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Abe Ahmad

Neil R. Grabois Chair in Mathematics, Emeritus
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Cairo University, 1965; PhD, Florida State University, 1975

Teaching Experience

Professor, UCF 1999-2005; professor, NIU 1987-1999; associate professor, USF 1983-1987; Maryland 1982-1983


Statistics, actuarial science, mathematics


Nonparametric statistics, life testing and reliability, actuarial science, applied probability


Some publications include:

  • "Some Properties of Classes of Life Distribution with Unknown Age." (Statistics and Probability Letters, 69, 2004)
  • "A Simple and More Efficient New Approach to Life Testing." (Communications In Statistics: Theory and Methods, 33, 2004)
  • Co-author of "Further Moments Inequalities of Life Distributions with Hypothesis Testing Application." (Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 120; 2004)
  • "On The Mean Idle Time Ordering With Reliability Applications. (Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 18, 2004)
  • "Kernel Contrasts: An Automatic and Data Dependent Bandwidth Selection Method." (Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 16, 2004)
  • "Goodness of Fit Testing of a Weak Memoryless Property." (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 46, 2004)
  • "Bandwidth Selection for Kernel Density Estimation of Functions of Random Variables." (Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 47, 2004)
  • "Data Based Bandwidth Selection Kernel in Density Estimation with Parametric Start via Kernel Contrasts." (Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 16, 2004)
  • "On the Finite Sample Behavior of Hollander, Park, and Proschan's Test of New is Better Than Used of Specified Age." (Metrika, 60, 2004)

Professional Experience

Consultant, state of Florida 1973-1975


  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association
  • Fellow, Royal Statistical Society (UK)
  • Fellow, Institute of International Statistics