Bill Coberly - Faculty & Adjuncts

Bill Coberly, PhD

Bill Coberly, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
918-631-3119 Keplinger Hall Room 3095


PhD – Texas Tech University MA – Texas Tech University BA – Texas Tech University


Following a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the NASA Johnson Space Center, William Coberly joined the faculty at The University of Tulsa (TU) in 1974.  His time as a professor at TU has included 28 years as Department Chair of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. 

Research Interests

Mathematical Statistics
Statistical Applications in Neuroscience and Bioinformatics

Teaching Interests

Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Advanced Math
Stochastic Modeling
Statistical Learning


Journal Articles

  • Coberly, William, and Joseph Price. “Analysis of Histamine Release Assays Using the Bootstrap.” Journal of immunological methods 296.1 (2005): 103–114. Print.

  • R, Clingan et al. “POtential Margin Distortion in Breast Tissue by Specimen Mammography.” Archives of Surgery 138.12 (2003): 1371–1374. Print.

  • Price, J, and W Coberly. “Analysis of the Mast Cell Response Assay (Abstract).” Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 99.9 (1999): 481. Print.

  • Jalaleddine, Sateh et al. “ECG Data Compression Techniques-a Unified Approach.” Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on 37.4 (1990): 329–343. Print.

  • Jalaleddine, SM et al. “Compression of Holter ECG Data.” Biomedical sciences instrumentation 24 (1987): 35–45. Print.

  • Tubbs, Jack, William Coberly, and DM Young. “Linear Dimension Reduction and Bayes Classification with Unknown Population Parameters.” Pattern Recognition 15.3 (1982): 167–172. Print.

  • Bednar, J, and William Coberly. “Order Selection for and Design of IIR Filters.” Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on 30.2 (1982): 211–216. Print.

  • Redner, Richard, G Kitagawa, and William Coberly. “The Akaike Information Criterion and Its Application to Mixture Proportion Estimation.” (1982): n. pag. Print.

  • Brill, James et al. “Analysis of Two-Phase Tests in Large-Diameter Flow Lines in Prudhoe Bay Field.” Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal 21.03 (1981): 363–378. Print.

  • Decell , H., P. Odell, and W. Coberly. Linear Dimension Reduction and Bayes Classification. Vol. 13, Pattern Recognition, 1981, pp. 241–243.
  • Coberly , W., J. Tubbs, and P. Odell. The Influence of False Color Infrared Display on Training Field Identification. Vol. 8, Remote Sensing of Environment, 1979, pp. 225–236.
  • Tubbs , J., and W. Coberly. An Empirical Sensitivity Study of Mixture Proportion Estimators. Vol. 5, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 1976, pp. 1115–1125.
  • Peters , C., and W. Coberly. The Numerical Evaluation of the Maximum-Likelihood Estimate of Mixture Proportions. Vol. 5, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 1976, pp. 1127–1135.
  • Coberly , W., and P. Odell. An Empirical Comparison of Five Proportion Estimators. THEUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS, 1975, p. 26.
  • Gray , H., W. Coberly, and T. Lewis. On Edgeworth Expansions With Unknown Cumulants. The Annals of Statistics, 1975, pp. 741–746.
  • Odell , P., B. Duran, and W. Coberly. On the Table Look-up in Discriminate Analysis. Vol. 2, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 1973, pp. 171–188.
  • Coberly , W., and T. Lewis. A Note on a One-Sided Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test of Fit for Discrete Distribution Functions. Vol. 24, Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 1972, pp. 183–187.

Conference Proceedings

  • Findley , D., and T. Cairns. ARMA Modelling Applied to Linear Prediction of Speech. IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1978.
  • Bednar , J. Removal of Nonstationary Components by Complex Spectral Zero Analysis. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, Nad Signal Processing, 1978.
  • Tubbs , J., and W. Coberly. “Spatial Correlation and Its Effect Upon Classification Results in Landsat”. International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 12 Th, Manila, Philippines, 1978, pp. 775–781.

Book Chapters

  • Puhl, M. et al. “L1 Regularized Regression Modeling of Functional Connectivity.” Integral Methods in Science and Engineering: Theoretical and Computational Advances. Ed. Christian Constanda and Andreas Kirsch. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 515–526. Print.

  • Bednar , J., and W. Coberly. “Order Selection for Lowpass IIR Filters”. Applied Time Series Analysis II, Academic Press, 1980.

Courses Taught

  • Statistical Learning
  • Independent Study
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Calculus II
  • Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
  • Modern Geometries
  • Introduction to Mathematics

Professional Affiliations

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • American Statistical Association
  • American Mathematical Society