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Mary Milam Whiteside

  • Department Chair and Professor


  • Ph.D. Mathematical Statistics, Texas Tech University
  • M.S. Mathematics, Texas Tech University
  • B.A. Mathematics, English, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Texas Arlington, 1989-Present.
  • Chair, Department of Information Systems and Management Sciences, University of Texas Arlington, 1989-1998.
  • Acting Chair, Department of Information Systems and Management Sciences, University of Texas Arlington, 1988-1989.
  • Associate Professor of Information Systems and Management Sciences, University of Texas Arlington, 1984-1989.
  • Assistant Professor in Statistics, Operations Research and Data Processing and Analysis, University of Texas at Austin, 1978-1984.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University, 1977-1978.

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, 2010.
  • UT Arlington COBA Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2005.
  • Allied Academics Distinguished Research Award, 2004.
  • Decision Sciences Institute, Honorable Mention for the Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition (Chairman), 1996.
  • Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Aerospace Human Factors Association and the Institute of Aviation, University of Illinois, (Chairman), 1994.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Business Statistics
  • Statistics and the Law
  • Robust Estimation Alternatives

Selected Publications

  • Weltman, David and Whiteside, Mary, “Comparing the Effectiveness of Traditional and Active Learning Methods in Business Statistics: Convergence to the Mean,” Journal of Statistics Education, 2010, 16(1), pp. 1-13.
  • Whiteside, Mary M. and Eakin, Mark E., “A Better Estimate of the Number of Valid Signatures on a Petition,” The American Statistician, 2008, 62(1), pp. 17-21.
  • McKinney, Vicki R. and Whiteside, Mary M., “Maintaining Distributed Relationships,” Communications of the ACM, 2006, 49(3), pp. 82-86.
  • Whiteside, Mary, Eakin, Mark, Choi, Byong and Crockett, Henry D., "Modified Chance Constrained Linear Programming under Uncertainty," Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 2000, 67, pp. 255-287.
  • Talluri, Srinivas, Whiteside, Mary M. and Seipel, Scott J., “A Nonparametric Stochastic Procedure for FMS Evaluation,” European Journal of Operational Research, 2000, 124(3), pp. 529 - 538.
  • Eakin, Mark, Schkade, Lawrence, L. and Whiteside, Mary M., "Optimal Cost Sampling for Decision Making with Multiple Regression Models," Decision Sciences, 1989, 20(1), pp. 14-26.
  • Duran, B. S., Whiteside, M. and Boullion, T., "Asymptotic Efficiency of the Sum of Squared Ranks Test for Discrete Distributions," Communications in Statistics Part B: Simulation and Computation, 1976, B.5(1), pp. 33-42.