Research

REFERRED PUBLICATION

Frey, J. and Zhang, Y., (submitted) “Robust Confidence Intervals for a Proportion Using Ranked-Set Sampling,” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation.
Frey, J. and Zhang, Y., (under review) “Improved Exact Confidence Intervals for a Proportion Using Ranked-Set Sampling,” Journal of the Korean Statistical Society.
Frey, J. and Zhang, Y. (2019) “An Omnibus Two-Sample Test for Ranked-Set Sampling Data,” Journal of the Korean Statistical Society, 48(1), 106-116.
Shakya1, K., Peltier, R., Zhang, Y., Pandey., B. (2019) “Roadside exposure and inflammation biomarkers among a cohort of traffic police in Kathmandu, Nepal.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(3), 377.
Kremer, P. , Larondelle, N., Zhang, Y., Pasles, E., and Haase, D. (2018) “Within-class and neighborhood effects on the relationship between composite urban classes and surface temperature, ” Sustainability, 10(3), 645.
Frey, J. and Zhang, Y. (2018) “An Algorithm with Applications in Ranked Set Sampling.” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 88(3), 471-481.
Frey, J. and Zhang, Y. (2017) “Testing Perfect Rankings in Ranked-Set Sampling with Binary Data.” The Canadian Journal of Statistics, 45(3), 326-339.
Frey, J. and Zhang, Y. (2017) “What Do Interpolated Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Population Quantiles Guarantee?” The American Statistician, 71(4), 305-309.

ARTICLES IN PREPARATION

Zhang, Y. and McCann, M. “Obtaining Sequential Testing Procedures from Single-step Methods.”
Zhang, Y. and McCann, M. “Approximate Simultaneous Inference on Population Means with Ranked-set Samples.”
Zhang, Y. and Nataraj, C. “Identification of Engineering Freshmen Characteristics that Predict Success at the End of the First Year.”

PRESENTATIONS

“Deep Learning in Bone Age Assessment – Explore the Future of Radiology”, VangumalliG, D., and Zhang Y., won the first place in Graduate Students for Astronomy, Physics, CS, Math & Stats category, Villanova 2018 Sigma Xi CRF Student Research Poster Symposium, April 2018.
“Testing Perfect Rankings in Ranked-set Sampling with Binary Data”, Invited, International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics (ICOMAS 2018), Memphis, May 2018.
“An Introduction to Ranked-Set Sampling”, Invited, The Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems (VCADS) meeting, Villanova, February 2018.
“What Do Interpolated Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Population Quantiles Guarantee?”, Invited, Department of Statistics, Oklahoma State University, November 2017.
“Assessment of Health Effects of Particulate Pollution among Traffic Police in Kathmandu, Nepal using Biomarkers”, Shakya, K., Peltier, R., Zhang, Y., and Pandey, B.D., The 2017 Annual International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Meeting, Research Triangle Park, October
2017.
“What Do Interpolated Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Population Quantiles Guarantee?”, The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings, Baltimore, August 2017.
“An Algorithm and A Stategy for Nonparametric Inference under Imperfect Rankings in Ranked- Set Sampling.” Invited, School of Mathematical Sciences, Dalian University of Technology, China, May 2017.
“An Algorithm with applications in Ranked Set Sampling.”, The 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2016.
“Multiple comparisons and sequential testing procedures.”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, May 2016.
“The Restricted Scheffe Method Using the Minimal Cone Approach for Multiple Comparisons”, The 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, August 2015.
“Restricted Scheffe Method Using Minimal Cone Approach for Multiple Comparisons.”, The 2014 Villanova University Department of Mathematics and Statistics colloquium, December 2014.
“Sequential Testing Procedures for Single-step Methods.”, The 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston, August 2014.
“Sequential Testing Procedures for Single-step Methods.”, Oklahoma State University 25th Annual Research Symposium, February 2014.
“Simultaneous Confidence Intervals Using the Restricted Scheffe Method.”, 2013 Oklahoma State University Statistics Department Seminar Series, April 2013.
“Simultaneous Confidence Intervals Using the Restricted Scheffe Method.”, Oklahoma State University 24th Annual Research Symposium, February 2013.