Christopher Glynn

Decision Sciences
Phone: (603) 862-3349
Office: Decision Sciences, Paul College Rm 360M, Durham, NH 03824
Christopher Glynn

Chris Glynn is a data scientist and advisor to industry and government. His research – recently featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg and World Economic Forum – seeks to improve decision-making in dynamic and uncertain environments. He builds Bayesian statistical models and computational algorithms to investigate complex dynamical systems, including the effects of local housing cost increases on homelessness and the brain's mechanism for encoding simultaneous stimuli. He is also a Zillow Research Fellow, collaborating with Zillow on projects at the intersection of data science, housing markets and public policy. Prior to joining the faculty at UNH, Glynn was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. in Statistical Science from Duke University.


  • Ph.D., Statistics, Duke University
  • M.S., Statistics, Duke University

Selected Publications

Glynn, C., & Fox, E. B. (2019). Dynamics of homelessness in urban America. The Annals of Applied Statistics, 13(1), 573-605. doi:10.1214/18-aoas1200

Glynn, C., Tokdar, S. T., Howard, B., & Banks, D. L. (2019). Bayesian Analysis of Dynamic Linear Topic Models. Bayesian Analysis, 14(1), 53-80. doi:10.1214/18-ba1100

Caruso, V. C., Mohl, J. T., Glynn, C., Lee, J., Willett, S. M., Zaman, A., . . . Groh, J. M. (2018). Single neurons may encode simultaneous stimuli by switching between activity patterns. Nature Communications, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05121-8

Boyer, D. M., Winchester, J. M., Glynn, C., & Puente, J. (2015). Detailed Anatomical Orientations for Certain Types of Morphometric Measurements Can Be Determined Automatically With Geometric Algorithms. The Anatomical Record, 298(11), 1816-1823. doi:10.1002/ar.23202

Boyer, D. M., Puente, J., Gladman, J. T., Glynn, C., Mukherjee, S., Yapuncich, G. S., & Daubechies, I. (2015). A New Fully Automated Approach for Aligning and Comparing Shapes. The Anatomical Record, 298(1), 249-276. doi:10.1002/ar.23084

Most Cited Publications