Alan J. Izenman
Statistical Science
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Alan J. Izenman is Professor of Statistics and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Statistics. He received his B.Sc.(Econ.) degree in 1967 from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. in Statistics in 1972 from the University of California, Berkeley.

He has held faculty positions at Tel-Aviv University and Colorado State University, and visiting positions at the University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, and the University of Edinburgh. During 1992-1994, he was Director of the Statistics and Probability Program at the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

His research interests are primarily in multivariate analysis, time series analysis, nonparametric curve estimation, data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics, and the application of statistical methods to law and public policy.

Research Interests

  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Multilevel Regression Models
  • Statistics and Public Policy
  • Statistics and the Law


  • Ph.D., Statistics , 1972, University of California, Berkeley. Dissertation title: Reduced-Rank Regression for the Multivariate Linear Model (Advisor: David R. Brillinger)
  • B.Sc.(Econ.), Statistics , 1967 , London School of Economics and Political Science


  • Fall 2012, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics,Visiting Professor.
  • 1999–present, FSBM Senior Research Fellow and Member of the Research Roundtable, FSBM.
  • 2004–present, Adjunct Faculty, Center for Information Science & Technology, CST.
  • 2001–present, Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute Research Fellow, FSBM.
  • 1998-present, Faculty, Temple University Neuroscience Program, Temple Medical School.
  • 2004–present, Adjunct Faculty, Center for Information Science & Technology, CST.
  • 2005–2010, Director, Center for Statistical & Information Science.
  • 1991–Present, Temple University, Department of Statistics, Professor of Statistics.
  • 1982–91, Temple University, Department of Statistics, Associate Professor.
  • Fall 1997, University of Edinburgh, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (U.K.) Visiting Research Fellow.
  • Summers 1982, 1983, 1984, Stanford University, Department of Statistics,Visiting Scholar.
  • 1979–82, Colorado State University, Department of Statistics,Assistant Professor.
  • 1978–79, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Statistics, Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • 1975–77, University of Chicago, Department of Statistics,Visiting Research Associate & Assistant Professor
  • 1972–78, Tel–Aviv University, Israel, Department of Statistics,Lecturer.
  • 1971–72, Junior Specialist and Associate Instructor
  • 1970–71,Teaching Associate and Research Associate.
  • 1967–70,Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant.
  • 1967–72,University of California, Berkeley, Department of Statistics.

Sample Publications

  • Izenman, A.J. and Laake, P. (1984), “Confirmatory Maximum Likelihood Analysis of Factor Models Having Special Covariance Structures”, Serie: Memorandum fra Sosialokonomisk institutt, Universitetet i Oslo, 99-0107479-7, ISBN 82-570-8271-6.
  • Izenman, A.J. (1986) ,“Reduced-Rank Regression Procedures for Discriminant Analysis, ASA Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section”, 249-253.
  • Izenman, A.J. (2001), “Statistical and Legal Aspects of the Forensic Study of Illicit Drugs”. Statistical Science, 16, 35-57.
  • Izenman, A.J.(2003), “Sentencing Illicit Drug Traffickers: How Do the Courts Handle Random Sampling Issues?” International Statistical Review, 71, 535-556.
  • Izenman, A. J. (1991), “Recent Developments in Nonparametric Density Estimation”. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 86, 205-224.
  • Izenman, A.J. (1991) “Review of The Multivariate Normal Distribution”, by Y.L. Tong, Technometrics, 33, 498-499.
  • Izenman, A.J. (2010)“Multivariate Reduced-Rank R”.