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Kristine Bell

Associate Professor of Statistics

Expertise: Statistical signal processing, sensor array processing

Kristine Bell is an associate professor of Statistics in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering. Her research interests are in the areas of robust, adaptive signal-processing techniques and performance bounds for source localization and tracking with applications in radar, sonar, aeroacoustics and satellite communications.

She has held visiting researcher positions at the Naval Research Laboratory and the Army Research Laboratory, working on problems in underwater acoustic communications and tracking aero-acoustic targets using sensor networks. Bell has also worked as a consultant for SAIC, ArgonST and Lockheed Martin.

Bell is currently the vice-chair of the Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Signal Processing Society. She received her PhD in information technology from George Mason University.

 

Media Contact: Preston Williams, 703-993-9376, pwilli20@gmu.edu

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Daniel Carr

Professor of Statistics

Expertise: Statistical graphics, visual analytics

Daniel Carr is a professor of Statistics in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering and conducts research in the fields of statistical graphics and visual analytics for use in communication, data exploration, hypothesis generation and model criticism.

His recent National Science Foundation digital government research, titled Quality Graphics for Federal Statistics Summaries, produced and promoted the use of new visualization methodology.

Carr was on a national expert panel that produced the five-year research and development agenda for visual analytics to support major agenda areas in the Department of Homeland Security.  His current research for the Office of Naval Research concerns visualization of networks and graphs with multivariate arcs or edges.

Media Contact: Preston Williams, 703-993-9376, pwilli20@gmu.edu

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Guoqing Diao

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Expertise: Survival analysis, statistical genetics, statistical analysis with missing data, longitudinal data analysis

Guoqing Diao is an assistant professor of Statistics in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering.

His research interests focus on developing statistical and computational methods to solve scientific problems in public health, genetics and molecular biology.

Diao earned a PhD in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joined Mason's Department of Statistics in August 2006.

Media Contact: Preston Williams, 703-993-9376, pwilli20@gmu.edu

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Stephen Fuller

Director, Center for Regional Analysis; Dwight Schar Faculty Chair

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Expertise: Economic and Fiscal Impact Analyses, Economic Development in Developing Countries, Employment, Forecasting Population, Housing Policy, Income, Labor, Real estate development, Regional Analysis, Economic Development

Stephen Fuller joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1994 as Professor of Public Policy and Regional Development.  He served as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from July 1998 to June 2000 and from July 2001 to July 2002. He also serves as Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. In September 2001, the GMU Board of Visitors appointed him University Professor and in July 2002 he was named to the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair.

Prior to joining the Mason faculty, he served on the faculty at George Washington University for twenty-five years, including nine as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development and one as Director of Doctoral Programs for the School of Business and Public Management.

Fuller has authored more than 500 articles, papers, and reports in the field of urban and regional economic development including monthly reports on the Washington metropolitan area and Fairfax County economies.

His research focuses on the changing structure of metropolitan area economies and measuring their current and near-term performance. In 1990 he developed a monthly series of indicators to track the current and near-term performance of the Washington area economy. He also developed leading and coincident indices for Fairfax County in 1997. These monthly reports are available on the Center for Regional Analysis website. His research includes studies on the impacts of federal spending, the hospitality industry, international business and the building industry on the Washington area economy. His international assignments include Kazakhstan, Georgia, Hungary and China as well as on-going projects in Portugal.

In August 2006, Governor Kaine appointed Professor Fuller to the Governor’s Advisory Board of Economists.  He had previously served on this Board under Governors Warner, Allen and Wilder. In 2003, he was a member of Governor Warner’s Tax Reform Working Group. He also is a member of the CFO Advisory Group of the District of Columbia.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation and Tompkins Builders Inc. He has been economic advisor to Fairfax County, VA since 1995 and has been appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Authority. In 2007, he was appointed by Cardinal Bank as its Chief Economist.

In 1996, he was honored by the Economic Club of Washington as Educator of the Year and in 1997 was selected for the Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award by Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society of land economists. He served as President of the Washington Chapter of Lambda Alpha from 1998 to 2000 and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Washington District Council. In 2001, he was selected by NAIOP as a Distinguished Fellow, an appointment that extends through 2007.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782, bmcclai2@gmu.edu

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John Miller

Associate Professor of Statistics

Expertise: Document forensics, multivariate methods, biometric identification

John Miller is an associate professor of Statistics in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering.

He can discuss subjects related to basic statistics, probability, mathematical statistics, regression analysis of variance, multivariate statistics and categorical data analysis. Miller's research specialties lie mainly in the linear models area. He is especially interested in bringing new statistical techniques into applied fields.

Miller has published papers in several applied and theoretical journals including the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, the American Statistician and the Psychological Bulletin.

Media Contact: Preston Williams, 703-993-9376, pwilli20@gmu.edu

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William Rosenberger

Professor and Chair of Statistics

Expertise: Biopharmaceutical statistics, design and analysis of clinical trials, randomization

William Rosenberger is a professor and chair of Statistics in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering. He is an expert in the statistical design and analysis of randomized clinical trials.

As an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2005, Rosenberger has published more than 50 referred papers and three books including "Randomization in Clinical Trials" which was named the Outstanding Scientific and Professional Title in Mathematics and Statistics by the Association of American Publishers.

Rosenberger received his PhD from the George Washington University.

Media Contact: Preston Williams, 703-993-9376, pwilli20@gmu.edu

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Liansheng (Larry) Tang

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Expertise: Diagnostic medicine, sequential clinical trials, wavelets spatial modeling

Liansheng Tang is an assistant professor of Statistics in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering.

His research interests include diagnostic medicine, sequential clinical trials and wavelets and bootstrap methodology.

He completed a two-year postdoctoral training in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington and received the 2005 Laha Travel award from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Media Contact: Preston Williams, 703-993-9376, pwilli20@gmu.edu