Damon Bayer

Statistics PhD Student

University of California, Irvine


Damon Bayer is a second year PhD student in statistics at the University of California, Irvine.

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


  • Computational Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Diabetes Data


  • 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 Posts

🎵Analyzing the Top 100 Albums of 2018

Reviewers Give Music 7.4 The Big List Release Date When was 2018, Anyway? Genre Label Under-performers, Snubs, and Upsets …

🔥 Hot Ones Visualization: Alton Brown Ranking vs Scoville Level

One of my favorite YouTube shows Hot Ones on First We Feast recently featured a great episode with Alton Brown.

📚 Required Reading

An ongoing list of useful resources

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Variable Selection Techniques for Model-Based Clustering of Directional Data

Directional data is when the direction of the vector has more relevant information than its magnitude. Text documents can be expressed …


Communication of Statistically Based Conclusions to Jurors-A Pilot Study

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