Michael Baron

Professor - Mathematical Sciences
mbaron@utdallas.edu
972-883-6874
ECSN 3.912
UTD Webpage

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Statistics
University of Maryland - 1995
M.S. - Mathematics
University of St.~Petersburg - 1992

Research Areas

Research areas
  • Sequential Analysis
  • Change-Point Detection
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Applications of Statistics in Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Energy Finance

Publications

M. Baron and A. Tartakovsky. Asymptotic optimality of change-point detection schemes in general continuous-time models. Sequential Analysis, accepted, to appear in 2006. 2006 - Publication
R. Gill, J. Keating, and M. Baron. Detecting abrupt leaks in blended underground storage tanks. Accepted, to appear in Communication in Statistics - Theory and Methods, #35, 2006. 2006 - Publication
R. Gill and M. Baron. Consistent estimation in generalized broken-line regression. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 126(2), 441--460, 2004. 2004 - Publication
C. Schmegner and M. Baron. Principles of optimal sequential planning. Sequential Analysis, 23( 1), 11--32, 2004. 2004 - Publication
M. Baron. Sequential methods for multistate processes. In N. Mukhopadhyay, S. Datta, S. Chattopadhyay, eds., Applications of Sequential Methodologies, 55--73, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 2004. 2004 - Publication
M. Baron. Detection of epidemics as a sequential change-point problem. In V. Antonov, C. Huber. M. Nikulin, V. Polischook, eds.; Longevity, Aging and Degradation Models in Reliability, Public Health, Medicine and Biology, volume 2, pages 31--43, St. Petersburg, 2004. 2004 - Publication
M. Baron and N. Granott. Consistent estimation of early and frequent change points. In J. Haitovsky, H. R. Lerche, and Y. Ritov, eds., Foundations of Statistical Inference, pages 181--194, Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, New York, 2003. 2003 - Publication
M. Rosenberg, J. D. Bryngelson, M. Baron. Probability and stochastic calculus: review of probability concepts. In E. I. Ronn, ed., Real Options and Energy Management, pages 659--697, Risk Books, London, 2002. 2002 - Publication
M. Baron. Bayes and asymptotically pointwise optimal stopping rules for the detection of influenza epidemics. In C. Gatsonis, R. E. Kass, A. Carriquiry, A. Gelman, D. Higdon, D. K. Pauler and I. Verdinelli, Eds., Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics, vol. 6, pages 153-- 163, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002. 2002 - Publication
M. Baron, M. Rosenberg, N. Sidorenko. Divide and conquer: forecasting power via automatic price regime separation. Energy, Power, and Risk Management, 70-73, March 2002. 2002 - Publication

Appointments

Academic Visitor
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center [2003–2004]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–Present]
Instructor
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland [1995–1995]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1995–2001]

Projects

Consistent estimation of early and frequent change points in processes of learning and development
2018–2018 Consistent estimation of early and frequent change points in processes of learning and development. The Foundations of Statistical Inference, Jerusalem, Israel
Hidden Markov processes in energy pricing and option valuation
2018–2018 Hidden Markov processes in energy pricing and option valuation. Fifth Biennial International Conference on Statistics, Probability and Related Areas, Athens GA
New developments in nonparametric change-point analysis
1998–1998 New developments in nonparametric change-point analysis. Academic seminar at the University of Louisville. Louisville KY
Divide and conquer: forecasting power markets via automatic price regime separation
2018–2018 Divide and conquer: forecasting power markets via automatic price regime separation. POWER-GEN International Conference, Orlando, FL
Asymptotic Analysis of Bayesian Quickest Change Detection Procedures
2018–2018 Asymptotic Analysis of Bayesian Quickest Change Detection Procedures. Quality Productivity Research Conference, IBM T. J. Watson Research Ctr., Yorktown Heights, NY

Additional Information

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
  • Conference "The First UT-Dallas Symposium in Statistics and Biostatistics", UT-Dallas, April 30, 2005
  • Invited paper session "Sequential Methods" at 2003 Quality Productivity Research Conference, Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Special contributed paper session "Statistical Methods in Semiconductor Manufacturing" at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Dallas, TX

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
  • Member of Academic Senate, 1997-1998, 2001 -2002
  • Member of the IR committee, 1999-2001
  • Chair of the IR committee, 2000-2001
EDITORIAL AND REFEREEING WORK, COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Associate Editor of Sequential Analysis
  • Referee of the Journal of American Statistical Association, Statistics and Decisions, Journal of
  • Statistical Plam1ing and Inference, Technometrics, Metrika, Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis

News Articles

Statistics Professor Follows Family Footsteps to Award-Winning Path
Dr. Michael Baron knew early in his life that he wanted to be a teacher.

“My parents were my first teaching coaches,” said Baron, a professor of mathematical sciences at UT Dallas whose parents were both high school math teachers, and whose grandfather was a mathematics lecturer and scholar of Hebrew studies.

“I saw how thoroughly they prepared for each class, how mindfully they wrote handouts, and how carefully they graded homework and exams. They showed me rather early what it takes to become a professional teacher,” he said. 

Funding

Identifying change points and pattems in development, leaming and problem solving processes
$68,386 - NSF, Division of Social and Economic Sciences [1999–2001]
Pattem recognition and signature analysis in semiconductor risk assessment
$20,137 - Texas Instruments, Inc. [1997–1998]