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Scholarly Interest Report
Alena Oetting
VIGRE Instructor in Statistics
  • B.A. Mathematics (1999) The University of Dallas, Irving, TX
  • Ph.D. Statistics (2006) Rice University, Houston, TX
  • M.A. Statistics (2005) Rice University, Houston, TX
Primary Department
   Department of Statistics
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Research Areas
 Nonparametric Statistical Inference, Function and Density Estimation, Multivariate Analysis, Adaptive Treatment Strategies
Selected Publications

In: Shrout PE, editor. Causality and Psychopathology: Finding the Determinants of Disorders and their Cures. Arlington VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. In press 2010.


Scott (Oetting)A.I., Levy J.A., Weiss R.D., Murphy S.A. "Evaluation of Sample Size Formulae for Developing Adaptive Treatment Strategies Using a SMART Design." The Methodology Center (2007)

 Invited Talks

"Choosing Adaptive Treatment Strategies Using a SMART Design." Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC. (06/20/07)


"Denoising Signals and Images." Department of Mathematics, University of Dallas, Irving, TX. (04/28/06)


"Denoising by Wavelet Thresholding Using Multivariate Minimum Distance Partial Density Estimation." Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (02/23/07)


"Sizing a Trial for the Development of Adaptive Treatment Strategies." Society for Clinical Trials, St. Louis, MO. (05/20/08)


"Using SMART Research Designs to Improve Individualized Treatments." Department of Psychiatry, Albert J. Silverman Research Conference , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI . (06/06/07)


"Wavelet Denoising Using L2E." Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. (02/08/04)