Dan Cooley
Graduate Director
Department of Statistics
Colorado State University


ASA Fellow (Elected 2023)
Distinguished Achievement Award, ASA Section on Statistics and the Environment, 2023
College of Natural Sciences Professor Laureate, 2017-2019

Contact Information

email: cooleyd "at" stat "dot" colostate "dot" edu
office: Statistics 217
Department of Statistics
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1877


Information for courses can be found on Canvas.

Biographical Information

I am a professor in the statistics department at Colorado State University. My research is primarily in the area of extreme value analysis, particularly in describing and modeling tail dependence. Much of my work is motivated by problems describing risk from extreme weather events, and I have collaborated with scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.

I live in Fort Collins with my two sons. I like to bicycle, hike, ski, camp, and generally be outdoors.


Interests: Extreme value theory, modeling multivariate extremes, heavy tailed phenomena, spatial statistics, meteorological/environmental applications.

For a list of publications, please see my CV(pdf).

If you're looking for code associated with the manuscript "Principal Component Analysis for Extremes and Application to US Precipitation", it's here.

updated May 2023