

Department of Statistics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Fax: (765) 4940558
Email: wsharaba at purdue dot edu
PhD: George Mason University, Computational Statistics: Network Theory, 2008.
MS: Minnesota State University, Mathematics: Computer Science, 2003.
BS: Bethlehem University, Mathematics: Physics, 1998.
Publications
• “Clustering edges and vertices
in a network using fuzzy logic, case study: news documents”, to appear
in Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 2011.
• “Estimating edges of a digraph
using covariates”, to appear in Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 2011.
• “A tenmode social network of Afghan society”, Journal of Mathematical
Sociology, 2010.
• “Multimode social networks”, Proceedings of the Human
BehaviorComputational Modeling and Interoperability Conference, 2009.
• “Authorcoauthor social networks and emerging scientific subfields”,
Data Analysis and Classification: From Exploration to Confirmation,
2009.
• “A model of preferential attachments for emerging scientific
subfields”, Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, 2007.
• “Implications of coauthor networks on peer review”, Classification
and Data Analysis, 2007.
Conference Papers:
1. “Multimode social networks”, Proceedings of the Human
BehaviorComputational Modeling and Interoperability Conference. Oak
Ridge National Laboratory, 2009.
2. “A model of preferential attachments for emerging scientific
subfields”, Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, 20482055,
2007.
3. “Implications of coauthor networks on peer review,” Classification
and Data Analysis, Macerata, Italy: EUMEdizoni Università di Macerata,
245248, 2007.
Monograph:
1. “Coauthorship Social Networks”, a monograph to Chairman Barton, House
Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2006.
Research Interests
Network Theory, Evolutionary Networks, Social Networks, Relational Networks.
Data and Text Mining, Mixture Models, Stochastic Processes.
Mathematical Modeling, ReactionDiffusion Models, Chaos, Population Dynamics, PredatorPrey Model, Fractals.
Book/Paper Review
1. “Thought Leaders during Crises in
Massive Social Networks”, submitted to Statistical Analysis and Data Mining,
2010.
2. "Modeling the dynamics of social networks using Bayesian hierarchical
blockmodels", submitted to Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 2010.
3. "Issues in the Analysis of Coauthor networks: a Case Study", submitted to
Applied and Methodological Issues in the Analysis of Network Data of the journal
Quality & Quantity, 2010.
4. Random Phenomena: Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers,
by B.A. Ogunnaike, published by CRC Press, 2009.
5. Elementary Statistics, by Allan G. Bluman, 6th Ed.
Talks
“Predicting Edges and Vertices in a Network”,
Interface, 2010. (Invited)
“2Mode Weighted Adjacency Matrices”, Classification Society Award and
Conference, 2009. (Invited)
“MultiMode Social Networks”, Interface, 2009. (Invited)
“Comparing Five English Translations of Arabic Scripture”, JSM, 2008.
“Estimating Missing Links and Nodes in a Graph using Covariate Information
and Examining Evolutionary Social Networks”, George Mason University, Feb
2008.
“Style of Coauthorship Among Prominent Statisticians”, JSM, 2007.
Hobbies (Photography)
