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Last edit of this site: Monday 2012.SEP.03, 8:00 p.m.

As of 2012.SEP.01, I'm officially retired. The wonderful folks at NYU-Stern are allowing me to keep this site, and thus some information will keep coming. In particular, this site will hold the materials to be used for the Stern undergraduate senior seminars.

Course UB.0103 materials

Last edit Monday 2012.MAY.07, 4:25 p.m.

FINAL EXAM will be Monday 2012.MAY.14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Course Stern Undergraduate Senior seminar

Last edit Monday, 2012.SEP.03 8:00 p.m.


Background notes for statistics topics used for Introductory Finance... click here

Course pamphlets here

Last edit Monday 2012.FEB.06 6:00 p.m.

Course GB01.1305 materials



Template problems for statistics courses GB01.1305 and UB22.0103

Last edit Tuesday 2011.MAY.10 11:35 a.m.


Math Stat / Regression UB22.0015 / GB90.3302.

Decommissioned 2011.AUG.26.


Data files here

Last edit Monday 2012.FEB.06 12:05 p.m.


Quick Guide to Minitab This covers release 16, but it can be used for Student Minitab also.

Guide to Minitab regression

Last edit Thursday 2010.OCT.21

1:35 p.m.

Insurance history documents Did you know that mapping software can provide details that permit the calculation of spatial integrals through Green's Theorem? Click here and see the discussion starting on page 11.













Click here for a schematic outline of the talk on insurance history, given Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Stern School. (about 15 pages)

All documents here are in PDF format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print them. 


Short Bio

Professor of Statistics, received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1966 from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. in 1972 from Stanford University. He has been at Stern since 1981. He is a former associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association. His current research interest is in the random processes associated with statistical maps.

Selected Publications

Statistics: A First Course, Prentice-Hall Publishers, 1990 (with J. Freund).

Modern Elementary Statistics, Prentice-Hall Publishers, 1992 (with J. Freund). 

Should We Use the t Point for Binomial Confidence Intervals? Teaching Statistics, vol 18, #3, 1996, pp 90-91.

An Angular Version of Spatial Correlations, with Exact Significance Tests, Geographical Analysis, 1997.

Electronic Commerce in the Retail Brokerage Industry: Trading Costs of Internet Versus Full Service Firms, with co-authors Yannis Bakos, Henry C. Lucas, Jr., Wonseok Oh, Sivakumar Viswanathan, and Bruce Weber. Information Systems Research, 2006.

Were the New York Yankees of 1996-2000 the Best Team Ever? with co-author Jeffrey Simonoff, Chance, 2000.

Map Neighbor Counts (how many neighbors does a geographic region have?), Geographical Analysis, October, 2002.

Actuarial Issues in Insurance on Slaves in the United States South, The Journal of African American History, vol 89, #4, Fall 2004, pp 348-357 (with Cheryl Chen).

Last Licks: Do They Really Help? (with co-author Jeffrey Simonoff), American Statistician, 2006.

“Can Long-Term Care Insurance be Fixed?” Journal of Health Care Finance, Fall 2010, Vol 37, #1, pp 51-77.



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