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Stephen B. Vardeman is a University Professor of Statistics and Industrial Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences Kingland Data Analytics Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University.


Vardeman received his Ph.D. in statistics from Michigan State University in 1975. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an (elected) Ordinary Member of the International Statistical Institute.

At Iowa State he has won several teaching awards. Since 2009 he has been developing graduate level university coursework in modern statistical machine learning. Student groups composed primarily of graduates of his courses have placed 5th (2013), 1st (2014) and 2nd and 3rd (2015) in the international Prudsys AG Data Mining Cup competition. The 2014 win was the first ever by a US team.

His interests include modern (“big”) data analytics, statistical machine learning, business applications of statistics, physical science and engineering applications of statistics, statistics and metrology, quality assurance, directional data analysis, reliability, statistics education, and the development of new statistical theory and methods.

He has published textbooks in both quality assurance and engineering statistics, and is the author of more than 70 refereed journal articles.

To visit Vardeman’s Iowa State webpage, click here.

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Dr. Vardeman’s books can be found below: 

Statistical Methods for Quality Assurance (2016)

Basic Engineering Data Collection and Analysis (2000)

Statistical Quality Assurance Methods for Engineers (1998)

Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving (Electrical Engineering) (1993), Winner of the (biennial) 1994 ASEE Meriam-Wiley Distinguished Author Award for an outstanding new engineering textbook.