Mathematics Department
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Roger Hoerl

Job Title
Donald C. Brate ‘45-Stanley G. Peschel ‘52 Professor of Statistics
Bailey Hall 108C



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Areas of interest

Much of my early research was in the area of regression analysis, especially shrinkage estimators. In the private sector I developed a greater appreciation for, and interest in, experimental design methods. I have recently investigated Big Data analytics, particularly how and why things can go wrong when analyzing massive data sets. This ties to the discipline of statistical engineering, which emphasizes effective integration of multiple statistical and non-statistical methods in an overall approach to scientific inquiry. I am currently conducting research into how statistical engineering can provide effective strategies for attacking Big Data problems.

Academic credentials

B.S., Elizabethtown College; M.S., University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Delaware