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Javier Rojo
Professor
Professor of Statistics
 
e-mail:jrojo@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Mathematics (1974) University of Texas at El Paso
  • M.S. Mathematics (1976) University of Texas at El Paso
  • M.S. Statistics (1978) Stanford University
  • Ph.D. Statistics (1984) University of California, Berkeley
 
Primary Department
   Department of Statistics
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Other Affiliations
 
  • MD Anderson
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    Elected to the Diamond Circle of United Way for 25+ Consecutive Years of Contributions
     
     
    Marqui's Who's Who in America 2009
     
     
    Member of SNI (National system of researchers, México). Since 2009. LEVEL III
     

    (highest possible level)

     
    Member of the advisory committee for the University of Arizona Howard Hughes Medical Institute center, since 2009
     
     
    Websites
     Dr. Rojo's Web Page
     Rojo - Main webpage
     
    Research Areas
     Nonparametric Statistics, Survival Analysis, Reliability, Decision Theory, Partial Orders of Probability Distributions, Extreme Value Theory and Dimension Reduction
     
    Teaching Areas
     Mathematical Statistics, Survival Analysis, Extreme Value Theory and Statistical Decision Theory
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    Becker, N.S., Barshes, N.R., Nguyen, T.S., Rojo, J., Rodriguez, J.A., Aloia, T.A., O'Mahony, C.A. and Goss, J.A. "Is there a Preferred Allograft Type for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients?." Journal of Surgical Research, 137, Issue 2 (February 2007) : 234.

     
     

    Barshes, N.R., Nguyen, T.S., Rojo, J., O'Mahony, C.A., Aloia, T. and Goss, J.A. "Have U.S. Pediatric Liver Transplant Outcomes Improved in the Past Decade?." American Transplant Congress

     
     

    Barshes, N.R., Rojo, J., Nguyen, T.S., Sussman, N.L., Vierling, J.M., O'Mahony, C.A. and Goss, J.A. "How do Donor and Recipient Characteristics Interact in Influencing Posttransplant Patient." Specially invited for oral presentation at the World Transplant Congress (2006)

     
     

    Chang, S., Edwards, A., Fitch, M., Nguyen, T., Rojo, J., Nuchtern, J.G., Schlesinger, A., Macias, C. and Brandt, M.L. "Fever and Antibiotics After Reduction of Intussusception." The American Pediatric Surgical Association (2006)

     
     

    Rojo, J. and El Barmi, H. "Statistical Inference Under Second Order Stochastic Dominance." Submitted

     
     

    Rojo, J., Thompson, C. and Bronson, A. "Taylor Series Solutions to Laplace's Equation to Calsculate the Ohmic Potential Drop." Submitted

     
     Refereed articles
     

    Rojo, J., and Dueñas-Osorio, L.* "Recursive reliability assessment of radial lifeline systems with correlated component failures.."  (August 1-4, 2011)

     
     

    Rojo, J. "Decision Theory." Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (2006)

     
     

    Rojo, J. "Unbiased Estimator." Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (2006)

     
     

    Rojo, J. and Ghebremichael, M. "Estimation of Two Ordered Bivariate Mean Residual Lifetime Functions." Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 97 (2006) : 431-454.

     
     

    Rojo, J., et al. "Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs, Phase 3." National Research Council (2005)

     
     Articles
     

    Javier Rojo "Heavy-tailed densities." , 5 (2013) : 30-40.

     
     

    Edward Castillo, Richard Castillo, Benjamin White, Javier Rojo, and Thomas Guerrero "Least median of squares filtering of locally optimal point matches for compressible flow image registration." , 57, No.15 (2012) : 4827-4833.

     
     

    Javier Rojo and Richard C. Ott "Classifying data by tail behavior using the mean residual life function and the extreme spacing."  (2012) Submitted

     
     

    Javier Rojo, Carmen Thompson, and Arturo Bronson "Taylor Series Solutions to Laplace's Equation to Calculate the Ohmic Potential Drop."  (2012) Submitted

     
     

    White, B. and Rojo, J. "Least median of squares filtering of locally optimal point matches for compressible flow image registration."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Books, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich Leo Lehmann - A Glimpse into his Life and Work." Ann. Statist., 39(5) (2011) : 2244-2265.

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann." Springer-Verlag (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo with Matthew R. McCurdy, Hanan Abdel-Monem, Frank K Tittel, Amir Sharafkaneh "Exhaled Nitric Oxide Parameters and Functional Capacity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." Journal of Breath Researach, 5 (2011)

     
     

    Dueñas-Osoria, L. and Rojo, J. "Reliability Assessment of Lifeline Systems with Radial and Looped Topologies." Proceedings of the International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM2010) (September 23-26, 2010)

     
     

    Dueñas-Osoria, L. and Rojo, J. "Reliability assessment of radial lifeline systems." Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 26(2) (2010) : 111-128.

     
     

    Nguyen, T. and Rojo, J. "Dimension Reduction of Microarray Data in the Presence of a Censored Survival Response: a Simulation Study." Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 4 (2009)

     
     

    Dimension Reduction of Microarray Gene Expression Data: The Accelerated Failure Time Model

     
     

    Becker, N. Barshes, N., Aloia, T., Nguyen, T., Rojo, J., Rodriguez, J., O¿Mahony, C., Karpen, S., and Goss, J. "Analysis of Recent Pediatric Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Outcomes Indicates That Allograft is no Longer a Predictor of Survivals." Liver Transplantation, 14 issue 8 (2008) : 1125 -1132.

     
     

    Rojo, J. (with Boyd, B., Maynard, M., Morgan-Linnell, S., Horton, L., Sucgang, R., HamillVersalovic, J., Steffen, D. and Zechiedrich, L.) "Relationships Among Ciprofloxacin, Gatifloxacin, Levofloxacin, and Norfloxacin MICs in Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Escherichia Coli Clinical Isolates." Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 53, No. 1 (2008) : 229-234.

     
     

    Rojo, J. "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics." Math Horizons, 13 (2005) : 30.

     
     

    Rojo, J. and Ghebremichael, M. "Estimation of Tow Ordered Bivariate Mean Residual Lifetime Functions." Journal of Multivariate Analysis (2005) In Press

     
     

    Rojo, J., Batun, J.L. and Durazo, R. "Inference Under Dispersion Restrictions: Estimation."  (2005) In Revision

     
     

    Rojo, J. "On the Estimation of Survival Functions Under Stochastic Order Constraint." IMS LNMS, 44 (2004)

     
     

    Rojo, J. and El Barmi, H. "Estimation of Distribution Functions Under Second Order Stochastic Dominance." Statistica Sinica, 13 (2003) : 903-926.

     
     

    "On the Estimation of Survival Functions Under Stochastic Order Constraint." IMS LNMS, 44 (2004) Submitted

     
     Books
     

    Javier Rojo "Selected works of Erich L. Lehmann, Selected works in Probability and Statistics."  (2012) : 1109.

     
     Editor of books
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Bibliography, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Biographical Work, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Biosketch, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Ph.D. students, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Work on Decision Theory, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Work on the History of Classical Statistics, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Work on the Philosophy of Statistics, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "On Testing of Hypotheses, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann."  (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Preface, in Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann ."  (2012)

     
     Book chapters
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Bibliography." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Biographical Work." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Biosketch." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Books." Springer-Verlag (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Ph.D. students." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Work on Decision Theory." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Work on the History Classical Statistics." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Erich L. Lehmann's Work on the Philosophy of Statistics." Selected Works of E.L. Lehman (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "On Testing of Hypothesis." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     

    Javier Rojo "Preface." Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann (2012)

     
     Conference papers
     

    Rojo, J. "The Second Erich L. Lehmann Symposium." Newsletter, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Statistics, 8 (Winter 2004-2005)

     
     

    Rojo, J. "The First Erich L. Lehmann Symposium-Optimality." The Institute of Mathematical Statistics Lecture Notes-Monograph Series, 44 (2004)

     
     Other
     

    Rojo, J. and Dueñas-Osorio, L. "Probability Models for the Reliability Metrics of Practical Power Distribution Networks." the Journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (2010) In Press

     
     

    Rojo, J. "Erich L. Lehmann, The Lehmann Symposia, and November 20th, 1917." In The Third Erich L. Lehmann Symposium - Optimality (2009) In Press

     
     

    Rojo, J. "The Third Erich L. Lehmann Symposium - Optimality."  (2009) In Press

     
     

    Rojo, J. "Vol.57 of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics LNMS Series."  (2009)

     
     

    Rojo, J. and Batun-Cutz, J. "On the Estimation of Symmetric Survival Functions Under Peakedness Order Constraint." The Third Erich L. Lehmann Symposium - Optimality (2009) In Press

     
     

    Dueas-Osorio, L., Murad, D., Rahrovi, S., Moreno, J. and Rojo, J. "Probability Laws for Power Distribution System Reliability Indices."  (2008)

     
     

    Rojo, J. "A New Characterization of the Exponential Distribution." 

     
     

    Rojo, J. "Invariance of Certain Partial Orders of Distributions Under Transformations." 

     
     Proceedings of the conference on Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics
     
     Essays in Honor of Kjell A. Doksum, Vijay Nair (ed.)
     
     

    Rojo, J. and Bronson, A. "Statistical Modeling of Pitting Times in Corrosion Engineering." 

     
     

    Rojo, J. and Cheng, C. "Nonparametric Quantile Estimation Under a Stochastic Order." 

     
     

    Rojo, J. et al "Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users." National Research Council, Institute of Medicine (2007)

     
     

    Rojo, J., Batun, J.L. and Durazo, R. "Inference Under Dispersion Restrictions: Estimation." , 17 (2007) : 1165-1188.

     
     Spirit of Berlin, Fre University of Berlin, Department of Computer Science, Technical Report B07-09
     
     

    Rojo, J., Thompson, C. and Bronson, A. "Taylor Series Solutions to Laplace's Equation to Calculate the Ohmic Potential Drop."  (2004) In Revision

     
     

    Rojo, J., Villa, E. and Flores, M. "Nonparametric Estimation of the Dependence Function in Extreme Bivariate Distributions." Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 76 (2001) : 159-191.

     
    Creative Works
     Other - Spirit of Berlin autonomous car
     Victorville, CA (October 22 - November 3, 2007)
     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "Dealing with high dimensionalit in Survival Analysis." ASA Chapter, San Antonio, TX. (November)

     
     

    "Dimension reduction strategies in the context of censored survival alaysis." Center for Mathematical Research, CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico. (February 2012)

     
     

    "Erich L. Lehmann - A glimpse into his life and work." School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech.

     
     

    "Hispanics in Academia." Federal Bureau of Investigations, El Paso, TX. (October)

     
     

    "Hosted the 4th Conversations with Statisticians at the SACNAS national meeting." Seattle, WA. (October)

     
     

    "Opportunities in graduate programs in the statistical sciences." StatFest sponsored by ASA, San Francisco State University.

     
     

    "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics." University of Texas at San Antonio. (September 2012)

     
     

    "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics, Mathematics Department." St. Mary's University. (February 2012)

     
     

    "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics, Mathematics Department." Texas State at San Marcos. (September 2012)

     
     

    "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics, Mathematics Department." St. Mary's University. (September 2012)

     
     

    "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics, Mathematics Department." San Francisco State University.

     
     

    "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics, Mathematics Department." University of Texas at San Antonio. (February 2012)

     
     

    "The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics. Mathematics Department

    ." Texas State at San Marcos. (February 2012)

     
     

    "Dimension reduction in the context of microarray censored survival data." Statistics Department, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, (01/2011)

     
     

    "Microarray Data: Dimension Reduction Strategies with applications to Survival Analysis." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, Xalapa, Veracruz. (08/2011)

     
     

    "Partial orderings of probability distributions." Statistics Department, North Carolina State University. (03/2011)

     
     

    "Partial Orders of Probability Distributions and Related Estimation Problems." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, Xalapa, Veracruz. (08/2011)

     
     

    "Random projections and other methods for dimension reduction for microarray censored survival data." Statistics Department, UC Riverside. (04/2011)

     
     

    "Tail inference for probability distributions: Testing Hypotheses." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, Xalapa, Veracruz. (08/2011)

     
     

    "Tail orderings and related estimation problems." Economics and Finance, University of Texas, El Paso, TX. (11/2011)

     
     

    "Testing for heavy tails using extreme spacings." Mathematics and Statistics Department, Texas Tech University. (03/2011)

     
     

    "Testing for tail-heaviness." School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech. (12/2011)

     
     

    "Dimension reduction in microarray data." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Mathematical Models and Population Dynamics , The National University of El Salvador in San Salvador. (February 2010)

     
     

    "Dimension reduction in survival analysis with microarray data." Texas State San Marcos, Texas State San Marcos. (September 2010)

     
     

    "Estimation under peakedness constraints." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico. (May 2010)

     
     

    "On hypothesis testing." Mathematics Department, Pomona College, Mathematics Department, Pomona College. (February 2010)

     
     

    "Pediatric liver transplant." Pediatric Department, Texas Tech Health Science Center, El Paso, TX. (November 2010)

     
     

    "Spirit of Berlin, A robotic car." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Mathematical Models and Population Dynamics, The National University of El Salvador in San Salvador. (February 2010)

     
     

    "Survival analysis with microarray data." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Mathematical Models and Population Dynamics, The National University of El Salvador in San Salvador. (February 2010)

     
     

    "Tail inference for probability distribution functions." Statistics Department, North Carolina State University, North Carolina State University. (November 2010)

     
     

    "Testing for heavy tails." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Mathematical Models and Population Dynamics , National University of El Salvador in San Salvador. (February 2010)

     
     

    "Testing for long-tailedness." Mathematics Department, University of New Mexico, University of New Mexico. (October 2010)

     
     

    "Testing hypothesis about a peakedness order." Mathematics Department, Pomona College, Mathematics Department, Pomona College. (February 2010)

     
     

    "The Body Mass Index and estimation under dispersion constraints." Trinity University, Trinity University. (September 2010)

     
     

    "Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Steering and Planning Committee." ABRCMS, Phoenix, AR. (November 2009)

     
     

    "ICOSSAR." The 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Osaka, Japan. (September 2009) With Leonardo Duenas

     
     

    "Nonparametric Bivariate Kaplan-Meier Estimator." ENAR 2009 Meeting, San Antonio. (March 2009)

     
     

    "Nonparametric Statistics, Refined, Redefined, and Renewed." University of Texas, Arlington. (April 2009)

     
     

    "Plenary Speaker." Sesión de Estadística del XLII Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana, Zacatecas, México. (October 2009)

     
     

    "Plenary Speaker." XXIV Foro Nacional de Estadística, Texcoco, México. (October 2009)

     
     

    "Testing for Long-Tailed Distributions." Statistics Department, Columbia University, (September 21 2009)

     
     

    "Title TBA." Statistics Department, Universidad de Yucatan, Merida. (Decemer 2009)

     
     

    "Estimation of Symmetric Distributions Subject to a Peakedness Order." First Mexico/Canada Statistical Meeting, CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico. (02/22/08) With Javier Rojo and Jose Luis Batun

     
     Plenary speaker
     
     

    "Inference for Heavy-Tailed Distributions." Mathematics Department, University of Arizona, Arizona. (11/20/08)

     
     

    Plenary Speaker.  "International Congress in Industrial Engineering, Mechatronics, and Manufacturing." Cd. Juarez, Mexico. (October 2008)

     
     

    Organizer, Chair, and Speaker.  "Statistical Perspectives on Health Disparities." SACNAS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (October 2008)

     
     

    "TBA." Columbia University, (March 3, 2008)

     
     

    "Testing for Tail Heaviness of a Distribution." ASA San Antonio Chapter, UTSA, San Antonio, TX. (10/30/08)

     
     

    Organizer, Chair and Speaker.  "Biostatistical Applications in the Medical Sciences." SACNAS National Conference, Kansas City. (October 11-14, 2007)

     
     

    "Concepts of Risk: Ordering Portfolios Using Stochastic Dominance." SACNAS, (October 2007)

     
     

    "Inference for Tails of Distributions: Hypotheses Testing." Tulane University, (November 1, 2007)

     
     

    "Linkage Analysis with Sib-Pair Data and Concepts of Dispersion, and Survival Analysis with Microarray Data." SACNAS Meeting, (October 2007)

     
     

    "RUSIS: The Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics." SACNAS, Rice University, Houston, TX. (October 2007)

     
     

    Organizer, Chair and Speaker.  "Risk Analysis." SACNAS National Conference, Kansas City. (October 11-14, 2007)

     
     

    "The Body Mass Index, The Haseman-Elston Model, Measures of Dispersion, and Estimation of Distribution Functions Under Dispersion Contraints." University of Texas Health Science Center, Biostatistics Department, Houston, TX. (April 2007)

     
     

    "The Haseman-Elston Model for Sib-Pair Linkage Analysis, Measures of Dispersion, and Estimation of Distribution Functions Ordered by Peakedness." Department of Management Science and Statistics, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX. (April 2007)

     
     

    "Statistical problems linkage analysis and microarray survival data analysis." SACNAS meeting, October 2006.

     
     http://www.math.tulane.edu/~cortez/PASI/PASI_UES06/
     
     

    "Nonparametric Bivariate Survival Estimation." American Statistical Association Workshop NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS:FRONTIER, Texas A&M. (January 14-15, 2005)

     
     

    "Tres Ejemplos de Aplicaciones de la Estadistica a Problemas en las Ciencias y la Ingenieria." Escuela de Probabilidad y Estadistica,, CIMAT. (January 31-February 4, 2005)

     
     

    "Nonparametric estimation of dispersion-ordered survival functions." Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico. (August 2004)

     
     

    "Nonparametric estimation of the Body Mass Index." Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines,. (March 2004)

     
     

    "Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the Hispanic population and problems of estimation under a dispersion constraint,." SACNAS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (2004)

     
     

    "The Future of Statistics." Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico. (August 2004)

     
     

    "The Body Mass Index and Estimation under Dispersion." Department of Mathematics and Statistics,, University of New Mexico. (October 2003)

     
     

    "Cutting Edge Problems in Biostatistics." SACNAS, Anaheim, California. (September 2002)

     
     

    "Partial Orders of Survival Functions and Estimation Under Censoring." SACNAS 2002, (September 2002)

     
     

    "Some Partial Orders of Probability Distributions and Related Estimation Problems." First Erich Lehmann Symposium, CIMAT Guanajauto, Mexico. (May 2002)

     
     

    Opening remarks.  "The Work of Erich Lehmann." First Erich Lehmann Symposium, CIMAT Guanajuato, Mexico. (May 2002)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics." ENAR Workshop, (2010)

     
     

    "Erich L. Lehmann - Brief Accounts." The 3rd Lehmann Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (May 2007)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Don Owens Award recipient lecture, ĺRUSIS, PASI, The Lehmann Symposia, Mentors, Students, and How to become a Statistician by Accident Ķ.. Literally." Baylor University, Baylor University. (May 9, 2010)

     
     

    "Nonparametric Estimation of the Body Mass Index Under Order Restrictions." Centro de Investigaciones Matematicas (CIMAT), Guanajuato, Mexico. (August 16, 2001)

     
     Other
     

    "Opening Remarks." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, México. (08/2011)

     
     

    "Opening and closing remarks for the 4th Lehmann Symposium." (2011)

     
     

    "Opening and closing remarks for the PanAmerican Advanced Studies Institute in Xalapa." (2011)

     
     

    "Opening remarks, Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute." CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico. (May 2010)

     
     

    Director, Organizer and Chair of Scientific Program.  "Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute to be held in CIMAT." CIMAT, Mexico. (June and July 2009)

     
     

    Organizer, Chair and Speaker.  "Session on Statistical Perspectives on Health Disparities." SACNAS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. (October 2009)

     
     

    "Speaker at Erich L. Lehmann's Memorial Services." UC Berkeley. (November 2009)

     
     Organizer and Chair: Biostatistics Session
     
     

    Organizer, Chair and Speaker.  "Perspectives on Health Disparities in the Hispanic Population." SACNAS, (2008)

     
     

    "SACNAS Meeting." Denver, CO. (October 2005)

     
     

    Organizer and Co-Chair.  "STATFEST." SACNAS National Conference, Kansas City. (October 11-14, 2007)

     
     

    "Chair Closing Remarks." The 3rd Lehmann Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (May 2007)

     
     

    "Chair Opening Remarks." The 3rd Lehmann Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (May 2007)

     
     

    "Fever and Antibiotics after Reduction of Intussusceptions." American College of Surgeons, Houston, TX. (February 2007) With Chang, S., Edwards, A., Nguyen, T., Rojo, J., Fitch, M., Schlesigner, A., Marias, C., Nuchtern, J.G., and Brandt, M.L.

     
     

    "Have U.S. Pediatric Liver Transplant Outcomes Improved in the Past Decade." American Trasplant Congress, Washington, D.C.. (2007) With Barshes, N.R., Nguyen, T.S., O'Mahony, C.A., Aloia, T., Gross, J.A.

     
     

    Organizer, Chair and Speaker.  "Scientific Session: Biostatistical Applications in the Medical Sciences." SACNAS National Conference, Kansas City. (October 11-14, 2007)

     
     

    Organizer, Chair and Speaker.  "Scientific Session: Risk Analysis." SACNAS National Conference, Kansas City. (October 11-14, 2007)

     
     

    "JSM Meetings." Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, WA. (August 2006)

     
     

    "Mathematical Models of Population Dynamics." Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, El Salvador. (July 2006)

     
     

    "Session:A Biostatistical Look at Stome Environmental and Health Issues in Populations of Color. "Nonparametric estimation of the BMI for population of color"." AISES Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (November 16-18, 2001)

     
     Panelist
     

    "Biostatistics and Epidemiology:The intersection of math, science, and public health." SACNAS meeting, Denver, CO. (October)

     
     

    "Future Directions in Statistics." CIMAT, Mexico. (December 2003)

     
     

    "Panel member Presidential session." IMS-WNAR Meeting, Golden, Colorado. (June 2003)

     
     Session Chair
     

    Organizer, Chair, Speaker.  "Conversations with Scientists." SACNAS National Conference, Dallas, TX. (October 2009)

     
     

    Organized and Chaired.  "The First Ever Conversation with Statisticians." SACNAS, (2008)

     
     

    "Inference and applications." CIMAT, (December 6-10, 2005)

     
     Workshops
     

    "Order Restricted Inference." Mexican Statistics Meeting, Guadalajara, Mexico. (October 7-12, 2001)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. (2012 - 2012)

     Editor, Selected works of Erich L. Lehmann. Springer-Verlag, January 2012. (2011 - 2011)

     Editor, Selected Works of E.L. Lehmann . Springer-Verlag. (2012 - 2012)

     Editor, Editor of the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. (2010 - 2010)

     Editor, Erich L Lehmann collected works. , to be published by Springer-Verlag (2011). (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences PRISM Program. PRISM. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Panel member, National Science Foundation DMS. DMS. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Panel member, National Science Foundation, Research Institutes. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences MSP Program. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, NSF Mathematical Sciences Partnerships Program. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Career panel. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, First Erich L. Lehmann Symposium, Opitmality, The Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Lecture Notes-Monograph Series. (2003 - 2003)

     Editor, Refereed Proceedings of First Erich Lehman Symposium.. Institute of Mathematical Statistics in their Lecture Notes-Monograph Series. (2001 - 2001)

     Other, The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. (2008 - 2008)

     Editor, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor, 2nd Erich Lehmann Symposium - Optimality. Institue of Mathematical Statistics, Vol. 49. (2006 - 2006)

     Editor, 2nd Erich Lehmann Symposium. (2005 - 2005)

     Editor, Editing Volume for the 2nd Erich Lehmann Symposium. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Editorial Board of Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. (2007 - 2007)

     Other, Biostatistics session, 1st Mexico-Canada Statistical Meeting. CIMAT. (2008 - 2008)

     Other, Statistics and Probability Program's review panel. (2008 - 2008)

     Editor, Webcast of 3rd Lehmann Symposium. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor, The 3rd Erich Lehmann Symposium - Optimality. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor, Journal of Nonparametric Statisitics. (2008 - 2008)

     Editor, The 3rd Lehmann Symposium - Manuscript. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor, Optimality -- The 3rd Erich L. Lehmann Symposium. (2008 - 2008)

     Editor, The Collected works of Erich L. Lehmann. (2008 - 2008)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Musie Ghebremichael, Ph.D Mean Residual Lifetime Estimation. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Richard Ott, Ph.D Extreme Values and Tails of Distribution. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Richard Ott, Ph.D On the Operating Characteristics of Some Non-Parametric Methodologies for the Classification of Distributions by Tail Behavior. (2005) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Jose Luis Batun, Ph.D Nonparametric Bivariate Survival Function Estimation. (2005) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Tuan Nguyen, Ph.D Survival analysis and microarray gene expression data. (2006) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Tuan Nguyen, Ph.D. Microarray - Survival Analysis. (2008) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     David Kahle, Ph.D. Minimum distance estimation in categorical conditional independence models. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Ph.D Nonparametric Bivariate Survival Estimation Order Censoring. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Jose Luis Batun, Ph.D Bivariate Survival Function Estimation. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Member of the External Advisory Scientific Committee for the University of Arizona, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biology Research Program (2009-2012)

     Appointed member of the Noether Awards Committee of the American Statistical Association, (2010-2012)

     Elected member of the Nominating Committee for three years 2012 – 2015 of the Statistics Section , American Association for the Advancement of Science

     Distinguished Lecturer, SIGMA XI, The Scientific Research Society (2010)

     The 2010 Don Owen Award, The American Statistical Association (2010)

     Editor, Optimality The 3rd Erich L. Lehamnn Symposium to be published by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, IMS LNMS Vol 57, (2009)

     Member, HHMI External Advisory Committee, HHMI External Advisory Committee (2009-2012)

     SNI Research Level III, CONACYT Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) (September 2009)

     Editor, Erich L Lehmann Collected Works to be published by Springer-Verlag, (2009)

     Listed in Marqui's Who's who in America , Who's Who in America (2008)

     Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Chi, The Scientific Research Society (07/01/08 - 06/30/10)

     Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (November 2006)

     Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (November 2006)

     Appointed to National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine Committee, Institute of Medicine Committee (November 2005)

     Committee member, National Academy of Sciences Committee (2001-2003)

     Member Committee on Minorities in Statistics, ASA (2000-2004)

     Committee on Fellows, American Statistical Association (2002-2004)

     Appointed to a National Academy of Sciences Committee, (September 2001-September 2003)

     Member of the Harvard University Advisory Board for NIH summer research program (1998-2001), Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University

     Elected Nonparametrics Section Representative to the Council of Sections, (2001-2003)

     Appointed to Committee on Nominations, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (2001-2002)

     Elected to serve as a member of the External Evaluator Committee, CIMAT (July 2000- Present)

     Member Committee, Minorities in Statistics (1999-2001)

    Positions Held
     Director, RUSIS, Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics. (2009 - 2009)

     Appointed to the Committee on the Noether Award , American Statistical Association. (2009 - 2009)

     Appointed to the Committee on Outreach Education of ASA , American Statistical Association. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of Review Panel, NSF, CCLI Program. (2001 - 2001)

     Co-Chair, Co-Organizer, First Erich Lehmann Symposium. (2002 - 2002)

     Editor, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. (2007 - 2007)

     Appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee, National Academy of Sciences. (2005 - 2005)

     Adjunct Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dept of Biostatistics. (2006 - 2006)

     Member Committee on Minorities in Statistics, ASA. (2004 - 2004)

     Keck Faculty Affiliate, The Gulf Coast Consortia. (2006 - 2006)

     Distinguished Lecturer, The Scientific Research Society. (2007 - 2007)

     Chair, ASA Committee on Fellows. (2004 - 2004)

     Co-Organizer, Conference of Texas Statisticans. (2002 - 2002)

     Member of review panel, CCLI Program. (2005 - 2005)

     Elected Member Human Resources Advisory Committee, Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes, Berkeley, CA. (2004 - 2004)

     Permanent Appointment, Editorial Board of Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. (2007 - 2007)

     Elected member, Human Resources Advisory Committee, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. (2006 - 2006)

     Member NSF site visit team, MSP Program. (2005 - 2005)

     Organizer and Chair, SACNAS. (2002 - 2002)

     Chair, Review Panel, NSF, CCLI Program. (2002 - 2002)

     Program Chair and Organizer, 2nd Erich Lehmann Symposium, Rice University. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, USRA's Division of Space Life Sciences –NASA. (2006 - 2006)

     Adjunct Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center. (2007 - 2007)

     Member, NAS IOM Committee. (2005 - 2005)

     Committee Member, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine Committee. (2006 - 2006)

     Editor, The First Erich Lehman Symposium. (2004 - 2004)

     Fund-Raiser and Planner, 3rd Lehmann Symposium. (2006 - 2006)

     Committee on Fellows, American Statistical Association. (2004 - 2004)

     Elected Member, External Evaluation Committee for CIMAT (Centro de Investigacion en Mathematicas). (2004 - 2004)

     Member, American Mathematical Society. (2006 - 2006)

     Committee Member, National Academy of Sciences. (2004 - 2004)

     Reviewer for the City, University of New York Internal Research Award Program. (2006 - 2006)

     Member of NSF site Visit team, MSP Program. (2004 - 2004)