Marcela Alfaro Cordoba

Also known as: Marcela Alfaro-Córdoba; Marcela Alfaro; Marcela Alfaro-Cordoba; Marcela Alfaro Cordoba

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7703-3578

Assistant Professor of statistics at the School of Statistics, University of Costa Rica. She is interested in developing novel statistical methods to address scientific questions related to the environment. Her applications areas include climate, weather forecast, and veterinary. Marcela is committed to practicing open science and she believes in mentoring young scientists. Her volunteering activities include being a co-chair of CODATA-RDA Schools of Data Science, organizing the R-ladies chapter in San José and recently she was part of the organizing committee of ConectaR2019 the first R Users Conference in Central America.

Works (15)

2020 journal article

Aridity Trends in Central America: A Spatial Correlation Analysis

Atmosphere.

By: M. Córdoba, H. Hidalgo & E. Alfaro

Source: ORCID
Added: April 25, 2020

2020 journal article

Use of unconventional mixed Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol solvents for anthocyanin extraction from Purple-Fleshed sweetpotatoes

Food Chemistry, 314.

By: A. Zuleta-Correa, M. Chinn, M. Alfaro-Córdoba, V. Truong, G. Yencho & J. Bruno-Bárcena

Source: ORCID
Added: December 14, 2019

2019 journal article

A comparison of testing methods in scalar-on-function regression

AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, 103(3), 411–436.

By: M. Tekbudak, M. Alfaro-Córdoba, A. Maity & A. Staicu

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

2019 report

A curriculum for foundational Research Data Science skills for Early Career Researchers

In Research Data Alliance.

Source: ORCID
Added: December 18, 2019

2019 journal article

Spectral measure of color variation of black-orange-black (BOB) pattern in small parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), a statistical approach

PLOS ONE, 14(10).

Source: ORCID
Added: October 31, 2019

2017 journal article

A Data-driven weighting scheme for multivariate phenotypic endpoints recapitulates zebrafish developmental cascades

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 314, 109–117.

By: G. Zhang, K. Roell, L. Truong, R. Tanguay & D. Reif

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 dataset

Data from: The use of functional data analysis to evaluate activity in a spontaneous model of degenerative joint disease associated pain in cats

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

2017 journal article

The Use of Functional Data Analysis to Evaluate Activity in a Spontaneous Model of Degenerative Joint Disease Associated Pain in Cats

PLOS ONE, 12(1), e0169576.

By: B. Lascelles, A. Staicu, A. Worth, A. Thomson, M. Alfaro-Córdoba & M. Gruen

Ed(s): J. Harezlak

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

2017 article

Variable Selection Methods with Applications to Atmospheric Sciences

(2017, May 23). North Carolina State University.

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

2014 journal article

Iodine Quantification to Distinguish Clear Cell from Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma at Dual-Energy Multidetector CT: A Multireader Diagnostic Performance Study

Radiology, 273(3), 813–820.

By: G. Ascenti, S. Mazziotti, A. Blandino, E. Scribano, C. Eusemann, J. Ramirez-Giraldo, M. Alfaro-Cordoba, D. Marin, A. Mileto

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Nonlinear Image Blending for Dual-Energy MDCT of the Abdomen: Can Image Quality Be Preserved If the Contrast Medium Dose Is Reduced?

American Journal of Roentgenology, 203(4), 838–845.

By: A. Mileto, J. Ramirez-Giraldo, D. Marin, M. Alfaro-Cordoba, C. Eusemann, E. Scribano, A. Blandino, S. Mazziotti, G. Ascenti

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Comparación metodológica de encuestas vía telefonía fija y celular en Costa Rica

Revista De Ciencias Económicas.

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

manuscript

Multivariate Spatial-Temporal Variable Selection with Applications to Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Modeling

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

journal article

A Comparison of Testing Methods in Scalar-on-Function Regression

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

conference paper

An intentional AI for hanabi

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2019

Employment

2017 - present

Universidad de Costa Rica San Jose, San José, CR
Assistant Professor Statistics

2013 - 2017

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Research Assistant Statistics

2009 - 2011

Universidad de Costa Rica San Jose, San José, CR
Visiting Professor Statistics

Education

2011 - 2017

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Ph.D Statistics

2007 - 2009

Iowa State University Ames, IA, US
M.Sc. Statistics

2002 - 2006

Universidad de Costa Rica San Jose, San José, CR
B.Sc. Statistics