Profile for David Reineke

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Specialty area(s)

Statistics, Randomly Censored Data, Goodness-of-fit Tests, Data Science, Applied Statistics

Brief biography

David M. Reineke is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.  He earned a master’s degree in Applied Statistics from Wright State University in 1994 and a doctorate in Applied Statistics, with minors in Reliability and Operations Research, from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1999.  Dr. Reineke thoroughly enjoys teaching statistics, applying statistics as a consultant, and conducting research in various areas of applied statistics and statistics education, particularly with randomly censored data and split populations.


Ph.D., Applied Statistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, 1999

M.S., Applied Statistics, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1994

B.S., Secondary Mathematics Education, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1991




Barrett Klein, Biology, and David Reineke, Mathematics & Statistics, co-authored the article "Followers of honey bee waggle dancers change their behaviour when dancers are sleep-restricted or perform imprecise dances" in "Animal Behaviour" published on Nov. 13, 2018 by Elsevier. UWL students worked with Barrett Klein and David Reineke to figure out how a honey bee might respond when following the dance of a sleep-restricted forager. Foragers can dance to communicate direction and distance to an advertised site, but when suffering from sleep loss, their dance is less precise and now we know that followers will switch dancers. Article here:

Submitted on: Nov. 14, 2018