Peter H. Westfall
 

Education

Ph.D. in Statistics, University of California at Davis, 1983.
B.S. in Mathematics, University of California at Davis, 1979.


Current Position:

James and Marguerite Niver and Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Statistics, Area of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Rawls College of Business Administration,  Texas Tech University.

Other Positions:

July 2001 to August 2001 – Research Fellow at Pfizer, New London, CT
May 1999 to August 1999, July 2000 to August 2000 - Research Fellow at Glaxo-Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
September 1989 to 1994 - Associate Professor of Statistics, Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Texas Tech University.
September 1983 to 1989 - Assistant Professor of Statistics, Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Texas Tech University.
Statistical Consultant for Pharmaceutical Companies (Merck & Co., Abbott, Marion Merrel Dow, Upjohn, Glaxo), 1988-present.
Faculty employee in the Battelle Summer Faculty Research and Engineering Program, June 1986-August 1986. Stationed in the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio.
 

Major Disciplines:

Statistics, Statistical Methodology, Statistical Consulting, Statistical Software Development (I am principal developer of PROC MULTTEST of SAS, and have developed a clinical trials software simulation system, Westfall et al, 2008), Data Mining, Business Intelligence.

 

Prizes, Honors

2012: Distinguished Technical Communication Award from the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, for Westfall,P., Tobias, R. and Wolfinger, R. (2011). Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests Using SAS (2nd Ed.), SAS® Press, Cary, NC.; also Award of Merit in the 2012 International Summit Awards for the Society for Technical Communication.
2012: SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9: Regression and Modeling
2007: Texas Tech College of Business Administration Outstanding Research Award.
2006: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2005: Excellence in Continuing Education Award, American Statistical Association.
2002: Awarded Paul Whitfield Horn Professorship.
2002: Awarded James and Marguerite Niver Professorship.
2000: Academic Achievement Award, Texas Tech University.
2000: Texas Tech Outstanding Research Award.
1999: Texas Tech University Excellence in Teaching award for the College of Business Administration.
1997: Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
1997: Honorable Mention in the "Statistics, Data Analysis, and Modeling" Section, SAS User's Group International Conference.
1991: Outstanding Statistical Application, American Statistical Association.
1990: College of Business Administration Research Award.
1989: Best Contributed Paper, Statistics and Statistical Graphics Subsection, SAS User's Group International Conference.
1988: Texas Tech University Excellence in Teaching award for the College of Business Administration.

Professional Organizations

American Statistical Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Institute for Mathematical Statistics
 

Media Presentations

On Bloomberg Television, April 28, 2008, about Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a2I43.esd0oc , on the influence of rare events on financial markets.

On The Center for Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), November 14, 2008, “Meet the Methodologist.”

In Forbes.com (alongside Nobel Laureate Robert Engle), January 14, 2009, again about Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0202/020.html.

In the Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2009, in the “Numbers Guy” (Carl Bialik) column, on coincidences in world events.  Print version: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123612666324824087.html;  Expanded online version http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/the-crash-calculations-621/ .


Selected Professional Service Activities

Co-hosted the 2013 Rawls College Big Data Symposium, March 1, 2013
Assisted SAS Institute to develop the Base Statistical Business Analyst Certification Exam, 3/2012
Chair of Search Committee for Editor of The American Statistician, 2011.
Chair of Statistics Education Section for the Joint Statistical Meetings, 2009.
Editor, The American Statistician, 2006-2008.
Co-Guest Editor (with A. Tamhane), Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2004, 125.
Co-Guest Editor (with A. Tamhane), Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 2003, 13(4).
Associate editor, The American Statistician, 2000-2005.
Associate editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2003-2006.


Teaching Experience

Advanced Statistical Methods
Regression Analysis 
Multivariate Analysis 
Mathematical Statistics
Data Mining
Honors Business Statistics
Elementary Business Statistics - including managing and teaching of large sections
MBA Statistics


Research and Publication

Books

  1. Westfall, P.H. and Henning, K.S.S. (2013). Understanding Advanced Statistical Methods, Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science Series, Boca Raton (543 pages).
  2. Westfall,P., Tobias, R. and Wolfinger, R. (2011). Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests Using SAS (2nd Ed.), SAS® Press, Cary, NC. (Winner of the Distinguished Technical Communication Award from the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, for “Clearly superior work that applies the principle of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly in the way it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.” Also winner of Award of Merit in the 2012 International Summit Awards for the Society for Technical Communication.)
  3. Bretz, F., Hothorn, T., and Westfall, P. (2010). Multiple Comparisons with R. Chapman and Hall, Boca Raton.
  4. Westfall, P.H. and Tobias, R. (2000). Exercises to Accompany "Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests Using the SAS® System" , SAS® Institute Inc. Books by Users.
  5. Westfall,P.H., Tobias,R., Rom,D., Wolfinger, R., and Hochberg, Y. (1999).   Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests using the SAS® System, SAS® Institute Inc. Books by Users.
  6. Westfall,P.H. and Young, S.S.(1993), Resampling-Based Multiple Testing: Examples and Methods for P-Value Adjustment. Wiley, New York.

Articles in Journals

  1. Meixell, M.J., Kenyon, G.N., and Westfall, P.H. (2014) "The effects of production outsourcing on factory cost performance: an empirical study", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25, 750-774.
  2. Westfall, P.H. (2014). Kurtosis as Peakedness, 1905 – 2014. R.I.P. The American Statistician, 68, 191–195.
  3. Michele Donato, Zhonghui Xu, Alin Tomoiaga, James G. Granneman, Robert G. MacKenzie, Riyue Bao, Nandor Gabor Than, Peter H. Westfall, Roberto Romero, Sorin Draghic (2013).  Analysis and correction of crosstalk effects in pathway analysis, Genome Research, Nov 23(11):1885–93.  As of 2013, Genome Research has an impact factor of 14.397 and is in the top 1% of ISI journals.  
  4. Westfall, P.H., Bretz, F. and Tobias, R.D. (2013). Directional Error Rates of Closed Testing Procedures. Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research  5, 345 – 355.
  5. Troendle, J., Yu, K., Westfall, P., Pennello, G. and Schisterman, E. (2012). Comparing the Expected Misclassification Cost for Two Classifiers Based on Estimates from the Same Sample, Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research 4, 301 – 312.
  6. Westfall, P.H. (2011). Discussion of “Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research” by J. J. Goeman and A. Solari, Statistical Science 26, 604–607.
  7. Westfall, P.H., Henning, K.S.S., and Howell, R.D. (2012).  The Effect of Error Correlation on Interfactor Correlation in Psychometric Measurement, Structural Equation Modeling 19, 99–117.
  8. Benson, D.H., Hansen, H., and Westfall, P.H. (2013).  Executing the Innocent. Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, Volume 3, Number 2 (24 pages).
  9. Westfall, P.H. (2011).  On Using the Bootstrap for Multiple Comparisons.  Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 21, 1187–1205.
  10. Troendle, J.F. and Westfall, P.H. (2011).  Permutational Multiple Testing Adjustments with Multivariate Multiple Group Data, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 141, 2021–2029.
  11. Westfall, P.H. and Manage, A. (2011).  How Well Do Multiple Testing Methods Scale Up when both n and k Increase? Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 21, 583594.
  12. Westfall, P.H. (2011).  Improving Power by Dichotomizing (Even Under Normality), Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research 3, 353–362. (Chosen as the only paper for “Free ASA Journal Article Download,” from this issue of SBR, 5/2011.)
  13. Westfall, P.H. (2010). Comment on “Correlated z-Values and the Accuracy of Large-Scale Statistical Estimates” by Bradley Efron,  Journal of the American Statistical Association 105, 1063–1066 (Efron’s article and the comments were chosen as lead articles for the JASA Theory and Methods section, and as a JASA “Featured Article” for this issue).
  14. Westfall, P.H., Troendle, J.F. and Pennello, G. (2010).  Multiple McNemar Tests.  Biometrics 66, 1185–1191.
  15. Lu, Y., and Westfall, P. (2009).  Is Bonferroni Admissible for Large mAmerican Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Vol. 29 (1&2), 51–69.
  16. Westfall, P.H. (2008).  The Benjamini-Hochberg Method with Infinitely Many Contrasts in Linear Models, Biometrika 95, 709–719.
  17. Westfall, P.H. (2008). ROC and FDR: Similarities, Assumptions, and Decisions, Statistica Sinica 18, 811–816.
  18. Westfall, P.H. and Troendle, J.F. (2008).  Multiple Testing with Minimal Assumptions, Biometrical Journal 50, 745–755.
  19. Westfall P.H., Tsai K., Ogenstad S., Tomoiaga A., Moseley S., and Lu Y. (2008).  Clinical Trials Simulation: A Statistical Approach. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 18, 611–630.
  20. Hothorn, T., Bretz, F., and Westfall, P. (2008).  Simultaneous Inference in General Parametric Models, Biometrical Journal 50(3), 346–363.
  21. Westfall, P.H. and Tobias, R.D. (2007).  Multiple Testing of General Contrasts:  Truncated Closure and the Extended Shaffer-Royen Method, Journal of the American Statistical Association 102: 487–494.
  22. Westfall, P., Hoffman, J., and Xia, J. (2007).  Joint Analysis of Multiple Categorical Dependent Variables in Organizational Research.  Organizational Research Methods 10(4), 673–688.
  23. Dmitrienko, A., Wiens, B. and Westfall, P. (2006). Fallback Tests in Dose Response Clinical Trials, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 16, 745–755.
  24. Westfall, P. and Young, S.S. (2005).  Contradictions in Highly Cited Medical Research. [Letter to the editor].  Journal of the American Medical Association 294(21), 2695–2696.
  25. Koyama, T., and Westfall, P.H. (2005).  Decision-Theoretic Views on Simultaneous Testing of Superiority and Noninferiority, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 15, 943–955.
  26. Gönen, M., Johnson, W.O., Lu, Y. and Westfall, P. (2005).  The Bayesian Two-Sample t Test, The American Statistician 59, 252–257.
  27. Moreau, A.R., Westfall, P.H., Cancio, L.C., and Mason, A.D. (2005). Development And Validation Of An Age-Risk Score For Mortality Prediction Following Thermal Injury, Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection & Critical Care,  58(5):967–972.
  28. Westfall, P.H. (2005). Comment on Benjamini and Yekutieli, “False Discovery Rate Adjusted Confidence Intervals for Selected Parameters,” Journal of the American Statistical Association 100, 85–89.
  29. Somerville, M., Wilson, T., Koch, G., Westfall, P. (2004). Evaluation of a weighted multiple comparison procedure, Pharmaceutical Statistics 4, 7–13. 
  30. Hein, S.E. and Westfall, P.H. (2004). Improving Tests of Abnormal Returns by Bootstrapping the Multivariate Regression Model with Event Parameters.   Journal of Financial Econometrics 2, 451–471.
  31. Peter Bauer; George Chi; Nancy Geller; A. Lawrence Gould; David Jordan; Surya Mohanty; Robert O'Neill; Peter H. Westfall (2003). Industry, Government, and Academic Panel Discussion on Multiple Comparisons in a “Real” Phase Three Clinical Trial.  Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 13(4), 691–701.
  32. Westfall, P.H. (2003).  Comment on “Resampling-based Multiple Testing for Microarray Data Analysis,” Y. Ge, S. Dudoit and T. P. Speed, Test 12, 60–65.
  33. Dmitrienko, A, Offen, W. and Westfall, P. (2003).  Gatekeeping strategies for clinical trials that do not require all primary effects to be significant.  Statistics in Medicine 22, 2387–2400.
  34. Gönen, M., Westfall, P.H. and Johnson, W.O. (2003).  Bayesian multiple testing for two-sample multivariate endpoints, Biometrics 59, 76–82.
  35. Frank Bretz, Torsten Hothorn, and Peter Westfall (2002). On multiple comparisons in R. R News, 2(3):14–17,  http://cran.r-project.org/doc/Rnews.
  36. Zaykin, D.V., Westfall, P.H., Young, S.S, Karnoub, M.A., Wagner, M.J., and Ehm, M.G. (2002).  Testing association of statistically inferred haplotypes with discrete and continuous traits in samples of unrelated individuals, Human Heredity 53, 79–91.
  37. Zaykin, D.V., Zhivotsky, L.A., Westfall, P.H., and Weir, B.S. (2002). Truncated product method for combining p-values, Genetic Epidemiology 22, 170–185.
  38. Westfall, P.H., and Soper, K.A. (2001). Using priors to improve multiple animal carcinogenicity tests, Journal of the American Statistical Association 96, 827–834.
  39. Westfall, P.H., Ho, S.-Y.,  and Prillaman, B.A. (2001). Properties of multiple intersection-union tests for multiple endpoints in combination therapy trials," Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 11, 125–138.
  40. Westfall, P.H. and Krishen, A. (2001). Optimally weighted, fixed sequence, and gatekeeping multiple testing procedures, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 99, 25–40.
  41. Westfall,P.H. and Wolfinger, R.D. (2000). Closed Multiple Testing Procedures and PROC MULTTEST. SAS Observations, July, 2000.
  42. Zaykin, D., Young, S.S., and Westfall, P.H. (2000). Using false discovery rate approach in the genetic dissection of complex traits: a response to Weller et al., Genetics 154, 1917–1918.
  43. Dempsey, P.G., Ayoub, M.M., and Westfall, P.H. (1998). Evaluation of the ability of power to predict low frequency lifting capacity, Ergonomics 41, 1222–1241.
  44. Westfall, P.H., Krishen,A. and Young, S.S.(1998). Using Prior Information to Allocate Significance Levels for Multiple Endpoints, Statistics in Medicine 17, 2107–2119.
  45. Westfall, P.H., Young, S.S. and Lin, D.K.J.(1997). Forward Selection Error Control in the Analysis of Supersaturated Designs, Statistica Sinica 8, 101–117.
  46. Westfall, P.H. and Soper, K.A.(1998). Weighted Multiplicity Adjustments for Animal Carcinogenicity Tests, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 8, 23–44 (with discussions).
  47. Westfall, P.H., Johnson, W.O. and Utts, J.M.(1997). A Bayesian Perspective on the Bonferroni Adjustment, Biometrika 84, 419–427.
  48. Westfall, P.H. and Gönen, M. (1996). Asymptotic Properties of ANOVA Bayes Factors, Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods 25, 3101–3123.
  49. Westfall, P.H. (1997). Multiple Testing of General Contrasts Using Logical Constraints and Correlations, Journal of the American Statistical Association 92, 299–306. (Find the software I developed for this paper here.)
  50. Westfall, P.H. and Wolfinger, R.D.(1997). Multiple Tests with Discrete Distributions, The American Statistician 51, 3–8.
  51. Dempsey, P.G. and Westfall, P.H. (1997). Developing Explicit Risk Models for Predicting Low-Back Disability: A Statistical Perspective. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 19, 483–497.
  52. Roquebert, J.A., Phillips, R.L., and Westfall, P.H. (1996). Markets Versus Management: What 'Drives' Profitability?, Strategic Management Journal 17, 653–664.
  53. Westfall,P.H. and Bremer, R.H.(1994). Efficiency properties of cell means variance component estimates, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 38, 159–178.
  54. Ricketts,R.C. and Westfall,P.H.(1993). New evidence on the price elasticity of charitable contributions, Journal of the American Taxation Association 15, 1–25.
  55. Westfall,P.H. and Young, S.S.(1993). On adjusting P-Values for multiplicity, Biometrics 49, 941–945.
  56. Soper,K.A. and Westfall,P.H.(1990), Monte Carlo estimation of significance levels for Carcinogenicity tests using univariate and multivariate models, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 37, 189–209.
  57. Westfall,P.H. (1990), Graphical presentation of a basketball game, The American Statistician, 44, 305–307.
  58. Westfall,P.H. and Young, S.S.(1989), P-value adjustments for multiple tests in multivariate binomial models, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 84, 780–786.
  59. Westfall,P.H.(1989), Power comparisons for invariant variance ratio tests in mixed ANOVA models, The Annals of Statistics, 17, 318–326.
  60. Westfall,P.(1988), Robustness and power of tests for a null variance ratio, Biometrika, 75, 207–214.
  61. Westfall,P.(1988), Comment on Berry, The American Statistician, 42, 88.
  62. Fenech,A. and Westfall, P.(1988), The power function of conditional log-linear model tests, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 83, 198–203.
  63. Westfall,P.(1987), A comparison of variance component estimates for arbitrary underlying distributions, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 82, 866–874.
  64. Westfall,P.(1987), Computable MINQUE-type estimates of variance components, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 82, 586–589.
  65. Westfall,P.(1986), Asymptotic normality of the ANOVA estimates of components of variance in the nonnormal, unbalanced hierarchical mixed model, The Annals of Statistics, 14, 1572–1582.
  66. Westfall,P.(1985), Simultaneous small sample multivariate Bernoulli confidence intervals, Biometrics, 41, 1001–1013.

Articles in Books

  1. Westfall, P. (2014).  Multiple Comparisons. To appear in International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Science, 2nd Edition.
  2. Westfall, P. and Bretz, F. (2010).  Multiplicity in Clinical Trials,  Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 3rd Edition, pp. 889-896, Shein-Chung Chow, ed., Marcel Decker Inc., New York.
  3. Dmitrienko, A., Bretz, F., Westfall, P.H., Troendle, J., Wiens, B.L., Tamhane, A.C., and Hsu. J.C. (2009).  Multiple Testing Methodology, Chapter 2 in Multiple Testing Problems in Pharmaceutical Statistics, Dmitrienko, Tamhane and Bretz, eds, Chapman and Hall, Boca Raton.
  4. Westfall, P., Kropf, S., and Finos, L. (2004).  Weighted FWE-controlling methods in high-dimensional situations.   In Recent Developments in Multiple Comparison Procedures, Institute of Mathematical Statistics Lecture Notes-Monograph Series, Vol. 47, Y. Benjamini, F. Bretz, and S. Sarkar, eds., 143–154.
  5. Westfall, P. (2005).  Combining P-Values. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, 2nd edition, Armitage, P. and Colton, T. (eds), Wiley: Chichester. pp. 987–991.
  6. Westfall, P. and Bretz, F. (2003).  Multiplicity in Clinical Trials.  Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, second edition, Shein-Chung Chow, ed., Marcel Decker Inc., New York,  pp. 666–673.
  7. Dempsey, P.G., Sorock., G.S., Ayoub, M.M., Westfall, P.H., Maynard, W., Fathallah, F., and O’Brien, N. (2002). Prospective Investigation of the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (pp. 77–81). In P.T. McCabe (ed.)  Contemporary Ergonomics 2002. London: Taylor and Francis.
  8. Westfall, P.H., Zaykin, D.V., and Young, S.S. (2001). Multiple tests for genetic effects in association studies. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 184: Biostatistical Methods, pp. 143–168. Stephen Looney, Ed., Humana Press, Toloway, NJ.
  9. Hochberg, Y. and Westfall, P.H. (2000).  On Some Multiplicity Problems and Multiple Comparisons Procedures in Biostatistics,  P.K. Sen and C.R.Rao,eds., Handbook of Statistics, vol 18,  Elsevier Sciences B.V. pp. 75–113.
  10. Westfall,P.H.(1994). Asymptotic efficiencies of MINQUE and ANOVA Variance Component Estimates in the Nonnormal Random Model, Proceedings of the International Conference on Linear Statistical Inference LINSTAT '93, 113–119., Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
  11. Dempsey,P.G., Ayoub,M.M., and Westfall,P.H.(1995), The NIOSH lifting equations: A closer look, Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety, VII, A.C.Bittner, ed., (pp. 705–712), Taylor and Francis, London.

Other Publications

  1. Donato, M. Draghici, S. Westfall, P. H., Tomoiaga, A., Xu, Z. and Romero, R. (2012), A method for analysis and correction of cross-talk effects in pathway analysis, p. 1 – 7, WCCI 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence June, 10-15, 2012 - Brisbane, Australia.
  2. Westfall, P.H. (2011).  Review of Meta-analysis and Combining Information in Genetics and Genomics (Guerra and Goldstein, eds), for Biometrics 67, 1673–1674, December 2011.
  3. Westfall, P.H. (2011).  Review of Large-Scale Inference: Empirical Bayes Methods for Estimation, Testing, and Prediction, by Brad Efron, Journal of the American Statistical Association 106, 1643–1644. 
  4. Westfall, P.H., Henning, K.S.S., and Howell, R.D. (2010).  The Inextricability of Reliability and Interfactor Correlation, Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings.
  5. Westfall, P., Dmitrienko, A., DeSouza, C., and Tomoiaga, A. (2010).  Clinical Trials Simulation: A Publicly Available, Grid-Enabled, GUI-Driven SAS® System.  Proceedings of the 2010 SAS Global Forum, paper 180210, http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings10/180-2010.pdf.
  6. Westfall, P. (2008).  Overhauling online ratings systems leads November TAS, Amstat News, November 2008, 12.
  7. Bretz, F., Hothorn, T., Westfall, P. (2008) Multiple comparison procedures in linear models. In: COMPSTAT 2008 - Proceedings in Computational Statistics. Brito, P.(Ed.). Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, 423–431.
  8. Westfall, P. (2008).  Leading Papers Look at Teaching Bayes to Nonstatisticians, Amstat News, August 2008, 16.
  9. Westfall, P. (2008).  Teaching Bayes to Nonstatistics Graduate Students: Editor’s Note. The American Statistician 62, 189.
  10. Westfall, P. (2008).  May 2008:  Much Ado About ‘How To.’  Amstat News, May 2008, 23.
  11. Westfall, P. and Lund, R. (2008). Voting Leads February Issue,  Amstat News, February 2008, 10.
  12. Westfall, P. and Lund. R. (2007).  Negative Chi Square, Einstein, and the Iraq Conflict,  Amstat News, November 2007, 24.
  13. Westfall, P. (2007).  Black Swan Flies into August Issue,  Amstat News, July 2007, 18.
  14. Westfall, P. and Hilbe, J. (2007).  The Black Swan: Praise and Criticism.  The American Statistician 61, 193-194.
  15. Westfall, P., Desmone, R., Frey, J., and Stefanski, L. (2007).  ASA tries out promotions strategy on two May articles, Amstat News, May 2007, 20–21.
  16. Westfall, P.H. (2007).  The American Statistician in 2006, The American Statistician 61, 103–104.
  17. Westfall, P. (2007).  Official Statistics and . Amstat News 356, 12.
  18. Westfall, P. (2006).  Sandwiches, Outliers, and Graphs,  Amstat News 354, 9.
  19. Westfall, P. (2006).  Messy data invade August issue of TAS, Amstat News 350, 7.
  20. Westfall, P. (2006).  Hurricane forecasting kicks off inaugural interdisciplinary section, Amstat News 347, 19.
  21. Westfall, P. (2006).  The American Statistician moves in a new direction, Amstat News 346, 17.
  22. Westfall, P. (2006).  Editorial, The American Statistician 60, 1–2.
  23. Bremer, R., Perez, J., Smith, P. and Westfall, P., (2004).  Grid Computing at Texas Tech University using SAS.  Proceedings of the14th Annual  South- Central SAS User’s Group Regional Conference, 64–72.  (PowerPoint presentation slides here.)
  24. Wiens, B., Dmitrienko, A. and Westfall, P. (2004).  Fallback and Gatekeeping Strategies for Primary and Secondary Endpoints.  Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Biopharmaceutical Subsection.
  25. Tamhane, A.C. and Westfall, P.H. (2004).  Editorial Preface.  J. Statist. Plan. and Inf. 125, 1.
  26. Westfall, P.H., Lindborg, S.R., Shen, W. and Offen, W. (2003).  Reply to Statistical Analysis Plan in Winter 2002 Biopharmaceutical Report.  Biopharmaceutical Report, 11(2), p. 8.
  27. Westfall, P.H. and Tamhane, A.C.(2003).  Introduction to Special Issue.   Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 13(4), preface (4 pp.).
  28. Westfall, P.H. (2003).  The multiplicity issue in hypothesis tests.  Bulletin of the International Chinese Statistical Association, 38–42, July 2003.
  29. Westfall, P.H. (2001).  From Farms to Pharmaceuticals:   Multiple Comparisons Enters the 21st Century.  Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, 1–15.
  30. Westfall, P.H., Tobias, R.D., and Bretz, F. (2000).  Estimating Directional Error Rates of Step-Wise Multiple Comparisons Methods Using Distributed SAS Computing and Variance Reduction.   Data Analysis papers and presentations, SAS Institute, Inc.
  31. Dempsey, P.G., Sorock., G.S., Cotnam, J.P., Ayoub, M.M., Westfall, P.H., Maynard, W., Fathallah, F., and O’Brien, N. (2000). Field Evaluation of the Revised NIOSH Equation. In: Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (5•724-5•727). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
  32. Westfall, P.H. and Tobias, R.D.(1999), Advances in Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests Using the SAS® System, Proceedings of the 24th Annual SAS® User's Group International Conference, pp. 1525–33.
  33. Gönen, M., and Westfall,P.H.(1998), Bayesian Multiple Testing of Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Biopharmaceutical Subsection, 108–113.
  34. Pearce,G.L. and Westfall, P.H.(1997), Identifying Clinical Practice Improvement Opportunities Using Resampling Techniques in PROC MULTTEST, Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference of the SouthEast SAS® User's Group. pp. 394–99.
  35. Pearce,G.L. and Westfall, P.H.(1997), Using Resampling Techniques in PROC MULTTEST to Evaluate Surgeon Specific Results Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual SAS® User's Group International Conference, pp. 1288-92. Winner of Honorable Mention in the Statistics, Data Analysis, and Modeling Section.
  36. Gönen, M., and Westfall,P.H.(1996), Bayes Factors for Variance Components, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Bayesian Subsection, 7–11.
  37. Dempsey,P.G., Ayoub, M.M., and Westfall, P.H. (1996), Evaluation and Comparison of Static and Dynamic Predictors of Lifting Capacity. In Proceedings of the 4th Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, pp. 360–363.
  38. Westfall, P.H. and Soper, K.A. (1995), Multiple Binary Tests When Some Events are Rare, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Biopharmaceutical Subsection, 89–94.
  39. Wu, J.J., Westfall, P.H., and Ricketts, R.C. (1995), Random Coefficient Regression Modeling of the EY/UM Taxpayer Panel via the EM Algorithm, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association. Bus. and Econ. Stat. Subsection, 216–221.
  40. Westfall,P.H. and Soper,K.A.(1994), Nonstandard uses of PROC MULTTEST: Permutational Peto tests; Permutational and unconditional t and binomial tests, Proceedings of the 19th Annual SAS® User's Group International Conference, 986–989.
  41. Bremer,R.H. and Westfall,P.H.(1990), Explicit cell means Representation of MINQUE (¥) in factorial models, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Computing Subsection, 122–125.
  42. Westfall, P.H, Lin, Y. and Young,S.S.(1990), Resampling-Based Multiple Testing, Proceedings of the 15th Annual SAS® User's Group International Conference, 1359–1364.
  43. Westfall,P.H.,Lin,Y.,and Young, S.S.(1989), A procedure for the analysis of multivariate binomial data with adjustments for multiplicity, Proceedings of the 14th Annual SAS® User's Group International Conference, 1385–1392.
  44. Westfall,P.H. and Lin, Y.(1988), Estimating optimal continuity corrections in run time, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Computing Subsection, 297–298.
  45. Westfall,P.H.,Mason,A.D., and Pruitt, B.A.(1988), Graphical analysis of longitudinal mortality in a burn center, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Computing subsection, 297–298.
  46. Westfall,P. and LuValle, M.(1985), Estimating the simultaneous confidence level of multivariate normal intervals, American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section, 271–274.
  47. Westfall,P.H.(1993), Review of Variance Components, by Searle, Casella and McCulloch (Wiley), Journal of Marketing Research 30, 258–259.
  48. Westfall,P.H.(1992), Review of Bayesian Forecasting for Dynamic Models, by West and Harrison (Springer-Verlag), Technometrics 34, 115–116.

Funded Works

  1. "Novel methods for the analysis of gene signaling pathways with applications in obesity and diabetes."  Co-PI with Sorin Dragici of Wayne State, total award $334,013 from NIH.
  2. "Development of SAS Grid-Enabled System for Clinical Trials Simulation," $80,000, funded by a pharmaceutical company, PI.
  3. "Selenium Dietary Supplements in the Reduction of Arsenic Body Load: Application in the Mitigation of Arsenicosis and Cancer-linked Skin Lesions in Children and Adults:  A Pilot, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, 48-week, Longitudinal, Phase III Clinical Intervention Trial," funded by NIH, team member.
  4. "Business Intelligence Project," $25,000, funded by Texas Tech University Graduate School, 2004.
  5. "MCP2002 Conference", ($3000) funded by Texas Tech University College of Business Administration, 2002.
  6. "Field Evaluation of NIOSH Lifting Equations", ($550,000), funded by NIOSH, completed 9/98, Co-PI with M. Ayoub.
  7. "Evaluation of False Positive Rates Using Historical Data Bases," ($13,500), funded by Merck Research, completed 5/97, PI.
  8. "Extension of Evaluation of False Positive Rates Using Historical Data Bases," ($2,000), funded by Merck Research, to be completed 1/98, PI.
  9. "Allocating Error Rates and Sample Sizes to Maximize Significance," ($4,000), funded by Glaxo-Wellcome, completed 9/96, PI.
  10. "Evaluating of Determinants of Lifting Capacity" ($25,000), funded by NIOSH, completed 12/95, co-PI with Patrick Dempsey.
  11. "PROC MULTTEST Upgrade," ($17,000), completed 11/95. Funded by a consortium of Pharmaceutical companies.
  12. "Westfall book project," ($17,000), funded by SAS® Institute, Merck & Co, Glaxo, Upjohn, Wyeth-Ayerst, Pfizer, and Burroughs Wellcome, to support writing the book Resampling-Based Multiple Testing. Completed 1/93 with publication of book by Wiley-Interscience.
  13. "Development of multiplicity adjustments for tests used in clinical and pre-clinical analyses," ($36,000), from the Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Association. Completed 8/1989. Developed SAS/STAT® Software PROC MULTTEST.
  14. "Significance tests and adjustments for multiplicity in Carcinogenicity studies," ($60,000), from the Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Association. Completed 8/1988. Developed SAS® Software PROC MBIN.
  15. "Graduate Student Summer Research Grant," ($800), from Texas Tech University to support Oong-Hyun Sung. Completed a research paper, "Consistent simultaneous confidence bands in multiple logistic regression," 1987.

Other Works: Invited Presentations, Keynote Addresses, Presentations, and Shortcourses 

  1. “Why Big Data Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be,” keynote address for the Rawls College of Business 2014 Symposium on Big Data and Data Analytics Friday, April 25.
  2. “Probabilistic Views of Big Data,” Presented at the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Seminar Series in Management Science and Statistics, 2/14/2014. 
  3. “Directional Error Rates of Closed Testing Procedures,” presented at the International Conference on Multiple Comparisons, Southampton England, July 10, 2013.
  4. “Probabilistic Views of Big Data,” Keynote Address for the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center Planning Meeting, Hosted by Texas Tech University, May 29, 2013.
  5. Leonid Boytsov, Anna Belova, Peter Westfall, “Deciding on an Adjustment for Multiplicity in IR Experiments,” accepted for the ACM SIGIR 2013 Conference. (19.9% paper acceptance rate for conference)
  6. Westfall, P.  “Multiple Comparisons and Missing Values,” keynote address of the 13th Annual J&J Pharma Statistics Meeting, November, 2011.
  7. Bretz, F., and Westfall, P. “Multiple Comparisons Using R and SAS,” a one-day shortcourse co-presented by Bretz and Westfall at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami, Florida, August 2011.
  8. Westfall, P. Wolfinger, R., Tobias, R. and Manage, R. “Practical Implementations of Decision-theoretic Multiple Inferences,” Invited presentation at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami, Florida, August 2011, presented by Westfall.
  9. Westfall, P. “Which Multiple Testing Methods are Optimal?”, presented at the fourth Lehmann Syposium, Rice, May ‘11.
  10. Tobias, R, and Westfall, P. Multiple Comparisons Methods in SAS/STAT Software, presented at SAS Global Forum, Las Vegas, 4/2011 by R. Tobias.
  11. "Comment on 'Correlated z-Values and the Accuracy of Large-Scale Statistical Estimates' — Bradley Efron, Stanford University," Invited presentation at the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 2010.
  12. "Multiple Testing Using Nonparametric and Semiparametric Models," Introductory Overview Lecture at the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 2010.
  13. "Duplication in Graduate Level Statistics Courses," Invited presentation at the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington DC, August 2009.
  14. "A Clinical Trial Simulation System, Its Applications, and Future Challenges,"  Joint with Kuenhi Tsai, presented at the 32nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Workshop, 2009, by Kuenhi Tsai.
  15. “Joint Analysis of Multiple Categorical Dependent Variables,” Webcast for the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, Virginia Commonwealth University, November 14, 2008.
  16. Reliability-Constrained Latent Structure Models,” presented at the TTU Statistics seminar, 2/08.  Here is a zipped file with the presentation and the SAS files.  Here is the paper.
  17. “Multiple Testing of General Contrasts: Truncated Closure and the Extended Shaffer-Royen Method,” presented at the 5th international conference on multiple comparison procedures, July 9-11, Vienna, Austria. (Joint work with Randy Tobias.)
  18. A Course in Multiple comparisons and Multiple Tests, presented for the Joint Statistical Meetings, 8/07, Salt Lake City.
  19. " 'Bad' Statistical Methods: What are the costs?", presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, 8/06, Seattle, with D. Freedman, S. Young, M. Foulkes, and J. Shaffer.
  20. A Course in Multiple comparisons and Multiple Tests, presented for the Joint Statistical Meetings, 8/06, Seattle.
  21. "Using All Them Machines: Grid Computing for Statistical Applications," Roundtable luncheon presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, 8/06, Seattle, joint with Randy Tobias.
  22. "Clinical Trials Simulation: Overview and Demonstration of a New System," Stephan Ogenstad (speaker), Peter H. Westfall, Kuenhi Tsai, Leif Bengtsson, Scott Moseley and Min Yao, Alin Tomoiaga and Lan Zhang, presented at the International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region (ENAR) conference, 3/27/06, Tampa.
  23. "Multiplicity and Replicability," presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, St. Louis, 2/06.
  24. "Strong Control of the Familywise Type I Error Rate in DNA Microarray Analysis Using Exact Step-Down Permutation Tests",  Presented at the TTU Statistics seminar series, 10/12/05
  25. "Grid Deployment to Support the Research Enterprise,"  Invited presentation at the Global Grid Forum 15, 10/5/05
  26. A Course in Multiple comparisons and Multiple Tests, presented for the Joint Statistical Meetings, 8/05, Minneapolis. (Winner of "Excellence in Continuing Education Award")
  27. "Familywise Error Rate or False Discovery Rate in Large-Scale Simultaneous Testing:  What is the Best Statistical Method?" presented at the Conference for Texas Statisticians, April 1, 2005.
  28. "Multiplicity in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials:  Best Practices, Regulatory Standards, and Good Science," Keynote Address of the Purdue Biostatistics Symposium, 1/11/05.
  29. "FDR for infinitely many contrasts in linear models," presented at the SMU statistics seminar series, 11/12/04.
  30. A Course in Multiple comparisons and Multiple Tests, presented for the United States Department of Agriculture, 8/11-12, '04, Lubbock, TX.
  31. "Analytical power computation of closed tests using Quasi-Monte Carlo integration", Frank Bretz and Peter Westfall, Presented by Frank Bretz at PARA'04, Workshop On State-Of-The-Art In Scientific Computing, June 20-23, 2004, Technical University of Denmark.
  32. "Optimality Considerations in Testing Massive Numbers of Hypotheses", presented at the second Lehmann Syposium, Rice University, May 04.
  33. "Decision-Theoretic Views on Switching Between Superiority and Non-Inferiority Testing,"  Presented at the 27th Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Workshop,  Muncie, Ind, May '04.
  34. "Business Intelligence:  Fad, Oxymoron, or Something Useful?" Presentation to American Production and Inventory Control Society, Lubbock chapter, 2/04.
  35. "Resampling Methods for Separating Signals from Noise in Data Mining Applications, " Presented at General Motors R&D, 10/2003.
  36. "Data Mining using Recursive Partitioning," Presented at the TTU Math department, 10/2003.
  37. "Using PROC MULTTEST for Data Mining," presented at the SAMSI conference, 9/2003.
  38. "Sequential Testing approaches for Clinical Trials," Presented at the JSM meetings, 8/2003.
  39. "Reverse Multiplicity: An Academic View," Presented at the JSM meetings, 8/2003.
  40. "Hard vs. Soft Science:  Studies in Biometrics and Psychometrics," presented at the CoBA MIS seminar, Lubbock, TX 2/7/03.
  41. "Bootstrap event study tests" presented at CoBA Finance seminar,  Lubbock, TX 1/24/03.
  42. "Sequential testing Approaches for Clinical Trials," and invited presentation at the GlaxoSmithKline Biostatistics and Data Sciences Advisory Board Conference, October 28-29, 2002, Cary, NC.
  43. "Multiple Testing Methods that are useful in Clinical Trials", a 3 hour presentation to the 25th Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Workshop,  Muncie, Ind, May '02.
  44. "A Course in Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests," a 3-hour course presented to FDA statisticians, Rockville, MD, May, '02.
  45. "Issues in Phamacogenomics", invited, presented at the PhRMA Biostatistics and Data Management Fall Workshop, November '01, Bethesda.
  46. "Multiple Testing Procedures that Maximize Predictive Power," invited presentation at the "New horizons in multiple comparisons procedures" conference, Temple U., Philadelphia, August 01.
  47. "Some Bayesian perspectives on the multiple comparisons problem," invited presentation to the Novartis statistics group, Basel, Switzerland, 6/5/01.
  48. "Testing hypotheses using resampling," invited presentation to the Basel Biometric Society meeting, Basel, Switzerland, 6/6/01.
  49. "Multiple Tests for Genetic Effects in Association Studies," invited, presented at the Princeton-Trenton ASA chapter, Spring Meeting, 5/9/01.
  50. "Regression-based inference for association of haplotype frequencies with the phenotype," by Zaykin, Westfall, and Young, presented at the 10th Int Congress of Human Genetics, Vienna, May 15-19 2001, by Dmitri Zaykin.
  51. "Improvements on Event Study Tests: Bootstrapping the Multivariate Regression Model," presented at the Eastern Finance Association meeting by Scott Hein, April 25, 2001, Charleston SC.
  52. "Use of Recursive Partitioning in Genomics" S. Stanley Young* (speaker), GlaxoWellcome, Peter Westfall, Texas Tech University, and Dmitri Zaykin, GlaxoWellcome, presented at the ENAR conference, March 2001, Charlotte, NC.
  53. "Closed Testing Procedures and PROC MULTTEST," invited address presented at the ENAR conference, March 2001, Charlotte, NC.
  54. "From Farms to Pharmaceuticals:  Multiple Comparisons Enters the 21st Century," keynote address at the Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, April 30, 2001, Manhattan, Kansas.
  55. "Gatekeeping Strategies for Making Strong Claims in Clinical Trials," presented at the DIA workshop, March 12, 2001, Savannah GA.
  56. "Directional Error Rates of Correlated Stepwise Tests", presented at the Sixth Great Lakes Symposium on Applied Statistics, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 10/00. (Joint with R. Tobias and F. Bretz).
  57. "Primary and Secondary Endpoints in Clinical Trials: Proper and Improper Gatekeeping Strategies", presented at the FDA/Industry workshop, Bethesda, Maryland, 9/00.
  58. "New Bayesian and Frequentist Software Solutions for Multiple Inferences," presented at the second international multiple comparisons conference, Berlin, Germany, 6/00.
  59. "Closed testing via resampling the extreme pivotals," 1-hour session presented at Venice, Italy, 6/00.
  60. "Correspondences between frequentist and Bayesian Methods for Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests," 1-hour session presented University of Padova, Italy, 6/00.
  61. "Closed Testing Procedures and PROC MULTTEST," 1-hour presentation to Biostatistics department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer research center, New York, 5/2000.
  62. "Multiple comparsions and multiple tests:  The state of the practice", presented at the DIA workshop, March 00, Hilton Head.
  63. "Closed testing via resampling the extreme pivotals," 2-hour session presented at the Multiple Methods conference, Mainz, Germany, 10/99.
  64. "Correspondences between frequentist and Bayesian Methods for Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests," 1-hour session presented at the Multiple Methods conference, Mainz, Germany, 10/99.
  65. "Introduction to Mixed effects and repeated measures models for continuous and discrete outcomes using PROC MIXED and PROC NLMIXED," a 2 hour shortcourse given to Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 7/99.
  66. " 'Bioequivalence trials, intersection-union tests, and equivalence confidence sets' - a discussion of a paper by Berger and Hsu," a one hour seminar presented to Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
  67. "You must consider multiplicity when planning and analyzing clinical trials data," a two-hour session presented to clinicians and statisticians of Glaxo-Wellcome-Canada, 8/99
  68. "A Course in Multiple Comparisons", an 8-hour course on multiple comparisons taught at Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; also to GW-Canada, 7/99-8/99
  69. "Strategies for Controlling Error Rates when Analyzing Primary and Secondary Endpoints," a 1.5 hour seminar presented at Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 6/99
  70. "Multiple Testing of Point Null Hypotheses: A Bayesian Approach," SRCOS/ASA Summer Research Conference, Mountain View, Arkansas, June 1999. (Joint with Mithat Gönen, presented by Mithat Gönen.)
  71. "Advances in Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests Using the SAS® System," presented at the SAS® User's Group International (SUGI) meeting, April 1999, Miami.
  72. "Multiple testing issues in drug experiments: Is there any correspondence between Bayesian and frequentist methods?" presented at the ENAR conference, March 1999, Atlanta.
  73. "Multiple Comparisons/ Multiple Tests Workshop," one-day shortcourse presented at Covance, March 18, 1999.
  74. "Bootstrap and Resampling Methods," one-day shortcourse presented at Novartis, 3/19/99.
  75. "Multiple Comparisons: Applications and Case Studies," two-day shortcourse to be presented at the 1998 Deming Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, with Dror Rom, 12/98.
  76. "Resampling Methods in the Pharmaceutical Industry; Applications of Resampling Methods in the Pharmaceutical Industry," Keynote address and Plenary session of the Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop, 5/1998.
  77. "Multiple Testing in Clinical Trials," Distinguished Speaker Series of Applied Logic Associates Inc., Houston, 1/98.
  78. "Multiple Comparisons," A Roundtable Luncheon at the Joint Statistical Meetings, in Anaheim, 8/97.
  79. "Multiple Comparisons: Applications and Case Studies," two-day shortcourses presented with Dror Rom, 3/97.
  80. "Multiple Testing with Clinical Applications," a one-day short course presented at Glaxo-Wellcome, 11/96.
  81. "Multiple Discrete Tests and Rare Events," Presented at the European Drug Information Association Conference, Brugge, Belgium, 3/96.
  82. "Strategies to Improve Power with Multiplicity-Adjusted Tests," presented at the Midwestern Biopharmaceutical Statistics Conference, 5/96.
  83. "Multiple Testing with PROC MULTTEST of SAS/STAT®," a 1/4-day short course presented at the American Statistical Association Joint Meetings, Chicago, 8/96.
  84. "Bootstrapping P-values," presented at the Liberty Mutual Speaker's Corner, Hopkinton, MA, 7/96.
  85. "Forward Selection Error Control in the Analysis of Supersaturated Designs," presented at the Amer. Stat. Assoc. Joint meetings, Chicago, 8/96.
  86. "Acceptable and Unacceptable Uses of Statistics: The Views of W. Edwards Deming," presented at the South Carolina chapter of the American Statistical Association Meeting, 4/96.
  87. "Quality by the Numbers," presented at the National Quality Forum, Lubbock, TX 10/95.
  88. "PROC MULTTEST, Applications and Improvements," presented at the Midwestern Biopharmaceutical Statistics Conference, 5/95.
  89. "Resampling-based multiple testing," a two-day short course presented for the Intel Statistics Summit, Santa Clara, CA, 8/94.
  90. "Resampling-based multiple testing," (joint with S.S.Young), a one-day short course presented to attendees of the American Statistical Association Joint Meetings, Toronto, Canada, 8/94.
  91. "Multiple Testing in the Analysis of Supersaturated Designs: Problems and Resampling Solutions," Presented to the Conference on Statistics in Industry, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/94.
  92. "Resampling-based multiple testing," (joint with S.S.Young), a half-day short course presented to attendees of the Interfaces Conference, Raleigh, NC, 6/94.
  93. "Resampling-based multiple testing in clinical trials," (joint with S.S.Young), a one-day short course presented to attendees of the Drug Information Association Conference, Hilton Head, S.C, 3/94.
  94. "Asymptotic efficiency of IQUEs in mixed ANOVA models under nonnormality," International Conference on Linear Statistical Models, held in Poznan, Poland, 6/93.
  95. "Bayes/Frequentist Correspondences in Multiple Testing," presented at the Midwestern Biopharmaceutical Statistics Conference, Muncie, Indiana, 5/93.
  96. "Multiplicity adjustment in clinical and pre-clinical applications: concepts, methods, and software," a three hour short course presented to statisticians at Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, 3/93, and to statisticians at Abbott Laboratories, 11/92.
  97. "Resampling-based multiple testing," (joint with S.S.Young), a two-day short course presented to attendees of the Conference on Applied Statistics, Atlantic City, 12/92.
  98. "The use of bootstrap and permutation resampling in the testing of multivariate binomial and continuous data," (joint with S.S.Young), a three hour short course presented to attendees of the Conference on Applied Statistics, Atlantic City, 12/89.
  99. "Bootstrapping individual and simultaneous hypothesis tests," a three hour short course presented to the Biostatistics group of Merrell Dow Research Institute, Cincinnati, in 3/89.
  100. "Simulation-Based Step-Down Hypothesis Testing," an invited speech to the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 3/89.
  101. "PROC MBIN: Analysis of multivariate binary data with adjustments for multiplicity," a 1.5 hour short course given to statisticians at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 3/89.
  102. "The use of multiplicity adjustments in some clinical applications: ideas, techniques, and software," a 1.5 hour short course presented to the statistics group at the Upjohn Company, 3/89.
  103. "Statistical properties and computational aspects of variance ratio tests in mixed linear models," invited paper presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, New Orleans, 8/88.
  104. "PROC MBIN: Resampling software for multiplicity adjustment," a speech to the Biostatistics Subsection of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Association, Clearwater, 8/88.
  105. "Controlling False Positives in Carcinogenicity Studies," a 1.5 hour short course presented to statisticians and toxicologists at Smith Kline & French Laboratories, 7/87.
  106. "Multivariate Binomial Testing," keynote address to the Midwestern Biopharmaceutical Statistics Conference, 5/87.

 

 

Selected University Service Activities

 

Dissertations and Theses Chaired

1.    Alin Tomoiaga, “Computer-intensive tests for improved pathway analysis (tentative title),” expected 2014.

2.    Kevin Henning, "Effects of Closed Testing on Shortcut Combination Testing Procedures," completed June, 2011. 

3.    Yonggang Lu, "Essays on Multiple Comparisons and Model Selection," completed 2007

4.    Tomoiaga, Alin.  "Clinical Trials Simulation."  Master's thesis in Mathematics and Statistics, co-chaired with Magdalena Toda, completed 2006.

5.    Fafouti-Park, E. "Investigation of Bootstrap Estimates of the Parameters, their Standard Errors and Associated Confidence Intervals of Structural Equation Models with Ordered Categorical Variables," completed 1999.

6.    Gönen, M. "Bayes Factors for Variance Components in the Mixed Linear Model," completed 1996.

7.    Wu, J.J. "Maximum Likelihood Estimation in the Random Coefficient Regression Model via the EM Algorithm," 1996.

8.    Sung, O.H. "Evaluating Statistical Classification Models with Application to Corporate Bond Ratings Classifications," 1989.

9.    Sen, L.Y. "Asymptotic Relative Efficiencies of the Rank-Score Procedure in the Multivariate Two-Way Layout Problem with Interactions," 1986. (co-chaired with Steve Hora)

 

 

Committee and other Service

1.      Chair, Review Committee for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at TTU

2.      Chair, Inter-College Study Group to Evaluate Texas Tech University Statistics Courses

3.      Director, compliance documentation for the accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Texas Tech University

4.      Faculty Senate Vice President

5.      Chair, Faculty Incentive Grant Committee

6.      Chair, Teaching Learning and Technology Delivery Systems Committee

7.      Chair, Faculty Teaching Productivity Committee

8.      Chair, SACS Committee on Instructional Technologies

9.      Tenure Hearing Committee

10.  College of Business Administration Admissions and Standards Committee