# Alumni Ph.D.s in Statistics

**Ph.D. Awardees and Advisors**

**2017**

- Hyowon An, “Gaussian Centered L-moments.”
*Advisors*: J.S. Marron and Kai Zhang*Placement:*Post-doctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger Cancer Center

- Kelly Bodwin, “Mining of Variable Associations.”
*Advisors:*Andrew Nobel and Kai Zhang*Placement:*Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

- Jimmy Jin, “Scale-free Random Graph Dynamics.”
*Advisors:*Andrew Nobel and Shankar Bhamidi*Placement*:

- John Palowitch, “Beyond the Stochastic Block Model: Community Detection for Complex Weighted Networks.”
*Advisors:*Andrew Nobel and Shankar Bhamidi*Placement:*Google

- Qunqun Yu, “Horizontal Variation, Curve Registration, Human Connectome Data.”
*Advisors:*J. S. Marron and Kai Zhang*Placement:*JP Morgan Chase

**2016**

- Dongqing Yu, “Data-Driven Quality of Service Improvements in Hospitals.”

*Advisors:*Serhan Ziya and Haipeng Shen

*Placement:*JP Morgan Chase

- Qing Feng, “Statistical Integration of Information.”

*Advisors:*Jan Hannig and J.S. Marron

*Placement:*Uber Technologies, Inc. - Ruoyu Wu, “Some Asymptotic Results for Weakly Interacting Particle Systems.”

*Advisor:*Amarjit Budhiraja

*Placement:*Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University - Guan Yu, “Flexible Supervised Learning Techniques with Applications in Neuroscience.”

*Advisor:*Yufeng Liu

*Placement:*Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo - Eunjee Lee, “Advanced Bayesian Models for High-dimensional Biomedical Data.”

*Advisors:*Hongtu Zhu, Joseph Ibrahim

*Placement:*Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

**2015**

- Stefanos Kechagias, “Bivariate long-range dependent time series models with general phase.”
Vladas Pipiras

Advisor:SAS

Placement: - Di Miao, “Class-Sensitive Principal Components Analysis.”

*Advisors:*J.S. Marron and Jason Fine

*Placement:*Bank of America - Patrick Kimes, “New Statistical Learning Approaches with Application s to RNA-Sequencing Data.”

*Advisors:*J.S. Marron, Yufeng Liu and Neil Hayes

*Placement:*Roche Sequencing - Abhishek Pal Majumder, “Higher order Asymptotics of Generalized Fiducial Inference.”

*Advisors:*Amarjit Budhiraja and Jan Hannig

Placement: Postdoc: University of Copenhagen - James Wilson “Statistical Analysis of Relational Data: Mining and Modeling Complex Networks.”

*Advisors:*Andrew Nobel & Shankar Bhamidi

Placement: University of San Francisco - Jie Xiong, “Radial Distance Weighted Discrimination.”

*Advisor:*J.S. Marron

*Placement:*Wells Fargo Bank, Charlotte, NC - Wen Jenny Shi, “Bayesian Viral Sequencing Modeling & Covariance Estimation via Fiducial Inference.”

*Advisor:*Andrew Nobel

*Placement:*Postdoc: University of Colorado - Dong Wang, “Some Statistical Approaches to the Analysis of Matrix-Valued Data.”

*Advisor:*Haipeng Shen & Young Kinh-Nhue Truong

*Placement:*Postdoc: Rutgers University - Yuying Xie, “Estimation of Graphical Models With Biological Applications.”

*Advisor:*Yufeng Liu & William Valdar

*Placement:*Michigan State University, Assistant Professor

**2014**

- Ritwik Chaudhuri, “Non-Gaussian semi-stable distributions and their statistical applications.”
Vladas Pipiras

Advisor: - Michelle Miranda, “Bayesian Analysis of Ultra-High Dimensional Neuroimaging Data.”

*Advisors:*Joseph G. Ibrahim and Hongtu Zhu

*Placement*: Postdoc: University of Sao Paulo, Brasil Neuromathematics - Sunyoung Shin, “Contributions to Penalized Estimation.”

*Advisors:*Jason Fine and Yufeng Liu

*Placement:*Postdoc: University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Tao Wang, “Empirical Analysis of Sequential Models for Market Microstructure.”
Chuanshu Ji

Advisor:

*Placement:*Bank of America Merrill Lynch

- Xuan Wang, “The Critical Scaling Window for Dynamic Random Graph Process”

*Advisors:*Shankar Bhamidi and Amarjit Budhiraja - Susan Wei, “Latent Supervised Learning and DiProPerm”

*Advisors:*Michael R. Kosorok and J.S. Marron

*Placement:*Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Chong Zhang, “Flexible Classification Techniques with Biomedical Applications.”

*Advisor:*Yufeng Liu

*Placement:*University of Waterloo, Assistant Professor

** 2013**

- Petro Borysov, “Local Classification of Clinical Data”
J.S. Marron and Jan Hannig

Advisors:

*Placement:*SAS Institute

- Jiang Chen
*,*“Some Topics in Large Deviations for Stochastic Dynamical Systems.”Shankar Bhamidi

Advisor: - Wonyul Lee, “New Statistical Learning Methods for Multiple High Dimensional Datasets.”

*Advisor:*Yufeng Liu

*Placement:*Postdoc Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center - Xiaosun Lu
*,*“Object Oriented Data Analysis of Cell-Well Structured Data and Statistical Analysis of Elastic Functions.”J.S. Marron and Perry Haaland

Advisor:

Placement: Quintiles - Jeremy Sabourin, “LASSO Based Resample Model Averaging for Genetic Association Studies.”
Andrew Nobel and William Valder

Advisors:Postdoc, UNC-Chapel Hill, Genetics

Placement:

**2012**

- Christopher Cabanski, “Statistical Methods for Analysis of Genetic Data.”

*Advisors:*J.S. Marron and D. Neil Hayes

*Placement:*Postdoc, Washington University, St Louis - Wenjie Chen, “Hemodynamic Response Function Modeling.”

*Advisors:*Haipeng Shen and Young Troung

*Placement:*Travelers, Hartford, CT - Jessi Cisewski, “Generalized Fiducial Inference for Normal Mixed Linear Models.”

*Advisor:*Jan Hannig

*Placement:*Visiting Assistant Professor, Statistics Department, Carnegie Mellon University - Robert Erhardt, “Approximate Bayesian Computing for Spatial Extremes.”

*Advisor:*Richard Smith

*Placement:*Wake Forest University, Mathematics Department - Soyoung Jeon, “Max-Stable Process for Threshold Exceedancey in Spatial Extremes.”

*Advisor:*Richard Smith - Eric Lock
**,**“Vertical Integration of Multiple High Dimensional Datasets.”

AdvisorsAndrew Nobel and J.S. Marron*:*

Placement: Asst. Prof. in Biostatistics at U. Minnesota. - Hongyu Ru, “Statistical Analysis of Financial Time Series and Risk Management.”

*Advisors:*Eric Ghysels and Chuanshu Ji - Dan Shen, “PCA Asymptotics & Analysis of Tree Data.”

*Advisors:*J.S. Marron and Haipeng Shen

Placement: Asst. Prof. at U. South Florida**2011** - Spencer Hays

*Adviso**rs***:**Haipeng Shen and Young Troung

*Placement:*Pacific Northwest National Lab, and then Asst. Prof. at Virginia Commonwealth U

- Hanwen Huang

*Advisors:*J.S. Marron and Yufeng Liu

*Placement:*Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, and then Asst. Prof. in Biostatistics at teh U. Georgia - Sungkyu Jung, “High Dimension Low Sample Size Data Analysis and Asymptotics for Variables on Manifolds.”

*Advisor:*J.S. Marron and Mark Foskey

*Placement:*Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh - Seon Joo Lee, “Independent Component Analysis on the Spectral Domain.”

Advisors: Haipeng Shen and Young Troung - Brian Lopes, “A Spatial Ridge Regression Approach to Inverse Models.”

*Advisor:*Richard Smith

*Placement:*Data Scientist, Choice Stream - Xin Liu, “Multiscale Diffusion Approximations for Open Queuing Networks in Heavy Traffic.”

*Advisor:*Amarjit Budhiraja

*Placement:*Postdoc, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota - Dominik Reinhold, “Asymptotic Behavior of Near Critical Branching Process and Modelling of Cell Growth Data.”

*Advisor:*Amarjit Budhiraja and M. Ross Leadbetter

*Placement:*Assistant Professor, Clark University - Baowei Xu, “Option Pricing in Random Field Models with Stochastic Volatility for the Term Structure of Interest Rates.”

*Advisor:*Chuanshu Ji

*Placement:*Goldman Sachs - Ying Yuan, “Statistical Analysis of SPD Matrices.”

Advisors: Hongtu Zhu and J.S. Marron

*Placement:*Researcher for St. Jude Children’s Hospital - Ruiwen Zhang

*Advisors:*Haipeng Shen and Young Troung

**2010**

- Changryong Baek, “Second Order Properties of Distribution Tails & Estimation of Tail Exponents in Random Difference Equations.”
Vladas Pipiras

Advisor:

- Hongyuan Cao, “High Dimensional Statistical Inference With Applications To Genomics.”

*Advisor:*Michael Kosorok

- Feng Liu, “Statistical Analysis on Market Microstructure Models.”

*Advisor:*Chuanshu Ji - Seo Young Park, “Flexible Margin-Based Classification Techniques.”

*Advisor:*Yufeng Liu - Xingye Qiao, “Weighted Distance Weighted Discrimination and Pairwise Variable Selection for Classification.”

*Advisor:*J.S. Marron and Yufeng Liu

*Placement:*Department of Mathematical Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York - Andrey Shabalin, “Detection of Low Rank Signals in Noise and Fast Correlation Mining with Applications to Large Biological Data.”

*Advisor:*Andrew Nobel

*Placement:*Postdoc in the Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

**2009**

- Evangelos Evangelou, “Bayesian & Frequentist Methods for Approximate Inference in Generalized Lineour Mixed Models.”

*Advisors:*Richard Smith and Zhengyuan Zhu

*Placement:*Assistant Professor, University of Bath. - Xuanyao He, “Statisticial Inferences for Correlated data Prediction, Estimation and Design.”

*Advisors:*Richard Smith and Zhengyuan Zhu

*Placement:*Visiting Professor, Purdue University. - Mihee Lee, “Deconvolution Estimation of a Mixture Distrib. w/ Boundary Effects Motivated by Mutation Distribution.”

*Advisors:*J. S Marron and Haipeng Shen

*Placement:*Wistar Institute. - Changwon Lim, “Robust Statistical Theory and Methodology for Nonlinear Models with Applications to Toxicology.”

*Advisors:*P.K. Sen and Shyamal Peddada

*Placement:*NIEHS, NIH. - Ying Lu, “Advances in Statistical Theory and Networks for Social Sciences.”

*Advisor: Jianqing Fan* - Daniel Samarov, “Analysis and Advanced Extensions of Canonical Correlation Analysis”

*Advisors:*J.S. Marron, Yufeng Liu and Alexander Tropsha

*Placement:*National Institute of Standards and Technology. - Fangfang Wang, “Statistical Analysis of Some Financial Time Series.”

*Advisors:*Eric Ghysels and Chuanshu Ji

*Placement:*University of Illinois at Chicago.

**2008**

- Travis Gaydos
**,**“Data Representation/Basis Selection to Understand Variation of Function Valued Traits.”

*Advisors:*J.S. Marron and Joel Kingsolver - Tao Huang
**,**“Continuous Optimization Approaches to the Quadrative Assignment Problem.”

*Advisor:*Jon Tolle

*Placement:*SAS Institute, Inc. Cary, N.C. - Chihoon Lee, “Long Time Stability & Control Problems for Stochastic Processing Networks in Heavy Traffic.”

*Advisor:*Amarjit Budhiraja

*Placement:*Assistant Professor, Colorado State University. - Vasileios Maroulas, “Small Noise Large Deviations for Infinite Dimensional Stochastic Dynamical Systems.”

*Advisor:*Amarjit Budhiraja

*Placement:*Post-Doc. Fellowship/The Inst. of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), University of Minnesota. - Suman Sen, “Classification on Monifolds.”

*Advisor: J.S. Marron*

Placement: Novartis - Elizabeth Shamseldin, “Asymptotic Multivariate Kriging/ Estimated Parameters with Bayesian Prediction.”

*Advisor:*Richard Smith - Jungyeon Yoon, “Contributions to Stochastic Volatility Models and Option Pricing.”

*Advisor: Amarjit Budhiraja*

**2007**

- Didier Gustavo, “On Operator Fractional Brownian Motions.”

*Advisor*: Vladas Pipiras.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, Tulane University. - Jie Zhou, “High Dimensional Spatial Modeling of Extremes with Applications to United States Rainfalls.”

*Advisor*: R.L. Smith

*Placement*: Risk Modeler, ABS Consulting/EQECAT, Oakland, CA. - Ping Bai, “Temporal-Spatial Modeling for fMRI Data.”

*Advisor*: Y. Truong/R.L. Smith

*Placement*: Risk Analyst at PayPal, San Jose, CA. - Xing Sun, “Significance and Recovery of Block Structures in Binary and Real-Valued Matrices with Noise.”

*Advisor:*A.B. Nobel

*Placement:*Research Associate, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia, PA. - Myung Hee Lee, “Continuum Direction Vectors in High Dimensional Low Sample Size data.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron.

*Placement*: Research Associate at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. - Xuxin Liu, “New statistical tools for microarray data and comparison with existing tools.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron.

*Placement*: Postdoc at Harvard University. - Michele A. Trovero, “Effects of Aggregation on Estimators of Long-Range Dependence.”

*Advisor*: Richard L. Smith.

*Placement*: Programmer, SAS. - Lingsong Zhang, “Functional Singular Value Decomposition and MultiResolution Anomaly Detection Method.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron, Haipeng Shen, Zhengyuan Zhu.

*Placement*: Postdoc at Harvard University, and then Asststant Professor at Purdue

**2006**

- Jeongyoun Ahn, “Geometrical Approches to High Dimensional, Low Sample Size Data Anaylsis.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia. - Kevin Ross

*Advisor*: Amarjit Budhiraja.

*Placement*: Postdoc at Stanford University. - Yichao Wu, “Probability Approximations with Applications in Computational Finance and Bioinformatics.”

*Advisors*: Chuanshu Ji and Harry Hurd.

*Placement*: Postdoc at Princeton University, and then Assistant Professor at NCSU

**2005**

- Arka P. Ghosh, “Controlled Stochastic Networks in Heavy Traffic.”

*Advisor*: Amarjit Budhiraja.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, Iowa State University. - Francisco Chamu Morales, “Estimation of Max-stable Processes using Monte Carlo Methods with Application to Financial Risk Assessment.”

*Advisor*: Richard Smith.

*Placement*: Researcher, Bank of Mexico. - Stanislav Kolenikov, “A Modification of the EM Algorithm with Applications to Spatio-Temporal Modeling.”

*Advisor*: Richard Smith.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Missouri. - Ivan Pacheco-Soto, “Cyclical Time Series with Squeezed Time.”

*Advisor*: Gordon Simons.

*Placement*: University of Zacatecas and the Monterrey Institute of Technology Campus in Zacatecas, Mexico.

**2004**

- John Fricks, “Biomolecular Motors and Diffusion Ratchets.”

*Advisor*: Amarjit Budhiraja.

*Placement*:NSF Postdoc 2004-2005, Department of Mathematics, UNC; Assistant Professor (2005-), Penn State University. - Rima Izem, “Analysis of Nonlinear Variation in Functional Data.”

*Advisor*: J. S. Marron.

*Placement*: The Food and Drug Administration - Juhyun Park.

*Advisor*: J. S. Marron.

*Placement:*Assistant Professor at Lancaster University, UK. - Xiaohui Wang, “A Scale-Based Approach to Finding Effective Dimensionality.”

*Advisor*: J. S. Marron.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia - Tao Huang,

*Advisor*: J. Fan

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia.

**2003**

- Petrutza C. Caragea, “Approximate Likelihoods for Spatial Processes.”

*Advisor*: Richard Smith.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, Iowa State University. - Haonan Wang, “Functional Data Analysis of Populations of Tree-Structured Objects.”

*Advisor*: J. S. Marron.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, Colorado State University. - Faheem Mitha, “Applications of Perfect Simulation from Continuous Distributions.”

*Advisor*: Chuanshu Ji.

*Placement*: Postdoc at Duke Univ. (Dept. of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics). - Beom-Seok Lee, “Sequential Monte Carlo Methods in Computational Finance.”

*Advisor*: Chuanshu Ji.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama.

**2002**

- Dan Spitzner, “Regression Analysis, Inferential Alignment, and the Frenquentist-Bayesian Interface.”

*Advisor*: Richard Smith.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia - Zhengjun Zhang, “Multivariate Extremes, Max-Stable Process Estimation and Dynamic Financial Modeling.”

*Advisor*: Richard Smith.

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin. - Xin Ge, “Bayesian Calibration of Stochastic Volatility Models in Computational Finance.”

*Advisor*: Chuanshu Ji.

*Placement*: Statistician and financial analyst at eBay.

- Guillaume Bonnet, “The Burgers Superprocess.”

*Advisor*: R. Adler.: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Placement

- John Johnson, “The Association Schemes of Codes, Fractional Factorial Designs, and Block Struct.”

*Advisor*:I. Chakravarti.: Programmer, SAS.

Placement

- Kouros Owzar, “Association in Bivariate Survival and Roc Models for Correlated Biomarkers.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen.

Placement: Duke Dept. of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

**2001**

- Hyemi Choi, “Central Limit Theory and Extremes of Random Fields.”

*Advisor*:M.R. Leadbetter. - Nicholas Locantore, “Elliptical Principal Component Analysis.”

*Advisor*: J. S. Marron.

*Placement*: Consultant, Insightful Corporation.

**2000**

- Anna Admirdjanova, “Topics in stochastic fluid dynamics.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur.

*Placement*: Department of Statistics, University of Michigan (2000-). - Amy Grady, “A higher order expansion for the joint density of the sum and the maximum with applications to the estimation of climatological trends.”

*Advisor*: Richard Smith

*Placement*: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Statistical Sciences. - Run-ze Li, “High-dimensional modeling via nonconcave penalized liklihood and local likelihood.”

*Advisors*: J. Fan and J.S. Marron.

*Placement*: Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University. - Georgios Skoulakis, “Superprocesses over a stochastic flow.”

*Advisor*: R. Adler - Greg Spaniolo, “Rice’s formula and palm probabilities with applications to structural reliability.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter - Chunming Zhang, “Topics in generalized likelihood ratio test.”

*Advisor*: J. Fan

*Placement*: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin.

**1999**

- Robert Derr, “Statistical modeling of microstruture with applications to effective property computation in Materials Science.”

*Advisor*: C. Ji.

Placement: SAS - Jin Ting Zhang, “Smoothed functional data analysis.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron and J. Fan.

Placement: National University of Singapore

**1998**

- William Duckworth, “Codes, designs and distance.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti. - Michael Marion, “Asymptotics for conditional U-statistics with applications.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen.

**1997**

- Amites Dasgupta, “Fractional Brownian motion: Its properties and applications to stochastic integration.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Martin S. King, “Local likelihood and local partial likelihood in hazard regression.”

*Advisor*: J. Fan. - Sheng Kuei Lin, “Test of significance when the data are curves.”

*Advisor*: J. Fan. - Pranab Kumar Mandal, “Topics in stochastic nonlinear filtering.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Aluisio De Souza Pinheiro, “Multi-resolution analysis and applications in statistics.”

*Advisor*: C. Ji and B. Vidakovic.

**1996**

- Mark Farmen, “The smoothed bootstrap for variable bandwidth selection and some results in nonparametric logistic regression.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron and J. Fan. - Zhen-Wei Zhou, “Limiting behavior of the extrema of certain conditional sample functions and some applications.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen.

**1995**

- Li-Shan Huang, “On nonparametric estimation and goodness-of-fit.”

*Advisor*: J. Fan. - Yoon-Tai Kim, “Parameter estimation in stochastic partial differential equations and Wong-Zakai type theorems.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Elisabeti Kira, “Computational complexity of Markov chain Monte- Carlo methods and an inhomogeneous extension of spatial Markov point processes.”

*Advisor*: C. Ji. - Yi-Wen Ma, “On estimation of distortion in a binary symmetric channel.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons. - Li-Jian Yang, “Transformation – density estimation.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron.

**1994**

- Amarjit Budhiraja, “Multiple stochastic integrals with applications to experimental designs.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Ming-Yen Cheng, “Curve estimation with boundary considerations.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron and J. Fan. - Steven Garren, “Parametric and nonparametric modeling of data using sampling algorithms.”

*Advisor*: R.L. Smith. - Zhan-Qian Lu, “Estimating Lyapunov exponents in chaotic time series with locally weighted regression.”

*Advisor*: R.L. Smith. - Seokhoon Yun, “Extremes and threshold exceedances in higher order Markov chains with applications to ground-level ozone.”

*Advisor*: R.L. Smith.

**1993**

- Kamal Benchekroun, “Association-balanced arrays with applications to experimental design.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti. - Jason J. Brown, “A finite sampling plan, central limit theorem, and bootstrap algorithm for a homogeneous and isotropic random field on the 3-dimensional sphere.”

*Advisor*: E. Carlstein. - Robert Lund, “Some limiting and convergence rate results in the theory of dams.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Shubhabrata Das, “Restricted canonical correlations.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Ming Zhang, “Adaptive statistical analysis of repeated measurements designs.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Peggy Lynne Seymour, “Selection procedures for Gibbs-Markov random field texture models.”

*Advisor*: C. Ji.

**1992**

- David Baldwin, “Topics in the theory of stochastic processes taking values in the dual of a countably Hilbertian nuclear space.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Michael Sherman, “Subsampling and asymptotic normality for a general statistic from a random field.”

*Advisor*: E. Carlstein. - Jie Xiong, “Nuclear space-valued stochastic differential equations driven by Poisson random measures.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur.

**1991**

- Brian Aldershof, “Estimation of integrated squared density derivatives.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron. - Maria Brooks, “Bandwidth selection methods for kernel-estimators of the intensity functions of a nonhomogeneous Poisson process.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron. - Wen-Jene Ko, “A sequential clinical trials model for determining the best among three treatments with normal responses.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons. - Charu Krishnamoorthy, “Statistical analysis of boundaries: A nonparametric approach.”

*Advisor*: E. Carlstein. - Yingcai Su, “Sampling designs for estimation of regression coefficients and of a random process.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis.

**1990**

- John I. Crowell, “On sequential estimation of the renewal function, optimal block replacement policies and fixed-width confidence bands.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Michael R. Frey, “Capacity of the Poisson communication channel.”

*Advisor*: C.R. Baker. - S. Nandagopalan, “Multivariate extremes and estimation of the extremal index.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter. - Prakash Patil, “Automatic smoothing parameter selection in hazard rate estimation.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron. - Jian-Jian Ren, “On Hadamard differentiability and M-estimation in linear models.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Wei Wu, “Heavy tailed models: Bootstrapping the sample mean and stable dependence structure.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis/E. Carlstein.

**1989**

- Karim Benhenni, “Sampling designs for estimating integrals of stochastic processes.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - I-Feng Chao, “Capacity of Gaussian channels with jamming.”

*Advisor*: C.R. Baker. - Chih K. Chu, “Some results on nonparametric regression.”

*Advisor*: J.S. Marron. - Susan A. Murphy, “Time-dependent coefficients in a Cox-type regression model.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Miguel Nakamura, “Transformations to symmetry in the transform-both-sides regression model.”

*Advisor*: D. Ruppert. - Allen L. Roginsky, “On the central limit theorems for the renewal and cumulative processes.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Rajesh S. Selukar, “On estimation of Hilbert space valued parameters.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Arnold J. Stromberg, “Robust efficient estimation of nonlinear regression parameters.”

*Advisor*: D. Ruppert.

**1988**

- Christopher R. Palmer, “A clinical trials model for determining the best of three treatments having Bernoulli responses.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons. - Debapriya Sengupta, “Improved estimation in some nonregular situations.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Yin Yin, “Edgeworth expansion in tests concerning heteroscadisticity.”

*Advisor*: R.J. Carroll.

**1987**

- Ernestine E. Kettl, “Some applications of the transform-both-sides regression model.”

*Advisor*: R.J. Carroll. - Mauro S. Marques, “A study of Lebesgue decomposition of measures induced by stable processes.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - Ming-Tan Tsai, “Asymptotic optimality and distribution theory of nonparametric tests for restricted alternatives.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Xizhi Wu, “Bayes sequential testing: a direct and analytic approach.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons.

**1986**

- Marie Davidian, “Variance function estimation in heteroscedastic regression models.”

*Advisor*: R.J. Carroll. - Randall D. Tobias, “The algebra of a multi-stratum design and the application of its structure to analysis.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti.

**1985**

- Soren K. Christensen, “Linear stochastic differential equations on the dual of a countably Hilbert nuclear space with applications of neurophysiology.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Hans P. Hucke, “Estimation of continuous time Markov processes in a finitely additive white noise model.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Victor Perez-Abreu, “Product stochastic measures, multiple stochastic integrals and their extensions to nuclear space-valued processes.”

*Advisor*: G. Kallianpur. - Douglas G. Simpson, “Some contributions to robust inference for discrete probability models.”

*Advisor*: R.J. Carroll/D. Ruppert.

**1984**

- Tailen Hsing, “Point processes associated with extreme value theory.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter. - Byung Soo Kim, “Studies in multinomial mixture models.”

*Advisor*: B.H. Margolin.

**1982**

- Neil L. Gerr, “Exact Analysis of a Delayed Delta Modulator and an Adaptive Differential Pulse-code Modulator.”

*Advisor*Stamatis Cambanis*:* - John V. Castellana, “Nonparametric density estimation for stationary stochastic processes.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter. - Paul P. Gallo, “Properties of estimators in errors-in-variables regression models.”

*Advisor*: R.J. Carroll. - Kenneth J. Risko, “Binomial population selection procedures for fixed unequal sampling costs.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Chung Y. Suen, “On construction of balanced factorial experiments.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti.

**1981**

- Catherine T. Burton, “Automorphism groups of balanced incomplete block designs and their use in statistical model construction and analysis.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti. - Bruce J. Collings, “The negative binomial distribution: An alternative to the Poisson.”

*Advisor*: B.H. Margolin. - David A. Kikuchi, “An asymptotic expansion of the distribution of the weighted-difference classification criterion for discrimination of two and three multivariate populations.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - Emily S. Murphree, “Transient cumulative processes.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Ying C. So, “Some aspects of sequential multiple comparisons.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Diane E. Wold, “On smooth estimation of the renewal density.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter.

**1980**

- Muhammad K. Habib, “Sampling representations and approximations.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - Ian W. Mc Keague, “Covariance operators and their applications in probability and information theory.”

*Advisor*: C.R. Baker. - John R. Schoenfelder, “Analysis of covariance matching.”

*Advisor*: D. Quade.

**1979**

- Vernon M. Chinchilli, “Rank tests for restricted alternative problems in multivariate analysis.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Gordon J. Johnston, “Smooth nonparametric regression analysis.”

*Advisor*: R.J. Carroll. - Donna K. Mc Clish, “On queues and stores with nonhomogeneous inputs.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Louis R. Moore, “Quantile estimation in regenerative processes.”

*Advisor*: G. Fishman. - Marva H. Moore, “Statistical analysis of changes in mortality patterns with references to actuarial functions.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - Donna L. Watts, “Towards reconstruction of an unpaired random sample.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti/N.L. Johnson.

**1978**

- Joseph C. Gardiner, “Weak convergence of progressively censored likelihood ratio processes.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons/P.K. Semn. - Robert N. Rodriguez, “Superposition and approximation in renewal theory.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Carol B. Schoenfelder, “Random designs for estimated integrals of stochastic processes.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - Johnny Y. Tsong, “Limiting behavior of certain continuous time-parameter stochastic processes and their applications.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen.

**1977**

- Chin Fei Hsu, “Tests for finite mixtures of distributions.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - Grady W. Miller, “Some results on symmetric stable distributions and processes.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - Yong W. Nam, “A new generalization of James and Stein’s estimators in multiple linear regressions.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti/N.L. Johnson. - J.H. Vernon Watts, “Limit theorems and representations for order statistics from dependent sequences.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter.

**1976**

- Hoi M. Leung, “Bounds and the evaluation of rate distortion functions.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - Kiang Liu, “Distribution functions on partially ordered spaces.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons. - Carlos B. Segami, “Power series distributions, a dual class and some extensions.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons/N.L. Johnson. - S. Lynne Stokes, “An investigation of the consequences of ranked set sampling.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - Joseph J. Walker, “Some statistical procedures based on distances.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson/I.M. Chakravarti.

**1975**

- Steel T. Huang, “Nonlinear analysis of spherically invariant processes and its ramifications.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - Lynn Weidman, “Design and analysis of serial experiments.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti. - Nicholas I. Fisher, “The theory of unbiased estimation for some nonparametric families of probability measures.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding.

**1974**

- Charles H. Alexander, “Statistical tests based on the Levy and Prokhorov metrics.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons. - Jerren A. Gould, “Automata in environments.”

*Advisor*: E.J. Wegman.

**1973**

- Helen T. Bhattacharyya, “On some nonparametric estimations of scale and large sample distribution of sample median adjusted rank order statistics.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - Nanak Chand, “Sequential tests of composite hypotheses.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - Hylton I. Davies, “On the sequential estimation of a probability density function.”

*Advisor*: E.J. Wegman. - Colin E. Jeffcoat, “Some related queueing models with dependent service and inter-arrival times.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Alan J. Lee, “Some results in the theory of stochastic processes.”

*Advisor*: S. Cambanis. - Judith R. O’Fallon, “Discriminant analysis under truncation.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson.

**1972**

- Antonio F. Gualtierotti, “Some problems related to equivalence of measures: Extension of cylinder set measures and a martingale transformation.”

*Advisor*: C.R. Baker. - Vinod P. Manglik, “On some binary search systems useful in the theory of random search.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti. - Flavio W. Rodrigues, “Some structural relationships between weak convergence of probability measures and convergence in probability.”

*Advisor*: G. Simons. - N. Vijayaditya, “Combinatorial information retrieval schemes.”

*Advisor*: T.A. Dowling.

**1971**

- Sujit K. Basu, “Improved density versions of the central limit theorem.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Thomas M. Gerig, “Nonparametric estimation and testing procedures and multivariate two-way layouts.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Kalyan Dutta, “On the asymptotic properties of some robust estimators in certain multivariate stationary autoregressive processes.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Samuel M. Heft, “Spreads in projective geometry and associated designs.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose.

**1970**

- David G. Kleinbaum, “Estimation and testing hypotheses for generalized multivariate linear models.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson/J. Grizzle. - Lawrence L. Kupper, “Optimal response surface techniques using applied statistics, Fourier series and spherical harmonics.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti. - Frederick Six, “Residuals and nonstandard order statistics.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Raymond N. Sproule, “A sequential fixed-width confidence interval for the mean of a U-statistic.”

*Advisor*: W.J. Hall. - Edward W. Weissner, “Multiple branching processes on random environments.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith.

**1969**

- James W. Cole, “Multivariate analysis of variance using patterned covariance matrices.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson and J. Grizzle. - Malay Ghosh, “Asymptotically optimal nonparametric tests for miscellaneous problems of linear regression.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen. - Prakash C. Joshi, “Some contributions to order statistics.”

*Advisor*: H.A. David. - Jon R. Kettenring, “Canonical analysis of several sets of variables.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - Robert L. Obenchain, “Rank tests invariant only under linear transformations.”

*Advisor*: P.K. Sen and N.L. Johnson. - Campbell B. Read, “On minimizing the risk in certain sequential tests for known or unknown costs.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson. - K.V. Suryanarayana, “Contributions to partially balanced weighing designs.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti. - Pierre Robillard, “Combinatorial problems in the theory of factorial designs and error correcting codes.”

*Advisor*: I.M. Chakravarti.

**1968**

- Jeffrey J. Hunter, “On the renewal density matrix of semi-Markov processes.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Gary G. Koch, “The design of combinatorial information retrieval systems for files with multiple-valued attributions.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - W. Kenneth Poole, “Some aspects of linear prediction in stationary time series.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Kempton J.C. Smith, “Majority decodable codes derived from finite geometrics.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - William E. Wilkinson, “Branching processes in stochastic environments.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith.

**1967**

- Thomas A. Dowling, “Construction of codes for the Gaussian channel.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Richard M. Meyer, “Some Poisson-type limit theorems for sequences of dependent `rare’ events, with applications.”

*Advisor*: W.J. Hall. - W. Michael O’Fallon, “A stochastic model for DNA synthesis.”

*Advisor*: H.R. van der Vaart and W.J. Hall. - Robert J. Serfling, “Contributions to central limit theory for dependent variables.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter.

**1966**

- Robert E. Bohrer, “On Bayes sequential design of experiments.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - J. George Caldwell, “Construction of variable-length error-correcting codes.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Jonathan D. Cryer, “Normal stochastic processes.”

*Advisor*: M.R. Leadbetter - Jamie J. Goode, “Asymptotically efficient competitors to the maximum likelihood estimators.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - David G. Herr, “Asymptotically optimal tests for an exponential family of distributions.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - David G. Hoel, “Properties of sequential tests when the conditions for standard approximate formulae are not satisfied.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson.

**1964**

- Robert C. Burton, “An application of convex sets to the construction of error correcting codes and factorial designs.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Meckinley Scott, “A study of some single-counter queueing processes.”

*Advisor*: P. Naor. - Ismail N. Shimi, “Inventory problems concerning compound products.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Gideon J. Van Zyl, “Inventory control for perishable commodities.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith/W.J. Hall.

**1963**

- Somesh Das Gupta, “Some problems in classification.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - M. Ross Leadbetter, “On the nonparametric estimation of probability densities.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Govind S. Mudholkar, “Some contributions to the theory of univariate and multivariate statistical analysis.”

*Advisor*: W.J. Hall. - Melvin R. Novick, “A Bayesian indifference procedure.”

*Advisor*: W.J. Hall. - Sudhindra Ray, “Some sequential Bayes procedures for comparing two binomial parameters when observations are taken in pairs.”

*Advisor*: W.J. Hall. - Charles D. Roberts, “An asymptotically optimal sequential design for comparing several experimental categories with a standard or control.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - William G. Warren, “Contributions to the study of spatial point processes.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith.

**1962**

- John W. Adams, “Autoregressive models and testing of hypotheses associated with these models.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Sigmund J. Amster, “A modified Bayes stopping rule.”

*Advisor*: W.J. Hall. - Alan J. Gross, “On the construction of burst-error-correcting codes.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Yashawande S. Sathe, “Studies in certain types of nonparametric inference.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Jagdish N. Srivastava, “Contributions to the construction and analysis of designs.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - R. Emerson Thomas, “Preemptive disciplines for queues and stores.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith.

**1961**

- Richard P. Bland, “A minimum average risk solution to the problem of finding the largest mean.”

*Advisor*: D.B. Duncan. - Alfred Descloux, “On the covariance between the number of offered and the number of overflow requests in systems with limited capacity.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Vrudhula Murthy, “On the general renewal process.”

*Advisor*: W.L. Smith. - Manibhai S. Patel, “Investigations on factorial designs.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose.

**1960**

- Wadie F. Mikhail, “On the monotonicity and admissibility of some tests in multivariate analysis.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Dana E. Quade, “The asymptotic power of the Kolmogorov tests of goodness-of-fit.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Wyman Richardson, “Asymptotic methods of evaluating integral a to infinity f(x)dx.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - E. Webb Stacy, “An estimate of correlation corrected for mathematics attenuation and its distribution.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling.

**1959**

- Vasant P. Bhapkar, “Contributions to the statistical analysis of experiments with one or more responses.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Whitfield Cobb, “Studies in univariate and multivariate variance components analysis connected with sampling from a finite population.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Dwijendra K. Ray-Chaudhuri, “On the application of the geometry of quadrics to the construction of partially balanced incomplete block designs and error correcting binary codes.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Donald L. Richter, “Two-stage experiments for estimating a common mean.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding.

**1958**

- Rolf Bargman, “A study of independence and dependence in multivariate normal analysis.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Earl L. Diamond, “Asymptotic power and independence of certain classes of tests on categorical data.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Norman R. Draper, “Investigation of response surface designs.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Roy R. Kuebler, “On the construction of a class of error-correcting binary signaling codes.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Richard F. Potthoff, “Multi-dimensional incomplete block designs.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy.

**1957**

- Richard L. Carter, “New designs for the exploration of response surfaces.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Thomas G. Donnelly, “A family of sequential tests.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Ramanathan Gnanadesikan, “Contributions to multivariate analysis including univariate and multivariate variance components analysis and factor analysis.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Mohammad Iqbal, “On the classification statistic of Wold.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - Mohammed Siddiqui, “Distributions of some serial correlation coefficients.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - James W. Walker, “Optimal decomposition of a sample space for estimation based on group data.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling.

**1956**

- Shanti S. Gupta, “On a decision rule for a problem in ranking means.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - William G. Howe, “Some contributions to factor analysis.”

*Advisor*: G. Nicholson. - Jon H. Mac Kay, “On the efficiency of certain tests for 2×2 tables.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Sujit K. Mitra, “Contributions to the statistical analysis of categorical data.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Joan R. Rosenblatt, “On a class of nonparametric tests.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - John W. Wilkinson, “Analysis of paired comparison designs with incomplete repetitions.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose.

**1955**

- Donald L. Burkholder, “On a certain class of stochastic approximation processes.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Seymour Geisser, “On the exact distributions of certain statistics related to the mean square successive difference.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - William J. Hall, “Most economical multiple-decision rules.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding.

**1954**

- Isadore Blumen, “The estimation of the means of the multivariate normal distribution: Minimax solutions.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - K.C. Sreedharan Pillai, “On some distribution problems in multivariate analysis.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Koduvayur Ramachandran, “On certain tests and the monotonicity of their powers.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Morris Skibinsky, “Some properties of a Bayes two-stage test for the mean.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Jacques St. Pierre, “Distribution of linear contrasts of order statistics.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Kiron C. Seal, “On a class of decision procedures for ranking means.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - William A. Thompson, “On the ratio of variances in the mixed incomplete block model.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose.

**1953**

- James F. Hannan, “Asymptotic solutions of compound decision problems.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Tadepalli Narayana, “Sequential procedures in probit analysis.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - James Pachares, “On the distribution of quadratic forms.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Paul N. Somerville, “Some problems of optimum sampling.”

*Advisor*: N.L. Johnson.

**1952**

- Willard H. Clatworthy, “Partially balanced incomplete block designs with r < k.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Meyer Dwass, “On the large sample power of certain rank order tests.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding. - Sudhish G. Ghurye, “Some problems in the theory of stochastic difference equations.”

*Advisor*: H. Robbins.

**1951**

- William S. Connor, “The structure of balanced incomplete block designs and the impossibility of certain unsymmetrical cases.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Gopinath Kallianpur, “Some topics in the theory of stochastic processes.”

*Advisor*: H. Robbins. - Ingram Olkin, “On distribution problems in multivariate analysis.”

*Advisor*: S.N. Roy. - Milton E. Terry, “Some rank order tests which are most powerful against specific parametric alternatives.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling.

**1950**

- R. Raj Bahadur, “On a class of decision problems in the theory of R populations.”

*Advisor*: H. Robbins. - Kenneth A. Bush, “Orthogonal arrays.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Max Halperin, “Estimation in truncated sampling processes.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - Sharad C. Shrikhande, “Construction of partially balanced designs and related problems.”

*Advisor*: R.C. Bose. - Shantilal A. Vora, “Bounds on the distribution of chi-square.”

*Advisor*: W. Hoeffding.

**1949**

- Ralph A. Bradley, “Sampling distribution for non-normal inverses.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - Uttam Chand, “On certain composite hypotheses concerning regression coefficients and means.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling.

**1948**

- Dwarka N. Nanda, “Some contributions to the theory of multivariate analysis.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling. - George E. Nicholson, “The application of a regression equation to a new sample.”

*Advisor*: H. Hotelling.