Department of Statistics Unitmark
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Maria Cuellar

Lab Groups


My research focuses on developing statistical methodology for social and behavioral science research, particularly as it relates to making inferences from partially-observed social network structures, correcting for systematic measurement errors such as underreporting of stigmatized behaviors, using multiple systems estimation to estimate population sizes, and estimating coverage error.

Specific Research Interests

My work is driven by interdisciplinary projects in public policy and the social sciences, including work with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (, the Carnegie Mellon Center for Human Rights Science (, the CMU National Science Foundation Census Research Network (, and the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (