Graduate Positions Available
The Laboratory for Computational-Anthropology and Anthroinformatics (LCA) in the Department of Anthropology at Purdue University is currently accepting applications for MS and PhD students for fall 2019 (applications due 12/15/2018). Prospective students should be interested in pursuing questions related to the evolution of human diets and testing hypotheses about the effects of climate change and foraging risk on the dietary ecology and evolutionary morphology of prehistoric and modern human forager populations and incipient farmers. PhD Students accepted into our graduate program receive competitive teaching assistantships and research fellowships. Current PhD students in my lab have been awarded Purdue’s competitive Frederick Andrews fellowships and National Science Foundation funding.
Students in my laboratory answer their research questions by concentrating on the interface between biological process and mechanism, archaeological and biological data, computational anthropology and biostatistics. An additional focus is on development of new statistical, computational, and Data Science tools to analyze Big Data using morphometrics, multivariate, spatio-temporal, Bayesian, and machine learning methods for R-users and users of more traditional statistical packages.
Opportunities to visit Purdue University and the Department of Anthropology, including TRAVEL STIPENDS, are available through the Midwest Graduate School Summit (apply online by Oct-12, 2018), and the Graduate Diversity Visitation Program (apply by Oct-1, 2018). The Summit also offers a fee waiver for applying to the Purdue Graduate School!
Interested candidates should peruse through the Department of Anthropology website as well as my Departmental and personal websites and contact me via e-mail. To be helpful, I placed a link to information about our application and admissions process here.
Department of Anthropology, Purdue University