Alan J. Izenman

Curriculum Vitae


1967 B.Sc.(Econ.), Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science

1972 Ph.D., Statistics, University of California, Berkeley. Dissertation title: Reduced-Rank Regression for the Multivariate Linear Model (Advisor: David R. Brillinger)


Professional Employment

1972-78 Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (On leave: 1975-77).

1975-77 Visiting Research Associate & Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago.

1978-79 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Statistics, University of Minnesota.

1979-82 Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University.

Summers 1982, 1983, 1984 Visiting Scholar, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

1982-present Associate Professor and Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Temple University (On leave: 1992-94, Fall 1997).

1992-94 Director, Statistics & Probability Program, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.

Fall 1997 Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (U.K.) Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

1998-present Faculty member, Neuroscience Program, Temple University Medical School.

1999-present Senior Research Fellow, Temple University Fox School of Business & Management.

2004-present Adjunct Faculty, Center for Information Science & Technology, Department of Computer & Information Science, Temple University.

2005-present Director, Center for Statistical & Information Science, Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, Temple University. Website:


Professional Activities

Professional Societies

Fellow, American Statistical Association, 1995 (Member since 1975)

Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, 1979

Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 1967-present


Journal of the American Statistical Association: Associate Editor (Reviews, 1989-92; Applications & Case Studies, 1995-97).

Law, Probability, and Risk: Editorial Board, 2001-present.

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining: Associate Editor, 2009-present.

Professional Service

American Statistical Association (ASA)

Member, Special Subcommittee of the ASA Sesquicentennial Committee: To Design a Pictorial Cancellation to Commemorate ASA150, and Related Activities, 1984-89.

Vice-President, ASA Philadelphia Chapter, 1987-88.

ASA Committee on Law and Justice Statistics (Member 2001-06; Chair 2007). Member of the Subcommittee on the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, 2002-03. Member of the ASA/BJS Methodological Research Program Proposal Review Panel, 2001-07.

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

Member, IMS Program Advisory Committee, 1992-94

IMS Representative to:

1. AMS/IMS/SIAM Evaluation Panel for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Mathematical Sciences, 1994-97. Chair of the Panel, 1996-97. Member, Executive Committee of the Panel, 1996-97.

2. ASA/IMS Evaluation Panel for Awards to Travel to the 1995 ISI Meeting in Beijing, China.

3. ASA's Committee on Meetings, 1995-2000.

Interface Foundation of North America

Program Vice-Chair, 19th Symposium on the Interface of Computer Science and Statistics, Philadelphia, PA, 1987.

Program Chair, 39th Symposium on the Interface of Computer Science and Statistics (Theme: Systems Biology), Philadelphia, PA, 2007.

Member, Board of Directors, 2006-present.


1995 Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association. Citation reads: "For outstanding leadership and administration of statistical programs; for influential cross-disciplinary statistical collaborations; and for valuable contributions to time series analysis and density estimation."


Selected Presentations

Invited University Seminars

U.S.A.: University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Carnegie-Mellon University, Colorado State University, Temple University, Stanford University, University of Toledo, University of Michigan, Rutgers University, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University, Cornell University, George Mason University, George Washington University, American University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, University of Maryland at College Park, Indiana University, New York University.

Israel: Tel-Aviv University; Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa; Bar-Ilan University

U.K.: University of Edinburgh

Invited ASA Chapter Lectures

Philadelphia Chapter, Philadelphia, PA: The Statistician's Computer: Minimax Strategies for Micros (February 1983); Philatelic Mixtures and Multimodal Densities (November 1987); Poisson Regression, Calibration, and Masonry Deterioration in Building Structures (February 1993); Statistical and Legal Aspects of the Forensic Study of Illicit Drugs (March 2000).

Northern NJ Chapter, Morristown, NJ: Interplay Between Hardware and Statistical Software for Small Computers: Some Selection Strategies (Fifth Annual Spring Symposium on Statistics on Small Computers, May 1983).

Northwest Ohio Chapter, Bowling Green, OH: The Amplitude Density Function: A Method for Exploring Time Series in the Frequency Domain (November 1984).

Delaware Chapter, Newark, DE: Statistical Inference for Welfare Quality Control (May 1990).

Washington Statistical Society, Washington, D.C.: Poisson Regression, Calibration, and Incomplete Data, with an Application to Masonry Deterioration in Building Structures (March 1993).

Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Army Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD: The Dynamics of Illicit-Drug Sentencing (May 2005).

Other Selected Invited Lectures

Statistics and Energy Systems Analysis Group, Rock Flats Plant, Rockwell International, Golden, CO: Statistics, Experimentation, and Data Analysis (October 1979).

Statistical Research Techniques Group, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ: The Amplitude Density Function: A Method for Exploring Time Series in the frequency Domain (December 1982).

Workshop in Multidimensional Analysis, Information Theory, and Asymptotic Methods, Stanford University: Improving Simultaneous Confidence Regions for Multiple Time Series Analysis (28 July-11 August 1984).

USA Mathematical Olympiad Winners, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA: Music and Mathematics (June 1994).

Third International Conference on Forensic Statistics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland: A Sequential Sampling Procedure for Forensic Drug Studies: A Statistical Tool for Plea Bargaining (July 1996).

Lothian & Borders Police Forensic Science Laboratory, Edinburgh, Scotland: Statistics in the Courtroom: A Look at Cases Involving Drugs, Pornography, and Software Piracy (January 1998).

Fourth International Conference on Forensic Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Durham, NC: Statistical Issues in the Application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in Drug, Pornography, and Fraud Cases (December 1999).

Fifth International Conference on Forensic Statistics, Venice International University, Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy: Sentencing Illicit Drug Traffickers: How do the Courts Handle Random Sampling Issues (August-September 2002).

BIRS Workshop on Point Processes, Banff, Canada: Independent Component Analysis (June 2003).

Sixth Annual Winter Workshop: Statistical Learning, Data Mining, and Bioinformatics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction and Manifold Learning (January 2004).