Al Parker

Office: 304 Barnard Hall
Specialty: Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Parker is an associate research professor in MSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences and CBE's bio-statistician working primarily with CBE's Standardized Biofilm Methods team. Current projects include methods development work for the Environmental Protection Agency and inter-laboratory study design and analysis for ASTM International. His research interests include modeling of complex biological systems (biofilms in the environment and in the lab, neural coding, vision systems), Bayesian inverse problems, iterative sampling from high dimensional densities, bifurcations with symmetries, and annealing/clustering schemes.


Biofilm related publications searchable via CBE Publications Database

Related Links:

Standardized Biofilm Methods Lab

Knowledge Sharing Articles

Dr. Parker's Math Website 

Related News:

“CBE biostatistician Al Parker helps data tell its stories” CBE News September 12, 2019

“STERIS earns first biofilm claim from EPA using testing standard developed by CBE”   CBE News, May 20, 2019

“MSU hosts fifth annual conference to help move life-saving products to the marketplace” MSU News Service February 15, 2018

“MSU researchers help EPA with first ever biofilm product standards”  MSU News Service November 8, 2017

“Bio-statistician with MSU’s Center for Biofilm Engineering earns top EPA award” MSU News Service June 9, 2016