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Specialty area(s)

Statistics for Directional Data; Statistics for Three-Dimensional Rotation Data

Brief biography

I have been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UWL since 2009. In addition to teaching statistics courses for the department every semester, I also serve as the Program Director for the M.S. in Applied Statistics program. I advise all Applied Stats M.S. and dual degree B.S./M.S. stats students and am happy to answer questions related to both programs from prospective students.

Current courses at UWL

STAT 145: Elementary Statistics (F20)

STAT 245: Probability and Statistics (F20)

Education

Ph.D. Statistics, Iowa State University, May 2009.
M.S. Mathematics, University of North Dakota, August 2004.
B.S. Mathematics, University of North Dakota, December 2002.

Teaching history

STAT 145: Elementary Statistics (F09-F20)

STAT 245: Probability and Statistics (F09, S12, S17, F17, S19, F19, F20)

STAT 405/505: Statistical Methods (F10, F11)

STAT 440: Statistical Consulting (F12-S14)

STAT 441/541: Mathematical Statistics I (F14, F18, F19)

STAT 442/542: Mathematical Statistics II (S11, S15, S19, S20)

STAT 443/543: Categorical Data Analysis (F16)

STAT 445/545: Correlation and Regression Analysis (F15)

STAT 446/546: Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments (S16)

STAT 447/547: Nonparametric Statistics (S18)

Professional history

Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, July 2018 - present.

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, July 2013 - June 2018.

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, August 2009 - June 2013.

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Iowa State University, August 2004 - May 2009.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Dakota, January 2003 - August 2004.

Research and publishing

My research area involves developing new statistical techniques for analyzing data in the form of three-dimensional rotations. Publications are listed below. Authors with an asterisk (*) by their name were a UWL undergraduate student at the time the research was conducted.

  • Bingham, M. A., Scray, M. L.* (2017) "A Permutation Test for Comparing Rotational Symmetry in Three-Dimensional Rotation Data Sets," Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, 4:19, 1-8 .
  • Eckrote, M. D.*, Bingham, M. A. (2017) "A Permutation Test for the Spread of Three-Dimensional Rotation Data," Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 29, 553-560.
  • Will, L. K.*, Bingham, M. (2016) "Bootstrap Techniques for Measures of Center for Three-Dimensional Rotation Data," Involve, 9, 583-590.
  • Bingham, M. (2015) "Quantifying Spread in Three-Dimensional Rotation Data: Comparison of Nonparametric and Parametric techniques," Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, 2:9, 1-8.
  • Bero, D.*, Bingham, M. (2015) "A Permutation Test for Three-Dimensional Rotation Data," Involve, 8, 735-744.
  • Bingham, M., Fischer, Z.* (2014) "A Median Estimator for 3-Dimensional Rotation Data," Involve, 7, 713-722.
  • Bingham, M. A., Nordman, D. J., and Vardeman, S. B. (2012) "Bayes Inference for a New Class of Non-symmetric Distributions for 3-Dimensional Rotations," Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 17, 527-543.
  • Bingham, M. A., Lograsso, B. K., and Laabs, F. C. (2010) "A Bayes Statistical Analysis of the Variation in Crystal Orientations Obtained through Electron Backscatter Diffraction," Ultramicroscopy, 110, 1312-1319.
  • Bingham, M. A., Nordman, D. J., and Vardeman, S. B. (2010) "Finite-Sample Investigation of Likelihood and Bayes Inference for the Symmetric von Mises-Fisher Distribution," Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 54, 1317-1327.
  • Bingham, M. A., Nordman, D. J., and Vardeman, S. B. (2009) "Modeling and Inference for Measured Crystal Orientations and a Tractable Class of Symmetric Distributions for Rotations in 3 Dimensions," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 104, 1385-1397.
  • Bingham, M. A., Vardeman, S. B., and Nordman, D. J. (2009) "Bayes One-Sample and One-Way Random Effects Analyses for 3-D Orientations with Application to Materials Science," Bayesian Analysis, 4, 607-630.
  • Nordman, D. J., Vardeman, S. B., and Bingham, M. A. (2009) "Uniformly Hyper-Efficient Bayes Inference in a Class of Non-Regular Problems," The American Statistician, 63, 234-238.

Kudos

presented

Melissa Bingham, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Comparison of Rotational Symmetry in Three-Dimensional Rotation Data through a Permutation Test" at the Joint Statistical Meetings on July 30, 2019 in Denver, CO.

Submitted on: Aug. 5, 2019

 

published

Melissa Bingham, Mathematics & Statistics, co-authored the article "A permutation test for comparing rotational symmetry in three-dimensional rotation data sets" in "Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications" published on Sept. 29, 2017 by SpringerOpen. This article was co-authored by former undergraduate student Marissa Scray (graduated May 2017).

Submitted on: Sept. 30, 2017

 

published

Melissa Bingham, Mathematics & Statistics, co-authored the article "A permutation test for the spread of three-dimensional rotation data" in "Journal of Nonparametric Statistics" published on June 19, 2017 by Taylor & Francis.

Submitted on: July 12, 2017

 

presented

Melissa Bingham, CL-47, presented "Quantifying Spread in 3-D Rotation Data: Comparison of Nonparametric and Parametric Techniques" at the International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications on Oct. 15, 2016 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Submitted on: Oct. 24, 2016

 

published

Natalie Solverson, Institutional Research, and Melissa Bingham, Mathematics, co-authored the article "Using Enrollment Data to Predict Retention Rate" in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice published on Feb. 17, 2016.

Submitted on: Feb. 23, 2016