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**Education**
Ph.D.(Statistics), March 1985, Indian
Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India
M.Sc (Statistics), May 1978, Madras University, India
B.Sc (Statistics), May 1976, Madras University, India
**Professional Experience**
**2001- **Professor, Department
of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
**1995-01** Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University
of Louisiana at Lafayette
**1992-95** Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University
Louisiana at Lafayette
**1991-92** Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept of Math and Statistics,
University of South Alabama
**1988-91** Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept of Statistics, Temple
University
**1986-88** Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Math and Statistics, Bowling
Green State University
**1984-86** Research Associate, Indian Statistical Institute, New
Delhi, India
**1981-84** Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur,
India
**Honors Received**
** ****Fellow, American Statistical Association; elected 2011.**
**Editorial Work**
** ****2007-
present:**** ****Associate
Editor, Communications in Statistics**
**Professional Activities**
Vice President, Louisiana Chapter of the American Statistical
Association, 2010-2011
President, Louisiana Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2011-2012
Chapter Representative, Louisiana Chapter of the American Statistical
Association, 2000-2003
Member, American Statistical Association
Vice President, Louisiana Chapter of the American Statistical
Association, 1995-96
President, Louisiana Chapter of the American Statistical Association,
1996-97
Treasurer, Louisiana Chapter of the American Statistical Association,
1997-98
**Technical Skills**
**General skills in statistical computing.****
Specific expertise and interest in:**
Numerical computations, statistical simulation and Monte-Carlo method
Data analysis using SAS and MINITAB. PC,
UNIX and MVS operating systems.
Programming language: C, Visual C++, Fortran 77 and 95
Statistical
Software: Minitab, S plus, JMP, SYSTAT, SAS, IMSL
Text
Formatting: LaTex, MS Word
Other
Software: MS Visual Studio, RoboHelp Office 2000
**Major Fields of Interest**
Meta Analysis, Calibration, Tolerance Region, Multivariate Statistical Inference,
Statistical Methods for Occupational Safety and Health
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**Collaborators**
**1995 - 2004** Dr. Thomas Callendar and Dr. Elaine Mitran; Med-Health Pvt. Ltd.,
Lafayette, LA. Modeling exposure data and assessing exposure risks
**Summer 1997** Mitchell Pinckard, Noble Drilling, Lafayette, LA. Modeling
drilling
data to optimize bit rate of penetration
**1997 - 1998** Jackson Barnitz, Safety
Management Service, Inc., Lafayette, LA.
Analyzing occupational exposure data
**1996 - present** Thomas Mathew,
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Campus, Developing Statistical methods to analyze exposure
data.
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**Research Grants**

Summer Research Award; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Summer 1993; $3,900.
Summer Research Award;
University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Summer 1994;
$3,900.
Co-PI: Statistical Problems in Occupational Safety and Health, $400, 453. NIH grant funded
by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), May 1,
2000 - April 30, 2004.
Co- PI:
Statistical Methodologies for Exposure Assessment, $869, 409. NIH grant funded by the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), May 1, 2005 -
April 29, 2009.
CO-PI: Statistical Methodology for Industrial Hygiene: Detection
Limits, Reference Limits and Measurement Accuracy: $1,394,064.
NIH grant funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH),

September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2014.
**Presentations and Invited Lectures**
1.
Optimal integration of two or three PPS surveys with common sample size
n > 1. Statistical Conference, 1985, Banaras Hindu University, India.
2. Orthogonal minimax estimators of normal covariance matrix. Invited
Lecture. Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, March 1984.
3. Estimation of
normal covariance matrix with incomplete data. Invited Lecture. Indian
Statistical Institute, New Delhi, March 1984.
4. Decision
theoretic results on covariance estimation. Colloquium Presentation, Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University, January, 1987.
5. Estimation of
normal covariance and precision matrices. Colloquium Presentation, Department
of Statistics, Temple University, Philadelphia, January, 1991.
6. Simultaneous
estimation of independent normal mean vectors with unknown covariance matrices.
Joint Statistical Meetings, 1991, Atlanta, Georgia.
7. On a shrinkage
estimator of a normal common mean vector. Dept of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, October, 1991.
8. Estimation of
common mean of several normal populations. Colloquium Presentation, Dept of
Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, February
1993.
9. Unbiased equivariant estimation of common normal mean vector with
one observation from each population. Joint Statistical Meetings, 1993, San
Francisco, California.
10. Combining
independent studies in a calibration problem. Dept of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, February 16, 1995.
11. Combining
independent studies in a calibration problem. Dept of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of West Florida, Pensacola, February 17,1995.
12. Combining
independent studies in a calibration problem. Joint Statistical Meetings, 1995,
Orlando, Florida.
13. Inferences on
normal mean vector based on incomplete data. Joint Statistical Meetings, 1996,
Chicago, Illinois.
14. On computing
tolerance factors for a multivariate normal population. Dept of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, April 17, 1998.
Louisiana Chapter of ASA, April 1999.
15. Inference on univariate-mutivariate calibration. JSM-IISA, December 30,
2000 - January 3, 2001, New Delhi, India.
16. Inference on
Stress-Strength Reliability: The Normal Case. International Conference on
Statistics in Industry and Business, Cochin, India, Jan 2 - 4, 2003.
17. Inference on
Stress-Strength Reliability: The Normal Case. Conference on Ranking &
Selection, Multiple Comparisons, Reliability and Their Applications, Chennai,
India, Dec 28 – 30, 2002.