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Alumni: Doctoral Degrees

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Ph.D. M.S. B.S.
 
2020

Piyali Basak
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Merck, Sr. Scientist, Biostatistics
Thesis:  Analysis of clustered and interval censored survival data
Professor:Sinha

Zihan Cui
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Critical Path Institute (C-Path), Quantitative Medicine Developer 
Thesis: Novel Statistical Approaches for Gene Selection and Network Analysis
Professor: Zhang, Jinfeng

Mengyu Dai
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation:  Microsoft, Data and Applied Scientist
Thesis: Inference from Longitudinal Imaging Data Using SPDM Trajectories
​​​​​​​Professor: Srivastava

Idris Demirosy
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: First-Order Properties in Spatial Point Patterns on Linear Networks
​​​​​​​Professor: Huffer

Yifang Deng
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: Nonparametric Regression and Anti-Regression for Data on Manifolds with Applications to 3D Projective Shape Analysis and Colored Image Analysis
​​​​​​​Professor: Patrangenaru

Apurva Sunder Desai
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Traveler's Insurance
Thesis:Multi-rubric Models for Ordinal Spatial Data
​​​​​​​Professor:Linero and Barbu

Heli Gao
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Boehringer Ingelheim, Senior Biostatistician
Thesis:Bayesian Hierarchical Models with Latent Conjugate Multivariate Random Effects
​​​​​​​Professor: Bradley, J.

Xiaoyang Guo
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Facebook, Data Scientist
Thesis: Geometric Tools for Statistical Analysis on Graphical Shapes
​​​​​​​Professor: Srivastava

Jie Hao
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Amazon, Applied Scientist
Thesis: Modeling Structure for Natural Language Processing
​​​​​​​Professor: Zhang, J.

Bradley Hupf
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Takeda Oncology, Senior Statistician
Thesis: Methods in Monotone Single-Index Models Using Functional and Scalar Covariates
​​​​​​​Professor: Chicken and Sinha

Donghang Li
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Roche, Statistical Scientist
Thesis: Steerable COnvolutional Neural Networks
​​​​​​​Professor: Barbu

Chun-Chao Lo
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Numerade, Machine Learning Engineer
Thesis: Application of Deep Learning in Text Mining and Computational Structural Biology
​​​​​​​Professor: Zhang, Jinfeng

Kai QI
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Citi, Model/ANalyst/Valid Sr.
Thesis: Dirichlet Depths for Point Processes
​​​​​​​Professor: Wu, W.

Linlin Sha
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Johnson & Johnson, Senior Biostatistician
Thesis: Statistical Methods for the Analysis of High-Dimension Heterogenous Data
​​​​​​​Professor: Zhang, J.

Carlos Jose Soto
Major:  Biostatistics
Affiliation: Penn State, Visiting Assistant Professor
Thesis: A shape analysis approach to bioinformatics: On the structure of chromosomes and proteins
​​​​​​​Professor: Srivastava

Zhiji Tang
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: AstrazZeneca, Statistician
Thesis:A pair correlation function for non-stationary spatial point processes which depends on covariates
​​​​​​​Professor: Huffer

Yunfan Wang
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation: Equifax, Data Scientist
Thesis:Nonparametric Data Analysis of Veronese Whitney Means and Antimeans on Planar Shape Spaces with an Application to Medical Imaging
​​​​​​​Professor: Patrangenaru

Hou-Cheng Yang
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation:  Food and Drug Administration, Mathematical Statistician
Thesis: Bayesian Methodologies for Big Spatial Data That Avoids Covariance Matrix Inversion
​​​​​​​Professor: Bradley, J.

Peng Zhao
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis:Statistical Analysis for Complex Data by Generalized Indirect Dependency Learning and Slack Empirical Likelihood
​​​​​​​Professor: She

Weilong Zhao
Major:  Statistics
Affiliation:  The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Senior Biostatistician
Thesis: Model-based Depth with Applications to Functional Data
Professor: Wu, W.

 
2019

Sutanoy Dasgupta
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Texas A&M Post-Doc
Thesis: Shape Based Function Modeling
Professor: Srivastava and Pati

Xiaoming Dong
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Apple
Thesis: Bayesian Tractography Using Geometric Shape Prior
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Junliang Du
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:  
Thesis:  Leveraging Structural Information In Regression Tree Ensembles
Professor:  Linero and Sinha

Yiming Feng
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: ACS Technologies
Thesis: Marked Determinantal Point Processes
Professor: Fred Huffer

Pei-Yau Lung
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Verisk Insurance Solutions, Senior Data Scientist
Thesis: Two Studies on the Application of Machine Learning for Biomedical Big Data
Professor: Zhang, Jinfeng

Yuqing Pan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Microsoft (Seattle)
Thesis: High-Dimensional Statistical Methods for Tensor Data and Efficient Algorithms
Professor: Mai and Zhang, Xin

Jinchan Qu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Food and Drug Administration, Mathematical Statistician
Thesis: Applications of Machine Learning to Precision Medicine
Professor: Zhang, Jinfeng

Kai Qu
Major: Biotatistics
Affiliation: Abbott Labs, Senior Statistician
Thesis: Bayesian Hierarchical Models that Incorporate New Sources of Dependence for Boundary Detection and Spatial Prediction
Professor: Niu and Bradley

Lizhe Sun
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Bayer Crop Science
Thesis: Online Feature Selection with Annealing and its Applications
Professor: Barbu

Pengpeng Wang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Eli-Lily
Thesis: Bayesian Seimparametric Joint Model for Longitudinal Survival Data
Professor: Slate

Wenjing Wang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Microsoft
Thesis: Envelopes, Subspace Learning, and Applications
Professor: Tao and X. Zhang

Jingyi Xiao
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Citi
Thesis: Univariate and Multivariate Volatility Models for Portfolio Value at Risk
Professor: Xufeng Niu

Zhixing Xu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Sanofi
Thesis: Survival Analysis Using Bayesian-Joint Models
Professor: Sinha

Ruiyi Zhang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: The Johns Hopkins University, Postdoctoral Researcher
Thesis:  Statistical Modeling and Testing of Shapes of Planar Objects
Professor: Srivastava

 

2018
Kyungmin Ahn
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Riken
Thesis: Elastic Functional Regression Model
Professor: Srivastava

Apurva Bhingare
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: NIH
Thesis: Semiparametric Bayesian Regression Models for Skewed Responses
Professor: Sinha

Veronica Bunn
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Takeda
Thesis: Bayesian Analysis of Survival Data with Missing Censoring Indicators
Professor: Sinha

Qiusheng Chen
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Merck
Thesis: Tests and Classifications in Adaptive Designs with Application
Professor: Xufeng Niu

Melaine Couch (De Oliveira)
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Thesis: Influence Measures for Bayesian data analysis
Professor: Sinha

Kumaresh Dhara
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Florida
Thesis: Shape Constrained Single Index Models for Biomedical Studies
Professor: Sinha

Adam Duncan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Google, LLC
Thesis: Statistical Shape Analysis of Neuronal Tree Structures
Professor: Srivastava

Megan Duncan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Frequence
Thesis: Elastic Functional Principal Component Analysis for Modeling and Testing of Functional Data
Professor: Srivastava

Tingting Hu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: FDA
Thesis: An Examination of the Association Between Alcohol and Dementia in a Longitudinal Study
Professor: McGee & Slate

Matthew Ross Kunz
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Idaho National Laboratory
Thesis: Fused Lasso and Tensor Covariance Learning with Robust Estimation
Professor: She

Shuyi Liu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: International Monetary Fund
Thesis: Generalized Mahalanobis Depth in Point Process and Its Application in Neural Coding And Semi-Supervised Learning in Bioinformatics
Professor: Wu

Yuhang Liu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Citibank
Thesis: New Approaches of Differential Gene Expression Analysis and Immune Evasion Mechanism Identification
Professor: Zhang, Jinfeng

Wei Ma
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Capital First
Thesis: A Study of Some Issues of Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Logistic Regression
Professor: Mai & McGee

Anwesha Mukherjee
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Merck & Co., INC
Thesis: Using Net Benefit Curves in a Model Performance Measure for Examining Clinical Relevance
Professor: McGee

Albert Steppi
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Harvard medical School
Thesis: Comparative mRNA expression analysis leveraging known biochemical interactions
Professor: Zhang, Jinfeng

Shao Tang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Ebay
Thesis: The Statistical Modeling of Count Data in High Dimensions
Professor: She

Hoang Tran
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: GlaxoSmithKline
Thesis: Non-parametric and semi-parametric estimation and inference with applications to finance and bioinformatics
Professor: She

Roumen Varbanov
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Liberty Mutual Insurance
Thesis:
Professor: Eric Chicken and Antonio Linero

Zhifeng Wang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Signifyd
Thesis: Scalable Nonconvex Optimization Algorithims: Theories and Applications
Professor: She

Yang Xue
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Axcess Financial
Thesis: VOLATILITY MATRIX ESTIMATION FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY FINANCIAL DATA
Professor: Tao

Serin Zhang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: A matched sample based normalization method for cross-platform microarray and NGS data Integration
Professor: Zhang, Jinfeng
 

 

2017
Hissah Alzahrani
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Om Al-Qura University
Thesis: Multivariate binary longitudinal data analysis
Professor: Slate

Danisha Baker
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: US Dept.of Energy
Thesis: A Bayesian Wavelet Based Analysis of Longitudinally Observed Skewed Heteroscedastic Responses
Professor: Chicken and Sinha

Jason Cleveland
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Supreme Court of the State of Florida
Thesis: Robust Function Registration using Depth on the Phase Variability
Professor: Wu

Vladmir Geneus
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Eli Lilly and Company
Thesis: Nonparametric Change Point Detection Methods For Profile Variability
Professor: Chicken

Junxian Geng
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Boehringer Ingelheim
Thesis: Bayesian Models for Capturing Heterogeneity in Discrete Data
Professor: Slate and Pati

Ruite Guo
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Suntrust Bank
Thesis: TESTING FOR THE EQUALITY OF TWO DISTRIBUTIONS ON HIGH DIMENSIONAL OBJECT SPACES AND NONPARAMETRIC INFERENCE FOR LOCATION PARAMETERS
Professor: Patrangenaru

Guanyu Hu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Postdoc at the University of Connecticut
Thesis: Spatial Statistics and its Applications in Biostatistics and Environmental Statistics
Professor: Huffer

Saryet Kucukemiroglu
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: CDRH, FDA
Thesis: Examining the Effect of Treatment on the Distribution of Blood Pressure in the Population Using Observational Data
Professor: McGee and Slate

Jiwon Lee
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: U.S. Census Bureau
Thesis: Small Area Estimation with Automatic Random Effects Selection
Professor: She

David Lester
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: High Level Image Analysis on Manifolds via Projective Shapes and 3D Reflection Shapes
Professor: Patrangenaru

Hanning Li
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Soothe
Thesis: BAYESIAN MODELING AND VARIABLE SELECTION FOR COMPLEX DATA
Professor: Huffer and Pati

Mark Orndorff
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Wells Fargo
Thesis: Nonparametric detection of arbitrary changes to distributions in process control
Professor: Chicken

Gautam Sabnis
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Post-Doc at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Thesis: Scalable and structured high dimensional covariance matrix estimation
Professor: Pati

Libo Wang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Liberty Mutual Insurance
Thesis: Regression Methods for Skewed and Heteroscedastic Response with High-dimensional Covariates
Professor: Sinha

Liu Yang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Liberty Mutual
Thesis: SEMI-PARAMETRIC GENERALIZED ESTIMATING EQUATIONS WITH KERNEL SMOOTHER: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY IN FINANCIAL DATA ANALYSIS
Professor: Niu
 

 

2016
Josue Anaya
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: First steps toward image denoising under low-light conditions
Professor: Barbu

Glenna Gordon
Major:
Affiliation: FSU College of Nursing
Thesis: Intensity Estimation in Poisson Processes with Phase Variability
Professor: Wei Wu

Cherry Gupta
Major:
Affiliation: FDA, Rockville, MD
Thesis: Bayesian Inference and Novel Models for Survival Data with Cured Fraction
Professor: Debajyoti Sinha

Ajay Gupta
Major:
Affiliation: Bank of America
Thesis: Parameterized Principal Component Analysis
Professor: Adrian Barbu

Xue Huang
Major:
Affiliation: Hotwire.com
Thesis: Sparse Feature and Element Selection in highdimensional Vector Autoregressive Model
Professor: Xufeng Niu and Yiyuan She

Ryan Scolnik
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: 6sense
Thesis: Predictive Accuracy Measures for Binary Outcomes: Impact of Incidence Rate and Optimization Techniques
Professor: McGee and Slate

Kaixian Yu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Thesis: Statistical Methods for Big Data and Their Applications in Biomedical Research
Professor: Jinfeng Zhang

Qiaoya Zhang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Liberty Mutual Insurance
Thesis: Sparse Generalized PCA and Dependency Learning for Large-scale Applications
Professor: She

Shuguang Zhang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Wells Fargo
Thesis: Time-Varying Mixture Models for Financial Risk Management
Professor: Niu
 

 

2015
Sharifah Alrajhi
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP OF DIETARY COMPONENT INTAKES TO EACH OTHER AND TO MORTALITY
Professor: McGee

Raphael Fraser
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Medical College of Wisconsin
Thesis: Median Regression for Complex Survey Data
Professor: Debajyoti Sinha

Gary Gramajo
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Growth Strategy Analyst, Chick-fil-A Corporate
Thesis: Parameter Sensitive Feature Selection with Annealing for Learning on Large Datasets
Professor: Barbu

Felicia Griffin
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: USFDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Thesis: An Examination of the Concept of Frailty in the Elderly
Professor: McGee and Slate

He Jiang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Postdoctoral research associate, Purdue University
Thesis: The studies of joint sparsity pursuit of hierarchical variable selection and fused Lasso
Professor: She

Mingfei Qiu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Thesis: THE ONE- AND TWO-SAMPLE PROBLEM FOR DATA ON HILBERT MANIFOLDS WITH APPLICATIONS TO SHAPE ANALYSIS
Professor: Victor Patrangenaru

Tiffany Schleeter
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Deloitte
Thesis: Methods of Block Thresholding across Multiple Resolution Levels in Adaptive Wavelet Estimation
Professor: Chicken

Jiang Shao
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Medpace
Thesis: Matched sample based Approach for CROSS-PLATFORM NORMALIZATION on gene expression data
Professor: Jinfeng Zhang

Qian Xie
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Amazon
Thesis: Tools for Statistical Analysis on Shape Spaces of Three-Dimensional Objects
Professor: Srivastava

Zhengwu Zhang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Postdoctora Fellow at Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI)
Thesis: Geometric Approaches for Analysis of Images, Densities, and Trajectories
Professor: Srivastava
 

 

2014
Aseel Almansour
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: International Monetary Fund
Thesis: The Risk of Lipids on Coronary Heart Disease: Prognostic Models and Meta-Analysis
Professor: Daniel McGee

Steve Chung
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: California State University, Fresno
Thesis: A CLASS OF SEMIPARAMETRIC VOLATILITY MODELS WITH APPLICATIONS TO FINANCIAL TIME SERIES
Professor: Xufeng Niu

Oliver Galvis
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Amgen
Thesis: Sparse Factor Auto-Regression Methodology for Forecasting Time Series in High Dimensions with Very Many Predictors
Professor: Yiyuan She

Senthilbalaji Girimurugan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Florida Gulf Coast University
Thesis: NONLINEAR MULTIVARIATE TESTS FOR HIGH-DIMENSIONAL DATA USING WAVELETS WITH APPLICATIONS IN GENOMICS AND ENGINEERING
Professor: Eric Chicken and Jinfeng Zhang

Wade Henning
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Tallahassee Community College
Thesis: A Metric for Comparing Densities Underlying Sets of Shapes
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Jose Laborde
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Cibo Technologies
Thesis: ELASTIC SHAPE ANALYSIS OF RNAS AND PROTEINS
Professor: Anuj Srivastava and Jinfeng Zhang

Elvis Martinez
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Traveler's Insurance
Thesis: Practical methods for equivalence and non-inferiority studies with survival response
Professor: Sinha

Michael Rosenthal
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, FL
Thesis: Parametric and Nonparametric Spherical Regression with Diffeomorphisms
Professor: Anuj Srivastava and Wei Wu

James Derek Tucker
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Sandia National Laboratories
Thesis: FUNCTIONAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS AND REGRESSION USING ELASTIC METHODS
Professor: Anuj Srivastava and Wei Wu
 

 

2013
Rommel Bain
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Mathematical Statistician, Center for Global Health, CDC
Thesis: Monte Carlo Likelihood Estimation for Conditional Autoregressive Models with Application to Sparse Spatiotemporal Data
Professor: Fred Huffer

Rachel Becvarik
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Eli-Lily
Thesis: NONPARAMETRIC NONSTATIONARY DENSITY ESTIMATION INCLUDING UPPER CONTROL LIMIT METHODS FOR DETECTING CHANGE POINTS
Professor: Eric Chicken

Darshan Bryner
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division
Thesis: 2D affine and projective shape analysis and Bayesian elastic active contours
Professor: Anuj Srivastava and Eric Klassen (Math)

Seung-Yeon Ha
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: FL Dept. of Education
Thesis: THEORIES ON GROUP VARIABLE SELECTION IN MULTIVARIATE REGRESSION MODELS
Professor: Yiyuan She

Robert Holden
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: FAILURE TIME REGRESSION MODELS FOR THINNED POINT PROCESSES
Professor: Fred Huffer

Ester Kim Nilles
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Tennessee Dept of Health
Thesis: AN ENSEMBLE APPROACH TO PREDICTING HEALTH OUTCOMES
Professor: Dr. Dan McGee and Dr. Jinfeng Zhang

Kelly McGinnity
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Institute for Defense Analyses
Thesis: NONPARAMETRIC WAVELET THRESHOLDING AND PROFILE MONITORING FOR NON-GAUSSIAN ERRORS
Professor: Eric Chicken

Gretchen Rivera
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: META ANALYSIS AND META REGRESSION OF A MEASURE OF DISCRIMINATION USED IN PROGNOSTIC MODELING
Professor: McGee

Jingyong Su
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Texas Tech University
Thesis: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF TRAJECTORIES ON RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Yuanyuan Tang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Eli-Lilly
Thesis: BAYESIAN METHODS FOR SKEWED RESPONSE INCLUDING LONGITUDINAL AND HETEROSCEDASTIC DATA
Professor: Dr. Debajyoti Sinha and Dr. Debdeep Pati

Yingfeng Tao
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Anova Law Group
Thesis: THE FREQUENTIST PERFORMANCE OF SOME BAYESIAN CONFIDENCE INTERVALS FOR THE SURVIVAL FUNCTION
Professor: Fred Huffer

Felicia Williams
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Cox Communications
Thesis: The Relationship of Diabetes to CHD Mortality: a meta-analysis based on person-level data
Professor: Dan McGee and Daniel T. Lackland (MUSC)
 

 

2012
Emilola Abayomi
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Nova Southeastern University
Thesis: The Relationship Between Body Mass and Blood Pressure in Diverse Populations
Professor: Dan McGee and Daniel Lackland

Jordan Cuevas
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: United States Military Academy
Thesis: ESTIMATION AND SEQUENTIAL MONITORING OF NONLINEAR FUNCTIONAL RESPONSES USING WAVELET SHRINKAGE
Professor: Eric Chicken

Jennifer Geis
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Sequenom. San Diego, CA
Thesis: ADAPTIVE CANONICAL CORRELATION ANALYSIS WITH CONSIDERATIONS FOR HIGH DIMENSIONAL MATRICES: A WEIGHTED RANK SELECTION CRITERION APPROACH WITH A HIV/NEU
Professor: Yiyuan She, Florentina Bunea

Paul Hill
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: Bootstrap Prediction Bands for Non-Parametric Function Signals in a Complex System
Professor: Eric Chicken

Sebastian Kurtek
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Ohio State University, Dept. of Statistics
Thesis: Riemannian Shape Analysis of Curves and Surfaces
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Jianchang Lin
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Thesis: Semiparametric Bayesian survival analysis using models with log-linear median
Professor: Debajyoti Sinha

Daniel Osborne
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Florida A&M University
Thesis: NONPARAMETRIC DATA ANALYSIS ON MANIFOLDS WITH APPLICATIONS IN MEDICAL IMAGING
Professor: Victor Patrangenaru

Jihyung Shin
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Korea Information Society Development Institute
Thesis: Mixed-effects and mixed-distribution models for count data with applications to educational research data.
Professor: Xufeng Niu
 

 

2011
Josue Anaya
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: First steps toward image denoising under low-light conditions
Professor: Barbu

Lindsey Bell
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Coastal Carolina University
Thesis: A STATISTICAL APPROACH FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION OF BIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS
Professor: Xufeng Niu, Jinfeng Zhang

Matthew Dutton
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Florida A&M University
Thesis: INDIVIDUAL PATIENT-LEVEL DATA META-ANALYSIS: A COMPARISON OF METHODS FOR THE DIVERSE POPULATIONS COLLABORATION DATA SET
Professor: Daniel McGee

Leif Ellingson
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Texas Tech University
Thesis: STATISTICAL SHAPE ANALYSIS ON MANIFOLDS WITH APPLICATIONS TO PLANAR CONTOURS AND STRUCTURAL PROTEOMICS
Professor: Victor Patrangenaru

Yu Gu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Boehringer Ingelheim
Thesis: New semiparametric methods for recurrent events data
Professor: Debajyoti Sinha

Vernon Lawhern
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: U Texas, San Antonio
Thesis: Statistical Modeling and Applications of Neural Spike Trains
Professor: Wei Wu

Xiaoyun "Nicole" Li
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Merck & Co
Thesis: ANALYSIS OF MULTIVARIATE DATA WITH RANDOM CLUSTER SIZE
Professor: Debajyoti Sinha

Wei Liu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: A RIEMANNIAN FRAMEWORK FOR ANNOTATED CURVES ANALYSIS
Thesis:
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Greg Miller
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Merck
Thesis: INVESTIGATING THE USE OF MORTALITY DATA AS A SURROGATE FOR MORBIDITY DATA
Professor: Dan McGee, Myles Hollander

Sentibaleng Ncube
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: Nextera Energy Resources
Thesis: A Novel Riemannian Metric for Analyzing Spherical Functions with Applications to HARDI Data
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Kunle Olumide
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Yale University
Thesis: A probabilistic and graphical analysis of O.J. Simpson's Murder case using Bayesian networks
Professor: Fred Huffer

Tamika Royal-Thomas
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: University of the West Indies, Mona
Thesis: Interrelating of Longitudinal Processes: An Empirical Example
Professor: McGee

Anqi Tang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Capital One
Thesis: A CLASS OF MIXED-DISTRIBUTION MODELS WITH APPLICATIONS IN FINANCIAL DATA ANALYSIS
Professor: Xufeng Niu

Feng Zhao
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: BAYESIAN PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZATION WITH TIME-VARYING FACTOR MODELS
Professor: Xufeng Niu
 

 

2010
Muffasir Badshah
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Finance and Economics, Qatar University
Thesis: Analysis Of The Wealth Distribution At Equilibrium In A Heterogeneous Agent Economy
Professor: Anuj Srivastava, and Paul Beaumont (Department of Economics)

Michael Crane
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: EPA
Thesis: NONPARAMETRIC ESTIMATION OF THREE DIMENSIONAL PROJECTIVE SHAPES WITH APPLICATIONS IN MEDICAL IMAGING AND IN PATTERN RECOGNITION
Professor: Victor Patrangenaru

Yan Li
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: PPD, Kansas City, Missouri Area
Thesis: The effect of risk factors on coronary heart disease; age relevant multivariate meta analysis
Professor: Daniel McGee and Yiyuan She

Zhi Li
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Chase
Thesis: Multistate Intensity Model with AR-GARCH Random Effect for Corporate Credit Rating Transition Analysis
Professor: Fred Huffer and Xufeng Niu

Wenting Wang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thesis: Some Methods for Design and Analysis of Survival Data
Professor: Debajyoti Sinha

Jelani Wiltshire
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: Age Effects in the Extinction of Planktonic Foraminifera: A New Look at Van Valen's Red Queen Hypothesis
Professor: Fred Huffer

Sutan Wu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Roche Diagnostics, Diabetes Care
Thesis: Goodness-of-fit Tests For Logistic Regression
Professor: Daniel McGee and Jinfeng Zhang

Fang Yang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Vertex Pharmaceutical
Thesis: Bayesian Generalized Polychotomous Response Models and Applications
Professor: Xufeng Niu

Haiyan Zhao
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: JPMorgan Chase & Co
Thesis: Time-varying Coefficient Models with ARMA-GARCH Structures for Longitudinal Data Analysis
Professor: Xufeng Niu, Fred Huffer
 

 

2009
Nikolay Balov
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Rochester, Dept of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Thesis: Covariance on Manifolds
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Prabhakar Chalise
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City
Thesis: Time Scales in Epidemiological Analysis
Professor: Daniel McGee and Dr. Eric Chicken

Li Fan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Merck Research Lab
Thesis: Estimating the probability of Cardiovascular Disease--A comparison of Methods
Professor: Daniel McGee

Wenhao Gui
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Cornell University
Thesis: Adaptive Series Estimators for Copula Densities
Professor: Marten Wegkamp

Shuva Gupta
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Northern Illinois University
Thesis: A Study of the Asymptotic Properties of LASSO Estimates for Correlated Data
Professor: Florentina Bunea

Lanjia Lin
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Thesis: Association Models for Clustered Data with Binary and Continuous Responses
Professor: Debajyoti Sinha

Yang Liu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Merck Pharmaceuticals
Thesis: Transformation Models for Survival Data Analysis and Applications
Professor: Xufeng Niu

Moeti Ncube
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Nextera Energy Resources Power Marketing Risk Management Division.
Thesis: Stochastic Models and Inferences for Commodity Futures Pricing
Professor: Anuj Srivastava

Jeanette Simino
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Data Science, John D. Bower School of Population Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Thesis: Discrimination and Calibration of Prognostic Survival Models
Professor: Myles Hollander & Daniel McGee

Warren Thompson
Major: Biostatistics
Affiliation: AT&T
Thesis: Variable Selection of correlated predictors in logistic regression: investigating the Diet-Heart Hypothesis
Professor: Daniel McGee
 

 

2008
Andrada Ivanescu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: East Carolina University
Thesis: Revealing Sparse Signals in Functional Data
Professor: Florentina Bunea & Marten Wegkamp

Jon Norton
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: MedImmune
Thesis: Spatiotemporal Bayesian hierarchical models, with application to birth outcomes
Professor: Niu
 

 

2007
Seo-Eun Choi
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Arkansas State Univeristy, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Thesis: A Statistical Approach to Ocean Circulation Inverse Problem
Professor: Huffer

Jianghua He
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Kansas University Medical Center, Department of Biostatistics
Thesis: Time-Varying Coefficients Models for Longitudinal Aging Data"
Professor: McGee and Niu

Mahtab Marker
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Sr. Principal Biostatistician at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (oncology)
Thesis: Bayesian Approach to Meta-Analysis: Relationship between Body Mass Index and Mortality
Professor: McGee

Dimitre Stefanov
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Akron (Ohio), Department of Statistics
Thesis: Cardiovascular Risk Functions Based on Multi-State Models
Professor: McGee

Fei Tan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: IUPUI- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Thesis: A method for finding the nadir of non-monotonic relationships
Professor: McGee

Dai Ho Uhm
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Oklahoma (Stillwater), Department of Statistics
Thesis: Flexible Additive Risk Models using Piecewise Constant Hazard Functions
Professor: Huffer
 

 

2006
Anna Auguste
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Capital One, Richmond, VA
Thesis: Estimation from Data representing a Sample of Curves
Professor: Bunea

Ayesha Delpish
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Elon University, Dept. of Mathematics, NC
Thesis: Comparison of Estimators in Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Professor: Niu

Radu Herbei
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Ohio State University, Ohio
Thesis: Quasi-3D Statistical Inversion of Oceanographic Tracer Data
Professor: Wegkamp

Evgenia Rubinshtein
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Central Arkansas, Dept. of Mathematics
Thesis: Optimal Linear Representations of Images Under Diverse Criteria
Professor: Srivastava

Dinesh Sharma
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: James Madison University
Thesis: Logistic Regression, Measures of Explained Variation, and the Base Rate Problem
Professor: McGee

Han Yu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Toledo, Ohio
Thesis: Nonparametric Minimax Testing on High Frequency Data
Professor: Song
 

 

2005
Saengla Chaimongkol
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Lecturer at Mathematics and Statistics Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand.
Thesis: Modeling Differential Item Functioning (DIF) Using Multilevel Logistic Regression Models: A Bayesian Perspective
Professor: Huffer

Billy Franks
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Astellas Pharmaceuticals in Chicago.
Thesis: Investigating the Categories for Blood Pressure for Risk Assessment of Death Due Coronary Heart Disease
Professor: McGee

David Kaziska
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH.
Thesis: Statistics Models on Human Shapes with Application to Bayesian Image Segmentation and Gait Recognition
Professor: Srivastava

Mahtab Munshi
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Chicago.
Thesis: Impact of Missing Data on Building Prognostic Models and Summarizing Models Across Studies
Professor: McGee
 

 

2004
Robert Neher
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH
Thesis: A Bayesian MRF Framework for Labeling Terrain Using Hyperspectral Images
Professor: Srivastava

Gang Ye
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Nemours Children's Clinic - Orlando
Thesis: Nonparametric Analysis for General Time-Varying Covariate Effect Regression Models
Professor: McKeauge, Song
 

 

2003
Panagiota Kitsanta
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: George Mason University
Thesis: Assessing Adverse Birth Outcomes via Classification Trees
Professor: Hollander

Dacheng Liu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Thesis: Mixed-effects state space models for longitudinal data analysis
Professor: Niu

Wenji Pu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thesis: Selecting mixed-effects models based on a generalized information criterion
Professor: Niu

Michael Smith
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Senior Associate at MCR, LLC
Thesis: Bayesian Sensor Fusion: A Framework for Using Multi-Modal Sensors to Estimate Target Locations and Identities in a Battlefield Scene Dept of Mathematical Sciences, US Military Academy, West Point, New York
Professor: Srivastava
 

 

2002
Feiming Chen
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Diagnostic Systems R&D
Thesis: Bayesian Modeling of Multivariate Spatial Binary Data with Application to the Distribution of Plant Species
Professor: Huffer

Sandra Hall
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Kansas University Medical Center
Thesis: Generalized Linear Mixed Effects Models with Applications to Indoor Air Quality Data
Professor: Niu

Yichuan Zhao
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Thesis: Empirical Likelihood Methods for Comparison of Survival Functions
Professor: McKeague
 

 

2001
Marc Loizeaux
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
Thesis: Bayesian Inference for a Spatial Cluster Model Via Perfect Sampling
Professor: McKeague

Blake Whitten
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science Department of Economics University of Iowa
Thesis: Formulations of Missing-Data Models and Likelihood-Based Inference
Professor: McKeague

Shaojun Zhang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Thesis: Building Tracking Portfolios and Modeling Risk Management Programs
Professor: X.-F. Niu. James Ang
 

 

2000
Tom Jagger
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Independent Contractor (Consultant)
Thesis: Space-Time Models for Count Processes with application to Hurricane Activity
Professor: X.-F. Niu

Glen Laird
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
Thesis: Nonparametric Inference for the Proportionality Function in the Randomly Censored Model
Professor: M. Hollander, K. Song
 

 

1999
Dagang Wang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Zvolve Systems, Inc, Atlanta, GA
Thesis: Nonparametric Dynamic Regression Models with Applications to Financial Data Analysis
Professor: X.-F. Niu
 

 

1998
Mourad Tighiouart
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Associate Director, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Center at Cedars-Sinai
Thesis: Nonparametric Bayesian Inference for Survival Data
Professor: I. McKeague
 

 

1997
Mary Baggett
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Math and Computer Sciences, Northern Kentucky University
Thesis: Estimation and Testing for the Doubly Truncated Logistic Distribution
Professor: D. Meeter

Jeffery Stein
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Inlight Solutions, Albuquerque, NM
Thesis: A Class of Space-Time Models for Monitoring Station Data with Application to El Nino Events
Professor: F. Huffer
 

 

1996
Shau-ming Wu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Thesis: Asymptotic Bounds on the Overflow Probability in Markov-Modulated Fluid Models
Professor: J. Sethuraman
 

 

1995
Cyrus Amir
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Medical Affairs Department, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, a Pfizer Company, La Jolla, CA
Thesis: Testing for a Time-Dependent Covariate Effect in the Linear Risk Model
Professor: I. McKeague

Crisanto A. Dorado
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Arthur Andersen Consulting, Atlanta, GA
Thesis: On a General Repair Model for Repairable Systems
Professor: M. Hollander, J. Sethuraman

Shanti V. Gomatam
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Division for Biostatistics, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US FDA
Thesis: On Nonparametric Regression for Current Status Data
Professor: Burr -Doss

Sundarraman Subramanian
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Maine, ME
Thesis: Estimation Under Censoring with Missing Failure Indicators
Professor: I. McKeague

Jie Yang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Real Time System, Frankfurt, Germany
Thesis: Likelihood Ratio Based Confidence Interval in Survival Analysis
Professor: M. Hollander, I. McKeague
 

 

1994
Ching-Hsiang Chen
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Thesis: Identifying Influential Effects in Factorial Experiments with Sixteen Runs: Empirical Bayes Approaches
Professor: D. Meeter, P. Lin

Kevin Lawson
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Abbott Labs, Texas
Thesis: Bayesian Nonparametric Estimation Via Gibbs Sampling for Coherent Systems With Redundancy
Professor: H. Doss, F. Huffer

Hulin Wu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, New York
Thesis: Regression Models for Spatial Binary Data with Application to the Distribution of Plant Species
Professor: F. Huffer
 

 

1993
Wen-Chiung Lee
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Feng Chia University , Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Thesis: Generating Poisson and Binomial Random Variates
Professor: Marsaglia

Chien-Tai Lin
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Math, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Thesis: The Computation of Probabilities Which Involve Spacings, With Applications to the Scan Statistic
Professor: Huffer
 

 

1992
Robin Antoine
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of West Indies, Trinidad, West Indies
Thesis: Identifiability in the Autopsy Model of Reliability Theory
Professor: Hollander, Doss

Thomas Burr
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Thesis: Estimating and Modeling Gene Flow for a Spatially Distributed Species
Professor: Meeter

Donna Herge
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: U. S. Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
Thesis: Effects of Inspection Error on Optimal Inspection Policies and Software Fault Detection Models
Professor: Proschan, Sethuraman

Gang Li
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Thesis: Generalized Pearson-Fisher Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Tests, with Applications to Models with Life History Data
Professor: Doss

Cheolyong Park
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Thesis: A Preliminary Test for Structure
Professor: Huffer

Yanqing Sun
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Math Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Thesis: Transformations of Certain Gaussian Random Fields, With Applications in Survival Analysis
Professor: McKeague
 

 

1991
T.V. Kurien
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Niksun, Inc., New Jersey.
Thesis: Limit Theorems for Markov Random Fields
Professor: Sethuraman

Stephen Lee
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Mathematics Department, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
Thesis: Estimation and Testing for Some Non-Linear Time Series Biological Population Models
Professor: Meeter

B Narasimhan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Thesis: Optimal Search in an Ordered Array
Professor: Marsaglia

Mei-Jie Zhang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Thesis: Cumulative Regression Function Methods In Survival Analysis and Time Series
Professor: McKeague
 

 

1990
Ji-Hyun Kim
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea.
Thesis: Conditional Bootstrap Methods for Censored Data
Professor: Doss

James Norris
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
Thesis: Estimation of the Number of Classes of Objects Through Presence/Absence Data
Professor: Meeter

Thomas Young
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Neuralware, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Thesis: A New Family of Survival Functions Derived from a General Cumulative Damage Threshold Crossing Model for Evolving Structural Systems of Improving Components with Biomedical and Accelerated Life Testing Applications
Professor: Sethuraman
 

 

1989
Brett Presnell
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Thesis: Nonparametric Methods for Imperfect Repair Models
Professor: Hollander, Sethuraman

Michael Proschan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Silver Springs, Maryland.
Thesis: Contributions to the Theory of Arrangement Increasing Functions
Professor: Leysieffer

Viswanathan Ramakrishnan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Massey Cancer Center, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Thesis: Analysis of Cross-classified Data Using Negative Binomial Models
Professor: Meeter
 

 

1988
Yuang-Chin Chiang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Institute of Statistics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Thesis: A Comparison of Two Methods of Bootstrapping in a Reliability Model
Professor: Doss

James Clair
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Research Labs, West Point, PA
Thesis: Simultaneous Quantile Testing
Professor: Meeter

Paulo Santana
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, S.P. , Brazil
Thesis: Finite Horizon Singular Control and a Related Two-Person Game
Professor: Taksar
 

 

1987
Peter Danaher
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Thesis: Estimating the Audience for a Magazine Advertising Campaign
Professor: Meeter

Norma Graciela Rueda
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts
Thesis: Generalized Convexity in Nonlinear Programming
Professor: Hanson

Klaus Utikal
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Wirtschaftstheorie II, Bonn, Germany
Thesis: Inference for a Nonlinear Semimartingale Regression Model
Professor: McKeague
 

 

1986
Steven A. Freitag
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Reed & Carnrick, Piscataway, New Jersey
Thesis: Estimating Jointly System and Component Reliabilities Using a Mutual Censorship Approach
Professor: Doss, Proschan

Edsel Pena
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina
Thesis: Nonparametric Tests for Biased Coin Designs
Professor: Hollander

James Sconing
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: American College Testing Program, Iowa City, Iowa
Thesis: Information in Censored Models
Professor: Hollander, Proschan
 

 

1985
Wai Tat Chan
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Digital Equipment Corporation, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Thesis: Partial Orderings, with Applications to Reliability
Professor: Proschan, Sethuraman

Gillian Mary Mimmack
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Head of the Dept of Math & Stats at the University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Thesis: Piecewise Geometric Estimation of a Survival Function and Some Results in Total Positivity Orderings
Professor: Proschan

Barbara Nelson Young
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: U.S. Government, Washington, D.C.
Thesis: The Comparison of Sensitivities of Experiments
Professor: Bradley
 

 

1984 (Economics)
Abbas Jean Roayaei
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute in Frederick Maryland
Thesis: Statistical Modeling of the Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments: Argentina, Venezuela & Yugoslavia
Professor: Huffer, Lin
 

 

1984
Frank Guess
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Thesis: Testing Whether Mean Residual Life Changes Trend
Professor: Hollander, Proschan

John M. Rasp
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods, Stetson University, Deland, Florida
Thesis: Determining a Sufficient Level of Inter-Rater Reliability
Professor: Zahn

Michael J. Schell
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Professor and Biostatistics Division Chief Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute University of South Florida
Thesis: An Increasing Failure Rate Approach to Conservative Low Dose Extrapolation
Professor: Proschan
 

 

1983
 

 

1982
Dennis Brindley
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Glaxo, Inc., Research Triange Park, North Carolina
Thesis: Some Results on the Distribution of Grubbs Estimators
Professor: Bradley

Narasinga Rao Chaganty
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Mathematics and Statistics Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Thesis: Large Deviation Local Limit Theorems, with Applications
Professor: Sethuraman

Harry Sue Wah Joe
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Thesis: Percentile Residual Life Function-Properties, Testing and Estimation
Professor: Proschan

Jee Soo Kim
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Linda Loma University, California
Thesis: Ranking and Selection Procedures for Exponential Populations with Censored Observations
Professor: Berger

Dong Ho Park
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Hallym University, South Korea
Thesis: Testing Whether New is Better than Used of a Specified Age
Professor: Hollander, Proschan

Dennis F. Sinclair
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Sinclair Associates, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Thesis: Tests of Displacement and Ordered Mean Hypotheses
Professor: Meeter
 

 

1981
Nasser Reza Arghami
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Mashad University, Mashad, Iran
Thesis: Partial Sequential Tests for the Mean of a Normal Distribution
Professor: Billard

Cheng Chung Chen
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas
Thesis: Sequential Estimation of Parameters in a Polya Process
Professor: Basu

Catherine A. D' Abadie
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: AT&T, New Jersey
Thesis: Stochastic Versions of Rearrangment Inequalities with Applications to Statistics
Professor: Proschan

Benedikt Johannesson
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Talnakonnun Data Analysis, Reykjavik, Iceland
Thesis: Solutions to Continuous Time Programming Problems
Professor: Hanson

Fouad Mohamed
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Burke, Virginia
Thesis: Estimation and Prediction of Exponential Time Series Models
Professor: Billard

Amany M. Mousa
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Professor and Head, Dept. of Appl.Stat. and Econometrics Cairo University, Vice Dean of CDC for Academic Affairs
Thesis: Estimation of a Multivariate Location Vector
Professor: Lin

Paulo Cesar F. Ramos
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Thesis: Generalized Fractional Programming
Professor: Hanson
 

 

1980
Atef M. Abdel-Moneim
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Professor of Matematical statistics, Cairo University, Professor and Chairman of Computer Sc. Dept,.CDC Cairo -Egypt
Thesis: Lumpability and Weak Lumpability in Finite Markov Chains
Professor: Leysieffer

Yuan Yan Chen
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: US Department of Transportation, and PNN Technologies
Thesis: Testing for Classes of Life Distributions Using Randomly Censored Data
Professor: Hollander, Langberg

Errguang Philip Cheng
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Institute of Statistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Thesis: On Nonparametric Estimation of Density and Regression Functions
Professor: Serfling

Paul Gaylord Cooper
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: (Deceased)
Thesis: Two-Way Cluster Analysis for Nominal Data
Professor: Meeter

John Francis Kitchin
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Principal Engineer, Massachusetts Microprocessor Design Center, Intel, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Thesis: A New Method of Estimating Life Distribution From Incomplete Data
Professor: Langberg, Proschan

Carlos A. B. Pereira
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Thesis: Bayesian Solutions to Some Classical Problems of Statistics
Professor: Basu

Thomas Charles Redman
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Juran Institute, New Jersey
Thesis: Minimum Estimation for Log-Linear Models
Professor: Bradley

Ram Chandra Tiwari
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, FDA
Thesis: A Mathematical Study of the Dirichlet Process
Professor: Basu, Sethuraman

Ke-Tsai Wu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Revenue, Ad Valorem Taxes, State of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida
Thesis: The Stability of Continuous Programming
Professor: Hanson
 

 

1979
Abdul-Hadi Ahmed (now Ebraheim)
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: King Saud University
Thesis: Qualitative Dependency Among Random Variabbles, with Applications in Probability and Statistics
Professor: Proschan and Langberg

Lawrence E. Barker
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
Thesis: Extremal Problems in Large Deviations and Bayesian Nonparametric Failure Rate Estimation
Professor: Sethuraman

Kuang-Fu Cheng
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Graduate Institute of Statistics, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan.
Thesis: Contributions to Asymptotic Theory for Statistics as Functionals of the Empirical Density Function
Professor: Serfling

Richard Fagerstrom
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD,.
Thesis: A Comparative Study of Some Bioassay Methods
Professor: Basu

Robert Hannum
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: University of Denver
Thesis:
Professor:

Robert C. Hannum Jr.
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: rf29s@nih.govDepartment of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Denver, Colorado.
Thesis: Contributions to Bayesian Nonparametric Statistics
Professor: Hollander

Jong Woo Jeon
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Statistics, Seoul National University, Korea
Thesis: Central Limit Theorems in the Regions of Large Deviations with Applications to Statistical Mechanics
Professor: Sethuraman

Herbert "Pepi" Lacayo
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: US-EPA, Washington, D.C.
Thesis: Simple Epidemic and Related Processes
Professor: Billard

Ramon Leon
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Statistics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Thesis: Nonparametric Families of Life Distributions: I. Extreme Points, II. Characterizations
Professor: Langberg, Proschan

Alan R. Zinsmeister
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Thesis: Continuous Time Markov Independent Particle Systems with Continuous Time Input
Professor: Leysieffer
 

 

1978
Shih-Chuan Cheng
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Thesis: A Mathematical Study of Sufficiency and Adequacy in Statistical Theory
Professor: Basu

Charles Roger Longbotham
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Process Management International, Littleton, Colorado.
Thesis: Estimation of Time Dependent Parameters in the Gauss-Markov Model
Professor: Billard

Mohammad R. Meshkani
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
Thesis: Empirical Bayes Point Estimation for Multinominal Distribution and Markov Chains
Professor: Billard
 

 

1977
Dennis D. Boos
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Thesis: The Differential Approach in Statistical Theory and Robust Inference
Professor: Serfling

John C. Conlon
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Allergan, Inc., Irvine, California.
Thesis: G-Ordered Functions with Applications in Statistics
Professor: Proschan, Sethuraman

Susan L. Reiland
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Freelance technial editor and production services. Raleigh, North Carolina.
Thesis: Stochastic Models for Carrier-Borne Epidemics
Professor: Billard

Thomas W. Reiland
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Thesis: Contributions to Duality Theory in Continuous Nonlinear Programming
Professor: Hanson

Derek C. Wong
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, California.
Thesis: Second Order Duality and Complementarity in Continuous Time Programming
Professor: Hanson

Ching Ming Yeh
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Summit, New Jersey.
Thesis: Designs with a Polynomial Trend in Complete or Incomplete Blocks
Professor: Bradley
 

 

1976
Erwin P. Bodo
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Florida Health Care Association, Tallahasseee, Florida.
Thesis: Contributions to the Theory of Continuous Complimentarity and Programming
Professor: Hanson

Gregory P. Campbell
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Center for Devices and Rad. Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Thesis: Nonparametric Estimation with the Dirichlet Prior
Professor: Hollander

Michael T. Longnecker
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
Thesis: Moment Inequalities, Maximal Inequalities, and Their Applications
Professor: Serfling

Anthony J. Quinzi
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Systems Analyst, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Thesis: Converting Dependent Models Into Independent Ones, with Applications in Reliability and Biometry
Professor: Proschan
 

 

1975
Ibrahim A. Ahmad
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University
Thesis: Nonparametric Estimation of Probability Density Function for Dependent Variables with Applications
Professor: Lin

Larry P. Ammann
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.
Thesis: Estimation in Random Hazard Models
Professor: Savage

Victor Kane
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Ford Motor Company, Livonia, Michigan.
Thesis: Statistical Models for X Chromosome Inactivation
Professor: Savage

Lanny Larson
Major: Statistics
Affiliation:
Thesis: Contributions to the Theory of Continuous Time Programming
Professor: Hanson

S. Edward Nevius
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Division of Biometrics, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland.
Thesis: Stochastic Majorization, with Applications to Multivariate Analysis
Professor: Proschan, Sethuraman

Lawrence C. Peele
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Martin Marietta Aerospace Corporation, Orlando, Florida.
Thesis: Prediction Functions and Mean Estimation Functions for a Time Series
Professor: Kimeldorf

Peter F. Thall
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Thesis: Robust Estimation for the Poisson Process: Models and Procedures
Professor: Serfling

Ramalakshmi Vishnuvajjala
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Rockville, Maryland.
Thesis: Surveillance of a Wiener Process Under Costly Surveillance
Professor: Hanson

Constance L. Wood
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Thesis: Weak Convergence of a Modified Empirical Stochastic Process with Applications to Kolmogorov-Smirnov Type Statistics
Professor: Serfling
 

 

1974
Kasra Afsarinejad
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Astrazeneca R&D Molndal, Sweden.
Thesis: Some Contributions to the Theory of Repeated Measurements Designs
Professor: Hedayat

Abdalla El-Helbawy
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Thesis: Factorial Treatment Combinations in Paired Comparisons
Professor: Bradley

Blanton A. Godfrey
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: NCSU, College of Textiles (DEAN)
Thesis: Stochastic Models for Population Projection
Professor: Shimi

John P. Lang
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia.
Thesis: Duels with Non-Discrete Firing
Professor: Kimeldorf

James Dennis Lynch
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
Thesis: Contributions to Rates of Convergence with Applications to Efficiencies of Test and Estimates
Professor: Sethuraman
 

 

1973
Mohamed Abdel-Hameed
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: United Arab Emirates University
Thesis: Applications of Total Positivity to Shock Models and Generating Functions
Professor: Proschan

Emad El-Neweihi
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.
Thesis: Probability Measures on Separable Banach Spaces
Professor: Sethuraman

William H. Farr
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Thesis: Continuous Time Programming with Nonlinear Constraints
Professor: Hanson

Douglas H. Jones
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Associate Dean Academic Programs, Rutgers Business School,, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
Thesis: Asymptotic Comparison of Rank Tests with Parametric Competitors in the Bahadur Sense
Professor: Sethuraman

Pasquale Sullo
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Operations Research and Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Thesis: Estimating the Parameters of a Multivariate Exponential Distribution
Professor: Proschan

Dennis D. Wackerly
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Thesis: Asymptotic Theory of Sequential Fixed-Width Confidence Intervals for Location Parameters
Professor: Serfling
 

 

1972
Robert Clickner
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: WESTAT, Inc., Rockville, Maryland
Thesis: Contributions to Rates of Convergence and Efficiencies in Non-Parametric Statistics
Professor: Sethuraman

William F. Grams
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
Thesis: Rates of Convergence in the Central Limit Theorem for Dependent Variables
Professor: Serfling

Ramesh M. Korwar
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Math & Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Thesis: Contributions to the Theory of Dirichlet Processes
Professor: Hollander

Chanchal Singh
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Thesis: Mathematical Programming in Banach Spaces
Professor: Hanson

Furman H. Smith
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Mathematics Department, Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama
Thesis: Binomial Searching for a Random Number of Multinomially Hidden Balls
Professor: Kimeldorf
 

 

1971
Larry Hart Crow
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Crow Reliability Resources, Inc.
Thesis: Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Life-Time Distributions from Renewal Procedures
Professor: Shimi

Jairus D. Flora Jr.
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Kansas
Thesis: Bayes Nonparametric Selection Procedures
Professor: Hollander

Gavin G. Gregory
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas
Thesis: Testing for the Monotonicity of a Generalized Failure Rate Function
Professor: Sethuraman

Bobbie Iris Shimizu
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Laurel, Maryland
Thesis: Relevance of Asymptotic Theory in Small Sample Estimation
Professor: Katti

Robert Lewis Sielken Jr.
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Sielken, Inc., Bryan, Texas
Thesis: Sequentially Determined Bounded Length Confidence Intervals for Stochastic Approximation Procedures of the Robbins-Monro Type
Professor: Sethuraman

Robert Lee Taylor
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Chair, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Thesis: Some Weak Laws of Large Numbers for Random Elements in Normed Linear Spaces and their Applications
Professor: Sethuraman
 

 

1970
William J. Blot
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: International Epidemiology Institute,LTD, Rockville, Maryland
Thesis: Sequential Experimental Design Procedures
Professor: Meeter

David Warren Fairweather
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Bethesda, Maryland
Thesis: Generalized Branching Process Theorems for a Class of Positively Regular First Moment Matrices
Professor: Shimi

Kantilal M. Patel
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Derwood, MD
Thesis: Randomization Tests for the Multivariate Two-Sample and Paired-Sample Problems and the Problems of Independence
Professor: Bradley

Andres Petrasovits
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: (Deceased)
Thesis: Health and Welfare Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Approximations to Bayes Procedures for Quantal Assays with Simple Exponential Tolerance Distributions
Professor: Cornell

Walter R. Pirie
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia
Thesis: Distribution-Free Tests for Ordered Alternatives in the Randomized Block Model
Professor: Hollander
 

 

1969
John F. Conroy
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: San Francisco, California
Thesis: Bounds and Comparisons of Distributions of Partial Maxima of Independent, Identically Distributed Random Variables
Professor: Sethuraman

Ronald H. Randles
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Thesis: T-Minimax Procedures for the Use of Incomplete Prior Information in Selection and Classification Problems
Professor: Hollander

A. Vijaya Rao
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Thesis: The Log-Zero Poisson Distribution
Professor: Katti

David S. Reynolds
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: (Deceased)
Thesis: Random Wear Models in Reliability Theory
Professor: Savage

Dwayne A. Wnar Rollier
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: (Deceased) Professor Emeritus, Department of Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Thesis: Heterogeneous Block Variances in Incomplete Block Designs
Professor: Bradley
 

 

1968
Sharad Chitgopekar
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: (Deceased), Retired from College of Business, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Thesis: Continuous Time Markovian Sequential Control Processes
Professor: Savage

Choudary R. Hanumara
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Statistics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
Thesis: Variance Component Analysis in a Two-Way Layout with Unequal Variance
Professor: Thompson

William E. Lever
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Thesis: The Limiting Distribution of the Likelihood Ratio Statistics, 2lnln Under a Class of Local Alternatives, Part I, and Minimum Average Risk Decision Procedures for the Noncentral Chi-Square Distribution, Part 2
Professor: Cornell

Donald C. Martin
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Thesis: Classification Procedures Based Upon Dichotomous Multivariate Observations
Professor: Bradley

C. Bradley Russell
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematical Science, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Thesis: Three Papers on Optimal Strategies in Surveillance Theory
Professor: Savage

Richard L. Scheaffer
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Thesis: Statistical Procedures for Some Problems in Inverse Sampling of Bulk Materials
Professor: Thompson

Daniel L. Solomon
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Thesis: Partially Bayes Estimates
Professor: Savage

Vasant B. Waikar
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Thesis: Inference with Tested Priors
Professor: Katti

H. D. Weed Jr.
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Motorola, Inc., Austin, Texas
Thesis: Sequential One-Sample Grouped Rank Tests for Symmetry
Professor: Bradley
 

 

1967
Jesse C. Arnold
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Retired from Department of Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Thesis: Estimation Through Preliminary Test
Professor: Katti

Jagbir Singh
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thesis: The Treatment of Ties in Paired Comparisons
Professor: Thompson
 

 

1966
John J. Beauchamp
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Lipscomb University
Thesis: Simultaneous Nonlinear Estimation
Professor: Cornell

Roger R. Davidson
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Canada
Thesis: Multivariate Paired Comparisons
Professor: Bradley

Bruce J. McDonald
Major: Statistics
Affiliation: (Deceased). Department of Computer Science, San Francisco State University, California
Thesis: Probabilities for Rank Sum Multiple Comparisons
Professor: Thompson
 

 

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