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Steven LaLonde

Steven LaLonde
Associate Professor

Phone: 585-475-5854
Office: HLC/2513

 

Dr. Steven LaLonde completed a B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology from Potsdam College, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Statistics, Measurement and Evaluation from Syracuse University and a M.B.A. in marketing from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.  Dr. LaLonde‘s previous experience includes twelve years at Eastman Kodak Company in various positions developing and applying statistical methods in product development, manufacturing, management and marketing. He is an expert in multivariate modeling, survey questionnaire design, psychometrics, survey sampling and market research. He has designed, conducted, and analyzed marketing research worldwide and written several research protocols.

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Transforming Variables for Normality and Linearity - When, How, Why and Why Not's, Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum, Orlando, Florida, 2012.

Optimistic Explanatory Style as a Moderator of the Association between Negative Life Events and Suicide Ideation, Hirsch, Wolford, LaLonde, Brunk, Parker-Morris, Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Volume 30, No. 1, 2009, p.48–53.

An unsupervised, ensemble clustering algorithm: A new approach for classification of X-ray sources;  Hojnacki, Kastner, Micela, Feigelson, and LaLonde, Statistical Methodology, Volume 5, 2008, p. 350–360.

Dispositional Optimism as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Negative Life Events and Suicide Ideation and Attempts, Hirsch, Wolford, LaLonde, Brunk, and Parker-Morris, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Volume 31, Number 4, August, 2007, p.533-546.

An X-Ray Spectral Classification Algorithm with Application to Young Stellar Clusters, Hojnacki, Kastner, Micela, Feigelson, and LaLonde, The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 659, April 2007, pp. 585.

A Comparison of Three Approaches to Modeling a Multivariate Response in a Designed Experiment, with Peter Bajorski, 2006 ASA Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, 1740-1747, American Statistical Association (Alexandria, VA).

X-ray Spectral Classification of Chandra Orion Ultradeep Project (COUP) Sources, Hojnacki, S. M.; Kastner, J. H.; LaLonde, S. M.; Micela, and G.; Feigelson, E. D., American Astronomical Society Meeting 207, #29.13; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 37, December 2005, p.1213.

Rotating Principal Components to Increase Interpretability, Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, 2003 ASA Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, 2294-2298, American Statistical Association (Alexandria, VA).

A Cross Validation Study Comparing Two Approaches to Fitting Regression Models in a Mixture of Two Populations, 2001 ASA Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association (Alexandria, VA).

Key Driver Analysis using Latent Class Analysis, 1996 ASA Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods, 474-478, American Statistical Association (Alexandria, VA)..

Approaches to Robust Design When the Response is Multivariate, with Lori Coons, 1994 ASA Proceedings of the  Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, 187-192, American Statistical Association (Alexandria, VA).

Robust Design When Variability in Control/Noise Factors Can’t Be Controlled During Experimentation, with Lori Coons, 1994 ASA Proceedings of the  Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, 65-70, American Statistical Association (Alexandria, VA).

Exact Confidence Intervals for Estimating Proportions When Sampling from a Finite Population, with How J. Tsao, 1991 Proceedings of the SAS User’s Group International Conference (SUGI), Volume 16, 1375-1379, SAS Institute (Cary, NC).

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