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Dr. Hamparsum Bozdogan

Toby & Brenda McKenzie Professor in Business,  Information Complexity, and Model Selection


A mathematician, a physicist, and a statistician go out on a duck hunt. They have only one gun. They come across some ducks, and the mathematician quickly calculates the distance, the velocity, the angle, etc. and shoots. Well, he misses by a foot to the LEFT!

They come across ducks again, and this time the physicist takes the gun. After calculating all the angles, flight paths, velocities, etc. the physicist also takes into consideration the gravity, air friction, and such things... and fires! Well, he misses by a foot to the RIGHT!

Now the time comes for a statistician, after trying, the statistician jumps up and down, yelling, "We got'em! We got'em!"

Research Specialty and Interest:

  • Informational Complexity, Model Selection and Model Selection Criteria,
  • Model-based Clustering and Classification, Multivariate Statistical Modeling,
  • Bayesian and Econometric Modeling,
  • Interactive Symbolic Statistical Computing.


Professional Biography
Professional Vitae
Awards and Honors
Selected Publications
Informational Statistical Modeling
ISBA-97 Conference
Statistics Microcomputer Lab (SMCL)



Dr. Hamparsum Bozdogan

231 Stokely
Management Center
916 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996


Office: (865) 974-1635
Fax: (865) 974-2490