Dr. Ivan Ramler joined the faculty at St. Lawrence in winter of 2009 after finishing his PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University. His dissertation work, under the guidance of Dr. Ranjan Maitra, involved improving cluster analysis methods for noisy data and for data constrained to lie on the surface of a multi-dimensional sphere.
Since joining St. Lawrence, he has been active in collaborative research with colleagues at places such as St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Natural Capital Project Group (a partner of Stanford University). His current interests (and projects) involve applications to the environment and ecology, as well as in e-sports analytics (i.e., statistical analyses of competitive video games). Dr. Ramler regularly teaches many of St. Lawrence's Statistics courses (e.g., Stat 113, Stat 201, and Stat 213) and is one of the mentors involved with the new Liberal Arts Science (LAS) Scholars program.
Outside of academics, Dr. Ramler enjoys spending time not discussing statistics with his wife (SLU's Dr. Jessica Chapman) and playing volleyball as part of the Sunday "Fac/Staff" volleyball group.
Ph.D. in Statistics (2008)
M.S. in Statistics (2004)
B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics (2002)
- Data Science and Machine Learning
- eSports Analytics
- Applied Statistics for Ecological and Environmental Sciences
Presentations, Exhibitions, Performances and Published Work:
- Lee, C.S. and Ramler, I. (2017) Identifying and evaluating successful non-meta strategies in league of legends. In Proceedings of Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2017
- Jahne, M. A., Rogers, S. W., Holsen, T. M., and Grimberg, S. J., Ramler, I. , Kim , S. (2016) Bioaerosols Deposition to Food Crops Near Manure Application: Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment, Journal of Environmental Quality
- Chaplin - Kramer, R., Ramler, I., Sharp, R., Haddad, N., Gerber, J., West, P., Mandle, L., Engstrom, P., Baccini, A ., Sim, S., Mueller, C., and King, H . (2015) Degradation in carbon stocks near tropical forest edges. Nature Communications. 6:10158
- Lee, C. and Ramler, I. (2015) Rise of the Bots: An Investigation of Illicit Bot Usage in League of Legends. Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games (NetGames), Zagreb, Croatia, December, 2015.
- Jahne, M., Rogers, S., Holsen, T., Grimberg, S., Ramler, I. (2015) Emission and Dispersion of Bioaerosols from Manure Application Sites: Human Health Risk Assessment. Environmental Science and Technology 49, 9842 - 9849.
- Lee, C. and Ramler, I. (2015) Investigating the Impact of Game Features and Content on Champion Usage in League of Legends. Proceeding of Foundations of Digital Games 2015. Pacific Grove, CA, June 2015
- Jahne, M., Rogers, S., Ramler, I., Holder, E., and Hayes, G. (2015) Hierarchal Clustering Yields Insight into Multidrug - Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Cattle Feedlot Wastewater Treatment System. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 187:4168 (1)
Regularly Taught Courses:
- Statistics 113 - Applied Statistics
- Statistics 213 - Applied Regression Analysis
- Statistics 201 - Introduction to Statistical Computing
- Statistics 240 - Introduction to Statistical Learning
- Statistics 325 - Probability
- Statistics 326 - Mathematical Statistics
Sample Student Projects Supervised:
- Creating a Recommendation System for Books on Project Gutenberg (E. Viehl, '19)
- Comparing Genres of Movie Scripts: An Application of Stylometry (J. Holly-Grisham, '17)
- Carbon Density in the Pantropic Forests (J. Fredericks '16)
- Predicting the Lifetime of Plutonium Fuel Cells (K. Christensen '14)
- Predicting Owner Tendencies in Fantasy Football Drafts (J. Chang '14)
- M W 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm and T TH 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- or by appointment