Dan Cooley
Associate Chair
Department of Statistics
Colorado State University

College of Natural Sciences Professor Laureate, 2017-2019

Contact Information:

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


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.

When not statistics-ing, I like to bicycle, hike, swim, ski, camp, and generally be outdoors.


Interests: Extreme value theory, modeling multivariate extremes, heavy tailed phenomena, spatial statistics, Bayesian modeling, 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.

Short Course

updated September 2019