Department of Statistics
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Fax: (765) 494-0558
E-mail: 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.
• “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 ten-mode social network of Afghan society”, Journal of Mathematical
• “Multi-mode social networks”, Proceedings of the Human
Behavior-Computational Modeling and Interoperability Conference, 2009.
• “Author-coauthor social networks and emerging scientific subfields”,
Data Analysis and Classification: From Exploration to Confirmation,
• “A model of preferential attachments for emerging scientific
subfields”, Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, 2007.
• “Implications of co-author networks on peer review”, Classification
and Data Analysis, 2007.
1. “Multi-mode social networks”, Proceedings of the Human
Behavior-Computational 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, 2048-2055,
3. “Implications of co-author networks on peer review,” Classification
and Data Analysis, Macerata, Italy: EUMEdizoni Università di Macerata,
1. “Coauthorship Social Networks”, a monograph to Chairman Barton, House
Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2006.
Network Theory, Evolutionary Networks, Social Networks, Relational Networks.
Data and Text Mining, Mixture Models, Stochastic Processes.
Mathematical Modeling, Reaction-Diffusion Models, Chaos, Population Dynamics, Predator-Prey Model, Fractals.
1. “Thought Leaders during Crises in
Massive Social Networks”, submitted to Statistical Analysis and Data Mining,
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 Co-author 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.
“Predicting Edges and Vertices in a Network”,
Interface, 2010. (Invited)
“2-Mode Weighted Adjacency Matrices”, Classification Society Award and
Conference, 2009. (Invited)
“Multi-Mode 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
“Style of Co-authorship Among Prominent Statisticians”, JSM, 2007.