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Bill Coberly, PhD

Bill Coberly, PhD
Department Chairperson of Mathematics
Associate Professor 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


  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

Courses Taught

  • Modern Geometries
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Introduction to Mathematics

Professional Affiliations

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