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Michael I Baron
Professor-Mathematical Sciences Department
Office MailstopMail Box: EC35, Room No.: ECSN 3.912 
Email Address  mbaron@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-6874    URL UTD Webpage   URL Faculty Profile    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.StatisticsUniversity of Maryland1995
 M.S.MathematicsUniversity of St.~Petersburg1992
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Research areas
  • Sequential Analysis
  • Change-Point Detection
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Applications of Statistics in Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Energy Finance
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  YearPublication  Type
2006
R. Gill, J. Keating, and M. Baron. Detecting abrupt leaks in blended underground storage tanks. Accepted, to appear in Communication in Statistics - Theory and Methods, #35, 2006.
Category: Communication in Statistics
Peer reviewed
2006
M. Baron and A. Tartakovsky. Asymptotic optimality of change-point detection schemes in general continuous-time models. Sequential Analysis, accepted, to appear in 2006.
Category: Sequential Analysis
Peer reviewed
2004
C. Schmegner and M. Baron. Principles of optimal sequential planning. Sequential Analysis, 23( 1), 11--32, 2004.
Category: Sequential Analysis
Peer reviewed
2004
R. Gill and M. Baron. Consistent estimation in generalized broken-line regression. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 126(2), 441--460, 2004.
Category: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference
Peer reviewed
2004
M. Baron. Detection of epidemics as a sequential change-point problem. In V. Antonov, C. Huber. M. Nikulin, V. Polischook, eds.; Longevity, Aging and Degradation Models in Reliability, Public Health, Medicine and Biology, volume 2, pages 31--43, St. Petersburg, 2004.
Category: Public Health, Medicine and Biology
Peer reviewed
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
Oct-04 Oct-04 Defects Modeling and Yield Forecasting in Semiconductor Manufacturing
Defects Modeling and Yield Forecasting in Semiconductor Manufacturing. Sematech Symposium, Austin, TX
May-04 May-04 Hidden Markov processes in energy pricing and option valuation
Hidden Markov processes in energy pricing and option valuation. Fifth Biennial International Conference on Statistics, Probability and Related Areas, Athens GA
May-03 May-03 Optimizing Sequential Design of Experiments
Optimizing Sequential Design of Experiments. Special invited paper. Quality Productivity Research Conference, IBM T. J. Watson Research Ctr., Yorktown Heights, NY
May-03 May-03 Asymptotic Analysis of Bayesian Quickest Change Detection Procedures
Asymptotic Analysis of Bayesian Quickest Change Detection Procedures. Quality Productivity Research Conference, IBM T. J. Watson Research Ctr., Yorktown Heights, NY
Mar-98 Mar-98 Statistical problems of an asymmetric nature
Statistical problems of an asymmetric nature. Meeting of AMS, Louisville, KY
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2003-2004Academic VisitorDepartment of Mathematical Sciences IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
2001-PresentAssociate ProfessorMathematical Sciences University of Texas at Dallas
1995-2001Assistant ProfessorMathematical Sciences University of Texas at Dallas
1995-1995InstructorDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
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 DurationTitleSponsorAmountStatus
05/01/1999-04/30/2001Identifying change points and pattems in development, leaming and problem solving processesNSF, Division of Social and Economic Sciences$68,386Previous
08/01/1997-07/31/1998Pattem recognition and signature analysis in semiconductor risk assessmentTexas Instruments, Inc.$20,137Previous
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Professional recognitions, honors, memberships
  • Associate Editor of Sequential Analysis
  • Member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis
  • Invited Technometrics paper of 2001 (presented at the Spring Research Conference)
  • A number of sponsored invited conference papers

DEPARTMENT COMMITTEES
1995-1996
Statistical consulting service
Math sciences student computing lab
1996-1997
Co-chair of academic seminars
Web master for Math sciences
Statistical consulting service
1997-1998
Undergraduate advisor in Statistics
Web master for Math sciences
Statistical consulting service
1998-1999
Undergraduate advisor in Statistics
Web master for Math sciences
Graduate student admission and TA recruitment (chair)
Service courses
Curriculum issues
Computer facilities
1999-2000
Undergraduate advisor in Statistics
Web master for Math sciences
Graduate student admission and TA recruitment
Class schedule committee
Planning committee
Service courses
Undergraduate curriculum
Computer facilities
2000-2001
Undergraduate advisor in Statistics
Web master for Math sciences
Actuarial career coordinator
Graduate student admission and TA recruitment
Class schedule committee
Planning committee
Service courses
Undergraduate curriculum
Computer facilities
2001-2002
Undergraduate advisor in Statistics
Web master for Math sciences
Actuarial career coordinator
Class schedule committee
Service courses
Undergraduate curriculum
2002-2003
Undergraduate advisor in Statistics
Web master for Math sciences
Undergraduate curriculum committee
Class schedule committee
Statistics service courses textbooks
Statistics courses textbooks
Computer facilities
2003-2004
Web master for Math sciences (on leave at IBM Research)
2004-2005
Graduate advisor in Statistics
Web master for Math sciences
Graduate curriculum committee
Class schedule committee
Statistics service courses textbooks
2005-2006
UTD administrative duties:
Graduate advisor in Statistics
Graduate student recruiting and admissions committee (chair)
Webmaster for Math sciences
Class schedule committee
Computer committee
Graduate curriculum committee
Library committee (chair)
Textbooks for Statistics majors cormnittee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
  • Member of Academic Senate, 1997-1998, 2001 -2002
  • Member of the IR committee, 1999-2001
  • Chair of the IR committee, 2000-2001

EDITORIAL AND REFEREEING WORK, COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Associate Editor of Sequential Analysis
  • Referee of the Journal of American Statistical Association, Statistics and Decisions, Journal of
  • Statistical Plam1ing and Inference, Technometrics, Metrika, Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
  • Conference "The First UT-Dallas Symposium in Statistics and Biostatistics", UT-Dallas, April 30, 2005
  • Invited paper session "Sequential Methods" at 2003 Quality Productivity Research Conference, Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Special contributed paper session "Statistical Methods in Semiconductor Manufacturing" at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Dallas, TX


Dissertations/Theses Supervised
Graduated doctoral students
Ryan Gill, "Introduction to generalized broken line regression", 2002, now Assistant Professor at U. of Louisville, KY
Claudia Schmegner, "Decision theoretic ressults for sequentially planned statistical procedures", 2003, now Assistant Professor at DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Current doctoral students
Sumihiro Suzuki, "Bayesian computation of optimal sequential plans", 2006 (target)
Jingsi Xia, "Accelerated sequentially plarmed change-point detection and analysis of Phase IV clinical trials", 2006 (target)    
BACHELORS HONORS ADVISEMENT/DIRECTION
Giang David Nguyen, "Estimating change-points in a multiparameter exponential family", 1997.
Byron Campen, "An investigation of the arrival process of unsolicited email", 2004.

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