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Robert J. Beaver


Robert Beaver

Robert J. Beaver

Emeriti Professor

Address:
Office: 1349 Olmsted Hall
Mail: 1337 Olmsted Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3700
Email: robert.beaver@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-3286

Education:

B.S. in Secondary Education , Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (1959)
M.S. in Mathematics , Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (1964)
Master of Statistics , University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1966)
PhD in Statistics , University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1970)

Honors and Awards:

  • UCR Graduate Student Association Distinguished Teaching Award , University of California, Riverside (1983-84)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta , University of California, Riverside
  • Pi Mu Epsilon , Mathematics Honorary, Bucknell University (1964)
  • Kappa Delta Pi , Education Honorary, Bloomsburg University (1959)

Research Interests:

Recent research involves the generalized class of skewed distributions and their applications. This class includes the skewed normal, skewed Cauchy, and other distributions that are symmetric when the skewing parameters are zero. Current research involves rank set sampling and the use of the EM algorithm and Gibbs sampler in tests of hypotheses and estimation.

In the past, he has pursued many topics in the area of paired comparison experiments including the handling of tied observations and possible order effects associated with treatments.

Dr. Beaver is also interested in statistical modelling which has brought him into fruitful collaboration with other researchers in the college.

Publications:

Recent Journal Articles:

  • Arnold, B.C. and R.J. Beaver. 2000. "Some skewed multivariate distributions". American Journal of Mathematical and Management Science , 20(1,2): 27-38.
  • Arnold, B.C. and R.J. Beaver. 2000. "The skew-Cauchy Distribution". Statistics and Probability Letters. 49(3): 285-290.
  • Arnold, B.C. and R.J. Beaver. 2000. "Hidden Truncation Models". Sankhya, Series A . 62(1): 23-35.
  • Beaver, R.J. and M. Melgar. 1999."Analysis of Yield-Density Models for Intercropping Experiments". Biometrical Journal . 41(8): 995-1011.
  • Rahman, M. R.J. Beaver, and D.V. Gokhale. 1997. "A Note on estimating the Combining Constant in Semiparametric Density Estimation". Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics 11:37-50.

Technical Reports:

  • Arnold, B.C., R.J. Beaver, E. Castillo and Jose Maria Sarabia. 2001. "Percentiles and power of goodness of fit tests based on generalized rank set data". Technical Report No. 268 , Department of Statistics, University of California, Riverside, 22 pages.

Textbooks:

  • Beaver, B.M., Beaver, R.J. and W. Mendenhall. Introduction to Probability and Statistics , 8th-13h ed. (2009), Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning: Belmont, CA.
  • Beaver, B.M., R.J. Beaver and W. Mendenhall. A Brief Introduction to Probability and Statistics (2002), Duxbury Press: Belmont, CA. R.J. Beaver, Reinmuth, J.R. and W.
  • Beaver, B.M., R.J. Beaver and W. Mendenhall. A Brief Course in Business Statistics , 2nd ed. (2001), Duxbury Press: Belmont, CA.
  • Beaver, B.M., R.J. Beaver and W. Mendenhall. A Course in Business Statistics , 4th ed. (1996), Duxbury Press: Belmont, CA.
  • Mendenhall. Statistics for Management and Economics , 3rd-7th ed. (1993), Duxbury Press: Belmont, CA.

Study Guides:

  • Beaver, B.M. and R.J.Beaver. Study Guide with Student Solutions for Introduction to Probability and Statistics , 9th-11th ed. (1994-2003), Duxbury Press: Belmont, CA.
  • Beaver, B.M. and R.J. Beaver. Study Guide for A First Course in Business Statistics ,1st-4th ed. (1984-96), Duxbury Press: Boston, Mass.
  • Beaver, B.M. and R.J. Beaver. Study Guide for Statistics for Management and Economics , 4th-7th ed. (1982-93), Duxbury Press: Boston, Mass.
  • Beaver, B.M. and R.J. Beaver. Study Guide for Introduction to Probability and Statistics , 4th-8th ed. (1975-91), Duxbury Press: Boston, Mass.
  • Beaver, B.M. and R.J. Beaver. Study Guide for Understanding Statistics , 3rd-4th ed. (1980-85), Duxbury Press: Boston, Mass.

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