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Neilson, K.A., Towns, D.R., and Curran, J. (2004) Assessing the habitat use of chevron skink (Oligosoma homalonotum) on Great Barrier Island through trapping and radiotracking New Zealand Journal of Zoology 31, 106-107.

John, J.A. (2003) On the contraction of a resolvable row-column design. 12th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics. Dortmund, Germany.

Curran, J.M., Buckleton, J.S. and Triggs, C.M. (2002) What is the Magnitude of the Subpopulation Effect? 5th International Conference on Forensic Statistics, Venice, Italy.

Hunt, L.A. & Jorgensen, M.A. (2002) Unsupervised Learning from Incomplete Data using a Finite Mixture Model Approach Statistical Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2002) Evaluation of the Asymptotic Variance-Covariance Matrix for Finite Mixture Distributions. 13th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, Hamilton, Ontario.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2002) Measurement Error Comparison using Single Factor Analysis with Minimum Message Estimation. Mixture Models, Bump-Hunting and Measurement Errors Workshop, Cleveland USA.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2002) Using Finite Mixtures to Robustify Statistical Models. International Conferfence on Robust Statistics ICORS, Vancouver, Canada AND 16th Australian Statistical Conference.

McWhirter, J.L. (2002) Bayesian Modelling of Pulsatile Data. 16th Australian Statistical Conference, Canberra.

Bolstad, W.M. (2001) Making the 21st Century Bayesian: Teaching Bayesian Statistics at First Year Level ISBA Bulletin.

Hunt, L.A. & Jorgensen, M.A. (2001) Mixture Model Clustering for Mixed Categorical and Continuous Data with Missing Values. Mixtures 2001 Conference, Hamburg, Germany


Bolstad, W.M. (1997) Monte Carlo Methods in Bayesian Statistics The New Zealand Statistician. Vol. 32, 2-22.

Henderson, H.V. (1997) Calf disbudding Dairy Cattle Veterinarians 14, 5.

Littler, R. A, and Whitaker, D. (1997) Estimating staffing requirements at an airport terminal J Operational Research Soc 48, 124-131.

Mackle, T.R., Petch S.F., Bryant A.M., Auldist, M.J., Henderson H.V., MacGibbon A.K.H. (1997) Variation in the characteristics of milkfat from pasture-fed dairy cows during late spring and the effects of grain supplementation New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 40, 349-359.

Triggs, C.M., Curran, J.M., Buckleton, J.S. and Walsh, K.A.J. (1997) The grouping problem in forensic glass analysis: a divisive approach Forensic Science International 85, 1-14.

Bolstad, W.M. (1996) Comments on: Paradox or Paradigm The New Zealand Statistician. Vol. 31 7-9.

Dale, J. (1996) Contribution to the Discussion of Lee, Y. And Nelder, J.A. 'Hierarchical generalized linear models.' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B 58 No. 4, 665.

Eccleston, J.A. and John, J.A. (1996) Orthogonal main effect plans for two and three factors in small blocks Metrika 43, 203-211.

Williams, E.R. and John, J.A. (1996) A note on optimality in lattice square designs Biometrika 83, 709-13.

Bolstad, W.M. (1995) The Multiprocess Dynamic Poisson Model Journal of the American Statistical Association 90, 429 227-232.

Curran, J.M. (1995) Statistical analysis of forensic glass evidence: a review Proceedings of the A.C. Aitken Centenary Conference, Dunedin 95-102.

John, J.A. (1995) Interchange algorithms for constructing designs with complex blocking structures Statistical Theory and Applications, Papers in Honour of H A David (Ed H N Nagaraja, P K Sen and D F Morrison) 233-246.

Curran, J.M. (1994) A method for adjusting for unit non-response Proceedings of the NZSA/NZOR Conference, Palmerston North 291-296.

Bolstad, W.M. (1993) Finding the Initial Prior Distribution in the Multiprocess Dynamic Linear Trend Model with Dummy Seasonal Effects by Backcasting in the Time-reversed Model ASA Proceedings Business and Economics Section.

Eccleston, J., John, J.A. and Whitaker, D. (1993) Some row-column designs with adjusted orthogonality J of Statist Planning and Inference 36.

John, J.A. and Whitaker, D. (1993) Construction of resolvable row-column designs using simulated annealing Australian J Statist 35, 237-245

John, J.A., Whitaker, D. and Triggs, C.M. (1993) Construction of cyclic designs using integer programming J Statist Planning and Inference 36, 357-366.

Bolstad, W.M. (1992) Multiprocess Dynamic Linear Model for Statistical Process Control ASA Proceedings Quality and Productivity Section.

Bolstad, W.M. (1992) Robust Bayesian estimation using a variable mixture of conjugate family members The New Zealand Statistician Vol. 27 15-22.

Jorgensen, M., Zhaorong, J and C.A. McGilchrist (1992) Mixed model discrete regression Biometrical Journal 34, 691-700.

Whitaker, D, and Brown, S.M. (1991) Linear programming modelling with databases, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp33-41.

Bolstad, W.M. (1990) The efficiency of dynamic linear model estimators applied to a linearly aggregated time series Comm. in Statistics Theory and Methods 19(1), 83-90.

Buwalda, J.G., Wilson, G.J., Smith, G.S. and Littler, R.A. (1990) The development and effects of nitrogen deficiency in field grown kiwifruit (actinidia deliciosa) vines Plant and Soil v 129.

Jorgensen, M. (1990) Implicitly defined statistics American Statistician 44, letters.

Whitaker, D. and Cammell, S. (1990) A partitioned cutting-stock problem applied in the Meat Industry. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 41, No. 9, pp801-807.

Whitaker, D., Triggs, C.M. and John, J.A. (1990) Construction of block designs using mathematical programming Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B, 52(3) 497-503.

Douglas, J.A., Follett, J.M. and Littler, R.A. (1989) Boron requirements of asparagus seedlings grown in sand culture Scientia Horticulturae 38, 33-42.

McWhirter,J., Littlejohn, R.P., Henderson, H.V., Thompson, J.F., Montgomery, G.W. and MacMillan, K.L. (1989) Analysing Hormone Profiles with Pulses New Zealand Statistician 24 50-56.

Sarathchandra, S.U., Perrott, K.W. and Littler, R.A. (1989) Soil microbial biomass: influence of simulated temperature changes on size, activity and nutrient-content Soil Biology and Biochemistry 21, 987-993.

Bolstad, W.M. (1988) Estimation in the multiprocess dynamic generalized linear model Comm. in Statistics: Theory and Methods. 17(12), 4179-4204.

Bolstad, W.M. (1988) The multiprocess dynamic linear model with biased perturbations: a real time model for growth hormone level Biometrika. 75(4), 685-692.

Douglas, J.A., Littler, R.A. and Slay, M.J. (1988) Effect of superphosphate with and without nitrogen on grain yield, grain size, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur concentrations, and baking quality of 'Karamu' wheat NZ J Agricultural Research 31, 169-177.

Powell, C.L., Caldwell, K.I., Littler, R.A. and Warrington, I. (1988) Effect of temperature regime and nitrogen fertiliser level on vegetative and reproductive bud development in Cymbidium orchids J American Society Horticultural Science .

Bolstad, W.M. (1987) An Estimation Method for the Seemingly Unrelated Regression Model with Contemporaneous Covariances based on an Efficient Recursive Algorithm Communications in Statistics, Simulation and Computation. Vol. 16. No 3 689-698.

Ledgard, S.F., Brier, G.S. and Littler, R.A. (1987) Legume production and nitrogen fixation in hill pasture communities NZ J Agricultural Research 30, p413-421.

Steele, K.W. and Littler, R.A. (1987) Field evaluation of some factors affecting estimation of nitrogen fixation in pastures by 15N isotope dilution Australian J Agricultural Research 38, 153-161.

Bolstad, W.M. (1986) An Efficient Algorithm for Harrison-Stevens Forecasting using the Multiprocess Dynamic Linear Model Communications in Statistics, Simulation and Computation. Vol. 15 No. 3 819-828.

Bolstad, W.M. (1986) Harrison-Stevens Forecasting and the Multiprocess Dynamic Linear Model The American Statistician Vol 40. No. 2 129-136.

Jorgensen, M. (1986) Design of a database for a single-release mark-recapture experiment Proceedings of the Pacific Statistical Conference, 345-348.

Hill, P. (1985) Kernel estimation of a distribution function Comm. in Statist. Theor. & Meth. A14, 605-620.

Jorgensen, M. (1985) Comparison of routine analyses by different laboratories New Zealand Statistician 20 35- 43.

Hill, P. (1984) Some thoughts on reference ranges N.Z. J. Med. Lab. Tech. 38, 69-73.

Jorgensen, M. (1981) Fitting animal growth curves. New Zealand Statistician 16(2) 5- 15.

Littler, R.A. and Good, A.J. (1978) Ages, extinction times and first passage probabilities for a multi-allele diffusion model with irreversible mutation Theoretical Population Biology 13, 214- 225.

Littler, R.A. and Good, A.J. (1978) Fixation times and probabilities for an independent loci model in genetics Theoretical Population Biology 14, 204-214.

Jorgensen, M. (1975) Regular ultrafilters and long ultrapowers Canadian Mathematical Bulletin 18, 41-43.

Littler, R.A. (1975) Loss of variability at one locus in a finite population Mathematical Biosciences 25 151-163.

Littler, R.A. and Fackerell. E.D. (1975) Transition densities for neutral multi-allele diffusion models Biometrics 31, 117-123.

Fackerell, E.D. and Littler, R.A. (1974) Polynomials biorthogonal to Appell's polynomials Bulletin Australian Mathematical Society11, 181-195.

Littler, R.A. (1973) Linkage disequilibrium in two-locus finite random-mating models without selection or mutation Theoretical Population Biology 4, 259-275.

Jorgensen, M. and A. Adler (1972) Descendingly incomplete ultrafilters and the cardinality of ultrapowers Canadian J. Math. 24, 830- 834.

Jorgensen, M. (1970) An equivalent form of Lévy's axiom schema Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 26 651-654.

Bradshaw, B., Dell., P.M., Healy, T., and Bolstad, W.M. Inner shelf dynamics on a storm dominated coast, East Coromandel, New Zealand Journal for Coastal Research 7(1), 11-30.

Articles in Professional Journals

Lee, Y. MacEachern, S.N., and Jung, Y. (2012) Regularization of Case-Specific Parameters for Robustness and Efficiency Statistical Science, 27, 350-372

    Regularization methods allow one to handle a variety of inferential problems where there are more covariates than cases. This allows one to consider a potentially enormous number of covariates for a problem. We exploit the power of these techniques, supersaturating models by augmenting the “natural” covariates in the problem with an additional indicator for each case in the data set. We attach a penalty term for these case-specific indicators which is designed to produce a desired effect. For regression methods with squared error loss, an ℓ1 penalty produces a regression which is robust to outliers and high leverage cases; for quantile regression methods, an ℓ2 penalty decreases the variance of the fit enough to overcome an increase in bias. The paradigm thus allows us to robustify procedures which lack robustness and to increase the efficiency of procedures which are robust. We provide a general framework for the inclusion of case-specific parameters in regularization problems, describing the impact on the effective loss for a variety of regression and classification problems. We outline a computational strategy by which existing software can be modified to solve the augmented regularization problem, providing conditions under which such modification will converge to the optimum solution. We illustrate the benefits of including case-specific parameters in the context of mean regression and quantile regression through analysis of NHANES and linguistic data sets.

Lee, Y., Lee, I., Jung, Y., McConkey, D., and Czerniak, B (2012) In-Frame cDNA library combined with protein complementation assay identified ARL11-binding partners. PLoS ONE, 7(12): e52290. doi:10.1371/journal.pone 0052290

O'Neil, T.A., Balks, M.A., Lopez-Martinez, J. and McWhirter, J.L. (2012) A method for assessing the physical recovery of Antarctic desert pavements following human-induced disturbances: A case study in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. Journal of Environmental Management pp415-428

Paul, W.J., Hamilton , D.P., Ostrovsky, I, Miller, S.D., Zhang, A., and Muraoka, K. (2012) Catchment land use and trophic state impacts on phytoplankton composition: a case study from the Rotorua lakes district, New Zealand Hydrobiologia, The International Journal of Aquatic Service, Springer Science+Business Media, 698, 133-146.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Elbohouty, M., Wilson, M.T., Voss, L.J., Steyn-Ross, D.A. and Hunt, L.A. (2013) In vitro electrical conductivity of seizing and non-seizing mouse brain slices at 10 kHz Phys. Med. Biol. 58. 3599-3613.

Phillips, P.M., Phadnis, J., Willoughby, R. and Hunt, L.A. (2013) Posterior Sloping Angle as a Predictor of Contralateral Slip in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., 2013 Jan 16;95(2):146-150. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00365

Abell, J.M., Ozkundakci, D., Hamilton, D.P., and Miller, S.D. (2011) Relationships between land use and nitrogen and phosphorus in New Zealand lakes Marine & Freshwater Research, 62 (2), 162-175

Haslett, J., Joshi, C. and Geveli, R.V. (2011) On efficient estimation of the variance of the Randomised Quasi Monte Carlo estimate TCD-Statistifcs-11-08. trinity College, Dublin, p.1.13.

Jorgensen, M.A. & McLachlan, G.J. (2008) Wallace's approach to upsupervised learning: the Snob program The Computer Journal 51, pp571-578.

Zuma, K., Jorgensen, M., Lurie, M. (2007) Analysis of interval-censored data from circular migrant and non-migrant sexual partnerships using the EM algorithm. Statistics in Medicine 2007; 26, 309-319.

Domijan, K., Jorgensen, M.A. & Reid, J. (2006) Semi-mechanistic modelling in nonlinear regression: a case study (with discussion). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics (48), pp373-392.

Bill, M., Gill, P., Curran, J., Clayton, T., Pinchin, R, Healy, M. and Buckleton, J. (2005) PENDULUM - a guideline-based approach to the interpretation of STR mixtures. Forensic Science International 148, 181-189.

Curran, J.M., Gill, P. and Bill, M.R. (2005) Interpretation of repeat measurement DNA evidence allowing for multiple contributors and population substructure. Forensic Science International 148, 47-53.

Gill, P., Curran, J. and Elliot, K. (2005) A graphical simulation model of the entire DNA process associated with the analysis of short tandem repeat loci. Nucleic Acids Research 33(2), 632-643.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2005) Minimum message length estimation using EM methods: a case study. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (49), 147-167.

Wright, C.L., John, J.A., Whitaker, D. and Williams, E.R. (2005) Construction of Resolvable Row-Column Designs based on Contractions Aust. N.Z. J. Stat. (1), 119-124

John, J.A., Russell, K.G. and Whitaker, D. (2004) CrossOver: an algorithm for the construction of efficient cross-over designs Statist. Med. 23, 2645-2658.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2004) Using multinomial mixture models to cluster internet traffic. Aust. N.Z. J. Stat. 46(2), 205-218

Newton, A.W.N., Curran, J.M., Triggs, C.M. and Buckleton, J.S. (2004) The consequences of potentially differing distributions of the refractive indices of glass fragments from control and recovered sources. Forensic Science International 140, 185-193.

Reed, W.J. and Jorgensen, M.A. (2004) The double Pareto-lognormal distribution - A new parametric model for size distributions Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods 33(8), 1733-1753.

Bennett, R.L., Kim, N.D., Curran, J.M., Coulson, S.A. and Newton, A.W.N. (2003) Spatial variation of refractive index in a pane of float glass. Scientific and Technical 43, 71-76.

Curran, J.M. (2003) The statistical interpretation of forensic glass evidence International Statistical Review. 71(3), 497-520.

Curran, J.M., Buckleton, J.S. and Triggs, C.M. (2003) What is the magnitude of the subpopulation effect? Forensic Science International 135, 1-8.

Hunt, L.A. and Jorgensen, M.A. (2003) Mixture model clustering for mixed data with missing information. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 41, 429-440.

John, J.A. and Russell, K.G. (2003) Optimising changeover designs using the average efficiency factors. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 113, 259-268.

Johnson, D.G. and John, J.A. (2003) Use of demonstrations and experiments in teaching business statistics Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences 7(2), 93-103.

McBride, G.B., McWhirter, J.L. and Dalgety, M.H. (2003) Uncertainty in most probable number calculations for microbiological assays. Journal of AOAC International. 86(5), 1084-1088.

Walsh, S.J., Triggs, C.M., Curran, J.M., Cullen, J.R. and Buckleton, J.S. (2003) Evidence in support of self-declaration as a sampling method for the formation of sub-population DNA databases. Journal of Forensic Science 48(5), 1091-1093.

Williams, E.R. and John, J.A. (2003) A note on the design of unreplicated trials. Biometrical Journal. 45(6), 751-757.

Abaz , J., Walsh, S., Curran, J., Moss, D., Cullen, J., Bright, J., Crowe, G., Cockerton, S. Power, T. (2002) Comparison of variables affecting the recovery of DNA from common drinking containers. Forensic Science International 126(3) 233-240.

Butcher, P.A., Williams, E.R., Whitaker, D., Ling, S., Speed, T.P. and Moran, G.F. (2002) Improving linkage analysis in outcrossed forest trees - an example from Acacia mangium. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 104, 1185-1191.

Curran, J.M., Buckleton, J.S., Triggs, C.M. and Weir, B.S. (2002) Assessing uncertainty in DNA evidence caused by sampling effects. Science & Justice, 42(1), 29-37.

John, J.A., Ruggiero, K. and Williams, E.R. (2002) an -Designs Aust. N.Z. J.Stat. 44(4) 457-465.

Bolstad, W.M. and Manda, S. (2001) Investigating Child Mortality in Malawi using Family and Community Random Effects: A Bayesian Analysis Journal of the American Statistical Association Vol. 96.

Bolstad, W.M., Hunt, L.A., McWhirter, J.L. (2001) Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll survey in a First year service course in statistics The American Statistician 55, 145-149.

Hunt, L.A. & Basford, K.E. (2001) Fitting a mixture model to three-mode three-way data with missing information. Journal of Classification, 18, 209-226.

John, J.A. (2001) Updating formula in an analysis of variance model. Biometrika. 88, 1175-1178.

Buckleton, J.S., Curran, J.M, and Basten, C.J. (2000) Evaluating the statistical significance of single band profiles in VNTR analyses Science and Justice 40(1), 27-32.

Buckleton, J.S., Curran, J.M. and Basten, C.J. (2000) Evaluating the statistical significance of single band profiles in VNTR analyses. Science & Justice, 40(1), 27-31.

Curran, J.M. (2000) Expert Witnesses in DNA cases. The New Zealand Law Journal, 101-102.

Graham, J., Curran, J.M. and Weir, B.S. (2000) Conditional genotypic probabilities for microsatellite loci. Genetics 155, 1973-1980.

John, J.A. and Whitaker, D. (2000) Recursive formulae for the average efficiency factor in block and row-column designs. J. Roy. Statist. Soc., B. 62, 575-583.

John, J.A. and Williams, E.R. (2000) Updating the average efficiency factor in alpha-designs Biometrika. 87, 695-699.

Bardsley, W.E., Jorgensen, M.A., Alpert, P. and Ben-Gai, T. (1999) A significance test for empty corners in scatter diagrams Journal of Hydrology, 219, 1-6.

Curran, J.M., Buckleton, J.S. and Triggs, C.M. (1999) The robustness of a continuous likelihood approach to Bayesian analysis of forensic glass evidence Forensic Science International 104, 93-101.

Curran, J.M., Buckleton, J.S. and Triggs. C.M. (1999) Commentary on Koons RD, Buscaglia, J. The forensic significance of glass composition and refractive index measurements. The Journal of Forensic Sciences, 44(4), 1324-1325.

Curran, J.M., Robertson, B. and Vignaux, G.A. (1999) Genetic matches and the logic of the law Genetica 105(2), 211-213.

Curran, J.M., Triggs, C.M., Buckleton, J.S. and Coulson, S. (1999) Combining a continuous Bayesian approach with grouping information Forensic Science International 91, 181-96.

Curran, J.M., Triggs, C.M., Weir, B.S. and Buckleton, J.S. (1999) The interpretation of DNA mixtures with population structure Journal of Forensic Sciences 44(5), 987-995.

Eccleston, J. and Whitaker, D. (1999) On the design of optimal change-over experiments through multi objective simulated annealing Statistics and Computing 9:1, 37-42.

Green, J.D., Shiel, R.J. & Littler, R.A. (1999) Boeckella major (Copepoda: Calanoida): a predator in Australian ephemeral pools. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 145, 181-196.

Hunt, L.A. and Basford, K.E. (1999) Fitting a mixture model to three-mode three-way data with categorical and continuous variables Journal of Classification 16, 283-296.

Hunt, L.A. and Jorgensen, M.A. (1999) Mixture Model Clustering using the MULTIMIX program Austral. & New Zealand J Statistics 41, 153-171.

John, J.A. and Ruggiero, K. (1999) Resolvable block designs for factorial experiments J. Statist. Planning and Inference 77, 293-9.

John, J.A. and Williams, E.R. (1999) Partially-latinized designs Statist. and Comp. 9, 203-7.

John, J.A., Russell, K.G., Williams, E.R. and Whitaker, D. (1999) Resolvable designs with unequal block sizes Austral. & N.Z. J. Statist. 41, 111-6.

Jorgensen, M. (1999) A dynamic EM algorithm for estimating mixture proprtions Statistics and Computing 9(4) 299-302.

Jorgensen, M. (1999) Model-Robust parameter dispersions for iteratively reweighted least squares Commun. Stat. Theory & Methods 28(8) 1903-1919.

Russell, K.G. and John, J.A. (1999) A note on the optimality of resolvable block designs with unequal block sizes J. Statist. Planning and Inference 81, 195-9.

Williams, E.R. and John, J.A. (1999) Construction of resolvable designs with nested treatment structure Biom. J. 41, 341-9.

Williams, E.R., John, J.A. and Whitaker, D. (1999) Block designs for plant and tree breeding trials Austral. & N.Z. J. Statist. 41, 277-84.

Curran, J.M., Triggs, C.M. and Buckleton, J.S. (1998) Sampling in forensic comparison problems Science and Justice 38(2), 101-107.

Curran, J.M., Triggs, C.M., Hicks-Champod, T., Buckleton, J.S. and Walsh, K.A.J. (1998) Assessing transfer probabilities in a Bayesian interpretation of forensic glass evidence Science and Justice 38(1), 15-22.

Draper, N.R. and John, J.A. (1998) Response surface design where levels of some factors are difficult to change Austral. & N.Z. J. Statist. 40, 487-95.

John, J.A. and Williams, E.R. (1998) t-Latinized designs Austral. & N.Z. J. Statist. 40, 111-8.

Jorgensen, M. and Gentleman, R . (1998) Data Mining Chance 11, 42, 34-39.

Wood, J. and Whitaker, D. (1998) Student centred school timetabling Journal of the Operational Research Society 49, 1146-1152.

Curran, J.M., Triggs, C.M., Almirall, J.R, Buckleton, J.S. and Walsh, K.A.J. (1997) The interpretation of elemental composition measurements from forensic glass evidence Science and Justice 37(4), 241-4.

Curran, J.M., Triggs, C.M., Almirall, J.R, Buckleton, J.S. and Walsh, K.A.J. (1997) The interpretation of elemental composition measurements from forensic glass evidence II Science and Justice 37(4), 245-9.

John, J.A. and Williams, E.R. (1997) The construction of two-replicate row-column designs for use in field trials Appl. Statist. 46, 207-14.

Williams, E.R. and John, J.A. (1996) Row-column factorial designs for use in agricultural field trials Appl. Statist. 45, 39-46.

Jorgensen, M. (1994) Tail functions and iterative weights in binary regression American Statistician 48.

Jorgensen, M. (1993) Influence functions for iteratively defined statistics Biometrika <80, 253-265, 1993.

Jorgensen, M. (1990) Influence based diagnostics for finite mixture models Biometrics 46, 1047-1058.

Jorgensen, M. (1989) Fitting nonlinear models: Keep it simple New Zealand Statistician 24, 36-42.

Jorgensen, M. (1987) Jackknifing, fixed points of iterations Biometrika 74, 207-211.

Audio-Visual Recordings

Whitaker, D. (1995) A nested simulated annealing algorithm J. Statist. Comp. Simul., 53, pp233-241.

Book Chapters

Miller, S.D., MacInnes, H.E. and Fewster, R.M. (2008) Detecting invisible migrants: an application of genetic methods to estimate migration rates. In Thomson, D.L., Cooch, E.G. and Conroy M.J. (eds) Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Vol. 3 Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations, pp. 417-437.

Curran, J.M. (2005) Appendix 5.1 and Chapter 6 - Sampling Effects Forensic DNA evidence interpretation edited by John Buckleton, Christopher M. Triggs & Simon J. Walsh. Published by CRC Press, 195-216.

Curran, J.M. (2004) Using the Included R Functions Introduction to Bayesian Statistics by William M. Bolstad published by Wiley, 317-327.


Bolstad, W. M. (2010) Understanding Computational Bayesian Statistics John Wiley & Sons, New York

    A hands-on introduction to computational statistics from a Bayesian point of view. Providing a solid grounding in statistics while uniquely covering the topics from a Bayesian perspective. Understanding Computational Bayesian Statistics successfully guides readers through this new, cutting-edge approach. With its hands-on treatment of the topic, the book shows how samples can be drawn from the posterior distribution when the formula givings its shape is all that is known, and how Bayesian inferences can be based on these samples from the posterior. These ideas are illustrated on common statistical models, including the multiple linear regression model, the hierarchical mean model, the logistic regression model and the proportional hazards model.

Bolstad, W.M. (2007) Introduction to Bayesian Statistics: (Second Edition) (Wiley)

Bolstad, W.M. (2004) Introduction to Bayesian Statistics Wiley

John, J.A., Whitaker, D. and Johnson, D.G. (2001) Statistical Thinking for Managers Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 282p.

Curran, J.M., Hicks, T.N. and Buckleton, J.S. (2000) Forensic Interpretation of Glass Evidence CRC Press

John, J.A. and Williams, E.R. (1995) Cyclic and Computer Generated Designs. Chapman and Hall, London.

Chapters and Essays

Jorgensen, M.A. (2001) Expectation-maximization algorithm. Encyclopaedia of Environmetrics, Wiley, London. v2. pp 637-653.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2001) Iteratively reweighted least squares. Encyclopaedia of Environmetrics, Wiley, London. v.2, pp1084-1088.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2001) Robust Regression. Encyclopaedia of Environmetrics, Wiley, London. v.3, pp1890-1896.

Whitaker, D. (2001) Branch and Bound algorithm. Encyclopaedia of Environmetrics, Wiley: London. v.1, pp229-232.

Whitaker, D. (2001) Dynamic Programming. Encyclopaedia of Environmetrics, Wiley: London. v.1, pp578-582.

Conference Papers

Joshi, C., Laughlin, D.C., Van Bodegom, P.M., Bastow, Z.A., and Fule, P.Z. (2012) Modeling trait based ecological community assembly Proceedings of the 27th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Volume I, pages 177-178. Publisher: Tribune EU

Conference Presentations

Joshi, C. (2012) On Computationally Efficient Estimation of the Variance of the Randomised Quasi Monte Carlo Estimate 10th International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing (MCQMC 2012), Sydney, Australia

Campbell, A., Hunt, L., and Bowell, T. (2011) Student perceptions of the value of Panopto National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Nelson, NZ, 12-14 October

    New technologies, used wisely, allow the opportunity to offer students more flexible means of learning. For the last two years, staff at the University of Waikato have been able to use the lecture capture technology "Panopto" to record lectures for later viewing by students. However, many lecturers express concerns about the value of making learning materials available in this way. In June 2011, students in three papers (biology, philosophy, and statistics) were surveyed on whether they made use of these recorded lectures, and their perceptions of their value. The teaching staff concerned also discussed their own perceptions, and this has opened up further possibilities for research. We anticipate fruitful discussion with participants in this presentation.

Miller, Steven (2011) Coping in the Absence of Likelihoods NZ Statistics Association Conference, Auckland NZ, 28-31 August 2011

Miller, S.D. (2010) Characterising the spread of Neolithic culture across Europe Australian Statistical Conference, Statistics in the West: Understanding our world. 6-10 December 2010 Fremantle, Western Australia

    The Neolithic era, the last major sub-division of the Stone age, began about 11,000 years ago when agriculture was developed in the Middle East. From there, Neolithic culture spread into Europe, with the era ending in Europe about 5,000 years ago, upon the widespread adoption of metal tools. The spread of Neolithic culture could have resulted from a migration of people, a diffusion of ideas, or more likely a combination of the two. Residual signals from this transition across Europe might still be found in ancient and potentially modern patterns of genetic and linguistic variation, as well as in the archaeological record. We are attempting to formally model this process by combining evidence from these multiple sources in association with a non-trivial diffusion model across a landscape. This has required the development of a method involving indirect inference to extract information from a series of computer simulations in order to estimate distributions for the diffusion parameters of interest.

Conference Proceedings

Joshi, C., Brown, P.T., and Laughlin, D.C. (2013) Inferential tests and modelling of functional trail convergence along environmental gradients Proceedings of the World Statistics Congress 2013 (in print)

Durrant, R.J. and Kaban, A. (2013) Sharp Generalization Error Bounds for Randomly-projected Classifiers Proc. 30th International Conference on Machine Learning; JMLR W&CP 28(3):693-701

Durrant, R.J., and Kaban, A. (2013) Random Projections as Regularizers: Learning a Linear Discriminant from Fewer Observations than Dimensions to appearProceedings 5th Asian Conference on Machine Learning

Curran, J.M. (2003) Modelling the distribution of recovered glass. Proceedings of the 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Berlin.

Ed. Vols. of Conference Proceedings

Durrant, R.J. and Kaban, A. (2012) Error Bounds for Kernel Fisher Linear Discriminant in Gaussian Hilbert Space Proc 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AIStats 2012). JMLR W&CP 22: pp337-345.

Fewster, R.M., Miller, S.D., and Ritchie, J. (2011) DNA profiling - a management tool for rat eradication

Bolstad, W.M. (2005) An Efficient Mixture-based Shrinkage Estimator: A Monte Carlo Analysis. Edited proceedings of ASA Joint Statistical Meeting - Bayesian Section, Minneapolis 2005 Abstract Book

Edited Volumes of Conference Proceedings

Fewster, R.M., Miller, S.D., and Ritchie, J. (2011) DNA profiling - a management tool for rat eradication Island Invasives: Eradication and Management (eds C.R. Veitch, M.M. Clout, and D.R. Towns), Proceedings of the International conference on Island Invasives, 426-431.


McWhirter, J.L. (2004) Lotto prices up, chances down by Ainsley Thomson NZ Herald 27.7.04

Invited Talk

John, J.A. (2002) Crossover Designs in Clinical Trials. 16th Australian Statistical Conference, Canberra.

Hunt, L.A. & Jorgensen, M.A. (2001) Clustering via Mixture Models. Mixtures 2001 Conference, Hamburg, Germany

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Laughlin, D.C., Joshi, C., Van Bodegom, P.M., Bastow, Z.A. and Fule, P.Z. (2012) A predictive model of community assembly that incorporates intraspecific trail variation. Blackwell Publishing Ltd; pages 1291-1299 (November 2012)

Jung, Y., MacEachern, S.N., and Lee, Y. (2010) Window Width Selection for L2 Adjusted Quantile Regression Technical Report No 835, Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University.

Other Contributions to Refereed Journals

Calude, A.S. and Miller, S. (2009) Are clefts contagious in conversation? English Language and Linguistics (13), pp. 127-132

Buckleton, J.S., Triggs, C.M and Curran, J.M. (2001) Detection of deviations from genetic equilibrium - a commentary on Budowle B et al. Population data on the thirteen CODIS core short tandem repeat loci in African Americans, US Caucasians, Hispanics, Bahamians, Jamaicans, and Trinidadians. J. Forensic Science. 46(1), 198-200.

Other Creative Works

Bolstad, W.M. (2007) Bayesian analysis using Minitab macros


Dale, J. (1996) Statistics: Servant of technology In New Zealand Statistical Association 47th Annual Conference Proceedings Wellington, 8-10.

Papers in Conference Proceedings

Roddy, B.P., McWhirter, J.L., Moon, V.G., Balks, M.R., Dyer, F.J. (2008) Sediment fingerprinting in New Zealand: a pilot study into the feasibility of the application of the technique Proceedings of a symposium held in Christchurch, New Zealand, December 2008. IAHS Publ. 325, 2008, 143-146.

    Statistically Verified Composite Fingerprinting (SVCF) has been attracting increased attention to identify catchment erosion sources, but to date has not been applied in a New Zealand setting. A pilot study was undertaken to investigate if different catchment land-uses (native forest, exotic forest and pastoral agriculture) can be discriminated by their geochemical fingerprints. Seven elements were found to discriminate between the three land-use types, and a novel method of data resampling was successfully used to verify the selection of fingerprint properties.

Bolstad, W.M. (2002) Teaching Bayesian Statistics to Undergraduates: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS6), Cape Town.

John, J.A. and Johnson, D.G. (2002) Statistical Thinking for Effective Management International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics (ICOTS6) Cape Town, South Africa,

Jorgensen, M.A. (2001) Clustering via Mixture Models: some issues. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, Compiegne. 2, 585-590.

Jorgensen, M.A. (2001) Method Comparison via Single Factor Analysis. Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Odense. 243-250.

Jorgensen, M.A. and Hunt, L.A. (1996) Mixture Model Clustering of Data Sets with Categorical and Continuous Variables Proceedings of the Conference, ISIS '96, Australia, p375-384.

Jorgensen, M.A. and Hunt, L.A. (1994) Mixture model clustering of data sets with categorical and continuous variables Proceedings of the Conference NZSA/ORSNZ


Curran, J.M. (2002) Improvements in and relating to interpreting DNA


Jorgensen, M.A. and Hunt, L.A. (1995) Mixture Model Clustering of Data Sets with Categorical and Continuous Variables Waikato University Research Report No. 36 Series II.


Bolstad, W.M. (2007) Bayesian Process Monitoring Control and Optimization by Bianca M. Colosimo & Enrique del Castillo

Bolstad, W.M. (2005) Bayesian Nonparametrics via Neural Networks by Herbert H.K. Lee. (SIAM, Philadephia, 2004.) SIAM REVIEW Vol.47 No.4 pp 810-812

Bolstad, W.M. (2005) Most Honourable Remembrance: The Life and Work of Thomas Bayesby Andrew Dale. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2003). SIAM REVIEW Vol.47 No.2 pp 369-410

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