Research

As a learner-centered and discovery-driven institution, Western Michigan University values the research of its faculty. The following lists the research interests of faculty members in the Department of Statistics.

Nichole Andrews

  • Statistics education

Hyunkeun Ryan Cho

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Missing data
  • Nonparametric models
  • Mixed models
  • Quantile regression
  • Model selection
  • Empirical likelihood
  • Personalized medicine
  • Statistical consulting

Bradford Dykes

  • Statistical education
  • Impact of online course management systems in improving student learning

Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj

  • Dependence
  • Classification
  • Categorical data
  • Zero-inflated distribution

Joshua D. Naranjo

  • Robust regression, regression effect, and diagnostics for method selection
  • Teaching preferences include linear models and applied statistics

Georgiana Onicescu, Ph.D.

  • Spatial survival and spatio-temporal modeling
  • Clinical, translational epidemiological studies 

Jeff Terpstra

  • Nonparametric and robust statistics in the areas of time series analysis
  • Order restricted inference
  • Ranked set sampling

Jung Chao Wang

  • Design of experiments
  • Quality and productivity improvement
  • Statistical computing and graphics