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Statistics Alumni

2020s

  • Amal Agarwal, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Network Modeling and its applications in Complex Large-Scale Systems
    Advisor: Lingzhou Xue
    First Job: Data Scientist, eBay
     
  • Jordan Awan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Optimizing Finite Sample Performance of Differential Privacy
    Advisor: Aleksandra Slavkovic and Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Purdue University
     
  • Kyongwon Kim, PhD
    Thesis Title: On Application of Sufficient Dimension Reduction
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
     
  • Seiyon (Ben) Lee, PhD
    Thesis Title: Computational Methods for Hierarchical Spatial Models and Ice Sheet Model Calibration
    Advisor: Murali Haran
    First Job: Assistant Professor, George Mason University
     
  • Mengyan Li, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Inference with Corrupted Data
    Advisor: Yanyuan Ma and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Bentley University
     
  • Mauricio Nascimento, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Methods for Spatial and Multivariate Spatial Extreme Values
    Advisor: Benjamin Shaby
    First Job: Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Jacob Parsons, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Integration and Evaluation of Multiple Data Sources
    Advisor: Le Bao and Xiaoyue Niu
    First Job: Research Statistician, GlaxoSmithKline
     
  • Jiawei Wen, PhD
    Thesis Title: Multi-block ADMM Algorithms for High-Dimensional Sparse Estimation
    Advisor: Runze Li and Xingyuan Fang
    First Job: Research Scientist, Facebook
     
  • Likun Zhang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Hierarchical Scale Mixtures for Flexible Spatial Modeling
    Advisor: Benjamin Shaby
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2010s

  • Gregory Bopp, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Modeling of Extreme Values with Applications in Climatology
    Advisor: Benjamin Shaby
    First Job: Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
     
  • Elena Hadjicosta, PhD
    Thesis Title: Integral Transform Methods in Goodness-of-Fit Testing
    Advisor: Donald Richards
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London
     
  • Changcheng Li, PhD
    Thesis Title: Topics in High-dimensional Statistical Inference
    Advisor: Runze LI
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State
     
  • Wanjun Liu, PhD
    Thesis Title: New Statistical Tools for High-dimensional Data Modeling
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Data Scientist, LinkedIn
     
  • Ardalan Mirshani, PhD
    Thesis Title: Regularization Methods In Functional Data Analysis
    Advisor: Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Principle Scientific Computing Consultant, Novartis
     
  • Debmalya Nandy, PhD
    Thesis Title: Covariate Information: A Novel Approach To Sufficient Dimension Reduction & Feature Screening For Ultrahigh-dimensional Covariates In Supervised Problems
    Advisor: Francesca Chiaromonte and Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
     
  • Jaewoo Park, PhD
    Thesis Title: Computational Methods For Models With Intractable Normalizing Functions
    Advisor: Murali Haran
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Yonsei University
     
  • Jiayu Peng, PhD
    Thesis Title: New Developments in Design of Experiments
    Advisor: Dennis K. Lin
    First Job: Google Inc.
     
  • Kevin Quinlan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Advances in Design of Computer Experiments
    Advisor: Dennis K. Lin
    First Job: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
     
  • Frank Shen, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Analysis Of Chromosome Conformation Data And Other Omic Data
    Advisor: Qunhua Li and Naomi Altman
    First Job: Biostatistician, Bristol-Myers Squibb
     
  • Ching-Chi Yang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Dimensional Analysis for Response Surface Methodology
    Advisor: Dennis K. Lin
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
     
  • Cheng You, PhD
    Thesis Title: Air Quality and Health Effects: Systematic Investigation
    Advisor: Dennis K. Lin
    First Job: Wells Fargo Bank
     
  • Ling Zhao, PhD
    Thesis Title: Procedures for Feature Screening and Interaction Identification in High-dimensional Data Modelling
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Data Scientist, Wells Fargo Bank
     
  • Ge Zhao, PhD
    Thesis Title: Semiparametric Dimension Reduction Model And Applications
    Advisor: Yanyuan Ma
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Portland State University
  • Hyun Bin Kang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Functional Manifold Data Analysis
    Advisor: Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
     
  • Bomin Kim, PhD
    Thesis Title: Latent Modeling of Dynamic Social Networks
    Advisor: David Hunter
    First Job: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp-Freddie Mac
     
  • Justin Petrovich, PhD
    Thesis Title: Functional Principal Component Analysis and Sparse Functional Regression
    Advisor: Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Saint Vincent College
     
  • Joshua Snoke, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Data Privacy Methods For Increasing Research Opportunities
    Advisor: Aleksandra Slavkovic
    First Job: Associate Statistician, RAND Corporation
     
  • Chun-Sheng Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Semiparametric Estimation And Inference For Conditional Value-at-risk And Expected Shortfall
    Advisor: Zhibiao Zhao
    First Job: Monsanto
     
  • Songshan Yang, PhD
    Thesis Title: New Statistical Analytic Tools For High Dimensional Data
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Blueshirt Asset Management LLC
  • Hyunphil Choi, PhD
    Thesis Title: Confidence Regions and Bands : for Functional Parameters and Hypothesis Testing Inversion
    Advisor: Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Senior Manager, Financial Supervisory Service
     
  • Panayiotis Constantinou, PhD
    Thesis Title: Testing Separability Of Functional Data
    Advisor: Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Instructor, Penn State University
     
  • Yawen Guan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Reduced-dimensional Non-Gaussian Spatial Models and Statistical Methods for Studying the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
    Advisor: Murali Haran
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Statistical & Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
    Current job: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Nebraska
     
  • Kevin Lee, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Learning of Complex Large-Scale Dynamic Systems
    Advisor: Lingzhou Xue
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Western Michigan University
     
  • Junli Lin, PhD
    Thesis Title: Copula Versions of RKHS-Based and Distance-Based Criteria
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Penn State University
     
  • Jun Song, PhD
    Thesis Title: Dimension Reduction For Functional Data
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Charlotte
     
  • Eftychia Solea, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Graphical Models For Functional Data
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: University of Cyprus
     
  • Jingyi Ye, PhD
    Thesis Title: New Statistical Procedures for Analysis of HIV Data and High Dimensional Data
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Plymouth Rock Assurance
  • Jason Bernstein, PhD
    Thesis Title: Inference of Biophysical Diffusion With Transient Binding Using Particle Filters and Stochastic Em
    Advisor: John Fricks
    First Job: Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
     
  • Eliana Christour, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Non-iterative Method for Fitting the Single Index Quantile Regression Model with Uncensored and Censored Data
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Assistant Professor of Statistics, UNC Charlotte
     
  • Wanghuan Chu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Feature Screening For Ultra-high Dimensional Longitudinal Data
    Advisor: Runze Li and Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Quantitative Analyst, Google, Inc. 
     
  • Han Hao, PhD
    Thesis Title: Modeling The Genetic Architecture Of Complex Traits
    Advisor: Rongling Wu and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of North Texas
     
  • James Russell, PhD
    Thesis Title: Stochastic Models for Individual and Collective Animal Movement
    Advisor: Ephraim Hanks and Murali Haran
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College
     
  • Bahaeddine Taoufik, PhD
    Thesis Title: Functional Data Based Inference For High Frequency Financial Data
    Advisor: Matthew Reimherr
    First Job: Lecturer, Fordham University
  • Armine Bagyan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Central Limit Theorems for Randomly Modulated Sequences of Random Vectors with Resampling and Applications to Statistics
    Advisor: Arkady Tempelman and Bing Li
    First Job: Instructor, Penn State University
    Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Youngjoo Cho, PhD
    Thesis Title: Semiparametric Analysis of Failure Time Data in the Presence of Dependent Censoring
    Advisor: Debashis Ghosh
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester
    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
     
  • Joshua Goldstein, PhD
    Thesis Title: Compartmental, Spatial, and Point Process Models for Infectious Diseases
    Advisor: Murali Haran
    First job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Social & Decision Analytics Laboratory, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
    Current job: Research Assistant Professor, Social & Decision Analytics Laboratory, University of Virginia
     
  • Yuan Huang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Projection Test for High-dimensional Mean Vectors with Optimal Direction
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Yale University
     
  • Yang Liu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Approaches to reduce and integrate data in structured and high-dimensional regression problems in Genomics
    Advisor: Francesca Chiaromonte
    First Job: Quantitative Associate, Bank of America
     
  • Sae Na Park, PhD
    Thesis Title: Classification of Transients by Distance Measures
    Advisor: Jogesh Babu
    First Job: Senior Research Engineer, Samsung Electronics
     
  • Weijie Shen, PhD
    Thesis Title: Dimensional Analysis in Statistics: Theories, Methodologies and Applications
    Advisor: Dennis Lin
    First Job: Quantitative Analyst, Google, Inc.
    Current Position: Quantitative Analyst, Google, Inc.
     
  • Won Chul Song, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Independence Screening And Test-based Screening Via The Variance Of The Regression Function
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Purdue University
     
  • Wei Sun, PhD
    Thesis Title: Feature Screening in Ultra-high Dimensional Survival Data Analysis
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Data Scientist Associate, J.P. Morgan
    Current Position: Quantitative Research Vice President, J.P. Morgan
     
  • Jessica Trail, PhD
    Thesis Title: Dynamic Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data: New Models, Statistical Procedures, and Applications
    Advisor: Linda Collins and Runze Li
    First Job: Statistician, Argonne National Lab
    Current Position: Senior Data Scientist, Chamberlain Group
     
  • Yaqun Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Inference of Gene Regulatory Network Based on Gene Expression Dynamics in Response to Environmental Signals
    Advisor: Rongling Wu and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Rutgers University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Rutgers University
     
  • Ningtao Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Block Mixture Model To Map Eqtls For Gene Clustering
    Advisor: Rongling Wu and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Texas
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Texas
     
  • Zhuying Xu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Locally Stationary Quantile Regression For Inflation and Interest Rates
    Advisor: Zhibiao Zhao
    First Job: Statistician, KPMG
    Current Position: Product Scientist, Indeed.com
     
  • Xiang Zhan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Kernel Machine Methods With Applications to High-throughout Data
    Advisor: Debashis Ghosh
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Rashmi Bomiriya, PhD
    Thesis Title: Topics in Exponential Random Graph Modeling
    Advisor: David Hunter
    First Job: Senior Data Scientist, Remote Sensing Metrics Asia (Pvt) Ltd.
    Current Position: Chief Operating Officer, Remote Sensing Metrics Asia (Pvt) Ltd.
     
  • Xizhen Cai, PhD
    Thesis Title: Model Selection And Survival Analysis With Application To Large Time-varying Networks
    Advisor: David Hunter
    First Job: Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Williams College
     
  • Won Chang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Climate Model Calibration Using High-Dimensional and Non-Gaussian Spatial Data
    Adviser: Murali Haran
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago
    Current job: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati
     
  • Zhe Chen, PhD
    Thesis Title: Hierarchical Bayesian Model Development With Applications In Marketing
    Advisor: Duncan Fong
    First Job: Statistician, Google Inc.
    Current Position: Statistician, Google Inc.
     
  • Wen-Yu Hua, PhD
    Thesis Title: Kernel Methods for Neuroimaging Genomewide Association Studies
    Advisor: Debashis Ghosh
    First Job: Postdoctoral Associate, New York University, School of Medicine
    Current Position: Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon
     
  • Kwame Kankam, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Parameter Design: A Penalized Likelihood Approach
    Advisor: James Rosenberger
    First Job: Lecturer, Penn State University
    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
     
  • Vishesh Karwa, PhD
    Thesis Title: Likelihood based inference in data privacy and other discrete missing data problems
    Advisor: Aleksandra Slavkovic
    First Job: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Fox School of Business, Temple University
     
  • Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don, PhD
    Thesis Title: Estimation and Model Selection for Block Clustering with Mixtures: A Composite Likelihood Approach
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay and Francesca Chiaromonte
    First Job: Research Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health
    Current Position: Assistant Research Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Yihan Li, PhD
    Thesis Title: Methods in Multiple Testing and Meta-analysis with Applications to the Analysis of Genomic Data
    Advisor: Debashis Ghosh
    First Job: Senior Research Statistician, AbbVie Inc.
    Current Position: Senior manager, AbbVie Inc.
     
  • Xiaoyu Liu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data: New Models, Computing Techniques and Applications
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Senior Statistician, Capital One
    Current Position: Quantitative Analytics Consultant, Wells Fargo
     
  • Wei Luo, PhD
    Thesis Title: Efficient Estimation And Order Determination For Sufficient Dimension Reduction
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, City University of New York, Baruch College
     
  • Daisy Philtron, PhD
    Thesis Title: Three Novel Procedures To Control The False Discovery Rate
    Advisor: Debashis Ghosh
    First Job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Penn State University
    Current Position: Assistant Research Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Haskell Sie, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Aspects Of Computerized Adaptive Testing
    Advisor: James Rosenberger
    First Job: Principal Statistician, Capital One
     
  • Lucia Tabacu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Logarithmic Quantile Estimation and Its Applications to Nonparametric Factorial Designs
    Advisor: Michael Akritas and Manfred Denker
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University
     
  • Hanyu Yang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Models for Scalar Response with Longitudinal Covariates
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Quantitative Analytics Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank
    Current Position: Quantitative Analytics Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank
     
  • Xiaotian Zhu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Non-Parametric Finite Multivariate Mixture Models with Applications
    Advisor: David Hunter
    First Job: Senior Research Statistician, AbbVie Inc.
    Current Position: Senior Data Scientist, Coursera
  • Seonjin Kim, PhD
    Thesis Title: Three Essays On Nonparametric Inference For Longitudinal Data And Time Series Data
    Advisor: Zhibiao Zhao
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Miami University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Miami University
     
  • Xiaoye Li, PhD
    Thesis Title: Three Essays on Non-stationary Time Series
    Advisor: Zhibiao Zhao
    First Job: Statistician, Union Bank
     
  • Jingyuan Liu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Methods for Different Ultrahigh Dimensional Models
    Advisor: Rongling Wu and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Xiamen University, China
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Xiamen University, China
     
  • Lejia Lou, PhD
    Thesis Title: Thresholded Partial Correlation Approach For Variable Selection In Linear Models And Partially Linear Models
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Quantitative Finance Analyst, Bank of America
    Current Position: Manager, EY
     
  • Marcus Nunes, PhD
    Thesis Title: Analysis of RNA-Seq Data with Excess of Zeros
    Advisor: James Rosenberger
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
    Current Position: Assistant professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
     
  • Wei Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Performance Criteria For Control Charts
    Advisor: Dennis Lin
    First Job: Quantitative Analyst, Fifth Third Bank
    Current Position: Quantitative Analytics Consultant, VP, Wells Fargo 
     
  • Yong Ming Jeffery Woo, PhD
    Thesis Title: Optimization and Statistical Estimation for the Post Randomization Method
    Advisor: Aleksandra Slavkovic and Donald Richards
    First Job: Lecturer, University of Virginia
    Current Job: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Virginia
     
  • Ying Zhang, PhD
    Thesis Title: New Models For Conditional Covariance Matrix
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Senior Research Statistician, AbbVie Inc.
    Current Position: Senior Manager, AbbVie Inc.
     
  • Yeying Zhu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Data-adaptive Approaches to Modeling Propensity Scores in Causal Inference Problems
    Advisor: Debashis Ghosh
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Pannapa Changpetch, PhD
    Thesis Title: Model Selection for Logistic Regression via Association Rules Analysis
    Advisor: Dennis Lin
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Bentley University
     
  • Guifang Fu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Models for Mapping Genes that Contribute to Shape Variation
    Advisor: Rongling Wu and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Utah State University
     
  • Roman Jandarov, PhD
    Thesis Title: Inference With Implicit Likelihoods For Infectious Disease Models
    Advisor: Murali Haran
    First Job: Postdoctoral Senior Fellow, University of Washington
    Current job: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati
     
  • Esra Kurum, PhD
    Thesis Title: Joint Modeling of Longitudinal Binary and Continuous Responses: New Models, Statistical Procedures and Applications
    Advisor: Damla Senturk and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Istanbul Medeniyet University
    Current job: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of California at Riverside
     
  • Kuang-Yao Lee, PhD
    Thesis Title: A General Theory For Nonlinear Sufficient Dimension Reduction: Formulation And Estimation
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, School of Medicine
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Temple University
     
  • Ivan Simeonov, PhD
    Thesis Title: Spatial Point Process Modeling of Viral Infections in Cell Cultures
    Advisor: John Fricks
    First Job: Senior Consultant, Travelers
    Current Position: Senior Director, Travelers
     
  • Duy Vu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Models and Algorithms for Large Network Analysis
    Advisor: David Hunter
    First Job: University of Melbourne
    Current Position: Data Scientist for Conversational AI, Oracle
     
  • Qing Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Investigation Of Topics In U-statistics And Their Applications In Risk Estimation And Cross-validation
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Williams College
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Wellesley College
     
  • Jialin Xu, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Generalized Linear Model For Peak Calling in ChIP-Seq Data
    Advisor: Yu Zhang
    First Job: Biostatistician, Merck & Co. Inc.
    Current Position: Associate Director, CVM Retinal
     
  • Adriano Zambom, PhD
    Thesis Title: Hypothesis Testing and Variable Selection in Nonparametric Regression
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: University of Campinas
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge
     
  • Wei Zhong, PhD
    Thesis Title: Feature Screening And Variable Selection For Ultrahigh Dimensional Data Analysis
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Xiamen University, China
    Current Position: Professor, Xiamen University, China
  • Muhammad Atiyat, PhD
    Thesis Title: Instrumental Variable Modeling in a Survival Analysis Framework
    Advisor: Debashis Ghosh
    First Job: Associate Statistican, United Nations
     
  • Kiranmoy Das, PhD
    Thesis Title: Semi-parametric Bayesian Functional Mapping With Irregular Sparse Longitudinal Data
    Advisor: Rongling Wu and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Temple University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India 
     
  • Isaac Dialsingh, PhD
    Thesis Title: False Discovery Rates when the Statistics are Discrete
    Advisor: Naomi Altman
    First Job: Lecturer, University of the West Indies
     
  • John Hughes, PhD
    Thesis Title: Motor Proteins and Non-Gaussian Areal Data: Advances in Stochastic Modeling and Computation
    Advisor: John Fricks and Murali Haran
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
     
  • Jiahan Li, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Bayesian Lasso, Bayesian Scad And Bayesian Group Lasso With Applications To Genome-wide Association Studies
    Advisor: Rongling Wu and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
    Current Position: Quantitative Investment Analyst, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC
     
  • Junyi Lin, PhD
    Thesis Title: Model Misspecification and Feature Screening for Ultrahigh Dimensional Data
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Quantitative Analyst, Firth Third Bank
    Current Position: Senior Quantitative manager VP, Fifth Third Bank
     
  • Scott Roths, PhD
    Thesis Title: Generalized Stepwise Procedures For Controlling The False Discovery Rate
    Advisor: Jogesh Babu
    First Job: Instructor, Penn State University
    Current Position: Associate Teaching Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Matthew Tibbits, PhD
    Thesis Title: Parallel Markov Chain Monte Carlo
    Advisor: Murali Haran and John Liechty 
    First Job: Applied Research Mathematician, Department of Defense
     
  • Mina Yoo, PhD
    Thesis Title: Measures Of Agreement In Method Comparison Studies For Intensive Longitudinal Data
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State University
    Current Position: VP, Quantitative Operations Assoc, Bank of America
  • Andreas Artemiou, PhD
    Thesis Title: Topics on Supervised and Unsupervised Dimension Reduction
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Michigan Tech University
    Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, UK
     
  • K. Sham Bhat, PhD
    Thesis Title: Inference for Complex Computer Models and Large Multivariate Spatial Data with Applications to Climate Science
    Advisor: Murali Haran
    First Job: Scientist, Statistical Sciences Group, Los Alamos National Laboratories
     
  • Yeojin Chung, PhD
    Thesis Title: Likelihood-tuned Density Estimator And Its Application To Clustering
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay and Jia Li
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Kookmin University, South Korea
     
  • Tracey Hammel, PhD
    Thesis Title: Semiparametric Estimation For Finite Mixture Models Using An Exponential Tilt
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Instructor, Penn State University
    Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Ruth Hummel, PhD
    Thesis Title: Improving Estimation For Exponential-family Random Graph Models
    Advisor: David Hunter
    First Job:  Instructor, University of Florida
    Current Job:  Academic Ambassador, SAS Institute Inc, JMP Division
     
  • Kion Kim, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Recent History Functional Linear Model And Its Extension To Sparse Longitudinal Data
    Advisor: Damla Senturk
    First Job: Penn State University
    Current Position: Team Leader, SK Telecom
     
  • Min Hee Kim, PhD
    Thesis Title: Thresholding Methods For Hypothesis Testing In Hanova
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Instructor, Penn State University
    Current Position: Lead Data Scientist, Hana Institute of Technology
     
  • Min Kyung Kim, PhD
    Thesis Title: On Dimension Folding of Matrix or Array Valued Statistical Objects
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Manager, Samsung Fire and Marine Ins. Co.
     
  • Hyang Min Lee, PhD
    Thesis Title: Variable Selection and Regularized Mixture Modeling for Clustering
    Advisor: Jia Li
     
  • Rong Liu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Multiple Imputation For Missing Items In Multi-themed Questionnaires
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    First Job: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Co.
    Current Position: Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Co.
     
  • Xianyun Mao, PhD
    Thesis Title: Density Estimation And Modal Based Method For Haplotyping And Recombination
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
    Current Position: Data Scientist, Lyft
     
  • Byran Smucker, PhD
    Thesis Title: By Design: Exchange Algorithms to Construct Exact Model-Robust and Multiresponse Experimental Designs
    Advisor: Enrique del Castillo and James Rosenberger
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Miami University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Miami University
     
  • Jianping Sun, PhD
    Thesis Title: Composite Likelihood in Long Sequence Data
    Advisr: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, UNC Greensboro
     
  • Huei-Wen Teng, PhD
    Thesis Title: Bayesian Nonparametric Approaches For Financial Option Pricing
    Advisor: John Liechty
    First Job: Assistant Professor, National Central University
    Current position: Associate Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
     
  • Lu Zhang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Bayesian Analysis Of Multivariate Regime Switching Covariance Model
    Advisor: John Liechty
    First Job: Quantitative Analyst, Google Inc.

2000s

  • Yuexiao Dong, PhD
    Thesis Title: Dimension Reduction for Non-elliptically Distributed Predictors
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Temple University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Temple University
     
  • Sasiprapa Hiriote, PhD
    Thesis Title: Multivariate Concordance Correlation Coefficient
    Advisor: Vernon Chinchilli
    First Job: Faculty, Silpakorn University
     
  • Mian Huang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Techniques In Finite Mixture Of Regression Models
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Shanghai University
     
  • Bo Kai, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Nonparametric and Semiparametric Modeling
    Advisor: David Hunter and Runze Li
    First Job: Assistant Professor, College of Charleston
    Current Position: Associate Professor, College of Charleston
     
  • Juyoun Lee, PhD
    Thesis Title: Sampling Contingency Tables Given Sets Of Marginals And/or Conditionals In The Context Of Statistical Disclosure Limitation
    Advisor: Aleksandra Slavkovic
    First Job: Manager, Credit Risk MGMT Division
     
  • Shu-Min Liao, PhD
    Thesis Title: Heteroscedastic Unbalanced Nested Designs And Fully Nonparametric Analysis Of Covariance
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Amherst University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Amherst University
     
  • Yuejiao Jiang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Estimation And Forecasting Methodologies For Nonparametric Regression Models Via Dynamic Linear Models
    Advisor: Runze Li
     
  • Virginia (Jean) Recta, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Model-based Analysis of Semicontinuous Spatial Data
    Advisor: Murali Haran and James Rosenberger  
    First Job: Mathematical Statistician, Food and Drug Administration
     
  • Megan Romer, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Statistical Analysis of Monotone Incomplete Multivariate Normal Data
    Advisor: Donald Richards
    First Job: Instructor, Penn State University
    Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Yiyun Zhang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Regularization Parameter Selection for Variable Selection in High-dimensional Modelling
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First job: Senior Biostatistician, Novartis AG
    Current Position: Executive Director, Autolus Lt
  • Tatiana Benaglia, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Estimation In Multivariate Finite Mixture Models
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University
     
  • Trent Gaugler, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Models for Crossed Mixed Effects Designs
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Research Associate, Penn State University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Lafayette College
     
  • Guodong Hui, PhD
    Thesis Title: Matrix Distances With their Application to Finding Directional Deviations from normality in High-Dimensional Data
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Biostatistician, Pharmanet Development Group
    Current Position: Principal Biostatistician, Sanofi
     
  • Yan Li, PhD
    Thesis Title: Local Modeling For Data With Autocorrelations
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Senior Statistician, Capital One
     
  • Daeyoung Kim, PhD
    Thesis Title: Mixture Inference At The Edge Of Identifiability
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts
    Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
     
  • Yu Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonlinear Dimension Reduction in Feature Space
    Advisor: Bing Li
     
  • Wei Zhang, PhD
    Thesis Title: A General Class of Agreement Coefficients for Categorical and Continuous Responses
    Advisor: Vernon Chinchilli
    Current Position: Senior Research and Scientist, Eli Lilly & Co.
     
  • Junjia Zhu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Essays on Monitoring Profile Data
    Advisor: Dennis K. Lin
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Penn State University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Penn State University
  • Bing Han, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Bayesian Approach To False Discovery Rate For Large Scale Simultaneous Inference
    Advisor: Rana Arnold
    First Job: Associate Statistician, Rand Corporation
    Current Position: Senior Statistician, RAND Corporation
     
  • Hyekyung  Jung, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Latent-Class Selection Model for Nonignorably Missing Data
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
     
  • Doh Yung Kang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Causal Inference By Semiparametric Imputation
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    First Job: Research Associate, Penn State University
     
  • Byungtae Seo, PhD
    Thesis Title: Doubly-smoothed Maximum Likelihood Estimation
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
     
  • Zhihui Tang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Three Topics On Dimension Reduction
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Biostatistician, PPD
     
  • Yang Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Varying-Coefficient Models: New Models, Inference Procedures, and Applications
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Associate Program Manager, Citi Cards
     
  • Hong Xu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Contributions to Adaptive Web Sampling Designs
    Advisor: James Rosenberger
    First Job: Bank of America
     
  • Jingyun Yang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Measurement of Agreement for Categorical Data
    Advisor: Vernon Chinchilli
    First Job: Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Rush University
     
  • Weixin Yao, PhD
    Thesis Title: On Using Mixtures And Modes Of Mixtures In Data Analysis
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
    Current Position: Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
     
  • Derek Young, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Study of Mixtures of Regressions
    Advisor: Dave Hunter
    First Job: Research Scientist, Bechtel Bettis Inc.
    Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
     
  • Zhe Zhang, PhD
    Thesis Title: New modeling Procedures for Functional Data in Computer Experiments
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Bank of America
  • Yi-Ju Chen, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robustness Properties Of Generalized Correlation Coefficients, With Applications To Cross-over Designs
    Advisor: Vernon Chinchilli
    First Job: National Chung Chen University
     
  • John Dziak, PhD
    Thesis Title: Penalized Quadratic Inference Functions For Variable Selection In Longitudinal Research
    Advisor: Runze Li
    First Job: Penn State University
    Current Position: Research Associate Professor, Penn State University
     
  • Hyunsook Lee, PhD
    Thesis Title: Two Topics: A Jackknife Maximum Likelihood Approach to Statistical Model Selection and a Convex Hull Peeling Depth Approach to Nonparametric Massive Multivariate Data Analysis with Applications
    Advisor: Jogesh Babu
    First Job: Penn State University
     
  • Makhtar Sarr, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Nonparametric Inference Based On The Multivariate Trimmed Mean
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Steven Gang Bai, PhD
    Thesis Title: Cluster Analysis Of High Dimensional Data And Dimension Reduction For Regression
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    Current Position: Mathematical Statistician, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
     
  • Shaoli Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Dimension Reduction In Regression
    Advisor: Bing Li
    First Job: Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
     
  • Fengjuan Xuan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Semiparametric Finite Mixture Models When Training Samples Are Available
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    Current Position: Senior Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
     
  • Xiaojiang Zhan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Bayesian Semiparametric Inference Based On Ranks
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Biometrician, Merck & Co.
    Current Position: Director, Celgene Corporation
  • Efi Antoniou, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Imputation And (Mid-) Rank Tests For Mixed Effects Models With Missing Data
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Lecturer, Frederic Institute of Technology
    Current Position: Supervisor Data Analytics, Hellenic Bank
     
  • Rui Ding, PhD
    Thesis Title: Multiple Response Ridge Analysis
    Advisor: James Rosenberger
    First Job: Genetech
     
  • Mike Kwanisai, PhD
    Thesis Title: Estimation In Link -tracing Designs With Subsampling
    Advisor: Steven Thompson 
    First Job: Survey Statistician, NORC
    Current Position: Senior Statistician, Westat
     
  • Haiyan Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Testing In Multifactor Heteroscedastic Anova And Repeated Measures Designs With Large Number Of Levels
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First job: Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
    Current Position: Professor, Kansas State University
     
  • Ke Yang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Using The Poisson Kernel In Model Building And Selection
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Statistician, Cytokinetics
  • Shu-Chuan Chen, PhD
    Thesis Title: Clustering Sequences Using Mixture Trees
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: National Health Research Institute
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Idaho State University
     
  • Hwan Chung, PhD
    Thesis Title: Latent-class Modeling With Covariates
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    Current Position: Professor, Korea University,South Korea
     
  • Hakan Demirtas, PhD
    Thesis Title: Multiple Imputation For Nonignorable Dropout Using Bayesian Pattern-mixture Models
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago
    Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago
     
  • Ryan Elmore, PhD
    Thesis Title: Semiparametric Analysis Of Finite Mixture Models With Repeated Measures
    Advisor: Thomas Hattmansperger
    First Job: Australia National University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Denver
     
  • Ofer Harel, PhD
    Thesis Title: Strategies For Data Analysis With Two Types Of Missing Values
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    First Job: VA Puget Sound Health Care System
    Current Position: Professor, University of Connecticut
     
  • Jiawei Liu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Fitting Of Multinomial Models Based On Assessment Of Model Building Errors
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
     
  • James McDermott, PhD
    Thesis Title: Low-storage Sequential Methods For Data Mining And The Analysis Of Massive Datasets
    Advisor: Dennis K. Lin and Jogesh Babu
    First Job: Research Biostatistician, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Current Position: Senior Data Scientist, Quadient
     
  • Surajit Ray, PhD
    Thesis Title: Distance-based Model-selection With Application To The Analysis Of Gene Expression Data
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    Current Position: Reader, University of Glasgow, UK
     
  • HenSiong Tan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Variance estimation with astronomical measurement errors
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
     
  • Jiping Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: NPMLE In Estimating The Number Of Expressed Genes Using Est Data While Accounting For Measurement Error
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
    Current Position: Professor, Northwestern University
     
  • Lan Wang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Testing In Heteroscedastic ANOVA With Large Number Of Levels And In Nonparametric ANCOVA
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    Current Position: Professor, University of Miami
     
  • Diya Zhang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Profiling Of Gene Expression During Late Erythropoiesis
    Advisor: Don Wojchowski
  • KB Boomer, PhD
    Thesis Title: Parameterization And Estimation Of The Multivariate Normal Model In The Presence Of Incomplete And Censored Data For The Methacholine Challenge
    Advisor: Vernon Chinchilli
    First Job: Associate Director, Penn State Statistical Consulting
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Bucknell University
     
  • Changxuan Mao, PhD
    Thesis Title: Mixture Models For Species And Population Size Estimation
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
     
  • Jerry Maples, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Semiparametric Mixed Effects Model With Marginal Means Structure
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Mathematical Statistician, Census Bureau
    Current Position: Principal Researcher, Census Bureau
     
  • Michelle Schaffer, PhD
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Penn State University, College of Medicine
     
  • Laura Simon, PhD
    Thesis Title: Paired Two-by-two Crossover Models For Complete, Missing-at-random, And Nonignorable Missing Data
    Advisor: Vernon Chinchilli
    First Job: Penn State University, College of Medicine
  • Isidro Cruz Medina, PhD
    Thesis Title: Almost Nonparametric And Nonparametric Estimation In Mixture Models
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
     
  • Haihong Li, PhD
    Thesis Title: Improving Point Estimation For Models With Many Nuisance Parameters
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation
    Current Position: Senior Director of Biostatistics, Sage Therapeutics
     
  • Paul Mosquin, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Analysis Of Bayesian Finite Mixtures And Discrete Choice Models
    Advisor: Steven Arnold and Duncan Fong
    First Job: Res. Statistician, Research Triangle Institute
    Current Position: Senior Statistician, RTI International
     
  • Chanseok Park, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Statistical Procedures Based On Quadratic Inference Function
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Clemson University
    Current Position: Professor, Pusan National University, South Korea
     
  • Sonia Rodriguez, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Data Mining Of Land-cover Maps For Characterization, Classification And Comparison Of Landscapes And Watersheds Of Pennsylvania
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
  • Senin Banga, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Risk Analysis Of Benchmark Dose For Continuous Response And Sensitivity To Model Specification
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
    First Job: Minitab, Senior Statistician
     
  • Mark Leeds, PhD
    Thesis Title: Error Structures For Dynamic Linear Models: Single Source Versus Multiple Source
    Advisor: Keith Ord
    First Job: Bear Stearns, Wall Street
    Current Position: Statistical Consultant, Statematics
     
  • Richard McGrath, PhD
    Thesis Title: Dispersion Effects In Unreplicated Fractional Factorials
    Advisor: Dennis Lin
    First Job: Asst Professor, Bowling Green State University
    Current Position: Professor, Bowling Green State University
     
  • Martin Felix Medina, PhD
    Thesis Title: Contributions To The Theory Of Adaptive Sampling
    Advisor: Steven Thompson
     
  • Mustafa Nadar, PhD
    Thesis Title: Multivariate Sign And Rank Methods Based On The Oja Criterion Function
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Gebze Institute, Turkey
    Current Position: Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
     
  • Jennifer Pittman, PhD
    Thesis Title: Adaptive Splines and Genetic Algorithms For Optimal Statistical Modeling
    Advisor: C.R. Rao
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Nat'l Institute of Statistical Science
    Current Position: Professor, University of Miami
     
  • Haritini Tsangari, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Models And Procedures For Nonlinear Analysis Of Covariance With Independent And Dependent Data
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    Current Position: Professor, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
     
  • Recai Yucel, PhD
    Thesis Title: Computational Tools For Missing Values In Multivariate Longitudinal And Clustered Data
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    First Job: Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Position: Professor, University at Albany, SUNY

1990s

  • Scott Beattie, PhD
    Thesis Title: Contributions To The Design And Analysis Of Experiments: Computer Experiments And Supersaturated Designs
    Advisor: Dennis K. Lin
    First Job: Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Co.
    Current Position: Senior Research Advisor, Eli Lilly & Co.
     
  • Chang-Tai (George) Chao, PhD
    Thesis Title: Adaptive Sampling Designs
    Advisor: Steven Thompson
    First Job: National Cheng Kung University, Assistant Professor
    Current Position: Associate Professor, National Cheng Kung University
     
  • Arthur Dryver, PhD
    Thesis Title: Adaptive Sampling Designs And Associated Estimators
    Advisor: Steven Thompson
    First Job: Price Waterhouse Coopers
    Current Position: Associate Professor, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
     
  • Yunling Du, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Fully Nonparametric Analysis Of Covariance Method For Censored Data
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Columbia University, Biostatistics, Assistant Professor
     
  • Madhumita Ghosh-Dastidar, PhD
    Thesis Title: Multiple Edit/multiple Imputation For Multivariate Continuous Data
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    First Job: RAND Corporation
    Current Position: Senior Statistician, RAND Corporation
     
  • Maren Olsen, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Two-part Random -effects Model For Semicontinuous Longitudinal Data
    Advisor: Joseph Schafer
    First Job: Biostatistician, VA Health Services R&D, and Assistant
    Current Position: Director, VA Medical Center, Durham, and Associate Professor, Duke University
  • Suzanne Dubnicka, PhD
    Thesis Title: Rank-based Procedures For Combined Paired And Unpaired Data
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
     
  • John O'Gorman, PhD
    Thesis Title: General Mixed Models With Censored Data
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Eli Lilly & Co.
    Current Position: Director of Biostatistics, Biogen
     
  • Peiyong (Annie) Qu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Adaptive Generalized Estimating Equations
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay and Bing Li
    First Job: Cleveland Clinic
    Current Position: Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
     
  • Yong-xin (George) Yang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Inference For Symmetries Based On Ranks
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp, Philadelphia
  • William Cooper, PhD
    Thesis Title: Inferential Techniques For Landmark Data
    Advisor: Colin Goodall and Keith Ord
    First Job: Health Process Management
    Current Position: Reliability Assurance Team Manager, Autoliv
     
  • Brenda Gaydos, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Semiparametric Likelihood Method And Its Extensions With Application To Errors-in-variables
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Eli Lilly and Company
    Last Position: Distinguished Research Fellow, Eli Lilly & Co.
     
  • Yong Lin, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Likelihood Ratio Test Of Mixture Hypotheses And The Tube Volume Problem
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Clinical Trials Organization
    Current Position: Professor, Rutgers University
     
  • Ramani Pilla, PhD
    Thesis Title: Improving The Rate Of Convergence Of Em In High-dimensional Finite Mixtures
    Advisor: Bruce G. Lindsay
    First Job: National Institutes of Health
     
  • Maria Tipa, PhD
    Thesis Title: An Evaluation Of The Usefulness Of Weights In The Presence Of Nonignorable Dropout
    Advisor: Susan Murphy
  • Erik Pulkstenis, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Mixed Effects Model For The Analysis Of Categorical Longitudinal Data Subject To Informative Dropout
    Advisor: Richard Landis and Thomas Ten Have
    First Job: CL McIntosh and Associates
    Current Position: Vice President, Data and Statistical Sciences, AbbVie
     
  • Matilde Sanchez, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Analysis Of Repeated Measures
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Merck Research Lab
    Current Position: Principal Statistical Consultant, SanchezKam LLC
     
  • Shailaja Suryawanshi, PhD
    Thesis Title: Analysis Of High-dimensional Data In Problems Of Regression And Discrimination, With Applications To Size And Shape Analysis
    Advisor: C. R. Rao
    First Job: Merck Research Lab
    Current Position: Director, Merck & Co.
     
  • Liwen Xi, PhD
    Thesis Title: Measuring Goodness-of-fit In The Analysis Of Contingency Tables With Mixture-based Indices: Algorithms, Asymptotics And Inference
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Merck Research Lab
     
  • Yanling Zuo, PhD
    Thesis Title: Development Of The Likelihood Ratio Test In The Cancer Risk Model: Limiting Distributions, Testing Theory
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: University of Pittsburgh
    Current Position: Senior Advisory Statistician, Minitab
  • Tzuwei Cheng, PhD
    Thesis Title: Regression Models For Ordinal, Partially Ordinal, Scaled, And Partially Scaled Discrete Response Variables
    Advisor: Clifford C. Clogg
     
  • Hee-Jeong Kang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Bootstrapping Autoregressive Processes With Infinite Variance
    Advisor: Jogesh babu
     
  • Scott Pammer, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Bayesian Estimation And Comparison Of Response Curves
    Advisor: Steven Arnold and Duncan Fong
    First Job: Minitab
    Current Position: Senior Advisory Statistician, Minitab
     
  • John Tomick, PhD
    Thesis Title: On Convergence Of The Nelder-mead Simplex Algorithm For Unconstrained Stochastic Optimization
    Advisor: Steven Arnold and Russel Barton
    First Job: Air Force Academy
    Current Position: Department of State, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Principal Ndloyu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Designs For Calibration Using Nonlinear Models
    Advisor: James Rosenberger
    First Job: University of Zimbabwe
     
  • Omer Ozturk, PhD
    Thesis Title: Minimum Distance Estimation
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Portland State University
    Current Position: Professor, Ohio State University
  • George Anderson, PhD
    Thesis Title: Generalized Wilcoxon Methods
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
    Current Position: Executive Medical Science Liaison, AstraZeneca
     
  • Michael LaValley, PhD
    Thesis Title: Extensions Of The Lynden-bell-woodroofe Method For Truncated Data
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University
    Current Position: Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
     
  • Scott Preston, PhD
    Thesis Title: Sign-scored Methods For Testing Order-restricted Models In Thec-sample Design
    Advisor:Thomas Ryan
    First Job: SUNY Oswego
     
  • Richard Waterman, PhD
    Thesis Title: Projective Score Methods
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
    Current Position: Practice Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
  • Srabashi Basu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Model-based Estimation Of Attributable Risk For Categorical Data
    Advisor: Richard Landis
    First Job: Pharmaco Dyn Research
    Current Position: Professor, Great Learning
     
  • Nandini Kannan, PhD
    Thesis Title: Estimation Of Directions Of Arrival In Signal Processing Models
    Advisor: C. R. Rao
    First Job: University of Texas
    Current Position: Executive Director, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
     
  • Raul Macchiavelli, PhD
    Thesis Title: Likelihood-based Procedures And Order Selection In Higher Order Antedependence Models
    Advisor: Steven Arnold
    First Job: Louisiana State University
    Current Position: Professor, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
     
  • Eva Petkova, PhD
    Thesis Title: General Procedures For Analysis Of Collapsibility In Generalized Linear Models
    Advisor: Clifford Clogg
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
    Current Position: Professor, NYU Langone
     
  • Anne Torbeyns, PhD
    Thesis Title: Some Goodness Of Fit Tests For Regression With Censored Data
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
    First Job: Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Ayanendranath Basu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Minimum Disparity Estimation In The Continuous Case: Efficiency, Distributions, Robustness And Algorithms
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: University of Texas
    Current Position: Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
     
  • Clint Coakley, PhD
    Thesis Title: Advances In The Study Of Breakdown And Resistance
    Advisor: James Hettmansperger
    First Job: Virginia Tech
     
  • Myung Hwi Lee, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust M-estimation Under Type I.5 Censoring And Its Application To Accelerated Life Testing
    Advisor: Michael Akritas
     
  • Madhuchhanda Mazumdar, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Combination Of Tests And Publication Bias In Meta-analysis
    Advisor: C.R. Rao
    Current Position: Director, Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science, Mount Sinai Health System
     
  • Regis Serinko, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Asymptotics Of Univariate K-mean Andk-median Clustering Under Some Nonregular Conditions
    Advisor: Jogesh Babu
    First Job: Penn State University
    Current Position: Founder, iMathTutor
     
  • Hongjie Zheng, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Conditional Approach To Multiple Time Series Modeling
    Advisor: Keith Ord
    First Job: Ciba Geigy
    Current Position: VP, Statistical Science and Programming, Allergan
  • Michael Brown, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Framework For Evaluating Interim Analysis Rules In Clinical Trials: A Decision Theoretic Approach
    Advisor: Charles Antle
    First job: Bristol-Myers
     
  • Jengtung Chiang, PhD
    Thesis Title: Sequential Designs For The Linear Logistic Model
    Advisor: James Rosenberger
    First Job: Ciba Geigy
    Current Position: Associate Professor, NCCU College of Commerce, Taiwan
     
  • Min Deng, PhD
    Thesis Title: Differential Geometry In Statistical Inference
    Advisor: C. R. Rao
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
    Current Position: Professor, Maryville University
     
  • Terry Kissinger, PhD
    Thesis Title: Using Distribution-function Metrics To Measure The Rate Of Convergence Of The Transient Distribution To The Steady-state Distribution In An M/M Queue
    Advisor: Steven Arnold
     
  • Zhijun Liu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Some Contributions To Nonparametric Estimation And Robust Estimation
    Advisor: C.R. Rao
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

1980s

  • William (Dave) Furman, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Moment Matrix Approach To The Inferential Problems Of Normal Mixtures
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Babson College
     
  • John Grego, PhD
    Thesis Title: Some Extensions Of The Random-effects Rasch Model
    Advisors: Bruce Lindsay and Clifford Clogg
    First job: Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
    Current Position: Professor, University of South Carolina
     
  • Keith Johnson, PhD
    Thesis Title: Higher-order Antedependence Models
    Advisor: Steven Arnold
    First Job: Hampton College
     
  • Debasis Kundu, PhD
    Thesis Title: Some Results In Estimating The Parameters Of Exponential Signals In Noise
    Advisor: C. R. Rao
    First Job: University of Texas
    Current position: Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
     
  • Joshua Naranjo, PhD
    Thesis Title: Bounded-influence Regression: A Modified Wilcoxon Procedure
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Western Michigan University
    Current Position: Professor, Western Michigan University
  • Marianthi Markatou, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Bounded Influence Tests In Linear Models
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: University of Iowa
    Current Position: Professor, SUNY Buffalo
     
  • Kathryn Roeder, PhD
    Thesis Title: Method Of Spacings For Semiparametric Inference
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: Assistant Professor, Yale University
    Current Position: Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Subhash Lele, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Study Of Estimation Procedures For Spatial Processes
    Advisor: Bruce Lindsay
    First Job: John Hopkins University|
    Current Position: Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
     
  • Ernst Linder, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Inference In The Linear Errors-in-variables Model Using The Bootstrap, With Applications In Environmental Risk Analysis
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
    First Job: University of New Hampshire
    Current Position: Professor, University of New Hampshire
     
  • Kenneth Suman, PhD
    Thesis Title: A James-Stein Type Estimator Of A Distribution Function
    Advisor: Steven Arnold
    First Job: Georgia Institute of Technology
    Current Position: Teacher, Cotter Schools

No PhD Graduates

  • Mark Becker, PhD
    Thesis Title: Analysis Of Discrete Data Using Log-multiplicative Models And Other Log-nonlinear Models (Contingency Tables, Frequency Data, Association Models)
    Advisor: Clifford Clogg
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Florida
    Current Position: President, Georgia State University
     
  • David Burn, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Effect Of Time Series Outliers On The Sample Autocorrelation Coefficient (Arima, Moments, Lack Fit)
    Advisor: Keith Ord
    First Job: IMSL
    Current Position: President, Improvelt!, and Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University
     
  • Sami Gabbara, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nested And Crossed Repeated Measures Models
    Advisor: Steven Arnold
    First Job: University of Basra
     
  • Myron Hlynka, PhD
    Thesis Title: Optimality For A Class Of Perishable Inventory Policies Under Stochastic Demand (Dynamic Programming, Blood Banks)
    Advisor: Frank Haight
    First Job: University of Alberta
    Current Position: Professor, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Mara Tableman, PhD
    Thesis Title: Two-sample Procedures Based On One-sample Linear Signed Rank Statistics
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Penn State University
    Current Position: Professor, Portland State University
  • Jon Lemke, PhD
    Thesis Title: Estimation And Testing For Two-way Contingency Tables Within Order-restricted Parameter Spaces
    Advisor: William Harkness
    Current Position: Chief Biostatistician, Genesis Health System
     
  • Rafid Abdul-Razak, PhD
    Thesis Title: Power Series Distributions In Mathematical Statistics And Applied Probability
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College, Qatar
  • James Aubuchon, PhD
    Thesis Title: Rank Tests In The Linear Model: Asymmetric Errors
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Ohio State University
  • Philip Byrne, PhD
    Thesis Title: The Analysis Of Repeated Measurements Through Time
    Advisor: Steven Arnold
    First Job: Smith College
     
  • John Peterson, PhD
    Thesis Title: On Some Problems In Survival Data Analysis With Covariates
    Advisor: Charles Antle
    Current Position: Senior Director, GalaxoSmithKline
  • Terry King, PhD
    Thesis Title: Sample Size Determinations For Some Reliability Problems
    Advisor: Charles Antle and Robert Hultquist
     
  • Edward Markowski, PhD
    Thesis Title: Simple Estimation Procedures Based On Rank Tests For The One- And Two-sample Location Models
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
     
  • Richard Schmoyer, PhD
    Thesis Title: Shrinking Techniques In Robust Regression
    Advisor: Steven Arnold
     
  • Lewis Shoemaker, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Estimates And Tests For The One-sample Scale Model With Applications To Variance Component Models
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    Current Position: Professor, Millersville University

1970s

  • Kuo-Sheuan Cheng, PhD
    Thesis Title: On Weighted Least Squares Rank Estimates
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
  • Bharat Dev Kapur, PhD
    Thesis Title: Some Concepts Of Stochastic Independence And Their Implications With Characterizations And Simulations Of The Related Models
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
     
  • Mohamed Mahfoud, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Study Of Weighted Distributions And Size-biased Sampling
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
     
  • Jessica Utts, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Robust Class Of Tests And Estimates For Multivariate Location Based On Ranks
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
  • Yunkee Ahn, PhD
    Thesis Title: Heterogeneous Multi-server Queuing Systems With Switching Rules
    Advisor: Frank Haight
     
  • Charles Taillie Jr., PhD
    Thesis Title: The Mathematical Statistics Of Diversity And Abundance
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
     
  • Del Scott, PhD
    Thesis Title: Unified Computational Methods For Analyzing Categorical Data
    Advisor: William Harkness
     
  • David Wahrenberger, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Bayesian Procedure Using A Marginal Prior In The Location And Scale Parameter Family
    Advisor: Charles Antle
  • Richard Feldmann, PhD
    Thesis Title: Applications Of Ridge Regression To Variance Component Estimation
    Advisor: Robert Hultquist
     
  • Dennis Friday, PhD
    Thesis Title: A New Multivariate Life Distribution
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
     
  • Ronald Schrader, PhD
    Thesis Title: Robust Inference Based On M-estimates In The Linear Model
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
     
  • James Thomas, PhD
    Thesis Title: Interval Estimation And Related Topics In The Unbalanced Case Of The One-way Random Effects Model
    Advisor: Robert Hultquist
  • Joseph McKean, PhD
    Thesis Title: Tests Of Hypotheses Based On Ranks In The General Linear Model
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
     
  • Makarand  Ratnaparkhi, PhD
    Thesis Title: Certain Damage Models And Related Characterizations Of Statistical Distributions
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
  • Richard Katz, PhD
    Thesis Title: A Stochastic Process Defined On A Markov Chain: Properties And An Application To Meteorology
    Advisor: Frank Haight
     
  • George Policello II, PhD
    Thesis Title: Adaptive Robust Procedures For The One-sample Location Problem
    Advisor: Thomas Hettmansperger
    First Job: Assistant Professor, University of Florida
     
  • Alfred Rademaker, PhD
    Thesis Title: Choosing Between Two Location And Scale Parameter Models And Related Topics
    Advisor: Charles Antle

No PhD Graduates

  • Gunwant Marathe, PhD
    Thesis Title: On The Ergodic Theory Of Positive Operators
    Advisor: Lawrence Klimko and William Harkness
     
  • Howard Rockette, PhD
    Thesis Title: Statistical Inference For The Three Parameter Weibull Distribution
    Advisor: Charles Antle
  • Timothy Killeen, , Ph.D. 1971
    Thesis Title: Bivariate Tests For Location And Their Bahadur Efficiencies
    Advisor: William Harkness and Thomas Hettmansperger
  • Erwin Atzinger, PhD
    Thesis Title: Mixed Effects Model Estimation - Optimal Properties
    Advisor: Robert Hultquist
     
  • Ashok Godambe, PhD
    Thesis Title: Some Problems Related To The Study Of Random Matrices
    Advisor: William Harkness
     
  • George Hoetzl, PhD
    Thesis Title: Confidence Intervals For Cross-product Ratios And The 2 X 2 X 2 Contingency Table
    Advisor: William Harkness
     
  • Konanur Janardan, PhD
    Thesis Title: On A Class Of Multivariate Hypergeometric Models
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
     
  • William Stiteler III, PhD
    Thesis Title: Measurement Of Spatial Patterns In Ecology
    Advisor: Ganapati Patil
     
  • Peter Tryon, PhD
    Thesis Title: Nonparametric Tests Of Homogeneity Against Restricted Alternatives In A One-way Classification
    Advisor: Thomas Hattmansperger

1960s

1964

  • Edward Bolger, PhD
    Thesis Title: Exponential Distributions
    Advisor: William Harkness

1963

  • Om Srivastava, PhD
    Thesis Title: Asymptotic Behavior Of Certain Functions Of Order Statistics
    Advisor: James Bartoo