N. Shirlene Pearson, Ph.D.

Statistical and Research Consulting

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas 75275-0125

 (214) 768-3034

pearson@smu.edu      http://people.smu.edu/pearson

                                                                                                                    

Education

Ph.D.

Statistics  

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

1979

M.S.

Statistics

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

1975

M.A.

Mathematics

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

1973

B.A.

Mathematics

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

1971

 

PhD Dissertation: Time Series Analysis, MA Thesis: Algebra,  

BA Minor: Biology, BA Minor: Chemistry

Teaching Experience

Statistics 6366 – Statistical Consulting

Statistics 2301 – Statistics for Modern Business Decisions

Statistics 2331 – Introduction to Statistical Methods

Statistical Consulting Experience (selected examples)

Expert Witness and Legal Support in Litigation – insurance fraud, employment discrimination, inventory disputes between companies, contract disputes between companies, medical malpractice, criminal probability modeling, expert testimony, sampling plans for large database auditing; Biostatistics and Clinical Trials – analysis of psychiatric instruments, degenerative loss of visual function, micro-array research, olfactory capacity modeling,  physical therapy data analysis and modeling, brainwave responses of patients with communication disorders, cardiac rehabilitation study, effectiveness of cosmetic surgical procedures, cardiovascular risk study of a common type of antibiotic used in hospitals; Business Statistics – financial analysis modeling, credit risk modeling, sampling plans for auditing of large databases or inventories, forecasting methodology for real-estate analysis, sampling plans for customer satisfaction surveys, healthcare insurance subscriber trends;  Anthropology -  study of migratory patterns of ancient civilization in the Upper Karoo, South Africa; Communications - study comparing preference for surround sound versus traditional cinema sound technology; Education - assisted with exit survey of graduates to assess student satisfaction with curriculum and experiences while attending SMU's Meadows School of Fine Arts

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Member at Large, Section on Statistical Consulting, 2006-2008 Annual Joint Statistical Meetings

Program Chair, Section on Statistical Consulting, 2004 Annual Joint Statistical Meetings

Session Chair, Section on Statistical Consulting, 2004 Annual Joint Statistical Meetings

Session Chair, Section on Statistical Consulting, 2003 Annual Joint Statistical Meetings

President, North Texas Chapter, American Statistical Association (2000-2001)

Vice President and Program Chair, North Texas Chapter, American Statistical Association (1999-2000)

American Statistical Association

Managing Editor, Selected Tables in Mathematical Statistics (1983-1990)

Editorial Board, Selected Tables in Mathematical Statistics (1974-1990)

Honorary - Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America

Statistical Computing

Strong background in implementing software applications including tool development in both UNIX and Windows environments: Visual Basic, Excel macros, Access, FileMaker Pro, FORTRAN, RATFOR, S interface language, Splus, Statistica, graphical programming, the UNIX operating system, ksh/csh/sh, awk/gawk, Javascript and html/xhtml.

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX 1999 - present

Statistical and Research Support Specialist, Academic Computing Services

Director, Center for Statistical Consulting and Research, Department of Statistical Science

Adjunct Professor, Department of Statistical Science

MCI WorldCom Telecommunications Dallas, TX 1997 - 1999

 Sr. Engineer II, Network Design Standards, Network Reliability and Performance

The Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 1991 - 1997

Research Scientist Associate V, Telecommunications Systems & Network Modeling and Simulation, Radio Frequency Propagation Analysis and Optimization Methods, Radio Frequency Mission Planner

System Test Branch Manager, Fire Support Artillery Test System Consultant

Bell Communications Research Red Bank, NJ 1984 - 1989

District Manager, Operator Systems Analysis

District Manager, Analysis Systems District  

Member of Technical Staff, Software Systems and Software Quality Analytical Methods District

Member of Technical Staff, Switching Processor and Field Performance District  

Additional:   

        Bellcore Software Metrics Steering Committee Member  

        Center Technical Organization Contact for Ph.D./M.S. campus hires  

        Center representative to the Area Peer Group  

        Center alternate representative to Bellcore's Early Career Advisory Program Committee

        Center Management Committee Member - address career development issues

        Division Education and Training Coordinator  

        Session Chair, Army Research Office Workshop on System Reliability  

        Developed two modules of Bellcore's Reliability Workshop  

Bell Telephone Laboratories Naperville, IL 1978 - 1983

Member of Technical Staff, System Analysis and Human Factors Group  

Member of Technical Staff, Network and Processor Utilization Group  

Additional:  Bell Telephone Laboratories Statistics Day Committee Member (1980 - 1983)

Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX 1973 - 1978

Department of Statistics  

Research Assistant, Office of Naval Research Grant  

Teaching Assistant  

Teaching Instructor

Texas Instruments Dallas, TX 1976 (summer student intern)

                        Ecological Services Group, Statistical Consultant/Analyst

 


PUBLICATIONS

1.      Numerous confidential reports in support of projects relating to statistical expert testimony, statistical litigation support and other statistical consulting activities. 

2.      Pearson, N. S. SONET Network Availability Models, MCI WorldCom, confidential technical document. 

3.      Pearson, N. S. Dual Ring Availability Analysis, MCI WorldCom, confidential technical analysis document. 

4.      Pearson, N. S. Availability Analysis Tool Requirements, MCI WorldCom, confidential technical document. 

5.      Pearson, N. S. OC-48 Line Performance Study, MCI WorldCom, confidential study. 

6.      Pearson, N. S. Network Reduction, Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin.  Internal document, 1997.

7.      Pearson, N. S. Ellipsoidal Geodesy, Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin. Unpublished manuscript, 1995.

8.      Pearson, N. S. Dynamic Allocation of Probability Thresholds for Radio Frequency Mission Planner Acquisition Missions, Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin, White Paper, 1995.

9.      Pearson, N. S. and P. Welton, Survey of Modern Optimization Methods, Applied Research Laboratories, The  University of Texas at Austin, Lab Report, 1994.

10.  Chaddha, R. L., A. W. King, and N. S. Pearson, Providing Buyer Feedback on Digital Switch Field Performance, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, October, 1988.

11.  Chaddha, R. L., A. W. King, and N. S. Pearson, Providing Buyer Feedback on Digital Switch Field Performance, IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 7-10, 1987. Presenter: N. S. Pearson. 

12.  Pearson, N. S. and G. G. Brush, Framework for Software-Quality Life-Cycle Data and Metrics, Bell Communications Research, Technical Memorandum, TM-TSY-008710, March 13, 1987.

13.  Pearson, N. S., Several restricted publications of Reliability Review Forum activities for a major telecommunications supplier and field performance studies of their large switching system. Bell  Communications Research, 1984 - 1986.

14.  Pearson, N. S., Several Bell Communications Research Technical Analysis Reports of operator services and telecommunications switching systems suppliers, Bell Communications Research, 1986 - 1989. 

15.  Pearson, N. S., 4 ESS - Preliminary Guidelines for Memory and Disk Engineering for 4E9 Features, Bell  Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, July 22, 1983. 

16.  Pearson, N. S., 4E9/APS Disk Engineering, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Private Communiqué, July 15, 1983. 

17.  Pearson, N. S., Proposed Expansion of S Graphics, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, July 14, 1982. 

18.  Pearson, N. S. and J. L. Santee, T/C CPT Analysis System Measurement Requirements, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, April 28, 1982.

19.  Pearson, N. S., No. 2BE3 Main Processor Simulator and Study Results, Bell Telephone Laboratories,  Memorandum for File, December 11, 1981.

20.  Pearson, N. S., No. 2BE3-RSS Traffic Measurements Requirements, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, 1981.

21.  Pearson, N. S., 2BE3 Post-cutover Capacity Determination - Requirements for EADAS/NORGEN, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, 1981.

22.  Pearson, N. S., 2B-EF-2 and 2BE3 Register Requirements for EADAS/NORGEN, Bell Telephone Laboratories,  Memorandum for File, 1981.

23.  Pearson, N. S., No. 2B-EF-2 Post-cutover Processor Capacity - Worksheets for a Semi-automated Procedure, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, 1981. 

24.  Pearson, N. S., No. 2B-EF-2 Post-cutover Processor Capacity Determination, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, 1981.

25.  Pearson, N. S., No. 2B-EF-1 Post-cutover Processor Capacity Determination, Bell Telephone Laboratories,  Memorandum for File, 1981.

26.  Pearson, N. S., No. 2ESS Percent Call Carrying Capacity, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, 1980. 

27.  Pearson, N. S., Proposed Revision of Line Scanning Strategy for No. 2B ESS, Bell Telephone Laboratories,  Memorandum for File, August 13, 1980.

28.  Pearson, N. S., Post-cutover Processor Capacity Determination - No. 2B ESS Manual Procedure, Bell Telephone  Laboratories, Memorandum for File, March 28, 1980. 

29.  Pearson, N. S., Algorithmic Call Type Definitions for Current Local ESSs and Measurement Specifications, Bell  Telephone Laboratories, Memorandum for File, December 12, 1979. 

30.  Pearson, N. S., Generating Telephone Traffic, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Private Communiqué, June 18, 1979.  

 

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