I have been teaching at Alma since 2015. I particularly enjoy courses that combine theory, applications, and simulations, such as Probability and Statistics, Stochastic Processes, and Data Mining. My research interests are in applied Bayesian statistics and machine learning.
- Ph.D. Operations Research. Cornell University, 2013.
- B.S. Engineering. Olin College, 2008.
- A. Montoye, B. Westgate, M. Fonley, K. Pfeiffer. Cross-validation and out-of-sample testing of physical activity intensity predictions using a wrist-worn accelerometer. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2018.
- B. Westgate, D. Woodard, D. Matteson, S. Henderson. Large-network travel time distribution estimation for ambulances. European Journal of Operational Research, 252:322-333, 2016.
- B. Westgate, D. Woodard, D. Matteson, S. Henderson. Travel time estimation for emergency vehicles using Bayesian data augmentation. Annals of Applied Statistics, 7:1139-1161, 2013.
- S.S. Adams, A. Trazkovich, D.S. Troxell, B. Westgate. On island sequences of labelings with a condition at distance two. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 158:1-7, 2010.
- An introduction to data mining. Alma College, Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium, 11/3/2015.
- Introduction to statistical data mining. Hope College, Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium, 10/20/2015.
- Ambulance travel time estimation and map-matching using GPS data. INFORMS Healthcare 2015 (Nashville), 7/29/2015.
- Vehicle travel time distribution estimation and map-matching via Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Statistics Seminar, 2/23/2015.