Peter Chi, Ph.D.
Cal Poly - Statistics Department
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

About me
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Starting in Fall 2015, I will be joining the Department of Math and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor of Statistics, at Ursinus College.

I will also be a Visiting Scholar in the Liberles Research Group at Temple University, working on collaborative projects in evolutionary biology and phylogenetics with Dr. David Liberles and his group.

Ph.D. Biostatistics, University of Washington, 2013
M.H.S. Genetic Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
B.S. Cell/Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, 2003
Full CV

Statistical Blogs that I follow
Simply Statistics (Jeff Leek, Rafa Irizarry, Roger Peng)
Phylogenetic Tools for Comparative Biology (Liam Revell)
Stochastic Models, Statistics, and Computation (Vladimir Minin)
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science (Andrew Gelman)
The stupidest thing... (Karl Broman)
Joe Koopmeiners' College Football Blog (Joe Koopmeiners)
FiveThirtyEight (Nate Silver)

Selected Scholarly Publications
  • Chi PB, Chattopadhyay S, Lemey P, Sokurenko EV, Minin VM. Synonymous and Nonsynonymous Distances Help Untangle Convergent Evolution and Recombination. Revisions submitted 3/30/15, in Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology. arvix pre-print
  • Chi PB, Duncan AE, Kramer PA, Minin VN. Heritability estimation of osteoarthritis in the pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) with a look toward future data collection. PeerJ. 2014; 2:e373; DOI 10.7717/peerj.373. pdf
  • Tsuang DW, Millard SP, Ely B, Chi P, Wang K, Raskind WH, Kim S, Brkanac Z, Yu CE. The effect of algorithms on copy number variant detection. PLoS One. 2010;5(21): e14456. pdf
  • Chi PB, Duggal P, Kao WH, Mathias RA, Grant AV, Stockton ML, Garcia JG, Ingersoll RG, Scott AF, Beaty TH, Barnes KC, Fallin MD. Comparison of SNP tagging methods using empirical data: association study of 713 SNPs on chromosome 12q14.3-12q24.21 for asthma and total serum IgE in an African Caribbean population. Genetic Epidemiology. 2006 Nov;30(7): 609-19.

Poker Publications
  • Chi PB. Is Poker Good for a Casino?; Jul 4, 2014. link
  • Chi PB. $10 Million Up Top: Will the WSOP Guarantee "Work"?; Feb 26, 2014. link