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									                                        Stephen J. Ganocy

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94 Parmelee Drive
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Phone: (330) 650-0247
E-mail: sjg18@cwru.edu or sjganocy@aol.com

EDUCATION

   2003    Doctor of Philosophy, Statistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
   1980    Master of Science, Biometry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
   1976    Master of Science, Mathematics, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.
   1971    Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

EMPLOYMENT

   1994-2003     Senior Development Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
   1988-1994     Senior Technical Support Analyst, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
   1976-1988     Biostatistician, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
   1973-1976     Development Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
   1967-1973     Laboratory Technician, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
   1963-1967     United States Air Force

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 Change point analysis, DOE for computer experiments, Response Surface Methodology, Linear
Models, Biostatistics, Image Analysis, Statistical Computing, Bioinformatics, Data Mining.

COMPUTER SKILLS

   1. Experienced in IBM MVS and VM mainframe environment, proficient in PC Windows and
       familiar with Unix.
   2. Extensive use of S-Plus (PC, Unix), R (PC), SAS (PC, Unix, MVS and VM), Minitab, NCSS,
       BMDP and BUGS/CODA (PC).
   3. Trained in Microsoft Office products and the use of SQL.
   4. Skilled in FORTRAN Programming; occasional use of C and BASIC.
   5. Major Computer programs developed in FORTRAN:
      • Gel Permeation Chromatography Analysis program
      • Second-Order Design Analysis program
      • Regression Analysis program
      • Analysis of Variance program
      • Laboratory Report Generation program
      • Development of several optimization routines


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     • Development of routines for solving non-linear equations
  6. Course work in Data Analysis (9 credit hours) – computationally intensive.
  7. Course work in Statistical Computing (3 credit hours).
  8. Trained in HTML.

PROJECTS/CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

  • Comparison of Laser Profiling vs. digital caliper for tread depth measurement (2002)
  • Bead Area Durability of Off-the-Road Tires (2002)
  • Tread Arc Radius data analysis (2002)
  • NHTSA Tire Endurance Testing (2002)
  • Analysis of the decay of Pb210 and Be7 in a geology experiment (2002)
  • LD-50 calculation for an oral bacterial study in dentistry (2002)
  • RPK (Revolutions Per Kilometer) Tire Analysis on the Chrysler PT Cruiser (2001)
  • Trailer Traction Error Analysis (2001)
  • Measurement System Analysis (R & R Studies) (2001)
  • Analysis of Objective Ride Parameters (2001)
  • Snow Traction Modeling (2001)
  • Durability Comparison of Nylon Yarn (DuPont vs. Solutia) (2001)
  • Kranj, Slovenia – Green, Ohio Airspring Test Comparison (2001)
  • Repeatability of Rim Slip Test for tires (2001)
  • Effect of Force & Moment Properties on J-turn (2001)
  • Resampling Methods for Determining W09 Durability Test “Bogey” (2000-2002)
  • Treadwear Data Analysis (2000)
  • Tire Bead Development Project (1999)
  • Bead Compression Repeatability (1999)
  • DOE for Crown Area Durability Study (1999)
  • Laser Measurement of Tread Depth (1998)
  • QGL Traction Program (1998)
  • Luxembourg Step-Load Test Development (1998)
  • Ford Tire Rolling Resistance Analysis (1998)
  • Tire Component Failure Criteria (1998)
  • Analysis of Flatspotting Data for Tires (1997)
  • Dynamic Pressure Distribution – Tire Footprint Analysis (1997)
  • General Motors/Ford/Chrysler Programs (1997)
  • Analysis of Farm Tire Competitor Data (1997)
  • Analysis of Aquaplaning Tests for Tires (1996)
  • Bead Area Durability Program for Light Tires (1996)
  • Effects of Tire Break-in (1996)
  • All Terrain Vehicle Scrap Tire Rate (1996)
  • Tire Placement for On-the-Road Studies (1996)
  • Goodyear Tire Global Footprint Study (1996)
  • Optimization of Initial Stresses on Green Tires Study (1995)


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  • Evaluation of Accelerated Wheel Test for Tires (1995)
  • Evaluation of Michelin Treadwear Program (1995)
  • Analysis of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Round Robin Rolling Resistance Data (1995)
  • Ford Drift Acceleration Analysis (1994)
  • FEA Study for Rolling Resistance Reduction (1994)
  • Development of Goodyear Death Registry (1937-1989) (1978-1989)
  • Risk assessment of chemicals used in processes at Goodyear (1980-1989)
  • Interface with industry groups involved with worker’s health (RMA, IISRP) (1980-1989)
  • Statistical consultant to Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Engineering (1980-1989)
  • Interface with consultants in field of Epidemiology (1980-1989)
  • Proportional Mortality study of Bladder cancer at Canadian tire plant (1986)
  • Proportional Mortality study of Bladder cancer at Kelly-Cumberland tire plant (1983)
  • Mortality study of Goodyear Atomic workers (1983)
  • Mortality study of Goodyear Aerospace workers (1983)
  • Mortality study of Goodyear Research & Development workers (1983)
  • Interface with Joint Occupational Health Studies Group (Univ. of N. Carolina) (1978-1982)
  • Proportional Mortality study of Deaths from Heart Disease at Jackson, Michigan tire plant (1980)
  • Dermatitis study at Gadsden tire plant (1981)
  • Incidence of Heart Disease at Niagara Falls chemical plant (1979)
  • Proportional Mortality study of Angiosarcomas at Niagara Falls chemical plant (1978)
  • Evaluation of NIOSH study on Leukemia among Pliofilm workers (1977)

PUBLICATIONS/PAPERS
  1. Ganocy, S.J. (2003). Estimation Problems from Data with Change Points. PhD thesis.
  2. Ganocy, S. J. (2002). Footprint Pressure Curve Analysis: Likelihood-based Estimation. Internal
  Goodyear technical report.
  3. Ganocy, S. J. (2002). Book Review: Bayesian Statistical Modelling, by Peter Congdon,
  Technometrics, 44, 291-292.
  4. Ganocy, S. J. (1997). Book Review: Design of Experiments for Process Improvement and Quality
  Assurance by Robert F. Brewer, Technometrics, 39, 425.
  5. Ganocy, S. J. (1995). Calculation of the Mean and Variance of Lognormal Data Which Contains
  Left-Censored Observations. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Midwest SAS
  Users Group, Cleveland, Ohio, October 1995.
  6. Ganocy, S. J. (1980). Some Approaches to the Analysis of Occupational Mortality. Master’s thesis.
  7. Ganocy, S. J. (1976). Optimization of Second-order Design Equations on an n-sphere. Master’s
  thesis.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Estimation Problems from Data with Change Points and Images. International Biometric   Society,
  ENAR, Spring Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March 2003.
  2. Control Chart Use in Industry. Statistical Computing class, December 2001.
  3. Demonstration of SiZer. Advanced Data Analysis class, December 2000.


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  4. Repeated Measures Analysis of Bead Compression Data. Data Analysis II class, December 1999.
  5. That BLUP is a Good Thing. Linear Models class, December 1999.
  6. Calculation of the Mean and Variance of Lognormal Data Which Contains Left-Censored
  Observations. Midwest SAS Users Group, Cleveland, Ohio, October 1995.
  7. Risk Assessment. International Rubber Manufacturer’s Association meeting in Annapolis, Maryland,
  June 1983.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Session coordinator, Midwest SAS Users Group, Omaha, Nebraska, 1994.
  2. Session coordinator, SAS Users Group International, Chicago, Illinois, 1996.
  3. Co-chair Poster Session, Bump Hunting Workshop, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002.

MISCELLANEOUS

  Member: American Statistical Association, Biometric Society, American Society for Quality, Institute
  for Mathematical Statistics, International Chinese Statistical Association.

  Offices: Treasurer, Cleveland Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 1987-1988.

  Acknowledgement: Roquemore, K. G. (1976). Hybrid Designs for Quadratic Response Surfaces,
  Technometrics, 18, 419-423.

AWARDS/HONORS

  Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary.
  Patent & Trade Secret Award, 1999.

COURSES TAKEN

  CWRU (Statistics)
  Theoretical Statistics I & II, Data Analysis I & II (incl. Multivariate techniques, Data
  Mining, Projection Pursuit, CART & EM Algorithm), Linear Models, Advanced Theory of
  Statistics I & II, Bayesian Theory, Stochastic Models, Advanced Topics in Data Analysis (incl.
  Resampling, Modern nonparametric methods, Mixture models & Bump Hunting), Advanced
  Stochastic Modeling, Generalized Linear Models, Statistical Computing (incl. Gibbs sampling &
  MCMC), Statistical Consulting, Survival Data Analysis.

  University of Akron (Statistics)
  Design of Experiments, Response Surface Methodology, Statistics for Quality Improvement,
  Economic Forecasting, (Classical) Nonparametric Statistics, Factor Analysis.

  CWRU (Biometry)
  Epidemiology, Statistical Methods, Genetics, Biostatistics I & II, Ecosystems, Queueing Theory,


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  Statistical Methods for Operations Research.


ADDITIONAL/SHORT COURSES

  1. New England Epidemiology Institute Summer Program, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts,
  1987. Courses in Epidemiology and Logistic Regression & Survival Analysis.
  2. Basic Underlying Cause of Death (Nosology), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, June 16- 27,
  1980.
  3. Statistics: A Biomedical Introduction, Miami, Florida, December 13-16, 1976.
  4. Multivariate Analysis, Washington, DC, May 1-6, 1977.
  5. Physiology for Engineers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 11-15, 1977.
  6. Statistical Epidemiology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 19-23, 1978.
  7. Failure Time Data Analysis, Toronto, Ontario, January 27-30, 1981.
  8. Regaining the Competitive Edge, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, June 1, 1987.
  9. Control Charting – Beyond Shewhart, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 2, 1988.
  10. Statistical Methods for Quality and Productivity Improvement, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar,
  April 10, 1989.
  11. Statistical Forecasting, Washington, DC, August 23-25, 1989.
  12. Response Surface Techniques and Mixture Experimentation, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May
  7, 1990.
  13. SAS Version 6.06 Transition, Canton, Ohio, June 26-27, 1990.
  14. Statistical Process Control for Process Industries, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 6, 1991.
  15. SAS/ETS - Forecasting, Washington, DC, September 23-25, 1991.
  16. SAS Multivariate Statistical Methods, Akron, Ohio, February 24-26, 1992.
  17. Regression Modeling: Separating Signal from Noise in Data, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May
  11, 1992.
  18. SAS/ETS - Advanced Forecasting, Cary, North Carolina, June 15-17, 1992.
  19. SQL Programming Course Review, Akron, Ohio, July 27-28, 1992.
  20. SAS Macro’s, Akron, Ohio, September 8-9, 1992.
  21. Statistical Computing and Dynamic Graphics Using Lisp-Stat, Oberlin, Ohio, October 24, 1992.
  22. SAS/AF Training, Akron, Ohio, November 5-6, 1992.
  23. SAS/FSP Training, Akron, Ohio, April 21-22, 1993.
  24. SAS PROC REPORT Training, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 15, 1993.
  25. Interfaces Between Statistical Process Control and Engineering Process Control, Cleveland ASA
  Spring Seminar, June 13, 1994.
  26. Skills to Increase Effectiveness in Statistical Consulting, John Carroll University, October 1, 1994.
  27. Taguchi Design of Experiments, Akron, Ohio, January 11-12, 1995.
  28. SAS Marketing Research, Akron, Ohio, May 23-24, 1995.
  29. Analysis of Messy Data: Techniques for Industrial Experimentation, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar,
  June 5, 1995.
  30. Introduction to SAS PROC MIXED, Cleveland, Ohio, October 21, 1995.
  31. Modeling Techniques for Categorical Response Data, Cleveland, Ohio, October 25-26, 1995.


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  32. Generalized Methods for Regression and Classification, Cleveland, Ohio, April 11-12, 1996.
  33. Applied Statistics, Akron, Ohio, May 1-3, 1996.
  34. Whole Brain Creativity Workshop, Akron, Ohio, May 14-15, 1996.
  35. Statistical Intervals: A User’s Guide, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 20, 1996.
  36. Design of Experiments, Akron, Ohio, September 4-6, 1996.
  37. Reliability & Accelerated Life Testing, Akron, Ohio, February 17-21, 1997.
  38. S-Plus Data Analysis Course, Toronto, Ontario, April 21-24, 1997.
  39. Artificial Neural Networks: A Practical Introduction, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 19,
  1997.
  40. Power Calculation Software, Cleveland, Ohio, October 18, 1997.
  41. Regression Analysis: Linear and Nonlinear Model Building, Atlanta, Georgia, April 7-8, 1998.
  42. Generalized Linear Models, Atlanta, Georgia, April 9-10, 1998.
  43. Re-Inventing Regression through Graphics, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 4, 1998.
  44. Tire Mechanics, Akron, Ohio, July 27-31, 1998.
  45. Survival Analysis Extended to Recurrent Events Data with Repairable Products, Disease
  Recurrences and Other Applications, Cleveland ASA Autumn Seminar, September 18, 1998.
  46. An Introduction to Mixed Models for the Practicing Statistician, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar,
  May 10, 1999.
  47. Logistic Regression, Cleveland ASA Fall Workshop, November 3, 1999.
  48. From Shewhart Monitoring to Box-Jenkins Adjustment, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 15,
  2000.
  49. Robust Engineering Using Taguchi Methods, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 24, 2001.
  50. Experiments: Planning, Analysis and Parameter Design Optimization, Cleveland ASA Autumn
  Seminar, October 3, 2001.
  51. Fracture Mechanics, Goodyear Institute of Technology/University of Akron, Autumn 2001.
  52. Data Mining, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 6, 2002.
  53. Missing Data: A Review, Cleveland ASA Fall Seminar, October 14, 2002.
  54. An Introduction to Bayesian Modeling, Cleveland ASA Spring Seminar, May 19, 2003.

CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA ATTENDED

  1. Chemical Carcinogenesis, Seattle, Washington, February 10-14, 1978.
  2. Environmental Carcinogens Symposium, East Lansing, Michigan, May 21-23, 1978.
  3. Society for Occupational and Environmental Health Symposium, December 3-5, 1979.
  4. Environmental Epidemiology Symposium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 28-30, 1980.
  5. International Rubber Manufacturers Association Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, June 7-10, 1983.
  6. United Rubber Workers Symposium on Cancer in the Workplace, Akron, Ohio, August 20, 1983.
  7. Risk Analysis in the Chemical Industry Symposium, Washington, DC, September 22-24, 1985.
  8. SAS Users Group International 15, Nashville, Tennessee, April 1-4, 1990.
  9. SAS Users Group International 18, New York, New York, May 9-12, 1993.
  10. Joint Statistical Meetings, San Francisco, California, August 8-12, 1993.
  11. Midwest SAS Users Group Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 12-14, 1993.
  12. SAS Users Group International 19, Dallas, Texas, April 9-13, 1994.


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  13. Midwest SAS Users Group Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, September 24-27, 1994.
  14. SAS Users Group International 20, Orlando, Florida, April 2-5, 1995.
  15. Midwest SAS Users Group Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, October 22-24, 1995.
  16. SAS Users Group International 21, Chicago, Illinois, March 9-13, 1996.
  17. 15th Annual Tire Society Meeting, Akron, Ohio, March 19-20, 1996.
  18. Ohio Statistics Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, November 22, 1996.
  19. 16th Annual Tire Society Meeting, Akron, Ohio, March 18-19, 1997.
  20. Institute for Mathematical Statistics Conference, Park City, Utah, July 27-31, 1997.
  21. Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June
  3-5, 1998.
  22. CCF-CWRU-OSU Statistics Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio, May 13, 1999.
  23. Joint Statistical Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland, August 8-12, 1999.
  24. Joint Statistical Meetings, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 13-17, 2000.
  25. Developments and Challenges in Mixture Models, Bump Hunting and Measurement Error Models,
       Cleveland, Ohio, June 2-4, 2002.
  26. International Biometric Society, ENAR, Spring Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March 30-April 2, 2003.

REFERENCES

  Available upon request.




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