Dr. Kimberly Flagg Sellers


Prefix: Dr.
First Name: Kimberly
Last Name: Flagg Sellers


Degree: B.S.
Graduation Year: 1994
Major: Mathematics

Degree: M.A.
Graduation Year: 1998
Major: Mathematics

Degree: Ph.D.
Major: Statistics


Dr. Sellers was born in Washington, DC and raised in the DC-metropolitan area (Silver Spring, Maryland). She received her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics at the University of Maryland College Park as a Benjamin Banneker scholar (Dr. Raymond Johnson, mentor), and University of Maryland corporate scholar. Kimberly received her Ph.D. in Statistics at The George Washington University in May 2001 (under the direction of Nozer D. Singpurwalla), and was among the first recipients of the Gates Millennium Scholars award. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Sellers was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University as a NSF-VIGRE postdoctoral fellowship recipient, working with Bill Eddy and Steve Fienberg. From 2004-2006, she served as Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Senior Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 2006, she joined the Ordinary Faculty in the Mathematics Department at the Georgetown University as the first of several Statistics hires for their department, in an effort to build a cohesive Statistics core for the Main Campus.


Functional Modeling, Microarray Methods, Image Analysis, Proteomic Analysis (2D gels), Gene Expression Profiling, Cancer Epi. Her interests include statistical computing, algebraic statistics, and Bayesian theory with applications in reliability, confidentiality and statistical disclosure limitation, and proteomics

  1. Sellers, K.F. Sellers, K. F. and Singpurwalla, N.D. (2008) Many-valued Logic in Vague and Multi-state Stochastic Systems, International Statistical Review (in press).
  2. Jackson, M., Sellers, K. F. (2008) Simulating Discrete Spatially Correlated Poisson Data on a Lattice, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (in press).
  3. Sellers, K. F., Miecznikowski, J.C., Viswanathan, S., Eddy, W.F., and Minden, J. (2007) "Lights, Camera, Action: Quantitative Analysis of Systematic Variation in Two-dimensional Difference Gel Electrophoresis", Electrophoresis, 28 (18), 3324-3332.
  4. Paez, GL, Sellers, K. F., Band, M, Acland, GM, Zangerl, B and Aguirre, GA (2006) Analysis of Gene Expression Profile on Normal Retina and Brain Using a Retinal cDNA Microarrays, Molecular Vision, 12, 1048-1056.
  5. Sellers, Kimberly F.; Booker, Jane M. Bayesian methods. Fuzzy logic and probability applications, 73--86, ASA-SIAM Ser. Stat. Appl. Probab., SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.
  6. Ross, Timothy J.; Sellers, Kimberly F.; Booker, Jane M. Considerations for using fuzzy set theory and probability theory. Fuzzy logic and probability applications, 87--104, ASA-SIAM Ser. Stat. Appl. Probab., SIAM, Philadelphia, PA,2002.
  7. Sellers, Kimberly Flagg A definition of vague coherent systems. Council for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, Vol. IV (Baltimore, MD, 2000), 43--51, Contemp. Math., 284Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI,2001.