Stephen Vardeman

Stephen Vardeman

  • University Professor Emeritus


Contact Info

3022 Black Engineering (2529 Union Drive)


  • PhD, Michigan State University, 1975
  • MS, Iowa State University, 1973
  • BS, Iowa State University, 1971

Recent Publications:

  • Statistical Methods for Quality Assurance: Basics, Measurement, Control, Capability, and Improvement, 2016, Springer-Verlag New York.  With J. Marcus Jobe.  DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-79106-7.
  • Estimating a service life distribution based on production counts and a failure database.  To appear in Journal of Quality Technology.  With Ken Ryan and Mike Hamada.
  • One-sample Bayes inference for a new family of distributions on equivalence classes of 3-D orientations with applications to materials science.  Technometrics, 2016, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 214-224, DOI:10.1080/00401706.2015.1017610.  With Chuanlong Du and Dan Nordman.
  • Modern measurement, probability, and statistics: Some generalities and multivariate illustrations.  (Invited paper at 2015 Stu Hunter Research Conference.)   Quality Engineering, 2016, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 3-16, DOI:10.1080/08982112.2015.1100440.
  • Rejoinder (to Steiner and van den Heuvel comments on the previous paper).  Quality Engineering, 2016, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 26-27.  DOI:10.1080/08982112.2015.1100445.
  • A wrapped trivariate normal distribution for 3-D rotations and Bayes inference.  Statistica Sinica, 2014, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 897-917, DOI:10.5705/ss.2011.235.  With Yu Qiu and Dan Nordman.
  • One-sample Bayes inference for existing symmetric distributions on 3-d rotations.  Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2014, Vol. 71, pp. 520-529, DOI:10.1016/j.csda.2013.02.004.  With Yu Qiu and Dan Nordman.
  • An introduction to statistical issues and methods in metrology for physical science and engineering.  Journal of Quality Technology, 2014, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 33-62.  With Mike Hamada, Tom Burr, Max Morris, Joanne Wendelberger, J. Marcus Jobe, Leslie Moore, and Huaiqing Wu.
  • A pseudo-likelihood analysis for incomplete warranty data with a time usage rate variable and production counts.  IIE Transactions, 2014, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 1-13,DOI:10.1080/0740817X.2013.770185.   With Yu Qiu and Dan Nordman.  (IIE Transactions 2015 Quality and Reliability Engineering Paper Award Honorable Mention)