Bill Coberly PhD

Department Chairperson of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics College of Engineering & Natural Sciences


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. 

Ph.D., Texas Tech University
M.A., Texas Tech University
B.A., Texas Tech University

Mathematical Statistics
Statistical Applications in Neuroscience and Bioinformatics

Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Advanced Math
Stochastic Modeling
Statistical Learning

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

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, Henry, Patrick Odell, and William Coberly. “Linear Dimension Reduction and Bayes Classification.” Pattern Recognition 13.3 (1981): 241–243. Print.

Coberly, William, JD Tubbs, and PL Odell. “The Influence of False Color Infrared Display on Training Field Identification.” Remote Sensing of Environment 8.3 (1979): 225–236. Print.

Tubbs, JD, and William Coberly. “An Empirical Sensitivity Study of Mixture Proportion Estimators.” Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods 5.12 (1976): 1115–1125. Print.

Peters, Charles, and William Coberly. “The Numerical Evaluation of the Maximum-Likelihood Estimate of Mixture Proportions.” Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods 5.12 (1976): 1127–1135. Print.

Coberly, William, and PL Odell. “An Empirical Comparison of Five Proportion Estimators.” THEUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (1975): 26. Print.

Gray, HL, William Coberly, and TO Lewis. “On Edgeworth Expansions with Unknown Cumulants.” The Annals of Statistics (1975): 741–746. Print.

Odell, PL, BS Duran, and William Coberly. “On the Table Look-up in Discriminate Analysis.” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 2.2 (1973): 171–188. Print.

Coberly, William, and TO Lewis. “A Note on a One-Sided Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test of Fit for Discrete Distribution Functions.” Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics 24.1 (1972): 183–187. Print.

Book Chapter

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

Conference Proceedings

Findley, D, W, and T Cairns. “ARMA Modelling Applied to Linear Prediction of Speech.” IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1978. Print.

Bednar, J, and W. “Removal of Nonstationary Components by Complex Spectral Zero Analysis.” IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, Nad Signal Processing, 1978. Print.

Tubbs, JD, and William Coberly. “Spatial Correlation and Its Effect upon Classification Results in Landsat.” International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 12 Th, Manila, Philippines. 1978. 775–781. Print.

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

MATH 1001 Introduction to Mathematics
MATH 3033 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
MATH 3513 Modern Geometries
MATH 7553 Statistical Learning
STAT 4813 Statistical Methods for Scientists and Engineers