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Faculty Image Brian Steele
Office: Math314
Phone: 406-243-5396
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Current Position:

Associate professor

Office Hours:

MWF 2:00-3:00 PM and by apointment

Field Of Study:

Big data analytics, statistical learning and prediction, bootstrap methods, generalized linear models, linear mixed models, generalized linear mixed models

Research Interests:

Predictive analytics


Practical Big Data Analytics, Math 491

Big Data Projects, Math 491

Probability Theory, Stat 421

Statistical Inference, Stat 422

Real-time Data Analytics, Math 491

Introduction to Statistics, Stat 216

Statistical Methods I and II, Stat 451 and 452

Applied Linear Regression, Stat 542

Applied Multivariate Analysis, Stat 543

Theory of Linear Models, Math 544

Topics in Probability and Statistics, Stat 544

Graduate Seminar in Probability and Statistics Math 640


Ph.D, Mathematics , University of Montana , 1995. M.S., Statistics , Oregon State University , 1987, B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University, 1978.

Selected Publications:

Other Publications:

  • Steele, B.M.: Exact bootstrap k-nearest neighbor learners. Machine Learning, 74, 3  235 - 255,  2009.

  • Steele, B.M.: A modified EM algorithm for estimation in generalized mixed models. Biometrics, 52, 1295-1310, 1996.

  • Steele, B.M., Patterson, D.A.: Ideal bootstrap estimation of expected prediction error for k-nearest neighbor classifiers: Applications for classification and error assessment. Statistics and Computing, 10, 349-355,  2000.