RONALD BARRY

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks Alaska 99775-6660

Phone: (907)-474-7226

Home Phone: (907)-457-2151

e-mail: ffrpb@uaf.edu

web page: http://www.math.uaf.edu/~barry/

 

EDUCATION:

 

·         Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, University of California, Irvine, Spring 1991

Specialization: Experimental Design (Statistics)

Dissertation:  Minimal and Near-Minimal Resolution IV Designs

Advisor:  Dr. Janet Williams

 

·         Master of Science, Mathematics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1987.

 

·         Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1985.

 

 

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:

Statistical Programmer, 1983-1985, Univ. of Alaska Anchorage

Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1985-1987.

Computer Programmer, Summer 1989.

Statistical Consultant, Univ. of California Irvine, 1988-1991

Teaching Assistant,University of California, Irvine, 1988-1991

 

RESEARCH:

 

Peer-reviewed papers:

 

Ronald P. Barry (1992),  Near-Minimal Resolution IV Designs with hree Factors, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 33  p. 413-425.

 

Ronald P. Barry, A Centeroid-Based Nonparametric Regression Estimator (1995), Communications

  in Statistics-  Simulation and Computation Vol. 25, Issue 1 p. 81-98.

 

Ronald Paul Barry and Jay M. Ver Hoef, (1996) Blackbox Kriging:  Kriging without specifying variogram models, Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, Vol. 1, Issue 3 p. 297-322.

 

Pace, R. Kelley, and Ronald Barry (1997), Fast Spatial Estimation, Applied Economics Letters, Volume 4, p. 337-341.

 

R. Kelley Pace and Ronald Barry (1997),  Sparse Spatial Autoregressions,  Statistics and Probability Letters,  Volume 33, Number 3, May 5, p. 291-297.

 

Ronald Barry and R. Kelley Pace (1997), Kriging with Large Data Sets Using Sparse Matrix Techniques, Communications in Statistics-Computation and Simulation Volume 26, Number 2, p. 619-629.

 

Ronald Paul Barry (1996), A Diagnostic to Assess the Fit of a Variogram Model to Spatial Data, Journal of Statistical Software,Vol. 1, Issue 1  (an electronic, peer-review journal,

http://www.stat.ucla.edu/journals/jss/)  This article had been accessed by more than 300 people from Aug. 13 to Aug.20.

 

R. Kelley Pace and Ronald Barry (1997), Quick Computations of Spatially Autoregressive Estimators, Geographical Analysis.  Volume 29,  Number 3, pp. 232-247.

 

R. Kelley Pace and Ronald Barry (1997), Fast CARs, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation Vol. 59, p. 123-145.

 

Michael N. Rosing, Merav Ben-David, and Ronald P. Barry (1997), Analysis of Stable Isotope Data: A K

Nearest-Neighbors Randomization Test, Journal of Wildlife Management Vol. 62, No 1, p. 380-387

 

Jay Ver Hoef and Ronald Barry (1998), Constructing and Fitting Models for Cokriging and Multivariable Spatial Prediction,  Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference Vol. 69, p. 275-294

 

 

Lindstrom, J.E., R.P. Barry and J.F. Braddock (1998). Microbial  community diversity analysis: a kinetic approach to constructing potential C source utilization patterns. Soil Biol. Biochem. Vol. 30, No. 2, p. 231-239.

 

Pace, R. Kelley, Ronald Barry, John Clapp, and M. Rodriguez (1998), Spatio-Temporal Estimation of Neighborhood Effects,  Journal of Real  Estate Finance and Economics Vol. 17, No. 1 p. 15-34.

 

Pace, R. Kelley, Ronald Barry, and C.F. Sirmans (1998), Spatial Statistics and Real Estate, in Journal of Real Estate Finance and  Economics Vol. 17, No. 1  p. 5-14.

 

R.K. Pace and R.P. Barry (1998), Simulating Mixed Regressive Spatially Autoregressive Estimators, in Computational Statistics Vol. 13 (3), pp.  397-418.

 

Richards, H. and R. Barry (1999),U.S. Life Tables for 1990 by sex, race and age, in Journal of Forensic Economics Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 9-26.

 

Ronald Paul Barry and R. Kelley Pace (1999), Monte Carlo Estimates  of the Log Determinant of Large Sparse Matrices,  Seventh Special Issue on Linear Algebra and Statistics of Linear Algebra and its Applications, edited by Simo Puntanen, George P. H. Styan and Hans Joachim Werner.

 

 

Jon Lindstrom, Ronald P. Barry and Joan Braddock (), Long-term effects on microbial communities after a subarctic oil spill, in  Soil Biology and Biochemistry Vol. 31, pp. 1677-1689.

 

R. Kelley Pace, Ronald Barry, Otis W. Gilley and C.F. Sirmans (2000)  A Method for spatial-temporal forecasting with an application to real estate prices, International Journal of Forecasting 16 pp. 229-246.

 

Ronald P. Barry Nelder Plots in the Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

 

Proceedings:

 

Jay M. Ver Hoef, Ronald P. Barry, Spatio-temporal Prediction of Snow Depth for Caribou Winter Range,  American Statistical Association 1996 Proceedings of the Biometrics Section.

 

In Press:

 

None at present.

 

Under Review:

 

None at present.

In Preparation:

1.  With Devin Johnson, a paper on Shappard’s Correction.

2.  With Kelley Pace, a paper on a generalized autoregressive estimator.

3.  With Jay Ver Hoef, a paper on fast Fourier approaches to moving average models.

4.  With Ron Gatterdam, a paper on mean time to find patterns in proteins.

5.  With Trish Wurtz, a paper on analysis of Nelder plots.

6.  A paper on approximation theory in moving average models.

7.  With Craig George, a paper on model based clustering (an application to fisheries data).

 

GRANTS RECEIVED:

 

Recipient of a UAF faculty summer grant, Summer 1993, for the

study of  The Distribution of Seismic Events in Space and Time:  A CaseStudy.

 

Recipient of a grant through the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research program ``The Interactions of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances in the Boreal Forest:  Ecological Consequences and Feedbacks to Climate and Land Use", for Summer 1997.  Tricia Wurtz, of the Institute of Northern Forestry, and I will study the Statistical modeling of spruce/alder interaction in Nelder Plots.

 

Recipient of a grant from the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, to study whether the population of Harbor Seals in Prince William Sound has declined.

 

Grant for work on herring population dynamics, with Evelyn Brown.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

Invited talk on Minimal and Near-Minimal Designs of Resolution IV at  the American Statistical Association, Orange County Section, Jan. 30, 1991.

 

Invited talk on Minimal and Near-Minimal Designs of Resolution IV at  Montana State University, April 1991.

 

Public lecture on the connections between algebra and statistics, for the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, UAF, Nov. 14, 1991.

 

Public lecture entitled ``A Simple Method of Obtaining Function Estimators Under the Additive Model'' at the 1992 annual meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association.

 

Poster at the Joint Statistical Meetings on ``Patterns of Seismicity Immediately Prior to Earthquakes", in Aug. 1993.

 

Public lecture on ``Earthquakes as Point Processes'' at the 1993 annual meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association.

 

Public lecture on ``Identifying Yup'ik Dialects Using Multidimensional Scaling'' at the 1994 annual meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association.

 

Gave a colloquium talk jointly with Dr. Charles Kendrick, on  ``Neural Nets and Statistical Methods'', Feb. 10, 1994.

 

Gave a colloquium talk entitled ``Improved Correlation Models in Geostatistics" on Dec. 1, 1994.

 

Public lecture on ``Blackbox Kriging:  Kriging without specifying variogram models'' at the 1995 meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association, in Juneau, Alaska.

 

Two hour lecture on Software Quality Control for Peter Knoke's  software engineering class, Spring 1995.

 

Gave a talk to biometricians and others in the Alaska Dept. of Fish  and Game, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, in Anchorage, April 4.  Title:  Regression in the presence of spatial autocorrelation.  Also  met with many Fish and Game researchers.

 

Gave a talk at University of Alaska Southeast on April 5, 1996,  titled Regression in the presence of

spatial autocorrelation.  Audience included local researchers, Fish and Game employees, Fish and Wildlife Employees, and Fisheries students.  Also talked with biometricians and others before and after the talk.

 

Talked about experimental design to interested high school math and science teachers.  West Valley High School, Jan. 27, 1997.

 

Gave a lecture on statistical analysis of extinction data in Michael Whalen's seminar class, Spring 1998.

 

As an invited guest of the Dept. of Statistics, Washington State University, I presented the talk "Hierarchical Bayesian Clustering'', June 1998.

 

Presented "Statistical Analysis of Spruce and Alder interactions in a Nelder Plot'' at the Western North America Region (WNAR) Biometric Society meeting in San Diego, June 1998.

 

Gave the talk "Why does sex exist, and other questions from evolutionary ecology" to the university math club, March 2000.

 

Lectured on Power Analysis for Richard Boones class Fall 2000.

 

 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

 

American Statistical Association

International Biometric Society

 

OTHER:

Received tenure in June 1997.

 

President-elect of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 1997.

 

Vice-President of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 1996.

 

Visting researcher at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, Summer 1995.

 

President of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical  Association, 1994.  Duties included organizing the chapter meeting in Anchorage.

 

Vice President of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical  Association, 1993.  Duties included assisting in the orgainzation of the annual meeting in Fairbanks.

 

One of the honored guests at the Academic Excellence Week luncheon honoring teaching excellence, April 19, 1994, in the Wood Center  Ballroom.

 

Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, Irvine,  1987-1988.

 

Passed third actuarial examination (Applied Statistics) in May 1993.  (I also have credit for the first two actuarial exams).

 

 SERVICE:

University-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee

1998-2000

Faculty Senate

1996-1997

Curriculum Council/Academic Council of the College of Liberal Arts

Fall 1993- Spring 1996

Dept. of Math. Sciences Colloquium Committee

1994-1996

 

1997-2000

 

Chair:  1995-1996

Dept. of Math. Sciences Web Page Oversight Committee

1998-2000

Statistics Program Coordinator

1998-2000

Dept. of Math. Sciences Library Committee

1994-1995

Dept. of Math. Sciences Curriculum and Colloquium Committees

1992-1993

Judge for the Mathematical Association of America High School  Mathematics Contest

May 1993

Statistical Consulting for Lathrop High School students in the  science fair

1995

I have written and maintain the internet web pages for the Statistics Program and for the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association

1995-2000

Joint Statistics Meetings, I represented the Alaska Chapter ASA at the Council of Chapters meeting.

1993

Helped establish the Interdisciplinary M.S. in Statistics, 1995, including the development of several new courses.  Wrote the application for the creation of the Statistics M.S. Program

1995

 

2000

Member of faculty search committees

1994(math)

1995(statistics)

I refereed articles for the Fish Ecology in Arctic North America symposium, Communications in Statistics, Linear Algebra and its Applications,  and Arthritis Care and Research

 

 

 

ADVISING AND CONSULTING:

Committee Chair:

Gordon Bower

Statistics

MS

Kelly Cadman

Statistics

MS May 2001

Seth De L'Isle

Statistics

MS

Peter Dillingham

Statistics

MS

Lori Millsap

Statistics

MS

Julie McIntyre

Statistics

MS

Franz Mueter

Statistics

MS

Helen Nute

Statistics

MS May 2001

Bob Sutherland

Statistics

MS

Brian Taras

Statistics

MS

 

Graduate Committee Member:

Jill Anthony&Biology

 

 

Arny Blanchard

Statistics

MS

Randy Brown

Fisheries

MS

Peter Cleary

Fisheries

MS

James Clippard

Geophysics

PhD

Vita Cukurs

Nat. Res. Mngmt.

MS

Michele Epp

Marine Sci.

PhD

Jeff Estensen

Biology

MS

James Finn

Fisheries

MS

Peter Fury

Oceanography

MS

Gwen Gruenig

Statistics

MS

Amy Hirons

Marine. Sci.

PhD

John Holbrook

Environmental Eng.

MS

Mike Holliman

Fisheries

PhD

Jamie Hollingsworth

Forestry

MS

Gregg Horton

Fisheries

MS

Ann Knowlton

Biology

PhD

Amy Larsen&Biology&PhD

 

 

Jon Lindstrom&Biology

Biology

PhD

Tim Lowery

Psychology

MA

Kim Maki

Statistics

MS

Pam McNeley

Statistics

MS

Tina Moran&Biology&PhD

 

 

Franz Mueter

Fisheries

PhD

Brian Person

Biology

PhD

Alex Prichard

Biology

MS

Jason Schreer

Biology

MS

Tom Simpson

Biology

MS

Jon Sweetman&&M.S.\

 

 

Brian Taras

Statistics

MS

Xinxian Zhang

Statistics

MS

 

STATISTICAL CONSULTING:

Phyllis Adams

Forestry

PhD

Amal Ajmi

Marine Sci.

PhD

Ingegerd Ask

EQE

MS

Neil Barten

Biology

MS

Mirav Ben-David

Biology

PhD

Kristjan Bregendahl

Nat. Res. Mngmt.

MS

Tom Cappiello

Fisheries

MS

Renee Crane

Biology

MS

Fiona Danks.

 

MS

Dennis Fielding

Biology

MS

Robert Foy

Biology

MS

Susan Frick

Forestry

MS

Sarah Garland

Civil Eng.

MS

Kelley Hastings

Marine Sci.

PhD

Shawna Karpovich

 

 

Elizabeth Lenart

Biology

PhD

Greg Light

Environmental Sci.

MS

J.P. Logan

Civil Eng.

MS

Steve Matsuoka

Biology

MS

Mat Macander

 

MS

Maggie MacCluskie

Biology

PhD

Dave Maddux

 

PhD

Jack McFarland

 

MS

J.R. Mokka

Engineering

MS

Bill Morris

Biology

MS

Christa Mulder

Biology

PhD

Robert Ott

Forestry

MS

Ed Packee, Jr.

Engineering

MS

Dan Rees&Biology

Biology

MS

Janice Reynolds

Biology

PhD

Lori Rhea

Biology

PhD

Cheryl Rosa

Biology

PhD

Patricia Rivera

Marine Sci.

PhD

Morgan Robertson

Biology

MS

Loni Roussow

Biology

MS

Frank Satterfield IV

Marine Sci.

MS

Cheryl Searcy

Geophysics

PhD

Steve Sklavounos

Biology

MS

Susan Specman

Biology

MS

Raphaela Stimmelmyr

Biology

PhD

M. Sunnyboy

Mathematics

BS

Theresa Tomany

Biology

MS

Yuzo Toya

Geophysics

MS

Braca Turcin

Economics

MS

Dan Uliassi

Biology

MS

Steven Whitney

Marine Sci.

MS

Pat Willebrand

Environmental Eng.

MS

Amy Zacheis

Biology

 

Tania Zenteno-Savin

Marine Sci.

PhD

Nicolle Atwood

Nat. Res. Mngmt.

BS

Eloise Brown

Marine Sci.

PhD

Kate Doran

Biology

PhD

Tatyana Sovorkina

Environmental Eng.

MS

 

OTHER CONSULTING:

Robert Andres

UAF Inst. Northern Eng.

 

Clifford Cox

UAF Economics

 

Max Wyss

UAF Geophysics

 

J. Ozimkowski

BLM

 

Marcele Skelton

Tanana Valley Campus

 

Doug Losheaugh

Reporter, Homer Daily News

 

Joan Braddock

UAF Biology

 

David Valentine

UAF Biology

 

Dept. of Administration, State of Alaskav

 

 

 

I have written comprehensive exams for Franz Muter, Amy Larsen,

Ann Knowlton, Jon Lindstrom, Amy Hirons, Jim Clippard, Jamie Hollingsworth, Brian

Person and for all of the Statistics graduate students.

 

TEACHING:

 

SEMESTER

 

COURSE

STUDENTS

CR.

FALL 1991

MATH371

Probability

 

3

 

STAT200

Elementary Prob. and Stat

 

3

SPRING 1992

STAT200

Elementary Prob. and Stat (2 sections)

126

3

FALL 1992

STAT300

Scientific Sampling

15

3

 

STAT621

Distribution-Free Statistics

9

3

SPRING 1993

STAT602

Experimental Design

9

3

 

STAT401

Regression and Analysis of Variance (+ 3 hr/week lab)

21

4

FALL 1993

STAT200

Elementary Prob. and Stat (2 sections)

75

3@

SPRING 1994

STAT621

Distribution-Free Statistics

13

3

 

STAT300

Statistics

42

3

 

STAT693

Spatial Statistics

12

2

SPRING 1995

STAT401

Regression and Analysis of Variance

26

4

 

STAT602

Experimental Design

9

3

FALL 1995

STAT200

Elementary Prob. and Stat (2 sections)

103

3@

SPRING 1996

STAT461

Applied Multivariate Analysis

20

3

 

STAT693

Applied Time Series Analysis

11

3

FALL 1996

MATH371

Probability

12

3

 

STAT693-1

S-plus programming

12

1

 

STAT693-2

Nonlinear regression

15

1

 

STAT693-3

Bootstrap/Jackknife

14

1

SPRING 1997

STAT401

Regression and Analysis of Variance

37

4

 

MATH408

Mathematical Statistics

11

3

SUMMER 1997

STAT595

Intro. Prob. and Stats. for Secondary Teachers

7

3

FALL 1997

STAT200

Elem. Prob. and Stat

44

3

 

STAT651

Statistical Theory I

9

3

 

STAT692

Fund. of Bayesian Analysis

8

2

SPRING 1998

STAT300

Statistics

27

3

 

STAT652

Statistical Theory II

5

4

 

STAT654

Consulting

3

1

FALL 1998

STAT200

Elementary Prob. and Stat

60

3

 

STAT401

Regression and Analysis of Varianc

23

4

SPRING 1999

STAT611

Timeseries Analysis

15

3

 

STAT401

Regression and Analysis of Variance

30

4

 

STAT493-3

Logistic Regression

12

3

FALL 1999

STAT300

Scientific Sampling

22

3

 

STAT653

Stat Theory III

7

3

 

STAT654

Consulting

3

1

SPRING 2000

STAT200

Elem. Prob. and Stat

44

3

 

STAT605

Spatial Statistics

9

3

 

STAT480

Survival Analysis

4

1

 

STAT698

Meta-Analysis

3

2

FALL 2000

STAT200

Elem. Prob. and Stat

 

3

 

STAT602

Experimental Design

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

From 1991-present I have taught the following independent study  courses:  Probability and Mathematical Statistics (Fall 1994, Spring 1995, 3 students), Statistical Software (Spring 1993, 2 students), Applied Multivariate Analysis in Ecology (Fall 1993, 1 student), Statistical Quality Control (graduate course, Spring 1993, 1 student), Analysis of Geyser Data (Fall 1996, 1 student), Animal Movement Modeling (Fall 1998, 1 student), Time Series (Spring 2000, 1 student) and Bootstrapping and Randomization (Spring 2000, 1 student). I have also supervised the senior statistics projects of seven students (Jason Marshall, Michael Rosing, David Vachitis, Donald Benn, Robert Carroll, Seth De'Isle and Venita Cornwall).  Two of the statistics projects led to papers, one of which has been published and the other under review.