Krista Gile

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Assistant Professor
Lederle Graduate Research Tower
(413) 545-6026


statistical methodology for social and behavioral science research, inference from partially-observed social network structures


Krista J. Gile's research focuses on developing statistical methodology for social and behavioral science research, particularly related to making inference from partially-observed social network structures. Most of her current work is focused on understanding the strengths and limitations of data sampled with link-tracing designs such as snowball sampling, contact tracing, and respondent-driven sampling.


University of Washington, Seattle, WA Ph.D., Statistics, August 2008 Track in Statistical Demography, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA M.S., Science and Technology Studies*, May 2000 Social Studies of Science and Technology Track *Interdisciplinary program examining science and technology from the perspectives of history, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY B.S., Electrical Engineering, May 1998 Sociology Minor

Activities & Awards

International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Best Student Paper Award, 2009. For "Respondent-Driven Sampling: An Assessment of Current Methodology."

University of Oxford, Master of Arts Degree by Resolution, 2008

National Science Foundation, Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE) Fellowship, 2003-2004, 2007-2008 Awarded on the basis of excellence of academic record and preparation for graduate study, area of research interest, and the potential to fit into and benefit from an integrated research group experience.

Dorothy M. Gilford Prize, 2004 Awarded by the UW Department of Statistics for excellence in teaching by a graduate student.

Hubert M. Blalock Fellowship, 2003 Awarded by the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences to promising incoming students interested in statistics and the social sciences.

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1996-1998

Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, 1996-1998

Academic Citation for exceptional performance, Engineering Probability, 1997

Rensselaer Union Volunteer Recognition Award, 1997

Rensselaer Founder's Award for Excellence, 1996

Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering Honor Student, 1996