John W. Van Ness

John W. Van Ness

Professor of Statistics
Mathematical Sciences Department
University of Texas at Dallas
Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083

email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2166
Fax: 972-883-6622

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1964.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1959



Upon retiring from UTD, I have become a professional artist. Please visit my web portfolio here



Research Interests: Robust linear models, statistical classification, measurement error models, applications of statistics to the physical and medical sciences.

Recent Publications:

C. L. Cheng, and Van Ness, J.. Structural and Functional Models Revisited. Recent Advances in Total Least Squares Techniques and Error-in-Variables Modeling, Ed. S. Van Huffel, SIAM Proceedings Series, 1997.

C. L. Cheng, and Van Ness, J.. Robust Calibration. Technometrics, 39:401-411, 1997.

Van Ness, J., and J. J. Yang. Robust Discriminant Analysis: Training Data Breakdown Point. J. of Statistical Planning and Inference, 61, No 1:67-84, 1998

C. L. Cheng, and Van Ness, J.. Errors in Variables in Econometrics. Econometrics in Theory and Practice, Festschrift for H. Schneeweiss. R. Galata and H. Kuchenhoff, Eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 3-14, 1998

Z. Chen, and Van Ness, J.. Characterizations of Nearest and Farthest Neighbor Algorithms by Clustering Admissibility Conditions. Pattern Recognition, 31:1573-1578, 1998

C. L. Cheng, and Van Ness, J.. Statistical Regression with Measurement Error. Arnold Publishers, London, 262 pp., 1999.

Van Ness, J., Recent Results in Clustering Admissibility, Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, H. Bacelar-Nicolau, F. Costa Nicolau, and J. Janssen Eds., Instituto Nacional de Estatistica, Lisboa, Portugal, pp. 19-29, 1999

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