Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Professor Emeritus
Faculty: Full-Time
Address: Rome Hall
801 22nd St NW
Washington, DC,
Phone: 202-994-6356
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Bayesian statistics, Reliability, Life testing, Risk analysis, Time series, Quality control

Nozer D. Singpurwalla is an Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Distinguished Research Professor at the George Washington University in WashingtonD.C. He has been Visiting Professor at Carnegie-Mellon UniversityStanford University, the Universityof Florida at Tallahassee, the University of California at Berkeley, the Santa Fe Institute and Oxford University (UK). During Fall 1991, he was the first C. C. Garvin Visiting Endowed Professor in the Mathematical Sciences at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He is the 1984 recipient of the U.S. Army's S. S. Wilks Award for Contributions to Statistical Methodologies in Army Research, Development and Testing, and the first recipient of The George Washington University's Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Faculty Scholarship. He has coauthored two books in reliability and has published over 175 papers on reliability theory, warranties, failure data analysis, Bayesian statistical inference, dynamic models and time series analysis, quality control and statistical aspects of software engineering. In 1993 he was selected by the National Science Foundation, the American Statistical Association and the National Institute of Standards and Technology as the ASA/NIST/NSF Senior Research Fellow. In 1993 he was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Grant as a Scholar in Residence at the Bellagio, Italy Center.


Ph.D. New York University. (1968)
M.S. Rutgers University. (1964)
B.S. B.V.B. CollegeIndia. (1959)


(2008) Vague Coherent Systems (with K. Sellers). The International Statistical Review. Vol. 76, No. 2, pp. 247-267.

(2008) Probability, Chance, and the Probability of Chance (with A. Wilson). The IIE Transactions Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 12-22.

(2008) Choosing a Coverage Probability for Prediction Intervals (with J. Landon). The American Statistician. Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 120-124

(2007) Betting on Residual Life: The Caveats of Conditioning. In Statistics & Probability Letters. Vol. 77, No. 12, pp. 1354-1361.

(2006) The Hazard Potential: Introduction and Overview. Journal of American Statistical Association. Vol. 101, No. 476, pp. 1705-1717.

(2005) A Paradigm for Masking (Camouflaging) Information (with S. McNulty and C. Nakhleh). International Statistical Review. Vol. 73, No. 3,  pp. 331-349.

(2005) Equitable and Adversarial Pricing for Items Under Warranty (with B. Seung). Law, Probability, and Risk. Vol. 4, pp. 51-77.

(2005) Decelerated Testing: A Hierarchical Bayesian ApproachTechnometrics. Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 468-477.

(2004) Membership Functions and Probability Measures of Fuzzy Sets (with J. Booker). Journal of the American Statistical Association (with discussion by Dempster, Laviolette, Lindley and Zadeh). Vol. 99, No. 467, pp. 867-877.

(2004) Specifying Interdependence in Networked Systems (with C. Kong). IEEE Transactions in Reliability. Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 401-405.

(2003) Knowledge Management and Information Superiority: A TaxonomyJournal of Statistical Planning and Inference.  Vol. 115, No. 2, pp. 361-364.