Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Abel Rodriguez
  • Title
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Division Baskin School of Engineering
  • Department
    • Statistics
  • Affiliations Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Jack Baskin Engineering Building, 351
  • Office Hours By appointment
  • Mail Stop SOE2
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Statistics, Finance, Big Data, Social Networks, Politics, Bioinformatics

Summary of Expertise

  • Bayesian statistical methods
  • Financial econometrics
  • Computational biology
  • Political science
  • Networks.

Research Interests

  • Bayesian nonparametrics
  • Bayesian time series and spatial models
  • Public health
  • Financial econometrics
  • Structural proteomics