Damon Bayer

Damon Bayer

Statistics PhD Student

University of California, Irvine


I am a third year PhD student in statistics at the University of California, Irvine, working on statistical methodologies for infectious diseases under the supervision of Vladimir Minin. I am also part of the data science team at Tidepool, working to make diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful for people with diabetes, their care teams, and researchers.

I previously earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics and statistics from South Dakota State University, where I was the first Arnold K. Skeie E-Commerce Analytics Graduate Fellow and a Daschle Student Fellow. My research focused on text data and model-based clustering.


  • Statistics
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious Diseases


  • PhD in Statistics, 2023

    University of California, Irvine

  • MSc in Mathematics & Statistics, 2018

    South Dakota State University

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2016

    South Dakota State University

Recent Publications

Exploring the Daschle Collection using Text Mining

A U.S. Senator from South Dakota donated documents that were accumulated during his service as a house representative and senator to be …

Communication of Statistically Based Conclusions to Jurors-A Pilot Study

During the 20th century, scientists in most forensic subdisciplines reported categorical opinions on the source of material recovered …