Larry Ammann

Professor - Mathematical Sciences
ammann@utdallas.edu
972-883-2164
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Statistics
Florida State University - 1976
M.S. - Statistics
Florida State University - 1972
B.A. - Physics
Florida State University - 1969

Research Areas

RESEARCH SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Statistics and Remote Sensing
  • Robust Multivariate Statistics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Applied Probability

Publications

Allen, H. J., W.T. Waller, J.H. Kennedy, K.L. Dickson, M.F. Acevedo and L.P. Ammann. 2001. Real-Time Whole Organisms Biomonitoring-Deployment, Status, and Future. AWRA, Annual Spring Speciality Conference Proceedings. Warwick, J .J . [Ed] Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling. AWRA., Middleburg, VA. TPS-01-1 284pp. 2006 - Publication
Hemming, J.H., W.T. Waller, L.P. Ammann. 2001. Assessment of wastewater effluent estrogenicity using the vitellogenin biomarker in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Texas Journal of Science, 53 4:335-344. 2001 - Publication
Kennedy, J.H., L.P. Ammann, L.P., W.T. Waller. 2001. Some Statistical Problems Associated with Biologial Assessment - Implications and Solutions. AWRA. Annual Spring Speciality Conference Proceedings. Warwick, J .J. [Ed] Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling. AWRA, Middleburg, VA. TPS-01-1 284pp. 2001 - Publication
Kennedy, J.H., L.P. Ammann, W.T. Waller, J .E. Warren, A.J. Hosner. S.H. Cairns, P.C. Johnson, and R.L. Graney. 1999. Using statistical power to optimize sensitivity of analysis of variance designs for microcosms and mesocosms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 18: 113-117. 1999 - Publication
Waller, W.T., L.P. Ammann, W.J. Birge, K.L. Dickson, P.B. Dorn, N.E. LeBlanc, D.I. Mount, B.R. Parkhurst, H.R. Preston, S.C. Schirnmel, A. Spacie, and G.B.Thursby. 1996. Predicting Instream Effects from Wet Tests. D.R Grothe, K.L. Dickson, D.K. Reed-Judkins editors. Chapter 9 in: Whole Effluent toxicity testing: an evaluation of methods and prediction of receiving system impacts. SETAC Pellston Workshop on Whole Effluent Toxicity; 1995 Sep 16-25; Pellston, MI. Pensacola FL: SETAC Pr. 340p. This paper is a chapter in a peer-reviewed book. 1996 - Publication
Ammann, L.P., Merritt, M., Sagalowsky, A., and Nurenberg, P. Peak-Finding Partial Least Squares for the Analysis of 1H NMR Spectra, to appear 2006, Journal of Chemometrics 1996 - Publication
Dickson, K.L., W.T. Waller, J .H. Kennedy, L.P. Ammann, R. Guimi, and T.J. Norberg-King. 1996. Relationships Between Effluent Toxicity, Ambient Toxicity, and Receiving System Impacts: Trinity River Dechlorination Case Study. D.R. Grothe, K.L. Dickson, D.K. Reed-Judkins editors. Chapter 10 in: Whole Effluent toxicity testing: an evaluation of methods and prediction of receiving system impacts. SETAC Pellston Workshop on Whole Effluent Toxicity; 1995 Sep 16-25; Pellston, MI. Pensacola FL: SETAC Pr. 340p. This paper is a chapter in a peer-reviewed book. 1996 - Publication
Predicting Instream Effects from Wet Tests. D.R. Grothe, K.L. Dickson, D.K. Reed-Judkins editors. Chapter 9 in; Whole Effluent toxicity testing: an evaluation of methods and prediction of receiving system impacts. SETAC Pellston Workshop on Whole Effluent Toxicity; 1995 Sep 16-25; Pellston, MI.Pensacola FL:SETAC Pr. 340p. This paper is a chapter in a peer-reviewed book. 1995 - Publication
Robust Image Processing for Remote Sensing Data, 1995, in SVD and Signal Processing, III, Algorithms, Architectures and Applications, edited by Marc Moonen and Bart De Moor, Elsevier, Amsterdam. 1995 - Publication
Dickson, K.L., W.T. Waller, J .H. Kennedy, and L.P. Ammann, 1992. Assessing the Relationships Between Ambient Toxicity and Instream Biological Response, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 11. 1992 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Program Head
University of Texas at Dallas [2000–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1990–1988]
Full Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1988–Present]
Associate Dean
University of Texas at Dallas [1985–1986]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1975–1980]

Projects

Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Indicators of Ecological Condition of Gulf of Mexico Bayous-Bayou Chico Statistical Summary and Assessment Framework
2018–2018 Waller, W.T., M.F. Acevedo, J.H. Kennedy, K.L. Dickson, S.H. Caims, L. P. Ammann, W. Walker, D. Burke, F.L. Mayer, and M.A. Lewis. 1999. Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Indicators of Ecological Condition of Gulf of Mexico Bayous-Bayou Chico Statistical Summary and Assessment Framework. To be published as EPA 600 series document. Final Report.
Assessment of the Potential of a Treated Wetland to Reduce Wastewater Estrogenicity and Toxicit
2018–2018 Hemming, J .M., H.J. Allen, W.T. Waller, M.C. Chow, N.D. Denslow, and L.P. Ammann. Assessment of the Potential of a Treated Wetland to Reduce Wastewater Estrogenicity and Toxicity. Presented at 21st Annual SETAC Meeting, Nashville, TN.
1H NMR Spectra of Renal Clear Cell Carcinomas: Data Mining with Partial Least Squares
2004–2004 Merritt, M. E., Ammann, L.P., Szczepaniek, L., DAmbrosia, G., and Nurenberg, P. 1H NMR Spectra of Renal Clear Cell Carcinomas: Data Mining with Partial Least Squares at the SMASH (Small Molecules Are Still Hot) conference, 2004, Breckenridge, CO.
Statistical Analysis of Multiple Depletion Sampling
1999–1999 Amrnann, L.P. and Kennedy, J., Statistical Analysis of Multiple Depletion Sampling. Presented at the 20th Annual SETAC Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
A review, interpretation, and discussion of results irom lentic microand mesocosm studies
2018–2018 Kennedy, J.H., Ammann, L.P., Waller, W.T., Warren, J.E., Hosmer, A.J., and La-Pointe, T.W. A review, interpretation, and discussion of results iron lentic micro and mesocosm studies. Presented at the Third Setac World Congress, Global Environmental Issues in the 21st Century: Problems, Causes, and Solutions. Brighton, UK

Additional Information

DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED
  • G. Thompson (Graduated Summer, 1987)
  • R. Feistel (Graduated December, 1990)
  • M. Qin (Graduated August, 1991)
  • D. Sang (Graduated May, 1992)
  • H. Zhang (Graduated August, 2005)
  • CURRENT PHD STUDENTS:
  • I. Kshattry (Expected graduation August, 2006)
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
  • Associate Program Head, Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences: Chairperson, Computer committee
  • Mathematical Sciences: Chairperson, Planning committee
  • Mathematical Sciences: Seminar committee
  • Mathematical Sciences: Statistics textbook committee
  • Mathematical Sciences: Search committee
MEMBERSHIP IN TECHNICAL SOCIETIES
  • American Statistical Association
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

News Articles

What are the Odds? Statistics Prof Photographs Rare Bird
One morning in January 2011, Dr. Larry Ammann, a professor of statistics at UT Dallas, discovered a mysterious stranger in his back yard.  
Two years later, that stranger’s identity is not only known, it’s also been shared with millions of people thanks to a popular TV game show.

Ammann, who has been a faculty member in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics since 1975, is an avid nature photographer. In 2011, he spotted a female northern cardinal at a bird feeder at his home in Dallas.

Funding

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Tmnors and Surrounding Tissue in the Abdomen and Pelvis, in vivo and ex vivo. P. Nurenberg P.I.
$5,000 - N.C.I. Grant 1 R21 CA89671-01A1 (The Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas) [2003–2004]
Assessments of Lake Texoma Phytoplankton Production Using Community Analysis, Chlorophyll Monitoring, Chlorophyll Mapping andMeasurements of Primary Productivity
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (with U. of North Texas) [1996–2002]
Environmental Protection Agency Cooperative Agreement
$10,000 - with U. North Texas [1995–1996]
Environmental Protection Agency Cooperative Agreement
$25,000 - with U. North Texas [1994–1995]
Environmental Protection Agency Cooperative Agreement
$20,000 - with U. North Texas [1992–1994]