Head shot of Rudy Guerra
  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Statistics
  • Assistant Director, Kinder Institute Urban Data Platform
  • Research Oversight Committee, Kinder Institute Urban Data Platform
  • Rice University

Rudy Guerra is a professor of statistics with Rice University, interested in statistical genetics and bioinformatics. 

His work focuses largely on biological problems with an emphasis on biomedical research. Longtime collaboration with investigators from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have centered on statistical genetics whereby statistical methods are developed to analyze genetic data, especially with a view toward genotype-phenotype relationships. Such efforts include study design for genetic epidemiologic studies, linkage and association, and statistical models to account for both genetic and environmental factors. His work includes various system biology efforts with University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB, Galveston), Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also has research interests in education and Mexican migration.

Guerra received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.