# Statistics

## Faculty

### Jonathan Graham

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1995- Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Modeling the Spatial Pattern of Disease Spread in Bell Pepper,
*Proceedings of the 1996 Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture*, pp. 91-108, April 1997. - Autologistic Model of Spatial Pattern of Phytophthova Epidemic in Bell Pepper: Effects of Soil Variables on Disease Presence, with M.L. Gumpertz and J.B. Ristaino,
*Journal of Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Statistics*, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 131-156, 1997.

### David Patterson

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1984

- Constrained Discriminant Analysis via 0/1 Mixed Integer Programming, with R. Gallagher and E. Lee,
*Annals of Operations Research*, 74, 65-88 (1997). - Power of Sign Surveys to Monitor Population Trend, with K. Kendall, L. Metzgar and B. Steele,
*Ecological Applications*, 2(4), 422-430 (1992).

### Brian Steele

Ph.D., The University of Montana, 1995

- Ideal Bootstrap Estimation of Expected Prediction Error for k-Nearest Neighbor Classifiers: Applications for Classification and Error Assessment, with D. Patterson, accepted by
*Statistics and Computing*. - Estimation and Mapping of Misclassification Probabilities for Thematic Land Cover Maps, with J.C. Winne and R.L. Redmond,
*Remote Sensing and Environment*, 66, 192-202, (1998). - A Modified EM Algorithm for Estimation in Generalized Mixed Models,
*Biometrics*, 52, 1295-1310, (1996).

## Faculty Emeriti

### Rudy Gideon

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1970.

- Currently preparing 1/2 day workshop for the August ASA meeting on the general use of correlation coefficients in statistical estimation.
- A Rank Correlation Coefficient Resistant to Outliers,
*JASA*, Vol. 82 (1987), no. 398, pp. 656-666. - The Nonparametric Correlation Coefficient as a Comprehensive Robust Statistical Tool, a talk in an invited speaker session, Western Regional Meeting of IMS,
*Biometric Society*, June 1994.

### Don Loftsgaarden

Ph.D., Montana State University, 1964

- Statistical Abstract of Undergraduate Programs in the Mathematical Sciences in the United States, Fall 1995 CBMS Survey, with Donald C. Rung and Anne E. Watkins,
*MAA Reports No. 2, The Mathematical Association of America*, 1997, 189 pages. Funded by the National Science Foundation. - Statistical Abstract of Undergraduate Programs in the Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science in the United States, 1990-1991 CBMS Survey, with Donald Albers, Donald Rung and Anne Watkins,
*MAA Notes No. 23, The Mathematical Association of America*, 1992, 173 pages. Funded by the National Science Foundation. - Constructing and Testing Logistic Regression Models for Binary Data: Applications to the National Fire Danger Rating System, with Patricia Andrews, May 1992, 36 pages. U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, General Technical Report INT-286.