Francisco J. Samaniego
Position: Professor 
 Year joining UC Davis: 1972
Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Curriculum Vitae


Francisco J. Samaniego received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCLA in 1971. He joined the UC Davis faculty in 1972, following an NSF-sponsored postdoctoral year in the Department of Statistics at the Florida State University. Dr. Samaniego's research interests include Mathematical Statistics, Decision Theory and the foundations of Statistics.  Many of his recent investigations have centered around the performance of Bayesian methods. He also has a long-standing interest in the fields of Reliability Theory, Survival Analysis and Sampling Theory. He has served as a consultant to the California Departments of Conservation, Corrections, Education, Employment Development and Transportation. Much of his applied work deals with statistical  modeling and inference in the fields of Education, Engineering and Public Health.

Dr. Samaniego is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and is a member of the International Statistical Institute. In 2002, he was awarded the U C Davis Academic Senate's Distinguished Teaching Award. He served as the Theory and Methods Editor of the Journal the American Statistical Association in 2003 - 2005, and has been an Associate Editor of Naval Research Logistics since 1982. In 2004, he became the eighteenth annual recipient of the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. Frank's hobbies are reading, golf and paddle tennis.

Selected Publications:

"Towards a Reconciliation of the Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches to Estimation", Journal of the American Statistical Association, 89 (1994), 947-59 (with D. Reneau).

"On the Asymptotic Distribution Theory for a Class of Consistent Estimators of a Distribution Satisfying a Uniform Stochastic Ordering Constraint", Annals of Statistics, (2000) 28, 116-150 (with M. Arcones)

"On Nonparametric Estimation of Distributions Subject to a Stochastic Precedence Constraint", Journal of the American Statistical Association, 97 (2002), 170 - 182, (with M. A. Arcones and P. H. Kvam)

"Revisiting the Notion of Induced Traffic through a Matched-Pairs Study", Transportation, 29 (2002), 193 - 220 (with P. Mokhtarian, R. Shumway and N. Willits)

"System Signatures and their Applications in Engineering Reliability" (2007).  New York: Springer.

Recent Books and Monographs:

"System Signatures and their Applications in Engineering Reliability", (2007).
 New York: Springer.

"A Comparison of the Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches to Estimation", (2010).  New York: Springer.

"Stochastic Modeling and Mathematical Statistics: A Text for Statisticians and Quantitative Scientists", (2014).  New York: Chapman and Hall.

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