James E. Gentle

University Professor of Computational Statistics
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA USA 22030-4444
Email: jgentle@gmu.edu
URL: mason.gmu.edu/~jgentle


  • Ph.D., Statistics, 1974, Texas A&M University; thesis advisor: H. O. Hartley
  • M.C.S., Computer Science, 1973, Texas A&M University
  • B.S., Mathematics, 1966, University of North Carolina

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    Ten selected publications:

    (2017) Matrix Algebra: Theory, Computations, and Applications in Statistics, Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, New York, 646 pp.
    (2009) Computational Statistics, Springer-Verlag, New York, 720 pp.
    (2003) Random Number Generation and Monte Carlo Methods, Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, New York, 380 pp.
    (1997, with Richard Valliant) An application of mathematical programming to sample allocation, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 25, 337--360.
    (1992, with V.A. Sposito and S. C. Narula) Testing software for robust regression, L1 Statistical Analysis and Related Methods, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 361--369.
    (1990) Computer implementation of random number generators, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 31, 119--125.
    (1989, with J.F. Brophy, J. Li, and P.W. Smith) Software for advanced architecture computers, Proc. 21st Symposium on the Interface of Statistics and Computer Science, 116--120.
    (1987, with Glen Meeden) Computing some Bayes estimates for the mean of a normal distribution, Communications in Statistics A16, 2443--2457.
    (1981, with P.P. Talwar) Detecting a scale shift in a random sequence at an unknown time point, Applied Statistics 30, 301--304.
    (1980, with W.J. Kennedy) Statistical Computing, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 591 pp.