Keating will soon have 50 publications in refereed journals, two books, two book chapters, three encyclopedia articles and numerous other publications. A list of his more important contributions is given below.
Jerry Keating is professor of statistics at the UTSA College of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical sciences, an M.A. and a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a reliability engineer at Bell Helicopter Textron (1973–1979) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He served as chair of the Departments of Management Science and Statistics (2001– 2004) and Demography and Organization Studies (2007–2009). He served as interim director of the Divisions of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (1986–1988) and Management, Marketing and Management Science (1999–2000). He served as associate dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering on three separate occasions including the first two years of the university’s Downtown Campus operations. He joined UTSA in 1981 and the College of Business in 2001.
Professor Keating's primary area of research compares estimators under various criteria including Pitman nearness or closeness. He has many refereed publications in scholarly journals on this subject including a monograph published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 1993. He also publishes in areas of statistical inference on topics such as equality and variances, environmental science and reliability theory. He applies his work as a consultant in many different areas including: a system to diagnose electrocardiograms in USAF pilots (Brooks AFB, School of Aerospace Medicine); a patent to detect leaks in underground storage tanks (Valero); and a system to determine the reliability of subsea fiber optic cables to control oil pumping stations on the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico (Mobil Research and Development through Southwest Research Institute).
Professor Keating has received numerous honors for teaching including the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence in 1989 and 2001; and the Chancellor’s Council Teaching Award for excellence in teaching undergraduates (from the UT System’s Chancellor’s Council) in 1995 and 2001. He teaches in a wide variety of programs from the Ph.D. program in environmental science to the Executive MBA program to the undergraduate curriculum in the College of Business. He has supervised eight master’s theses and served on numerous dissertation committees.
Dr. Keating was elected to the honorary rank of fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1997. He was named a Peter T. Flawn Professor of Statistics in 2002. He served as editor of STATS (1999–2001) and currently serves on the editorial review board of Communications in Statistics as an associate editor, a position he has held since 1995. He was recipient of the Don B. Owen Award in Statistics in 2006 given to a statistician for excellence in research, consulting and editorial service.
“On the Determination of Critical Values for Bartlett's Test,” with DD Dyer, Journal of the American Statistician Association, Vol. 75, 1980, pp. 313-319.
“Practical Relevance of an Alternative Criterion in Estimation,” with RL Mason, The American Statistician, Vol. 39, 1985, pp. 203-205.
“Relations for Reliability Measures in the Length Biased Distribution,” with RC Gupta, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Vol. 13, 1986, pp. 49-56.
“The Pitman Nearness Criterion and its Determination,” with CR Rao and RL Mason, Communications in Statistics–Theory & Methods, Vol. 15, 1986, pp. 3173-3191.
“James-Stein Estimation from an Alternative Perspective,” with RL Mason, The American Statistician, Vol. 42, 1988, pp. 160-164.
“A Comparison of James-Stein Regression with Least Squares in the Pitman Nearness Sense,” with V Czitrom, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Vol. 34, 1989, pp. 1-9.
“Testing Hypotheses about the Shape Parameter in a Gamma Distribution,” withRE Glaser and NS Ketchum, Technometrics, Vol. 32, 1990, pp. 67-82.
“Comparison of Linear Estimators Using Pitman's Measure of Closeness,” with RL Mason, PK Sen and NW Blaylock, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 85, 1990, pp. 579-581.
“Is Pitman Closeness a Reasonable Criterion?” with M Ghosh and PK Sen, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 88, 1993, pp. 63-66.
"Pitman's Measure of Closeness: A Comparison of Statistical Estimators," with RL Mason and PK Sen, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Philadelphia, 1993.
“The Simultaneous Comparison of Estimators,” with RL Fountain and HB Maynard, Mathematical Methods of Statistics, Vol. 5, 1996, pp. 187-198.
“Using Statistical Methods to Detect Leaks in Underground Storage Ranks,” with RL Mason, Environmetrics, Vol. 11, 2000, pp. 395-412.
“Detecting Abrupt Leaks in Blended Underground Storage Tanks,” with RS Gill and M Baron, Communications in Statistics–Theory & Methods, Vol. 35, 2006, pp. 727-747.
“A Comparison of Classical and Inverse Estimators in the Calibration Problem,” with N Kannan and RL Mason, Communications in Statistics – Theory & Methods, Vol. 36, 2007, pp. 83-95.
“Assessing Methods for College Football Rankings,” with RS Gill, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Article 3, 2009.
“Percentile Estimators in Location-scale Parameter Families Under Absolute Loss,” with RL Mason and N Balakrishnan, Metrika, 2010.
“Simultaneous Closeness Among Order Statistics to Population Quantiles,” with N Balakrishnan, K Davies and RL Mason, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, submitted 2010.