Jairo Fúquene Patiño Named CAMPOS Scholar

Jairo Fúquene PatiñoAssistant professor of statistics Jairo Fúquene Patiño has been recognized as a 2020 CAMPOS faculty scholar by the UC Davis Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science, or CAMPOS. The center focuses on building diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

His research focuses on Bayesian approaches, which involve applying probability to statistical analysis of data-driven problems in public health and medicine, environmental data, and survey sampling data, among others.

Patiño will be instrumental in removing barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education, said Professor Alex Aue, chair of the statistics department, in a statement from CAMPOS.

Patiño earned his bachelor’s degree at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and his two master’s degrees at the University of Puerto Rico and UC Santa Cruz. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Warwick in England and was a postdoctoral associate at Duke University.

— Thomas O'Donnell wrote this article for CAMPOS