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David Annis, Ph.D.

7155 Fairhill Place
Charlotte, NC 28270
phone: (704) 499-4570
e-mail: David@AnnisAssociates.com

Professional Experience

08/2007 - present Professional Consulting Statistician,
 David Annis, Ph.D. & Associates
06/2006 - present

Vice President
· Director, Quantitative Analysis, Internal Audit 05/2007 –
· Forecasting Senior Analyst 06/2006 – 05/2007
Wachovia Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina

07/2004 - 06/2006 Assistant Professor, Operations Research Department
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
01/2004 -  05/2004 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
08/2002 - 05/2003 Graduate Instructor, Department of Statistics
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
05/2001 - 08/2001 Summer Intern, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Statistical Sciences (D-1), Los Alamos, NewMexico
05/1998 - 07/2000 Design Engineer, Pratt & Whitney
United Technologies Corp., West Palm Beach, Florida and North Berwick, Maine
 
Education
  • Ph.D. - Purdue University, Mathematical Statistics, 12/2003
  • M.S. - Purdue University, Mathematical Statistics, 12/2001
  • M.S. - Purdue University, Industrial Engineering, 05/2000
  • B.S. - University of Florida, Mechanical Engineering (with Honors), 05/1998

Service

  • Associate Editor, Reviews, Journal of the American Statistical Association (2005-2010)
  • Associate Editor, Reviews, The American Statistician (2005-2010)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (2005- )

Refereed Publications

12   Annis, D. H. and Davis, J. W. (2009) Linear Inference for Paired Comparisons. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (to appear).
11   Wu, S. S., Wang, W. and Annis, D. H. (2008) On Identification of the Number of Best Treatments
Using the Newman-Keuls Test. Biometrical Journal (to appear).
10   Annis, D. H. (2007) A Note on Quasi-likelihood for Exponential Families. Statistics and Probability Letters, 77 (4), 431-437.
9   Wu, S. S. and Annis, D. H. (2007) Asymptotic Efficiency of the Majority Rule Relative to Rank-Sum Method for Selecting the Best Population. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 137 (6), 1838-1850.
8   Annis, D. H. (2007) Dimension Reduction for Hybrid Paired Comparison Models. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. 3 (2), http://www.bepress.com/jqas/vol3/iss2/2.
7   Annis, D. H. and Wu, S. S. (2007) Improved College Football Scheduling Using a Modified Swiss System. Chance, 20 (1), 6-10.
6   Annis, D. H. and Wu, S. S. (2006) A Comparison of Potential Playoff Systems for NCAA I-A Football. The American Statistician, 60 (2), 151-157.
5   Annis, D. H. (2006) Optimal End-Game Strategy in Basketball. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 2 (2), http://www.bepress.com/jqas/vol2/iss2/1.
4   Annis, D. H. (2005) Rethinking the Paper Helicopter: Combining Statistical and Engineering Knowledge. The American Statistician, 59 (4), 320-326. [Addendum in The American Statistician, 60 (2), 212.]
3   Annis,D. H. and Craig, B. A. (2005) Statistical Properties and Inference of the Antimicrobial MIC Test. Statistics in Medicine, 24 (23), 3631-3644.
2   Annis, D. H. and Craig, B. A. (2005) The Effect of Inter-Laboratory Variability on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Determination. Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious Disease, 53 (1), 61-64.
1   Annis, D. H. and Craig, B. A. (2005) Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis, with Applications to the Ranking of College Football Teams. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 1 (1),
http://www.bepress.com/jqas/vol1/iss1/3.

Other Publications

14   Annis,D. H. (2008) Review of Modern Applied U-Statistics, Jeanne Kowalski and Xin M. Tu. Journal of the American Statistical Association (to appear).
13   Annis,D. H. (2008) Review of Bayes Linear Statistics, Theory &Methods,MichaelGoldstein and DavidWooff. Journal of the American Statistical Association (to appear).
12   Annis, D. H. (2007) Review of Econometric Theory and Practice, Dean Corbae, Steven N. Durlauf and Bruce E. Hanson (eds). Journal of the American Statistical Association, 102 (478), 769.
11   Annis, D. H. (2007) Review of Dyadic Data Analysis, David A. Kenny, Deborah A. Kashy and William L. Cook. The American Statistician. (to appear)
10   Annis, D. H. (2006) Review of Kendall’s Advanced Theory of Statistics, Vol. 1: Distribution Theory (6th ed.), Alan Stuart and J. Keith Ord. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 101 (476), 1721.
9   Annis, D. H. (2006) Review of Bayesian Statistics and Marketing, Peter Rossi, Greg Allenby and Rob McCulloch. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 101 (476), 1732-1733.
8   Annis, D. H. (2006) Review of Bayesian Models for Categorical Data, Peter Congdon. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 101 (474), 1457-1458.
7   Annis, D. H. (2006) Review of Baseball’s All-Time Best Hitters: How Statistics Can Level the Playing Field and Baseball’s All-Time Best Sluggers: Adjusted Batting Performance from Strikeouts to Home Runs, Michael J. Schell. The American Statistician, 60 (1), 97.
6   Annis, D. H. and Wu, S. S. (2005) Some Properties of Playoff Systems for NCAA I-A Football. Proceedings of the 2005 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistics in Sports.
5   Annis, D. H. (2005) Review of Permutation, Parametric, and Bootstrap Tests of Hypotheses (3rd ed.), Phillip Good. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100 (472), 1457-1458.
4   Annis, D. H. (2005) Review of Stereology for Statisticians, Adrian Baddeley and Eva B. Vedel Jensen. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100 (472), 1462.
3   Annis, D. H. (2005) Review of Probability and Statistics: The Science of Uncertainty, Michael J. Evans and Jeffrey S. Rosenthal. The American Statistician, 59 (3), 276.
2   Annis, C. G. Jr. and Annis, D. H. (2004) Alternative to Single-Pixel C-Scan Analysis for Measuring POD. Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, 24 (B), 1933-1938.
1   Annis, C. G. Jr.; Larsen, J. M.; Rosenberger, A. H.; Jha, S. K. and Annis, D. H. (2004) RFTh, a Random Fatigue Threshold Probability Density for Ti6246. Proceedings of the MS&T ’04: Materials Science & Technology, Materials Damage Prognosis Symposia Edited by TMS (The Minerals, Metals &Materials Society).

Conference Presentations

11   Annis, D. H. (2007). Statistical Consulting in Games and Sports. Joint Statistical Meetings, Salt Lake City, Utah.
10   Annis, D. H. and Wu, S. S. (2006). Improved College Football Scheduling using a Pseudo-Swiss System. Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, Washington.
9   Wu, S. S. and Annis, D. H. (2006). Asymptotic Efficiency of the Majority Rule Relative to Rank-Sum Method for Selecting Best Population. Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, Washington.
8   Davis, J. W. and Annis, D. H. (2006). Evaluation and Analysis of the Impact of Recruiting on College Football . Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, Washington.
7   Wu, S. S. and Annis, D. H. (2006). Improved College Football Scheduling using a Pseudo-Swiss System. International Chinese Statistical Association Applied Statistics Symposium, Storrs, Connecticut.
6   Annis, D. H. and Wu, S. S. (2005). Some Properties of Playoff Systems for NCAA I-A Football. Joint Statistical Meetings, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
5   Annis, D. H. (2005). Ranking College Football Teams using Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis. Southern Regional Council on Statistics (SRCOS) Summer Research Conference.
4   Annis, D. H. and Craig, B. A. (2004). Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis. Joint Statistical Meetings, Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
3   Annis, D. H. (2004). Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis. Institute of Mathematical Statistics New Researchers Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
2   Annis, C. G., Jr. and Annis, D. H. (2004). Alternative to Single-Pixel C-Scan Analysis for Measuring POD. Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.
1   Annis, D. H. and Craig, B. A. (2003). We’re Number One! A Comparison of Two Common Ranking Models for the 2002-2003 NCAA Division I Football Season. Joint Statistical Meetings, San Francisco, California.

Work in Progress

  • Semiparametric Estimation of Baseline Hazards for Discrete-Time Survival Data in SAS (with R. E.Wiegand; submitted to Computational Statistics and Data Analysis).
  • A Comparison of Four Voting Methods on the Power of Bloc Votes (with S. S. Wu)
  • Semiparametric Estimation of Baseline Hazards for Discrete-Time Survival Data in SAS (with R. E. Wiegand; submitted to Journal of Statistical Software)
  • Estimation in Reversible Markov Chains (with R. B. Lund).

Media Coverage

  • Figuring out The Big Dance. The Daily Journal, Daily Messenger,March 15, 2008.
  • A Jayhawks fan’s top 10 ranking. Charlotte Observer, October 17, 2007.
  • Football rankings add up to a science. Charlotte Observer, October 18, 2006.
  • A scientific approach to a college football playoff. Kansas City Star, November 18, 2005.

Invited Seminars

12/03/2007 University of Georgia, Rating Schemes for Paired Comparison Experiments.
03/15/2007 Clemson University, Constrained Experimental Design Heuristics for the Sparse Paired Comparison Problem.
09/10/2004 Clemson University, Leveraging Synergy Across Technology Platforms.
02/19/2004 Naval Postgraduate School, Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis.
02/06/2004 Auburn University, Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis.
01/29/2004 Purdue University, Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis.
01/08/2004 Sandia National Laboratory, Hybrid Paired Comparison Analysis.

Teaching

2006 OA 3101 - Probability, Naval Postgraduate School
OS 2100 - Probability and Statistics, Naval Postgraduate School
OA 3102 - Statistics, Naval Postgraduate School
2005 OS 3112 - Statistics and Design of Experiments, Naval Postgraduate School
OS 3105 - Statistics for Technical Management, Naval Postgraduate School
OA 3101 - Probability, Naval Postgraduate School
2004 OS 3105 - Statistics for Technical Management, Naval Postgraduate School
STAT 503 - Statistical Methods for Biology, Purdue University
2003 STAT 301 - Elementary StatisticalMethods, Purdue University
2002 STAT 301 - Elementary StatisticalMethods, Purdue University

Theses Advised

2006 C. Ryan Miller, M.S., Naval Postgraduate School. A statistical analysis of wireless networking; predicting performance in multiple environments.

Cynthia J. Brittingham, M.S., Naval Postgraduate School. (co-advisor) The relationship between command safety climate and aviation safety.

2005 Derek M. Jennings and Charles A. Larwood III M.S., Naval Postgraduate School. (second reader) A statistical analysis of errors attributed to overhead video scoring of rocket submunition impact points.
2004 Gonen Ofer,M.S., Naval Postgraduate School. (second reader) Sequential multiple comparison testing for budget-limited applications.

Honors and Awards

2005 Outstanding Teaching Recognition (OS 3105)
2003 National Science Foundation (NSF)
Vertical Integration of Research and Education (VIGRE) Fellow
Statistics and Mathematical Sciences, Purdue University
2000 - 2002 Andrews Doctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
1996 Elected to PTS - Honorary Society of Mechanical Engineers

 

Personal note:  David Annis, Ph.D. is also founder of SportsQuant, a web-based business that supplies quantitative assessments of college and professional football and basketball.

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