I would first like to thank my mentor Dr. Dipak K. Dey, distinguished professor of statistics, and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, as well as Dr. John Judge, professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Westfield State College. My debt to the two of you is boundless, and now extends beyond one lifetime. Also, I wish to thank my colleagues in the data mining programs at Central Connecticut State University, Dr. Chun Jin, Dr. Daniel S. Miller, Dr. Roger Bilisoly, Dr. Darius Dziuda, and Dr. Krishna Saha. Thanks to my daughter Chantal, and to my twin children, Tristan Spring and Ravel Renaissance, for providing perspective on what life is about.
Daniel T. Larose, PhD
Professor of Statistics and Data MiningDirector, Data Mining @CCSUwww.math.ccsu.edu/larose
I would first like to thank my PhD advisors, Dr. Dipak Dey, distinguished professor and associate dean, and Dr. Ofer Harel, associate professor, both of the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut. Their insight and understanding have framed and sculpted our exciting research program, including my PhD dissertation, “Model-Based Clustering of Incomplete Data.” Thanks also to my father, Daniel, for kindling my enduring love of data analysis, and to my mother, Debra, for her care and patience through many statistics-filled conversations. Finally, thanks to my siblings, ...