., and Grahm, J. "Score Operators of a Qubit with Applications",

Frey, M.R., Coffey, L.E., Mentch, L.K., Miller, A.L., and Rubin, S.S. "Correlation Identification in Bipartite Pauli Channels",

Frey, M.R., Coffey, L.K., Mentch, L.K., Miller, A.L. and Rubin, S.S., "Pauli channels exhibit a transition effect in memory estimation above a parametric threshold,"

“Association Does not Imply Discrimination: Flawed Analyses that Lead to Misdiagnoses and Wrongful Convictions.” with Maria Cuellar and Cliff Spiegelman. Book Chapter.

“A Quality Estimator for Fingerprints and its Validation Scheme.” with Robin Richter, Carsten Gottschlich, Duy H. Thai, and Stephan Huckemann.

"Multiphase Segmentation for Simultaneously Homogeneous and Textural Images.'' with Duy Hoang Thai.

"SuRFIn: An R Package for Subsampled Random Forest Inference." with Sarah Tan and Giles Hooker.

"Hold-Out Forests for Consistent Variable Selection." with Giles Hooker.

"Statistical Inference on Tree Swallow Migration with Random Forests." with Tim Coleman, Daniel Fink, Frank La Sorte, David Winkler, Giles Hooker, and Wesley Hochachka.

Kim Beals, Karen A. Keenan, Nicholas J. Kissel, Lucas Mentch, Wuxin Yang*, Bradley C. Nindl, and Qi Mi. “Prediction of Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal In- juries for Naval Special Warfare Operators: A Machine Learning Approach.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 50:5 Supplement. Presented at: World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy of the American College of Sports Medicine. Minneapolis, MN, June 1, 2018.

Nicholas J. Kissel and Lucas Mentch. “The Role of HbA1c in Hospital Readmission of Diabetic Patients.” Presented at the ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference. Boston College University, Chestnut Hill, MA, April 6-8, 2018.

Zachary Fulker, Tyler Folta, and Lucas Mentch. “Investigation of Advanced NBA Metrics.” Carnegie Mellon University Sports Analytics Conference. Abstract Accepted. October 28, 2017.

Lucas Mentch, Maria Cuellar, William Thompson, and Cliff Spiegelman. "The Next Page: Four experts explain why forensic analysis of crime scenes is not as reliable as you might think.'' Pittsburgh Post Gazette. March 13, 2016.

William Thompson, Lucas Mentch, Maria Cuellar, and Cliff Spiegelman. "Who should control Houston's crime lab?'' Houston Chronicle. May 31, 2016.

Frey, M.R., Graham, J., Mentch, L.K., and, Miller, A.L., "Robust Probe for the Quantum Pauli Channel," Proceedings of the Physical and Engineering Sciences Section, 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver, August 3-7, 2010.

*Assessment*. In Press.Hooker, G., & Mentch, L. (2018). "Bootstrap bias corrections for ensemble methods."

*Statistics and Computing*,*28*(1), 77-86.**arXiv**Mentch, L., & Hooker, G. (2017). "Formal Hypothesis Tests for Additive Structure in Random Forests."

*Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics*,*26*(3), 589-597.**arXiv**Mehrmohamadi, M., Mentch, L. K., Clark, A. G., & Locasale, J. W. (2016). Integrative modelling of tumour DNA methylation quantifies the contribution of metabolism.

*Nature communications*,*7*, 13666.**bioRXiv**Giles Hooker and Lucas Mentch, "Comments on: A Random Forest Guided Tour."

*TEST*, 25(2), pp. 254-260, 2016.**TEST**Lucas Mentch and Giles Hooker, "Quantifying Uncertainty in Random Forests via Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests."

*The Journal of Machine Learning Research*, 17(26), pp. 1-41, 2016.**arXiv JMLR**Bar, Haim, and Lucas Mentch. "R-CMap—An open-source software for concept mapping."

*Evaluation and Program Planning*60 (2017): 284-292.**PubMed EPP**Frey, M.R., Miller, A.L., Mentch, L.K., and Grahm, J. "Score Operators of a Qubit with Applications",

*Quantum Information Processing*, 9(5), 629, 2010.Frey, M.R., Coffey, L.E., Mentch, L.K., Miller, A.L., and Rubin, S.S. "Correlation Identification in Bipartite Pauli Channels",

*International Journal of Quantum Information*, 8(7), 2010.Frey, M.R., Coffey, L.K., Mentch, L.K., Miller, A.L. and Rubin, S.S., "Pauli channels exhibit a transition effect in memory estimation above a parametric threshold,"

*Proceedings of SPIE, Quantum Information and Computation VIII*, E.J. Donkor, A.R. Pirich, and H.E. Brandt, eds., April 2010.

__In Progress / Submitted:__“Association Does not Imply Discrimination: Flawed Analyses that Lead to Misdiagnoses and Wrongful Convictions.” with Maria Cuellar and Cliff Spiegelman. Book Chapter.

*Under Review.*“A Quality Estimator for Fingerprints and its Validation Scheme.” with Robin Richter, Carsten Gottschlich, Duy H. Thai, and Stephan Huckemann.

*Under Review.*"Multiphase Segmentation for Simultaneously Homogeneous and Textural Images.'' with Duy Hoang Thai.

*Under Review*.**arXiv**"SuRFIn: An R Package for Subsampled Random Forest Inference." with Sarah Tan and Giles Hooker.

*In Progress.*Download the R package**here***.*"Hold-Out Forests for Consistent Variable Selection." with Giles Hooker.

*In Progress.*"Statistical Inference on Tree Swallow Migration with Random Forests." with Tim Coleman, Daniel Fink, Frank La Sorte, David Winkler, Giles Hooker, and Wesley Hochachka.

*In Progress.*__Conference Publications, Technical Reports, & Op-Eds:__Kim Beals, Karen A. Keenan, Nicholas J. Kissel, Lucas Mentch, Wuxin Yang*, Bradley C. Nindl, and Qi Mi. “Prediction of Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal In- juries for Naval Special Warfare Operators: A Machine Learning Approach.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 50:5 Supplement. Presented at: World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy of the American College of Sports Medicine. Minneapolis, MN, June 1, 2018.

Nicholas J. Kissel and Lucas Mentch. “The Role of HbA1c in Hospital Readmission of Diabetic Patients.” Presented at the ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference. Boston College University, Chestnut Hill, MA, April 6-8, 2018.

Zachary Fulker, Tyler Folta, and Lucas Mentch. “Investigation of Advanced NBA Metrics.” Carnegie Mellon University Sports Analytics Conference. Abstract Accepted. October 28, 2017.

Lucas Mentch, Maria Cuellar, William Thompson, and Cliff Spiegelman. "The Next Page: Four experts explain why forensic analysis of crime scenes is not as reliable as you might think.'' Pittsburgh Post Gazette. March 13, 2016.

William Thompson, Lucas Mentch, Maria Cuellar, and Cliff Spiegelman. "Who should control Houston's crime lab?'' Houston Chronicle. May 31, 2016.

Frey, M.R., Graham, J., Mentch, L.K., and, Miller, A.L., "Robust Probe for the Quantum Pauli Channel," Proceedings of the Physical and Engineering Sciences Section, 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver, August 3-7, 2010.

**GRANTS & CONTRACTS**- NIH R01EB025024, 2017-2020: "QuBBD: Statistical and Visualization Methods for PGHD to Enable Precision Medicine", $917,806 ($149,788), co-I
- NSF DMS-1712041, 2017-2020: “Collaborative Research: Statistical Inference Using Random Forests and Related Methods”, $335,078 ($119,802), PI
- dB-SERC Course Transformation Award, 2017-2018. “An Interdisciplinary Data Science Design for Undergraduate Students.” $10,000. PI

*TALKS & PRESENTATIONS*

*TALKS & PRESENTATIONS*

- Joint Statistical Meetings, Invited Session (August 2018)
- Department of Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (March 2018)
- Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh (March 2018)
- Banff International Research Station, Workshop co-organizer (January 2018)
- CMStatistics, Invited Session (December 2017)
- Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (September 2017)
- Joint Statistical Meetings, Invited Session (August 2017)
- West Virginia University, Department of Forensic and Investigative Sciences (February 2017)
- Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Statistics and Application in Forensic Evidence (November 2016)
- University of Pittsburgh Statistics Seminar (September 2016)
- Carnegie Mellon University, Statistics and Machine Learning Research Group (September 2016)
- Joint Statistical Meetings, Topic Contributed Session. (August 2016)
- IMS New Researchers Conference (July 2016)
- SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop. (May 2016)
- SAMSI Transition Workshop. (May 2016)
- SAMSI Postdoc Seminar. (April 2016)
- SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop. (February 2016)
- SAMSI Undergraduate Workshop Tutorial. (February 2016)
- SAMSI Postdoc Seminar. (October 2015)
- NC State, Statistics Seminar. (March 2015)
- ENAR 2015 Spring Meeting, Invited Session. (March 2015)
- University of Pittsburgh, Statistics Seminar. (February 2015)
- Kansas State University, Statistics Seminar. (February 2015)
- U. of Central Florida, Statistics Seminar. (February 2015)
- William & Mary, Statistics Seminar. (January 2015).
- Wake Forest University, Statistics Seminar. (January 2015)
- University of Arkansas, Statistics Seminar. (December 2014)
- University of Michigan, Statistics Seminar. (November 2014)
- Artificial Intelligence Seminar, Cornell University. (September 2014)
- Graduate Student Seminar, Cornell University. (September 2014)
- Lab of Ornithology Seminar, Cornell University. (September 2014)
- Joint Statistical Meetings, Contributed Session. (August 2014)
- Joint Statistical Meetings, Contributed Session. (August 2013)
- Graduate Student Seminar, Cornell University. (April 2013)
- Biostatistics Research Group, Cornell University. (March 2013)

**AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS**

**AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS**

- SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015)
- SUNY Graduate Fellowship (2010)
- Phi Beta Kappa, Bucknell U. (2010)
- Pi Mu Epsilon, Bucknell U. (2008)
- William Bucknell Scholarship (2008)
- The President's Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement (2007)
- Alpha Lambda Delta, Bucknell U. (2006)

**TEACHING**

**TEACHING**

All courses taught at the University of Pittsburgh unless otherwise noted

*Indicates a course that was newly developed

*Indicates a course that was newly developed

- STAT 1361*: Statistical Learning and Data Science (SP 2018)
- STAT 1291: Topics in Applied Statistics, Statistics and Data Science (SP 2017)
- STAT 1151: Introduction to Probability (FA 2016)
- ST 371: Introduction to Probability & Distribution Theory (SU 2016, NC State)
- ORIE 6700: Statistical Principles (FA 2012, Cornell University, Teaching Assistant)
- BTRY 3520*: Statistical Computing (SP 2012, Cornell University, Teaching Assistant)
- ILRST 2100: Introductory Statistics (FA 2011, Cornell University, Teaching Assistant)