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Paul Kvam, Ph.D.


Paul Kvam

Contact Information

Email: Campus Phone: 404-894-6515
Fax: 404-894-2301
Office Location: Groseclose 0205, Room 212


Paul Kvam is a professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He joined ISyE in 1995 after working for four years as scientific staff researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He became a full professor in 2006. Dr. Kvam received his B.S. in Mathematics from Iowa State University in 1984, an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Florida in 1986, and his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Davis in 1990. He has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals in statistics and engineering, and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is co-author of two textbooks: Nonparametric Statistics for Science and Engineering (Wiley Press, 2007) with Dr. Brani Vidakovic, and Basic Statistical Tools for Improving Quality (Wiley Press, 2011) with Dr. Chang Wook Kang.

His research interests focus on statistical reliability with applications to engineering, nonparametric estimation, and analysis of complex and dependent systems. Dr. Kvam has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Reliability (1992-2000), Technometrics (1999-2005), The American Statistician (2005-present), Journal of Quality Technology (2008-present) and Journal of the American Statistical Association (2002-2011). He is a member of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Statistical Association 2006
  • Representative of Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, American Statistical Association, 2005-2008
  • Institue of Mathematical Statistics Representative, Management Committee for Spring Research Conference 2005-2008
  • Council Representative, QSR Section of INFORMS 2003-2006
  • Chancellor Award, Council for the International Education's Faculty 1997
  • Frank Wilcoxon Prize, American Statistical Association and American Society for Quality Control 1997
  • Teaching Fellow, Georgia Tech Class of 1969 1996-1997
  • President, Albuquerque Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 1994-1995. Served on chapter's executive committee. 1994 - 1995
  • Treasurer, Atlanta Chapter of American Statistical Association 1998 - 2005

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