Marc Sobel
Statistical Science
Associate Professor
  • Office Location1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 386
  • Website Visit

Biography

Research Areas

  • Shape Analysis and pattern recognition
  • Time-Motion Orientation and Body Posture
  • Sequential Markov Chain Monte Carlo Techniques

    Education

    • Ph.D. Statistics , University of California at Berkeley, 1983.
    • BA (Mathematics and Logic),University of Minnesota, 1976.

    Experience

    • 1992-present, Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Statistics, Temple University
    • 1987-1991, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Temple University
    • 1983-1987, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia
    • 1979-1983, Teaching Assistant, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Statistics

    Sample Publications

    • “A New Approach to the estimation of inter-variable correlation”, Communications in Statistics 37: 2315-2330, 2008.
    • “Bayes and Empirical Bayes Procedures for Comparing Parameters”, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 88, 687-693, (1993).
    • “New EM derived from Kullback-Leibler Divergence” , Conference on Knowledge and Data Discovery (KDD) 2006. (with Longin Jan Latecki and Rolf Lakaemper)
    • “Bayes and Minimax Sample-Admissible Multivariate Selection Problems”, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 86, 1022-1023, (1991).
    • “Correspondences between Parts of Shapes with Partical Filters” (with Rolf Lakaemper) published in CVPR (2008) [computer vision and pattern recognition].
    • “Statistics of Natural Populations” (with J. Arnold and M. Sobel), Biometrics, 42, 45-65 (1986).