Associate Professor Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
Department Chair (Statistics)
Ph.D. in Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1993, Dissertation title: "Design and Analysis for a Two-Level Factorial Experiment in the Presence of Dispersion Effects" (Ph.D. advisor: Dr. Raymond H. Myers)
MS in Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989
BS in Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1988
My research program primarily focuses on response surface methodology problems, in particular procedures when standard assumptions are violated. This has involved a two-stage design procedure, based on several standard experimental designs, that allow the most efficient estimation of a second order linear model. I also do collaborative work with students in Pharmacy, Biology, and Environmental Studies, among other disciplines.
- Zreikat, H.H., Harpe, S.E., Slattum, P.W., Mays, D.P., Essah, P.A., and Cheang, K.I. “Effect on Renin-angiotensin System Inhibition on Cardiovascular Events in Older Hypertensive Patients With Metabolic Syndrome,” Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 63(3): 392-399, 2014.
- Mays, D. P.: “Bayesian Application to the Two-Stage Near-Saturated Experimental Design Method with Dispersion Effects,” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 76(5), 459-473, 2006.
- Mays, D. P.: “The Impact of Correlated Responses and Dispersion Effects on Optimal Three Level Factorial Designs,” Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 30(1), 2001.
- Mays, D. P.: “Near-Saturated Two-Stage Designs With Dispersion Effects,” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 63, 13-15, 1999.
- Mays, D. P.: “Optimal Central Composite Designs in the Presence of Dispersion Effects,” Journal of Quality Technology, 31, 398-407, 1999.
American Statistical Association
Virginia Academy of Science
Southern Regional Council on Statistics
HONORS and PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2014 Named a Fellow of the Virginia Academy of Science
2014 Received the College of Humanities & Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award.
2013 Awarded the Paul Minton Service Award by the Southern Regional Council on Statistics (SRCOS).