Paul Velleman

Paul Velleman
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Paul Velleman

Associate Professor of Social Statistics
Social Statistics

Overview

Paul Velleman has an international reputation for innovative Statistics education. He is the author and designer of the multimedia statistics CD-ROM, ActivStats, for which he was awarded the EDUCOM Medal for innovative uses of computer in teaching statistics, and the ICTCM Award for Innovation in Using Technology in College Mathematics. He developed the statistics program, Data Desk and the Internet site Data and Story Library (DASL), which provides datasets for teaching statistics.
He is co-author of the books, Intro Stats, Stats: Modeling the World, Stats: Data and Models, and Business Statistics, and the co-author of ABCs of Exploratory Data Analysis
Paul has taught Statistics at Cornell University since 1975. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Paul Velleman. . Data Desk, WIRES.
  • Paul Velleman. . DataDesk: an interactive package for data exploration, display, model building, and data analysis, WIREs Comput Stat . (doi:10.1002/wics.1208)
  • Paul Velleman, Hoaglin David. . Exploratory Data Analysis, APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology.
  • Gloria, M.D. Gogola, Paul Velleman, Shuai Xu, Andrianne Morse, Barbara Lacy, Dorit Aaron. . Hand Dexterity in Children: Administration and Normative Values of the Functional Dexterity Test (FDT), Journal of Hand Surgery.
  • Paul Velleman. . Let's all Write and Teach with e-Books!, TEchnology Innovations in Statistics Education.
  • Jason, M.D. Sullivan, Randi, M.D. Bindra, Cari, M.D. Cordell, William, M.D. Lanzinger, Michael, M.D. Bednar, Terry, M.D. Light, Paul Velleman. . Radiographic detection of long screw placement durin volar plating of the distal radius, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
  • Paul Velleman. 2008. Truth, Damn Truth, and Statistics, Journal of Statistics Education. 16(2).
  • Howard Wainer, Paul Velleman. 2001. Statistical Graphics: Mapping the Pathways of Science, Annual Review of Psychology. 52:305-?.
  • Paul Velleman, Nedret Billor, Ali Hadi. 2000. Blocked Adaptive Computationally-efficient Outlier Nomination, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 34:279-298.
  • Paul Velleman, David Moore. 2000. Design Principles for technology-based statistics education, Metrika. 51(1):91-104.
  • Paul Velleman. 1997. Discussion of Hand’s article on scale types, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.
  • Paul Velleman, David S Moore. 1996. Multimedia for Teaching Statistics: Promises and Pitfalls, The American Statistician. 50(3):217-225.
  • David C Hoaglin, Paul Velleman. 1995. A Critical Look at Some Analyses of Major League Baseball Salaries, The American Statistician. 49(3):277-285.
  • Paul Velleman, Warren Sarle. 1994. A Debate on Scale Types, Statistical Consultant Newsletter.
  • Daniel L Solomon, Tim Arnold, Bruce E Trumbo, Paul Velleman. 1994. Electronic Publications in Statistics - Ready or Not, Here They Come, The American Statistician. 48(3):191-196.
  • Paul Velleman, Leland Wilkinson. 1993. Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio Typologies are Misleading; Response, The American Statistician. 47(4):315-316.
  • Paul Velleman, Leland Wilkinson. 1993. Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio Typologies are Misleading, The American Statistician. 47(1):65-72.
  • Paul Velleman. 1993. Measurement Theory: Fallacies and Transformations, The Statistical Consultant. 10(3).
  • Paul Velleman, David Hoaglin. 1992. Data Analysis, Perspectives on Contemporary Statistics. 21:19-39.
  • Paul Velleman, Ronald Thisted. 1992. Teaching Statistics with Computers, Perspectives on Contemporary Statistics. 21
  • Paul Velleman, Paul Pratt. 1989. A Graphical Interface for Data Analysis, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. 32:223-228.
  • Paul Velleman, Ali S Hadi. 1987. Discussion of "Diagnosing Near Collinearities in Least Squares Regression" by G W Stewart, Statistical Science. 2(1):93-98.
  • Paul Velleman. 1986. Discussion of "Influential Observations, High Leverage Points, and Outliers in Linear Regression" by S. Chatterjee and A. Hadi, Statistical Science. 1:412-413.
  • Paul Velleman, Iain Johnstone. 1985. Efficient Scores, Variance Decompositions, and Monte Carlo Swindles, Journal of the American Statistical Association. 80:851-862.
  • Paul Velleman, Iain Johnstone. 1985. The Resistant Line and Related Regression Methods, Journal of the American Statistical Association. 80:1041–1054.
  • Paul Velleman, Howard Aldrich, John Cater, Trevor Jones, David McEvoy. 1985. Ethnic Residential Concentration and the Protected Market Hypothesis, Social Forces. 63(4):996-1009.
  • Paul Velleman. 1985. Comment on 'More Intelligent Statistical Software and Statistical Expert Systems: Future Directions', The American Statistician. 39:10-11.
  • Richard M Heiberger, Paul Velleman, M Agelia Ypelaar. 1983. Generating Test Data with Independently Controllable Features for Multivariate General Linear Forms, Journal of the American Statistical Association. 78(383):585-595.
  • Paul Velleman. 1982. Applied Nonlinear Data Smoothing, Sociological Methodology. 13:141-177.
  • Paul Velleman, Harold Henderson. 1982. Interactive Regression Modeling: Response, Biometrics. 38:513-516.
  • Paul Velleman, Roy E Welsch. 1981. Efficient Computing of Regression Diagnostics, The American Statistician. 35(4):234-242.
  • Paul Velleman, Harold Henderson. 1981. Building Multiple Regression Models Interactively, Biometrics. 37:391-411.
  • Paul Velleman, M Agelia Ypelaar. 1980. Constructing Regressions with controlled Features: A Method of Probing Robust Regression Performance, Journal of the American Statistical Association. 75(372):839-844.
  • Paul Velleman. 1980. Definition and Comparison of Robust Nonlinear Data Smoothing Algorithms, Journal of the American Statistical Association. 75:609-615.
  • Paul Velleman, Roy Welsch. 1976. On Evaluating Interactive Statistical Program Packages, Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation. 5(4):197-205.
  • Paul Velleman, Ivor Francis, Richard M Heiberger. 1975. Criteria and Considerations in the Evaluation of Statistical Program Packages, The American Statistician. 29:52-56.
  • Paul Velleman. 1974. Project IMPRESS, Several Perspectives: Interactive Computing and Data Analysis, Behavioral Research Methods and Instrumentation. 6:248-253.

Books

  • Paul Velleman, David Hoaglin. 1981. Applications, Basics, and Computing of Exploratory Data Analysis. Duxbury Press, 1981.
  • Paul Velleman, Thomas E Kurtz. 1976. LEDA and The SWAN. Hanover NH: Kiewit Computation Center, 1976.

Textbooks

  • David Bock, Tom Mariani, Bill Craine, Paul Velleman, Richard DeVeauz. 2015. Stats in Your World. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, 2015.
  • Norean Sharpe, Richard DeVeaux, Paul Velleman. 2013. Business Statistics: A First Course. London: Pearson, 2013. (800)
  • Richard DeVeaux, Paul Velleman, David Bock. 2013. Stats:Data and Models, 3rd edition. London: Pearson, 2013. (900)
  • Norean Sharpe, Richard DeVeaux, Paul Velleman. 2011. Business Statistics, A First Course. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2011.
  • Sharpe Norean, De Veaux Richard , Paul Velleman. 2010. Business Statistics, 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Addison Wesley, 2010. (1029)
  • De Veaux Ricahard , Paul Velleman, Bock David. 2010. Intro Stats. in Technology Update. Boston, MA: Addison Wesley, 2010. (829)
  • De Veaux Richard , Paul Velleman, Bock David. 2010. STATS; Data and Models. Boston, MA: Addison Wesley, 2010. (986)
  • Richard DeVeaux, Paul Velleman, David Bock. 2009. Intro Stats, 3rd Edition. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2009.
  • Richard DeVeaux, Paul Velleman, David Bock. 2008. Stats: Data and Models, 2nd Edition. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2008.
  • Paul Velleman. 1997. Learning Data Analysis with Data Desk. Reading MA: Addison Wesley, 1997.

Book Chapters

  • Paul Velleman, Hoaglin David. . Exploratory Data Analysis. in APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology. American Psychological Association, (Accepted)
  • Paul Velleman, David C Hoaglin. . Exploratory Data Analysis. in APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology: Vol 3. Data Analysis and Research Publication. American Psychological Association, H. Cooper. (51-70)
  • Paul Velleman, Howard Wainer. 2006. Statistical Graphics: A guidepost for scientific discovery. in Complementary Research Methods. 2006. (503-519)
  • Paul Velleman, David Bock. 2006. Why Variances add - and Why it Matters. in Thinking and Reasoning with Data and Chance. Reston VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2006.
  • Paul Velleman. 1998. The Philosophical Past and The Digital Future of Data Analysis: 375 years of Philosophical Guidance for Software Design. in The Practice of Data Analysis, Essays in Honor of John W. Tukey. Princeton University Press, 1998. D R Brillinger, L T Fernholz, S Morgenthaler. (317-337)
  • Paul Velleman, David P Williamson. 1983. Using Exploratory Data Analysis to Monitor Socioeconomic Data Quality in Developing Countries. in Statistical Methods and the Improvement of Data Quality. Academic Press, 1983. Tommy Wright. (177-192)

Book Sections

  • Paul Velleman. 1971. MECCA Users Manual. in The Impress Manual. Hanover NH: Project IMPRESS, 1971. (122-164)

Book Reviews

  • Paul Velleman. 1999. Review of 'Information Graphics' by Robert L Harris. in Journal of the American Statistical Association. 1999. (980-981)
  • Paul Velleman. 1998. Review of 'The Practice of Data Analysis, Essays in Honor of John W. Tukey' edited by D R Brillinger, L T Fernholz, and S Morgenthaler. in Journal of the American Statistical Association. 1998.
  • Paul Velleman. 1991. Review of 'Computation for the Analysis of Designed Experiments' by Richard M Heiberger. in Journal of Quality Technology. 1991.
  • Paul Velleman. 1984. Review of 'Residuals and Influence in Regression' by R Dennis Cook and Sanford Weisberg. in American Scientist. 1984. (636-637)
  • Paul Velleman. 1981. Review of 'Monte Carlo Studies on Robustness' by Alfredo Rizzi. in Journal of the American Statistical Association. 1981. (752-753)
  • Paul Velleman. 1981. Review of 'Proceedings of the Computer Science and Statistics: 12th Annual Symposium on the Interface' by Jane F Gentleman. in Journal of the American Statistical Association. 1981. (492)

Conference Proceedings

  • Paul Velleman, John Nash, Richard Goldstein. 1999. Shake, rattle and roll: some perturbation tools for analysis of regression data. in Proceedings of the 31st Symposium on the Interface. Interface Foundation of North America, 1999. Berk and Pourahmadi. (287-291)
  • Paul Velleman, Matthew Hutcheson, Michael Meyer, John Walker. 1996. DASL, The Data And Story Library; An Online Resource for Teaching Statistics. in Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, 1996.
  • Paul Velleman. 1991. Serendipitous Data and Future Statistical Software. in The Future of Statistical Software: Proceedings of a Forum. Panel on Guidelines for Statistical Software, National Research Council, 1991. (15-22)
  • Paul Velleman, Ali Hadi. 1990. The Kodiak Island Crab Fishery: A Graphical and Analytical Data Analysis. in Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, 1990. (275-280)
  • Paul Velleman. 1982. Tukey’s Resistant Line and Related Methods: Asymptotics and Algorithms. in Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, 1982. (218-223)
  • Paul Velleman, R F Kohm, T A Ryan. 1977. Index of Available Statistical Software. in Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, 1977. (283)
  • Paul Velleman. 1977. Robust Non-linear Data Smoothers: Definition and Recommendations. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1977. (434-436)
  • Paul Velleman. 1976. Simulation Methods for Testing Non-Linear Data Smoothing Algorithms. in Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, 1976. (293-296)
  • Paul Velleman, I Elaine Allen. 1976. The Performance of Package Regression Routines Under Stress: A Preliminary Trial of a Regression Evaluation Method. in Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, 1976. (297-304)
  • Paul Velleman, Ivor Francis. 1975. Straining Regressions. in roceedings of Computer Science and Statistics, Eighth Annual Symposium on the Interface. 1975. (122-127)
  • Paul Velleman. 1973. Interactive Computing for Exploratory Data Analysis I: Display Algorithms. in Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria VA: American Statistical Association, 1973. (142-147)

Professional Activities

  • A tablet-based interface for statistics. Presented to ASA. Montreal. 2013.
  • Truth, Damn Truth, and Teaching Statistics. Presented to California Mathematics Conference. Monterrey, CA. 2009.
  • Statistics is not a Spectator Sport. Ontario, Canada. 2009.

Honors and Awards

  • MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching, ILR.
  • Golden Key Honorary Membership, Golden Key. 2004
  • EDUCOM Medal for innovation in College Mathematics, EDUCOM/ EDUCAUSE. 1998
  • Innovation in Using Technology in College Mathematics, ICTCM. 1997
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1986
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association. 1984
Paul Velleman

Contact

Ives Hall Faculty Wing, Room 295
607-255-4411

Areas of Expertise

Other Areas of Expertise

Data Analysis, Computer Applications, Computer Graphics