Alumni

The Department of Statistics at Western Michigan University has many successful alumni  who have been awarded a Ph.D. in statistics. Listed below are the year of graduation, dissertation title and current employers of our graduates.Graduates on commencement day

  • Chenyang Shi, 2017, "Spatial Analysis of Time Between Consecutive Dental and Well-Child Visits for Foster Care Youth". MMS Holdings Inc.
  • Shaofeng Zheng, 2017, "Development of Traditional and Rank-based Algorithms for Linear Models with Autoregressive Error Terms and Logistic Regression with Spatially and Temporally Varying Effects". Ford Motor Company.
  • Nichole Andrews, 2017, "Subgroup Analysis and Growth Curve Models for Longitudinal Data".
  • Bradford Dykes, 2016, Some Nonparametric Order-Restricted Inference Problems in the Context of a Statistical Education Study". Husson University.
  • Robert Flikkema, 2016, "Statistical Methodology for Data with Multiple Limits of Detection". Premier Research. 
  • James Dzikunu, 2016, "Bayesian Rank Based Methods for Linear and Generalized Linear Models".
  • Libertie Mantilla, 2016, "Comparison of Medians Using Multivariate Mixed Design Data", Mérieux NutriSciences, Chicago IL.
  • Robert McNutt, 2015, "Bivariate Zero Inflated Negative Binomial Regression on a Lattice having Spatial Random Effects". 
  • Barbie Bugna, 2015, "Poisson versus negative binomial regression in the analysis of count data ", Experis.
  • Yuanyuan Shao, 2015, "Rank Based Procedures for Ordered Alternative Models".
  • Jaime Burgos, 2014, "Multivariate autoregressive time series using Schweppe weighted Wilcoxon estimates", Capital One Bank.
  • Benedict Dormitorio, 2014, "Comparison of hazard, odds and risk ratio in the two-sample survival problem", PAREXEL.
  • Haolai (Lincoln) Jiang, 2014, "Inference on Differences in k Means for Data with Excess Zeros and Detection Limits", Travelers Insurance.
  • Mona Aldualij, 2013, "A Computational Method for Estimating and Finding the Confidence Interval of the Ratio of the Scale Parameters in the Two- Sample Problem", Princess Noura University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Tamer Elbayoumi, 2013, "A Robust Estimate for Bifurcating Autoregressive Model with Application to Cell Lineage Data", Oklahoma State University.
  • Casey Jelsema, 2013, "Estimation and Inference for Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Mixed Effects Models", NIH.
  • Yusuf Bilgic, 2012, "Rank Based Estimation and Prediction for Mixed Effects Models in Nested Designs", SUNY- Geneseo.
  • Gilbert Muma, 2012, "A New Nonparametric Test for Umbrella Alternatives", Astellas Pharma US.
  • Therawat Wisadrattanapong, 2011, "Robust Nonparametric Methods for Regression to the Mean Model", Prosper Engineering Co., Ltd, Thailand.
  • Gabriel A. Okyere, 2011, "Robust Adaptive Scheme for Linear Mixed Models", Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghana.
  • Kuanwong Watcharotone, 2010, "On Robustification of Some Procedures Used in Analysis of Covariance," University of Michigan
  • Scott Kosten, 2010, "Robust Interval Estimation of a Treatment Effect in Observational Studies using Propensity Score Matching," QST Consultations.
  • Karen Villarente Rosales, 2010, "Confidence Intervals and Tests on the Difference of Means of Two Delta Distributions", MMS Holdings, Inc.
  • Matt Rosales, 2009, "Robustness of Confidence Intervals for the Mean of Delta Distribution," Astellas Pharma.
  • Kira Tena, 2009, "Test Procedures for Equality of Two Variances in Delta Distributions," Zoetis.
  • Srinand Nandakumar, 2009, "Statistical Procedures for Bioequivalence Analysis," Quintiles.
  • Eric Nantz, 2009, "Testing Equality of Competing Risks of Patient Discontinuation Across Multiple Disease States," Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Themba Nyirenda, 2009, "Heteroscedastic Linear Model Estimation Based on Ranks: An Iterated Reweighted Least Squares," Hackensack University Medical Center.
  • Oluwagbohunmi Awosoga, 2009, "Meta Analyses of Multiple Baseline Time Series Design Intervention Models for Dependent and Independent Series, " University of Lethbridge, Canada.
  • Annie Tordilla, 2009, "An Adaptive Procedure Based on the Logrank and Wilcoxon Two-sample Tests in Survival Analysis," AstraZeneca.
  • Ronald Pimentel, 2009, "Kendall's Tau and Spearman's Rho for Zero Inflated Data," MMS Holdings Inc.
  • Marwan Daoud, 2007, "Extensions of Two-Part Tests to Compare K Independent Populations," Wayne State School of Medicine.
  • Ruvie Martinez, 2007, "Diagnostics for Choosing Between Log-rank and Wilcoxon Tests," Novartis.
  • Hend Ouda, 2006, "New Tests of Univariate Symmetry Based on the Gini Mean Difference," Helwan University, Egypt.
  • Sauwanit Ratanaruamkarn, 2006, "New Estimators of a Circular Median," , Surindra Rajabhat University, Thailand.
  • Rebecca C. Scherzer, 2005, "Testing Procedures for Group Sequential Clinical Trials with Multiple Survival Endpoints," University of California, San Francisco.
  • John Kloke, 2005, "Rank-Based Methods for Repeated Measures Data Under Exchangeable Errors," University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • Ahmed N. Albatineh, 2004, "On Similarity Measures for Cluster Analysis," Florida International University.
  • Majda Salman, 2004, "Affine Equivariant Multivariate Rank-based and Generalized Rank Regression," University of Bahrain.
  • John E. Daniels, 2003, "Determination of Spatial Strata for Environmental Regulatory Purposes," Central Michigan University.
  • Jason C. Parcon, 2003, "Spearman Rank Regression," PepsiCo.
  • Feridun Tasdan, 2003, "A Robust Two-Sample Procedure to Estimate a Shift Parameter," Western Illinois University.
  • Suha Sari, 2003, "A New Graphical Approach on the Analysis of Experimental Data," Emergent BioSolutions.
  • Ali Shomrani, 2003, "A Comparison of Different Schemes for Selecting and Estimating Score Functions Based on Residuals," King Saud University.
  • Abou El-Makarim Abd El-Alim Aboueissa, 2002, "New Statistical Methods For The Estimation Of the Mean And Standard Deviation From Normally Distributed Censored Distibutions," University of South Maine.
  • Asheber Abebe, 2002, "Nonlinear Regression Based on Ranks," Auburn University.
  • Kimberly Crimin, 2002, "Visualization Methods: A Comparative Study of New, Traditional and Robust Procedures," Novartis.
  • Diana Cucos, 2002, "On Rank-Based Considerations for Generalized Linear Models and Generalized Estimating Equations Models," PharmaNet/I3.
  • Kirk Anderson, 2002, "Robust Residuals and Diagnostics in Autoregressive Time Series," Grand Valley State University.
  • Boyd Hanson, 2001, "Comparison of Methods for Detection of Qualitative Interaction in Multicenter Trials," BioMarin
  • David Zeitler, 2001, "Empirical Spectral Analysis of Random Number Generators," Grand Valley State University.
  • Daniel Cheung, 1997, State Farm Ins. Agency.
  • Jeffrey Terpstra, 1997, "A Robust Estimate for an Autoregressive Time Series." Western Michigan University.
  • Mei Huang Wang, 1996, "Statistical Graphics: Applications to the R and GR Methods in Linear Models".
  • Stavros Pouloukas, 1994, "Comparisons of Several Medians in a Lognormal K-Sample Context where some Data may be Left-Censored," University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • William Chang, 1994, "High Breakdown Rank-Based Estimates for Linear Models," Johnson & Johnson.
  • Scott D. McKnight, 1994, "A Bootstrap Method to Analyze an Intervention Model with Autoregressive Error Terms," Michigan State Government.
  • Sherry Dixon, 1993, "Rank-Based Procedures in the Heteroscedastic Linear Model." Center for National Safe-Lead Housing.
  • Kimberly Perry, 1992, "A Critical Examination of the Use of Preliminary Tests in Two-Sample Tests of Location," Innovative Analytics.
  • Hung-ir Li, 1991, "Rank Procedures for the Linear Model, " Allergan.
  • Lee Witt, 1989, "Coefficients of Multiple Determination Based on Rank Estimates," Davenport University.
  • Sudhakar H. Rao, 1989, "Measures of Partial Association Based on Rank Estimates," Johnson and Johnson.
  • James B. Davis, 1987, "Robust Rank Analysis for Multivariate Linear Models," Radford University.
  • Thomas J. Vidmar, 1986, "Design and Analysis of Drug Combination Experiments," Pfizer, Inc.