WILLIAM JAY CONOVER

Horn Professor of Statistics

REFEREE FOR:

     The Office of Naval Research
     The National Science Foundation
   The Air Force Office of Scientific Research
     Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology
     Psychological Bulletin
     Journal of the American Statistical Association
     The American Statistician
     Technometrics
     Biometrics
     The Annals of Statistics
     Communications in Statistics
     Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
     The Canadian Journal of Statistics
      Psychometric
      American Journal of Epidemiology
      Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
      Decision Sciences

 

Membership in Honorary and Professional Societies

 

American Statistical and Professional Societies
  -Chairman and Organizer for all sessions of the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, Annual Meeting, 1985.  
  -Executive Committee of the Section on Statistical Education (1984-86)
   -Judge for the Shewell Prize
  -Visiting Lecturer (consortium of societies) (1977-1981)
   -President and Treasurer, regional chapter
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  -National Meeting Program Committee (1974-75)
  -Regional Meeting Program Committee (1975-76)
The Biometric Society
  -Advisory Board Member, Eastern Region (1972-75)
American Institute for Decision Sciences
Pi Mu Epsilon
Sigma Xi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi

Consulting Assignments

 Battelle, 1985-present
 Ciba-Geigy Corporation, 1982
 Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation, 1980
 Department of the Army, 1980, 1983-84
 Visiting Staff Member, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories,1975-    present
 Sandia Laboratories, 1978-present
 The Vick Company, 1978-1981, 1985
 The Upjohn Company, 1975-1980
 The Schering-Plough Company, 1975
 United States Geological Survey, 1964-68

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HONORS AND RECOGNITION

 

MAJOR HONORS:

 

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Statistics, (since 1981)Listed in Who's Who in the World, (since 1990-91)

Listed in Who's Who in America, (since 1987)

"Horn Professorships - the highest honor the University may bestow on members of its faculty - are granted to professors of international or national distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement."  Texas Tech University Faculty Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow of the American Statistical Association (since 1979)

The citation reads, "for significant contributions to nonparametric statistics, for wide ranging and effective statistical consulting, and for excellence as a teacher and administrator."

 Recipient of the 1999 Wilks Medal

Awarded to at most one statistician each year, from throughout the world, on the basis of lifetime contributions to research of benefit to the U.S. Army.

Recipient of the 1986 Don Owen Award

Awarded annually to a member of the ASA in Texas or the surrounding states, for "excellence in research, contributions to editorial activities and service to the statistical community."

Recipient of the 1983-84 Texas Tech Dads Association Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Research Award

    

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the top University research award, awarded to one faculty member each year.

My publications have been cited approximately 400 times each year for the last two decades, as reported by the Science Citation Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index.

 

AWARDS:

1983 -

Most Outstanding Presentation Award for "Analysis of Covariance Using the Rank Transformation," with R.L. Iman, presented at the 1982 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, awarded by the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences.

1983 -

Runner-up Most Outstanding Presentation Award for "A Comparison of Asymptotically Distribution Free Procedures for the Analysis of Complete Blocks," with R.L. Iman and S.C. Hora, presented at the 1982 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, awarded by the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences.

1982 -

Jack Youden Prize ($500 for the best expository paper in Technometrics in 1981) for "A Comparative Study of Tests for Homogeneity of Variances, with Applications to the    Outer Continental Shelf Bidding Data," with M.M. Johnson and M.E. Johnson, awarded by the Chemical Division of the American Society for Quality Control.

1982 -

College of Business Administration Nominee for Tech Dads Association Faculty Research Award, and Runner-up for award.

1982 -

Runner-up Most Outstanding Presentation Award for "A Distribution - Free Approach to Inducing Rank Correlation Among Input Variables for Simulation Studies," with R.L. Iman, presented at the 1981 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, awarded by the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences.

1981 -

College of Business Administration Nominee for Tech Dads Association Faculty Research Award, and Runner-up for award.

1981 -

Most Outstanding Presentation Award for "Small Sample Efficiency of Fisher's Randomization Test When Applied to Experimental Designs," with R.L. Iman, presented at the 1980 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, awarded by the section on Physical and Engineering Sciences.

1981 -

Runner-up Most Outstanding Presentation Award for "Multiple Comparisons Procedures Based on the Rank Transformation," with R.L. Iman, presented at the 1980 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, awarded by the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences.

1980 -

College of Business Administration Outstanding Researcher Award, and Nominee for the Tech Dads Association Faculty Research Award.

 

 REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 PAPERS PUBLISHED IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

      Some Locally Most Powerful Rank Tests for Correlation. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, Vol.1, No. 1 (2002), pp. 19-23.
      To celebrate 40 years of publication of Technometrics, its editors selected eleven "landmark articles" for publication in the February, 2000 issue (Volume 42, No. 1). One of my papers was included: "A Comparison of Three Methods for Selecting Values of Input Variables in the Analysis of Output From a Computer Code," originally published in 1979.
      Uses and Misuses of Cronbach's Alpha: Implications for Behavioral Researchers. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Vol. 2, (1999) (with Jim Lampe, Steve Sutton, and Dennis Bline), pp. 283-307.
       A Nonparametric Confidence Interval for Slope Based on Spearman's Rho.  Communications in Statistics, Vol. 17, No. 3 (1988) (with Greg Taylor), pp. 905-916.
       Locally Most Powerful Tests for Detecting Treatment Effects When Only a Subset of Patients Can be Expected to "Respond" to Treatment.  Biometrics, Volume 44, No. 1 (March 1988) (with D. Salsburg), 189-196.
       A Measure of Top-down Correlation.  Technometrics, Vol. 29, No. 3 (1987)(with  R.L. Iman), pp. 351-357.
       The F Statistic in the Two-Way Layout With Rank-Score Transformed Data.  Journal of the American Statistical Association, Volume 79, No. 387 (1984) (with S.C. Hora), pp. 668-673.
       Comparison of Asymptotically Distribution-Free Procedures for the Analysis of Complete Blocks.  Journal of the American Statistical Association, Volume 79, No. 387 (1984) (with S.C. Hora and R.L. Iman), pp. 674-685.
       Analysis of Covariance Using the Rank Transformation.  By invitation for special issue of Biometrics (1982) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 715-724.  (This paper was given the award for the Most Outstanding Presentation at the 1982 annual meeting of the American Statistical Association.)
       A Distribution-Free Approach to Inducing Rank Correlation Among Input Variables.  Communications in Statistics Volume B11, No. 3 (1982) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 311-334.  (This paper was given the runner-up award for  Outstanding Presentation at the 1981 annual meeting of the American Statistical Association.)
       Rank Transformations as a Bridge Between Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics.  The American Statistician, Vol. 35, No.3 (1981) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 124-134 (including two discussions and a rejoinder).
       A Comparative Study of Tests for Homogeneity of Variance, with Applications to the Outer Continental Shelf Bidding Data.  Technometrics, Vol. 23, No. 4 (1981) (with M.E. Johnson and M.M. Johnson), pp. 351-361.  (This paper was awarded the Jack Youden Prize for being the best expository paper in Technometrics in 1981.)
       The Rank Transformation as a Method of Discrimination with Some Examples.  Communications in Statistics, Volume A9, No. 5 (1980) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 465-487.
       Small Sample Sensitivity Analysis Techniques for Computer Models, With an Application to Risk Assessment.  Communication in Statistics, Volume A9, No. 17 (1980) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 1749-1874.  (This paper, plus several discussions and a rejoinder, occupies the entire issue).
       The Use of the Rank Transform in Regression.  Technometrics, Vol. 21, No. 4 (1979), (with R.L. Iman), pp. 499-509.
       On a Method of Detecting Clusters of Possible Uranium Deposits in the Lubbock Region.  Technometrics, Vol. 21, No. 3 (1979) (with T.R. Bement and R.L. Iman), pp. 277-282.
       Statistical Analysis of Method Comparison Data:  Testing Normality.  American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 72, No. 1 (1979) (with G.S. Cembrowski, J.O. Westgard, and E.C. Toren, Jr.), pp. 21-26.
       A Comparison of Three Methods for Selecting Values of Input Variables in the Analysis of Output from a Computer Code.  Technometrics, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1979) (with M.D. McKay and R.J. Beckman), pp.239-245.
      Some Exact Tables for the Squared Ranks Test.  Communications in Statistics, Volume B7, No. 5 (1978) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 491-513.
       Approximations of the Critical Region for Spearman's Rho With and Without Ties Present. Communications in Statistics, Volume B7, No. 3 (1978) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 269-282.
       A Note on the Small-Sample Power Functions for Nonparametric Tests of Location in the Double Exponential Family.  Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 73, No. 361 (1978) (with O. Wehmanen and F.L. Ramsey), pp. 188-190.
       On the Power of the t-Test and Some Ranks Tests When Outliers May be Present.  The Canadian Journal of Statistics, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1977) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 187-193.
       On Some Alternative Procedures Using Ranks for the Analysis of Experimental Designs.  Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol. A5, No. 14 (1976) (with R.L. Iman), pp. 1349-1368.
       Comparisons of the Asymptotic Efficiencies of Two Sample Tests for Discrete Distributions.  Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol. A5, No. 1 (1976) (with K.E. Kemp), pp. 1-15.
       The Asymptotic Efficiency of the Kruskal-Wallis test and the Median Test in Contingency Tables with Ordered Categories.  Communications in Statistics, Vol. 3, No. 12, (1974) (with G.R. Hobbs), pp. 1131-1138.
       Some Reasons for Not Using the Yates Continuity Correction on 2 x 2 Contingency Tables.  Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 69 (June 1974) pp. 374-382.
       On Methods of Handling Ties in the Wilcoxon Signed rank Test. Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 68 (December, 1973) pp. 985-988.
       Robustness and Power of the t-Test Compared With Some Nonparametric Alternatives when Sampling from a Poisson Distribution.  Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Vol. 2 (1973) (with K.E. Kemp), pp. 293-307.
       Rank Tests for One Sample, Two Samples, and k-Samples Without the Assumption of a Continuous Distribution Function.  Annals of Statistics, Vol. 1 (November, 1973), pp. 1105-1125.
       A Kolmogrov Type Goodness of Fit Test for Discontinuous Distributions.  Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 67 (September, 1972) pp. 591-596.
       Introduction to Bayesian Methods Using the Thomas-Fiering Model.  Water Resources Research, Vol 7 (1971) pp. 406-409.
       A Statistical Model of Turbulence Applicable to Sediment Laden Streams.  Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers,  (September, 1969), (with N.C. Matalas), pp. 1063-1081.
       Two k-Sample Slippage Tests.  Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 63 (1968) pp. 614-626.
     The Distribution Functions of Tsao's Truncated Smirnov Test Statistic.  Annals of Mathematical Statistics, Vol. 38 (1967) pp. 1208-1215.
A k-Sample Extension of the One-Sided Two-Sample Smirnov Test Statistic.  Annals of Mathematical Statistics, Vol. 38 (1967) pp. 1726-1730.
  A k-Sample Model in Order Statistics.  Annals of Mathematical Statistics, Vol. 36 (1965) pp. 1223-1235.
      Several k-Sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov Tests.  Annals of Mathematical Statistics, Vol. 36 (1965) pp. 1019-1026.
   The Distribution of f(Yt), Where (Y0 , Y1 ,...) is a Realization of a Non-homogeneous Finite-State Markov Chain.  Biometrika, Vol.52, (1965) pp. 277-279.

 Derivation of the Velocity Profile from a Statistical Model of Turbulence.Water Resources Research, Vol.1, (1965) (with N.C. Matalas), pp 235-261.

OTHER REFEREED PAPERS:

General Two-Dimensional Stochastic Model for the Transport and Dispersion of Bed   Material Sediment Particles.  Proceedings of the Twelfth Congress of the International Association for Hydrologic Research  (1967) (with W.W.   Sayre).

A Statistical Model of Sediment Transport.  U.S. Geological Survey Prof-Paper 575-B (1967) (with N.C. Matalas).

Tree Growth Proves Nonsensitive Indicator of Precipitation in Central New York. U.S. Geological Survey Prof-Paper, 501-B (1964) (with W.J. Schneider).

Long-term Flood Frequencies Based on Short-term Records.  U.S. Geological Survey Prof-Paper, 450-E (1963) (with M.E. Benson).

BOOKS

 PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:  BOOKS

Practical Nonparametric Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1971) 462 + pp (fourteen   printings).

Practical Nonparametric Statistics, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1980) 493 + pp. (twenty-four printings).

Practical Nonparametric Statistics, Third Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1999) 584 + pp (now in second printing)

Modern Business Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 777 + pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Modern Business Statistics, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1989) 910+ pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Modern Business Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 239 pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Modern Business Statistics, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1989) 273+ pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Student Study Guide to Accompany Modern Business Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 281 + pp. (with R.L.Iman)

Student Study Guide to Accompany Modern Business Statistics, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1989) 239+ pp.

SAS Manual to Accompany Modern Business Statistics, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1989) 156+ pp.

Introduction to Modern Business Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 525 + pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Introduction to Modern Business Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 164 pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Student Study Guide to Accompany Introduction to Modern Business Statistics, John Wiley and Sons 179 + pp. (1983) (with R.L. Iman)

A Modern Approach to Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 498 pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Instructor's Manual to Accompany a Modern Approach to Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 154 + pp. (with R.L. Iman)

Student Study Guide to Accompany a Modern Approach to Statistics, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1983) 169 + pp. (with R.L. Iman

PROCEEDINGS

OTHER PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

 Development of some Locally Most Powerful Tests for Correlation. Proceedings of the Seventh U.S. Army Conference on Applied Statistics, Santa Fe NM, October 2001 (invited paper).

A Guide for Uncertainty Analysis in Dose and Risk Assessments Related to Environmental Contamination. Issued May 10, 1996 by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, as Commentary No. 14. This is the result of a committee I served on for the NCRP. 112 pages. The co-authors were the seven members of the committee.

Some Limitations of the Rank Transformation Test for Interaction. Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Conference on the Design of Experiments in Army Research Development and Testing, Vicksburg, Mississippi (1992).

Latin Hypercube Sampling - A Way of Saving Computer Runs.  Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Conference on the Design of Experiments in Army Research Development and Testing, Monterey, California (1990).

Monotone Regression Utilizing Ranks. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (April 1989) (with R.L. Iman).

A Measure of Top-Down Correlation.  SAND85-0601, Sandia National Laboratories (October 1985) (with R.L. Iman).

The Rank Transformation in Discriminant Analysis.  Proceedings of the Seventh Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (February, 1982) (with R.L. Iman).

Computerized Testing in Laboratory Business Statistics:  A Case Study. Proceedings of the First Regional Conference on University Teaching, Las Cruces, N.M. (January 9, 1985) (with P. Randolph).

The Rank Transformation as a Robust and Powerful Tool for the Analysis of Experimental Data.  Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Conference on the Design of Experiments in Army Research Development and Testing, ARO Report 81-2 (June 1981).

Risk Methodology for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Small Sample Sensitivity Analysis Techniques for Computer Methods, With Application to Risk Assessment.  NUREG/CR-1397, SAND 80-0020, Sandia Laboratories (March 1980) (with R.L. Iman and J.E. Campbell)

Risk Methodology for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: A Distribution-free Approach to Inducing Rank Correlation Among Input Variables for Simulation Studies.  NUREG/CR-1262, SAND80-0157, Sandia Laboratories (March, 1980) (with R.L. Iman).

 On Multiple-Comparisons Procedures.  LA-7677-MS, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (February 1979) (with R.L. Iman).

The Rank Transformation as a Method of Discrimination with Some Examples. SAND 78-0533, Sandia Laboratories (December 1978) (with R.L. Iman).

On a Method for Detecting Clusters of Possible Uranium Deposits.LA-UR-77-769, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (November, 1977) (with T.R. Bement and R.L. Iman).  This paper also appeared in Proceedings of the 1977 DOE Statistical Symposium, Richland, Washington (October, 1977).

A Comparison of Several Rank Tests for the Two-Way Layout.  SAND76-0631, Sandia Laboratories (December, 1976) (With R.L. Iman).

Use of Rank Transformations in the Selection of Variables.  LA-7005-MS, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (November, 1977) (with A. Goldman).

Report on the Application of Statistical Techniques to the Analysis of Computer Codes.  LA-NUREG-6526-MS, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (October, 1976) (with M.D. McKay and D.E. Whiteman).

Book Review: Statistical Methods for Rates and Proportions by Joseph L. Fleiss, Technometrics, Vol. 16, No.2 (May, 1974).

How to Use Rank Tests in the Presence of Ties.  Technical Report No. 21, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University (November, 1971)  (with K.E. Kemp).

Rank Tests for Randomness Without the Assumption of a Continuous Distribution Function.  Technical Report No. 18, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University (October, 1971).

Book Review:  Nonparametric Statistics by J. Hajek.  Zentralblatt fur Mathematik (1970).

Book Review:  Statistics with Application to the Biological and Health Sciences, by Richard D. Remington and M. Anthony Schork.  The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 45 (1970).

Book Review: Introduction to Statistical Analysis (3rd edition) by Wilfred J. Dixon and Frank J. Massey, Jr.  The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 45 (1970).

Book Review:  Statistics for Biology by O.N. Bishop.  The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 43 (1968).

Book Review:  The Elements of Biometry by Kenneth Mather.  The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 43 (1968).

ACADEMIC COMMITTEES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Director of the MBA Programs, appointed 2001-present

Director of the AACSB Accreditation Task Force, appointed 2001-present

Strategic Planning Task Force, appointed member 1990-92

Faculty Grievance Panel, elected member 1990-94

Graduate Council, elected representative from College of Business Administration, 1981-84, 1987-90

Faculty Senate, elected representative from College of Business Administration, 1981-82

Research Council, appointed representative from College of Business Administration, 1981-84

Member of the Graduate Faculty, 1973 - present

Advisory Committee to Review the Organizational Structure of the College of Arts and Sciences, member, 1982

Internal Review Committee for Mass Communication, member, 1977-8

Purpose Committee for reaccreditations by the Southern Association of College and Schools, member, 1982-1985

Steering Committee of the State Affiliate Census Data Center, member, 1981-1984

Horn Professor Selection Committee, member, 1982, 1983

Committee to Study Graduate Education for the 80s, member, 1981