David L. Banks
Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science
David Banks was the coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association. He cofounded the journal Statistics and Public Policy and served as its editor. He cofounded the American Statistical Association's Section on National Defense and Homeland Security, and has chaired that section, as well as the sections on Risk Analysis and on Statistical Learning and Data Mining. In 2003 he led a research program on Data Mining at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute; in 2008, he led a research program at the Isaac Newton Institute on Theory and Methods for Complex, HighDimensional Data; in 2012, he led another SAMSI research program, on Computational Advertising. He has published 74 refereed articles, edited eight books, and written four monographs.
David Banks is pastpresident of the Classification Society, and has twice served on the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association. He is currently the president of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He recently won the American Statistical Association's Founders Award.
His research areas include models for dynamic networks, dynamic text networks, adversarial risk analysis (i.e., Bayesian behavioral game theory), human rights statistics, agentbased models, forensics, and certain topics in highdimensional data analysis.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
 Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science, Statistical Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2008
Contact Information
 210A Old Chemistry Building, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
 Box 90251, Dept. of Stat. Sci., Duke University, Durham, NC 277080251
 banks@stat.duke.edu (919) 6843743
 http://www.stat.duke.edu/~banks/
 Background

Education, Training, & Certifications
 Ph.D., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University 1984
 M.S., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University 1980
 B.A., University of Virginia 1977

Duke Appointment History
 Professor of the Practice of Statistics, Statistical Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2003  2008
 Expertise

Subject Headings
 Research

Selected Grants
 13th ISBA World Meeting on Bayesian Statistics awarded by National Science Foundation 2016  2017
 LAS DO5: Information Theoretic Measures for Complex and Uncertain Data awarded by North Carolina State University 2015
 Future States Processing Support awarded by North Carolina State University 2014  2015
 RTI Research on Development of Drug Use Models awarded by Research Triangle Institute 2013
 Collaborative Research: Statistical Methods for Analyzing Complexity and Growth of Large Biological and Information Netw awarded by National Science Foundation 2011  2013
 Models for Network Evolution: A Study of Growth and Structure in the Wikipedia awarded by National Science Foundation 2009  2011
 Moral Mathematics: The Science of Human Rights awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation 2008
 Student Travel Support for the Isaac Newton Institute Workshops on Statistical Methods for Complex, HighDimensional Dat awarded by National Science Foundation 2008
 SCREMS: Distributed Environments for Stochastic Computation awarded by National Science Foundation 2004  2007
 Collaborative Proposal: SGER: Social Measures of the Katrina Aftermath awarded by National Science Foundation 2005  2006
 Publications & Artistic Works

Selected Publications

Book Sections
 Warren, RH, Airoldi, EM, and Banks, DL. "Network Analysis of Wikipedia." In Statistical Methods in eCommerce Research, 81102. January 2, 2008. Full Text

Journal Articles
 Rios Insua, D, Banks, D, and Rios, J. "Modeling Opponents in Adversarial Risk Analysis." Risk Analysis 36, no. 4 (April 2016): 742755. Full Text
 Heard, D, Dent, G, Schifeling, T, and Banks, D. "AgentBased Models and Microsimulation." Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application 2, no. 1 (April 10, 2015): 259272. Full Text
 Banks, D. "Discussion of ‘(sfi) 2 Statistics for Innovation The experience of the Oslo centre in industrial statistics’." Edited by R Kenett and G Shmueli. Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry 31, no. 1 (January 2015): 9495. Full Text
 Banks, D, and Shen, X. "Introduction." Statistical Analysis and Data Mining 6, no. 6 (December 2013): 457457. Full Text
 Lum, K, Price, ME, and Banks, D. "Applications of Multiple Systems Estimation in Human Rights Research." The American Statistician 67, no. 4 (November 2013): 191200. Full Text
 Lum, K, Price, ME, and Banks, D. "Rejoinder." The American Statistician 67, no. 4 (November 2013): 205206. Full Text
 Soriano, J, Au, T, and Banks, D. "Text mining in computational advertising." Statistical Analysis and Data Mining 6, no. 4 (2013): 273285. Full Text
 Heaton, MJ, Banks, DL, Zou, J, Karr, AF, Datta, G, Lynch, J, and Vera, F. "A spatiotemporal absorbing state model for disease and syndromic surveillance." Stat Med 31, no. 19 (August 30, 2012): 21232136. Full Text Link to Item
 Banks, D, Datta, G, Karr, A, Lynch, J, Niemi, J, and Vera, F. "Bayesian CAR models for syndromic surveillance on multiple data streams: Theory and practice." Information Fusion 13, no. 2 (2012): 105116. Full Text
 Korman, A, Oh, A, Raskind, A, and Banks, D. "Statistical methods in metabolomics." Methods in Molecular Biology 856 (2012): 381413. Full Text
 Vivar, JC, and Banks, D. "Models for networks: A crossdisciplinary science." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics 4, no. 1 (2012): 1327. Full Text
 Zou, J, Karr, AF, Banks, D, Heaton, MJ, Datta, G, Lynch, J, and Vera, F. "Bayesian methodology for the analysis of spatialtemporal surveillance data." Statistical Analysis and Data Mining 5, no. 3 (2012): 194204. Full Text
 Banks, D, Petralia, F, and Wang, S. "Adversarial risk analysis: Borel games." Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry 27, no. 2 (2011): 7286. Full Text
 Banks, D, Petralia, F, and Wang, S. "Rejoinder to the discussion of 'Adversarial risk analysis: Borel games'." Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry 27, no. 2 (2011): 9294. Full Text
 Banks, D, and Goel, P. "Introduction to a special issue on statistical data mining." Statistical Methodology 8, no. 1 (2011): 12. Full Text
 Wang, S, and Banks, D. "Network routing for insurgency: An adversarial risk analysis framework." Naval Research Logistics 58, no. 6 (2011): 595607. Full Text
 Banks, DL. "Statistical data mining." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics 2, no. 1 (2010): 925. Full Text
 Romero, R, MazakiTovi, S, Vaisbuch, E, Kusanovic, JP, Chaiworapongsa, T, Gomez, R, Nien, JK, Yoon, BH, Mazor, M, Luo, J, Banks, D, Ryals, J, and Beecher, C. "Metabolomics in premature labor: A novel approach to identify patients at risk for preterm delivery." Journal of MaternalFetal and Neonatal Medicine 23, no. 12 (2010): 13441359. Full Text
 Banks, DL, House, L, and Killourhy, K. "Cherrypicking for complex data: robust structure discovery." Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 367, no. 1906 (November 13, 2009): 43394359. Full Text Link to Item
 Banks, D. "Dynamic network models: Introduction to new and interdisciplinary approaches." Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 15, no. 4 (2009): 259260. Full Text
 Henderson, TL, Sirois, M, Chen, ACC, Airriess, C, Swanson, DA, and Banks, D. "After a disaster: Lessons in survey methodology from Hurricane Katrina." Population Research and Policy Review 28, no. 1 (2009): 6792. Full Text
 Insua, IR, Rios, J, and Banks, D. "Adversarial risk analysis." Journal of the American Statistical Association 104, no. 486 (2009): 841854. Full Text
 Varda, DM, Forgette, R, Banks, D, and Contractor, N. "Social network methodology in the study of disasters: Issues and insights prompted by postkatrina research." Population Research and Policy Review 28, no. 1 (2009): 1129. Full Text
 Asher, J, Banks, D, and Scheuren, FJ. "Statistical methods for human rights." Statistical Methods for Human Rights (December 1, 2008): 1339. Full Text
 Banks, DL, and Said, YH. "New issues in human rights statistics." (December 1, 2008): 227240. (Chapter) Full Text
 Niemi, J, Smith, M, and Banks, D. "Test power for drug abuse surveillance." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5354 LNBI (2008): 131142. Full Text
 Parnell, GS, Borio, LL, Brown, GG, Banks, D, and Wilson, AG. "Scientists urge DHS to improve bioterrorism risk assessment." Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 6, no. 4 (2008): 353356. Full Text
 Banks, DL, and Anderson, S. "Combining game theory and risk analysis in counterterrorism: A smallpox example." (December 1, 2006): 922. (Chapter) Full Text
 Banks, DL. "Biometric authentication." (December 1, 2006): 4345. (Chapter) Full Text
 Banks, D, and Shieh, GS. "A special issue on Bioinformatics: Introduction." Statistical Methodology 3, no. 1 (2006): viiviii. Full Text
 Banks, DL, and Said, YH. "Data mining in electronic commerce." Statistical Science 21, no. 2 (2006): 234246. Full Text
 Karr, AF, Sanil, AP, and Banks, DL. "Data quality: A statistical perspective." Statistical Methodology 3, no. 2 (2006): 137173. Full Text
 Banks, D, Woo, EJ, Burwen, DR, Perucci, P, Braun, MM, and Ball, R. "Comparing data mining methods on the VAERS database." Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 14, no. 9 (2005): 601609. Full Text
 Banks, DL, Olszewski, RT, and Maxion, RA. "Comparing methods for multivariate nonparametric regression." Communications in Statistics Part B: Simulation and Computation 32, no. 2 (2003): 541571. Full Text
 Banks, DL. "Proteomics: A Frontier Between Genomics and Metabolomics." Chance 16 (2003): 67. (Academic Article)
 Petricoin, DBWE. "Finding Cancer Signals in Mass Spectrometry Data." Chance 16 (2003): 812. (Academic Article)
 Scher, MS, Jones, BL, Steppe, DA, Cork, DL, Seltman, HJ, and Banks, DL. "Functional brain maturation in neonates as measured by EEGsleep analyses." Clinical Neurophysiology 114, no. 5 (2003): 875882. Full Text
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, Salerno, DG, Beggarly, ME, and Banks, DL. "Temperature differences during sleep between fullterm and preterm neonates at matched postconceptional ages." Clinical Neurophysiology 114, no. 1 (2003): 1722. Full Text
 Banks, DL, and Olszewski, R. "Combinatorial Search Problems in Statistical Modeling." Statistics in Transition 5 (2002): 803822. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Statistics on Homeland Defense." Chance 15, no. 1 (2002): 811. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Discussion of the invited session on Ethics and Publication." Proceedings of the Secton on Government Statistics of the American Statistical Association (2002). (Academic Article)
 Champaneri, A, and Banks, DL. "Data Quality in Federal Statistics." Proceedings of Government Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (2002). (Academic Article)
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, Beggarly, ME, Salerno, DG, and Banks, DL. "Neonatal EEGsleep disruption mimicking hypoxicischemic encephalopathy after intrapartum asphyxia." Sleep Medicine 3, no. 5 (2002): 411415. Full Text
 Banks, D, and Meroney, RN. "The applicability of quasisteady theory to pressure statistics beneath rooftop vortices." Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 89, no. 6 (2001): 569598. Full Text
 Banks, DL, McGuckin, N, and Keyes, MA. "Are Households with Interrupted Phone Service Like Those with No Phone Service?." Transactions of the Transportation Research Board 1768 (2001): 99105. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Exploratory Data Analysis: Multivariate Approaches." International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 8 (2001): 51645169. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Introduction of Willem Heiser." Journal of Classification 18 (2001): 155. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Discussion of "Controversies and Contradictions in Statistical Process Control by William Woodall." Journal of Quality Technology 32 (2000): 366. (Academic Article)
 Levenson, MS, Banks, DL, Eberhardt, KR, Gill, LM, Guthrie, WF, Liu, HK, Vangel, MG, Yen, JH, and Zhang, NF. "An Approach to Combining Results from Multiple Methods Motivated by the ISO GUM." Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology 105, no. 4 (2000): 571579.
 Rukhin, A, Soto, J, Nechvatal, J, Smid, M, and Banks, DL. "A Statistical Test Suite for Random and Psydorandom Number Generators for Statistical Applications." NIST Special Publication in Computer Security (2000): 800822. (Academic Article)
 Shannon, WD, and Banks, D. "Combining classification trees using MLE." Statistics in medicine 18, no. 6 (March 1999): 727740. Full Text
 Banks, D, Constantine, G, Merriwether, DA, and LaFrance, R. "Nonparametric inference on mtDNA mismatches." Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 11, no. 13 (1999): 215232.
 Banks, D, Over, P, and Zhang, NF. "Blind men and elephants: Six approaches to TREC data." Information Retrieval 1, no. 12 (1999): 734.
 Banks, D, and Eberhardt, K. "Equating laboratories: Modelling and analysis." Conference Record  IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference 2 (1999): 10991104.
 Banks, DL, Over, P, and Zhang, NF. "Blind Men and Elephants." Information Retrieval 1 (1999): 734. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Kapatou, A. "Design of CostEffective Experiments." Proceedings of the American Statistical Association Section on Quality and Productivity (1999): 8489. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "The Collision of Government, Ethics, and Statistics." Proceedings of the American Statistical Association Section on Social Statistics (1999): 167172. (Academic Article)
 Shannon, WD, and Banks, D. "Combining classification trees using MLE." Statistics in Medicine 18, no. 6 (1999): 727740. Full Text
 Banks, D, and Constantine, GM. "Metric models for random graphs." Journal of Classification 15, no. 2 (1998): 199223.
 Banks, DL, Yen, J, Gallagher, L, Hagwood, C, and Rosenthal, L. "Software Testing : Protocol Comparison." Proceedings of the Eleventh International Software Quality Week, Section 8 (1998): 219. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Maximum Entropy Models for Random Objects." Computing Science and Statistics 30 (1998): 6777. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Testing Random Number Generators." Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association (1998): 102107. (Academic Article)
 Hagwood, C, Kacker, R, Yen, J, Banks, D, Rosenthal, L, Gallagher, L, and Black, P. "Reliability of conformance tests." Proceedings  IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference (1998): 368372.
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, Sun, M, Sclabassi, RJ, and Banks, DL. "Changes in spectral EEG energies during sleep over the first 2 months of life in healthy neonatal cohorts." Journal of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Infant Mortality 2, no. 3 (1998): 133139.
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, and Banks, DL. "Brain dysmaturity as expressed by EEGsleep differences between healthy preterm and fullterm neonatal cohorts." Journal of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Infant Mortality 2, no. 3 (1998): 141149.
 Banks, DL, Dashiell, W, Gallagher, L, Hagwood, C, Kacker, R, and Rosenthal, L. "Software Testing by Statistical Methods." NIST Internal Report #6129 (1997). (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Olszewski, RJ. "Estimating Local Dimensionality." Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association (1997): 177182. (Academic Article)
 Scher, MS, Dokianakis, SG, Steppe, DA, Banks, DL, and Sclabassi, RJ. "Computer classification of state in healthy preterm neonates." Sleep 20, no. 2 (1997): 132141.
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, Sclabassi, RJ, and Banks, DL. "Regional differences in spectral EEG measures between healthy term and preterm infants." Pediatric Neurology 17, no. 3 (1997): 218223. Full Text
 Shannon, B, and Banks, DL. "An MLE Strategy for Combining CART Models." Computing Science and Statistics 29 (1997): 540544. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Carley, KM. "Models for network evolution." Journal of Mathematical Sociology 21, no. 12 (1996): 173196.
 Banks, DL. "A conversation with I. J. Good." Statistical Science 11, no. 1 (1996): 119.
 Kurfess, TR, Banks, DL, and Wolfson, LJ. "A multivariate statistical approach to metrology." Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME 118, no. 4 (1996): 652657.
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, and Banks, DL. "Prediction of lower developmental performances of healthy neonates by neonatal EEGsleep measures." Pediatric Neurology 14, no. 2 (1996): 137144. Full Text
 Banks, DL, Kurfess, T, and Wolfson, L. "Assessing Geometric Conformance." Computing Science and Statistics 27 (1995): 1625. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, Olszewski, R, and Maxion, R. "Comparing Methods for Nonparametric Regression." Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association (1995): 136141. (Academic Article)
 Kurfess, TR, and Banks, DL. "Statistical verification of conformance to geometric tolerance." ComputerAided Design 27, no. 5 (1995): 353361.
 Sanil, A, Banks, D, and Carley, K. "Models for evolving fixed node networks: Model fitting and model testing." Social Networks 17, no. 1 (1995): 6581.
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, Banks, DL, Guthrie, RD, and Sclabassi, RJ. "Maturational trends of EEGsleep measures in the healthy preterm neonate." Pediatric Neurology 12, no. 4 (1995): 314322. Full Text
 Scher, MS, Steppe, DA, and Banks, DL. "Postnatal adaptation of brain function in fullterm neonates as assessed by EEG sleep analyses." Sleep 18, no. 7 (1995): 531535.
 Banks, D, and Carley, K. "Metric inference for social networks." Journal of Classification 11, no. 1 (1994): 121149. Full Text
 Kurfess, TR, Banks, DL, and Wolfson, LJ. "Statistical metrology." American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC 552 (1994): 961967.
 Kurfess, TR, and Banks, DL. "Statistical verification of conformance to geometric tolerance." American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE 691 (1994): 227236.
 Scher, M, Martin, D, Steppe, D, and Banks, DL. "Comparative Estimates of Neonatal Gestational Maturity by Electrographic and Fetal Ultrasonic Criteria." Pediatric Neurology 11 (1994): 5664. (Academic Article)
 Scher, MS, Martin, JG, Steppe, DA, and Banks, DL. "Comparative estimates of neonatal gestational maturity by electrographic and fetal ultrasonographic criteria." Pediatric Neurology 11, no. 3 (1994): 214218. Full Text
 Scher, MS, Sun, M, Steppe, DA, Banks, DL, Guthrie, RD, and Sclabassi, RJ. "Comparisons of EEG sleep statespecific spectral values between healthy fullterm and preterm infants at comparable postconceptional ages." Sleep 17, no. 1 (1994): 4751.
 Banks, DL. "Is Industrial Statistics Out of Control?." Statistical Science 8 (1993): 356377. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Exact Results and Bounds for the Mean Squared Error of Percentile Bootstraps." Computational Statistics 8 (1993): 347362. (Academic Article)
 Carley, K, and Banks, DL. "Nonparametric Inference for Network Data." Journal of Mathematical Sociology 18 (1993): 126. (Academic Article)
 BANKS, DL, and PARMIGIANI, G. "PREANALYSIS OF SUPERLARGE INDUSTRIAL DATA SETS." JOURNAL OF QUALITY TECHNOLOGY 24, no. 3 (July 1992): 115129. Link to Item
 Banks, DL, and Carley, K. "A Linear Mosel for GraphValued Random Variables." Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (1992): 174179. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Lavine, M. "The Minimal Spanning Tree for Nonparametric Regression and Structure Discovery." Computing Science and Statistics 24 (1992): 370374. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Parmigiani, G. "Preanalysis of Superlarge Datasets." Journal of Quality Technology 24 (1992): 115129. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Hardwick, J. "New Researchers Survival Guide." IMS (1991). (Academic Article)
 Leg, NADLBPCDDJHC, 233, , r, AO, and Stukel, T. "Meeting the Needs of New Statistical Researchers." Statistical Science 6 (1991): 163174. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Spirer, H. "A New Statistical Strategy for Assessing Human Rights Change." Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (1990): 146151. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Spirer, H. "New Human Rights Patterns." Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Associatiion (1989): 320325. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Patterns of Oppression: An Exploratory Analysis of Human Rights Data." Journal of the American Statistical Association 84 (1989): 674681. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Bayesian Sieving." Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association (1989): 128134. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Histospline smoothing the Bayesian bootstrap." Biometrika 75, no. 4 (1988): 673684. Full Text
 Banks, DL. "Discussion of The Interface Between Statistics and the Philosophy of Science, by I.J. Good." Statistical Science 3 (1988): 404406. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL, and Young, A. "Comment on What is Projection Pursuit? by M.C. Jones and R. Sibson." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A 150 (1987): 2324. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "The Analysis of Human Rights Data Over Time." Human Rights Quarterly 8 (1986): 654680. (Academic Article)
 Banks, DL. "Patterns of Oppression: A Statistical Analysis of Human Rights Data." Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (1985): 154162. (Academic Article)
 Henry, T, Banks, D, Chai, C, and OwensOas, D. "Modeling community structure and topics in dynamic text networks (Submitted)." Journal of Classification . Open Access Copy Link to Item

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