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Steven LaLonde

Steven LaLonde
Associate Professor (retired), Adjunct

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Steven LaLonde is retired Associate Professor and Director of the MS in Applied Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at RIT.  He spent 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, psychometrics, survey questionnaire design, survey sampling and market research.  He has designed, conducted, and analyzed marketing research worldwide.  Dr. LaLonde has a MA and PhD in Statistics, Measurement and Evaluation from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

Selected Publications:

  • 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).
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