George Terrell

Associate Professor

Education

  • B.A. Mathematics, Rice University, 1970
  • M.A. Mathematics, Rice University, 1974
  • Ph.D. Mathematics, Rice University, 1978
    Dissertation Title: Nonsplitting of H-Space Sequences (1977)
    Adviser: Morton L. Curtis

Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Statistical Association
  • Associate Editor for Mathematics of the Texas Journal of Science, 1983 - 1987
  • Fellow of Scientia, 1983 - 1987
  • Faculty Associate of Baker College, 1984 - 1986
  • Associate Editor of Computational Statistics, 1992 - 2001
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 1999-date
  • Member of the College of Science Curriculum Committee, VPI&SU, 2003-2005.
  • Member of the College of Science 5-year Dean Review Committee

  • Mathematical statistics
  • Probability
  • Statistical computing

  • Nonparametric density estimation
  • Multivariate nonparametric methods
  • Projection pursuit methods

  • Terrell, George R. and Scott, David W. (1980). On improving convergence rates for nonnegative kernel density estimates. Annals of Statistics, 8, pp. 1160 - 1163.
  • Terrell, George R. (1983). A characterization of rectangular distributions. Annals of Probability, 11, pp. 823 - 826.
  • Terrell, George R. and Scott, David W. (1985). Oversmoothed nonparametric density estimates. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 80, pp. 209 - 214.
  • Terrell, George R. (1987). Chi-squared left-tail probabilities, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 28, C290, pp. 264 - 266.
  • Scott, David W. and Terrell, George R. (1987). Biased and unbiased cross-validation in density estimation. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 82, pp. 1131 - 1146.
  • Terrell, George R. (1990). The half-space problem. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 36, pp. 50-35.
  • Terrell, George R. (1990). The maximal smoothing principle in density estimation. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 85, pp. 470 - 477.
  • Hüsemann, Joyce A. and Terrell, George R. (1991). Optimal parameter choice for error minimization for bivariate histograms. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 37, pp. 85 - 103.
  • Terrell, George R. and Scott, David W. (1992). Variable kernel density estimation. Annals of Statistics, 20, 3, pp. 1236 - 1265.
  • Terrell, George R. (1992). Review of Influence Diagrams, Belief Nets, and Decision Analysis, R. Oliver and J. Smith (editors). Technometrics, 3, 4, pp. 114 - 115.
  • Terrell, George R. (1992). Discussion of Sheather and Park and Turlach. Computational Statistics, 7, 3, pp. 275 - 277.
  • Terrell, George R. (1997). Review of Statistical Theory and Computational Aspects of Smoothing. Hurdle and Schimek, eds., Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 64, pp. 167 - 169.
  • Eno, Daniel R. and Terrell, George R. (1999). “Scatterplots” for logistic regression with discussion and our rejoinder.Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. 38 pages, pp. 413 - 425 and 438 - 430.
  • Kathman, Steven J. and Terrell, George R. (2002). Improving Poisson approximation through tilting and expansion. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. Vol. 104, no. 2.
  • Kathman, Steven J. and Terrell, G. R. (2003). Poisson approximation by constrained exponential tilting. Statistics and Probability Letters 61 pp. 83-89.
  • Terrell, G. R. (2003) Review of Thomas Garrity, All the Mathematics You Missed (but Need to Know for Graduate School.) The American Statistician, Vol 57 #1 pp. 69-70.
  • Terrell, G. R. (2003) The Wilson-Hilferty transform is locally saddlepoint. Biometrika 90 2 pp. 445-453.
  • Terrell, G. R. (2004) Review of Kenneth Lange, Applied Probability. Journal of the American Statistical Association Vol. 99 466 p. 562.

Books

  • Terrell, George R. (1999). Mathematical Statistics: A Unified Introduction. Springer-Verlag: New York, 453 pages.
George R. Terrell
  • 540-231-9997
  • terrell@vt.edu
  • 410-B Hutcheson Hall (MC 0439)
    250 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061