CARAGEA, Petrutza
Associate Professor

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Curriculum Vitae

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Spatial statistics, mathematical statistics, time series, environmental statistics.


PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003
MS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2002
BS, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 1997

Recent Publications:

  • Kaiser, M.S., Caragea, P.C (2010), 'Exploring Dependence with Data on Spatial Lattices', Biometrics Vol. 3, No. 65, Pages 857-865.
  • P.C. Caragea, M.S. Kaiser (2010), 'Autologistic models with interpretable parameters', JABES Vol. 3, No. 14, Pages 281-300.
  • D.J. Nordman, P.C. Caragea (2008), 'Point and Interval Estimation of Variogram Models using Spatial Empirical Likelihood', JASA Theory and Methods , Pages 103: 350-361.
  • P.C. Caragea R.L. Smith (2007), 'Asymptotic properties of computationally efficient alternative estimators for a class of multivariate normal models', Journal of Multivariate Analysis. Vol. 98(7):, Pages 1417-1440.
  • A.S. Goggi, H.L. Sanchez, P.C. Caragea, C. Clark, M. Westgate, R. Arritt (2007), 'Gene flow in maize fields with different local pollen densities', International Journal of Biometeorology. Vol. 51(6):, Pages 493-503.

Recent Presentations:

  • "Interpretability and bivariate extensions of the centered autologistic model", Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University,
  • "Bivariate models and covariates for spatially correlated binary data", ENAR Spring Meeting 2008, Arlington, VA,
  • "Introducing the S-value: an exploratory tool for spatial dependence on a lattice", ENAR Spring Meeting 2008, Arlington, VA,
  • "Classifying spatial variability in corn yield response to nitrogen fertilization by using soil and terrain attributes", ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings., New Orleans, LA,
  • "A practical approach to analyzing large scale nonstationary spatial data", TIES North American Regional Meeting., Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA,