Pavlina Rumcheva, PhD

Pavlina Rumcheva

Pavlina RumchevaOccupation: Statistician
Born: Sofia, Bulgaria

PhD in Statistics, University of Florida (2005)
MS in Mathematics, Sofia University, Bulgaria (2000)

Senior Service Fellow, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012-Present)
Lecturer, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney (2010-2012)
Risk Analyst, GE Capital, General Electric Company, Sydney, Australia (2009-2010)
Research Associate, Goldman, Sachs & Co, New York, NY (2008-2009)
Senior Research Statistician, C-BASS LLC, New York, NY (2005-2007)
Assistant Research Statistician, Children’s Oncology Group Statistics and Data Center, University of Florida (2002-2005)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2000-2002)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University, Bulgaria (1999-2000)

Career Related:
Presenter in Field

Creative Works:
Author, “An improved test of equality of mean directions for the Langevin-von Mises-Fisher distribution,” Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics (2017); Author, “Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Grade Is an Independent Predictor of Sentinel Lymph Node Status and Survival in Patients With Cutaneous Melanoma,” Journal of Clinical Oncology (2012); Author, “Analysis and Comparison of the 7th Edition American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Nodal Staging System for Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck,” Annals of Surgical Oncology (2012); Author, “The mean resultant length of the spherically projected normal distribution,” Statistics & Probability Letters (2008); Author, “Application of the adult International Germ Cell Classification System to pediatric malignant non-seminomatous germ cell tumors: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group,” Pediatric Blood & Cancer (2008); Author, “Outcomes of Children with Intermediate-risk Neuroblastoma After Treatment Stratified by MYCN Status and Tumor Cell Ploidy,” Journal of Clinical Oncology (2005)

The highlight of her career is the paper she published which details an improved test for the Langevin-von Mises-Fisher distribution

Fellowship, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (2017)

Opera; Classical music concerts; Ballets; Museums; Film festivals; Concert; Traveling; Skiing; Tennis; Indoor swimming; Biking; Hiking; Cooking


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