Marepalli Rao

Professor

Division: Epidemiology

E-Mail: marepalli.rao@uc.edu
Phone: 513-558-3602
Location: 247 Kettering Lab
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Marepalli Rao

Dr. Rao’s research interests include applications of statistical methodologies in bioinformatics; calibrating an electronic nose in testing food safety; classification and clustering techniques in medical diagnostics; sample size determination in biomedical research; analysis of familial data and longitudinal data analysis; false discovery rates.



Related News:

  • 01/11/2011: UC Professors Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
  • 04/01/2007: Rao Elected to Honorary Fellowship
  • 02/01/2007: Dr Marepalli Rao has been elected as a Fellow of the International Statistical Institute

  • Education

    B.S.: Madras University, 1962

    M.S.: Madras University, 1964

    Ph.D.: Indian Statistical Institute, 1973

    Awards

    Awarded Bourdillon Prize for proficiency in Language, 1962

    Awarded Maharajkumar Vizianagaram Prize as the best student of the year, 1964

    Awarded Merit Scholarship, 1962, 1964

    Awarded AL Mudaliar Prize for securing I rank in Statistics in M.S. examinations, 1964

    Recipient of Chapter Service Recognition Award from the Council of Chapters, American Statistical Association.at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Baltimore, 1999

    Recipient of The Mathematical Association of America North Central Section’s Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in recognition of extraordinary successful teaching.(The North Central Section comprises North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Western Ontario. One award is given every year. Award giving by the North Central Section started in 1993.), 2000

    President-Elect .The Mathematical Association of America North Central Section. In the Spring meeting of the association held at Gustavus Adolphus College, M.B. Rao has been elected as President-Elect for the academic year 2001-02. The North Central Section comprises North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Western Ontario., 2001, 2002

    Recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award.College of Science and Mathematics, North Dakota State University, 2001

    Fellow of the American Statistical Association.Elected as a fellow. The award was given at the Joint Statistical Meetings held at Manhattan, NY on August 13, 2002. Citation reads: For fundamental contributions to probability theory, time series analysis, survival analysis, experimental design and multivariate dependence, for leadership in statistical education, and for contributions to the development of the Red River Valley Chapter, 2002

    Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2002. Elected as a fellow. The award was given at the annual meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics held at Banff, Canada.Citation reads: For contributions to probability theory in abstract spaces; research on bilinear time series models, survival analysis and multivariate dependence; and creative and effective teaching at all levels, 2002

    President – The North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America.The North Central Section comprises North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Western Ontario, 2002, 2003

    Past-President .The Mathematical Association of America North Central Section. The North Central Section comprises North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Western Ontario, 2003, 2004

    Fellow of the International Statistical Institut.Elected as a fellow, 2006

    Director’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, 2008

    Professional Experience

    1972-1983,Lecturer,Department of Probability & Statistics,University of Sheffield,Great Britain

    1983-1984,Visiting Professor ,Center for Multivariate Analysis,University of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh, PA

    1984-1986,Lecturer,Department of Probability & Statistics,University Sheffield,Great Britain

    1986-1987,Visiting Professor,Department of Mathematics & Statistics,University of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh, PA

    1987-1991,Associate Professor,Department of Statistics,North Dakota State University,Fargo, ND

    1991-2003,Professor,Department of Statistics,North Dakota State University,Fargo, ND

    1992-to Present,Adjunct Professor,Department of Mathematics,North Dakota State University,Fargo, ND

    2003-to Present,Emeritus Professor,North Dakota State University,Fargo, ND

    2003-to Present,Professor,Center for Genome Information, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH

    1973-1983,Organizer of Research Seminars,Sheffield University

    1984-1986,Organizer of Research Seminars,Sheffield University

    1973-1983,General Adviser to Ph.D. students,Sheffield University

    1984-1986,General Adviser to Ph.D. students,Sheffield University

    1973-1983,Tutor for admissions to Ph.D. programs,Sheffield University

    1984-1986,Tutor for admissions to Ph.D. programs,Sheffield University

    1989-1990,Member of the College-wide Curriculum Committee,NDSU

    1991-1993,Member of Tenure,Promotion and Evaluation Committee,NDSU

    1994-1996,Member of Tenure,Promotion and Evaluation Committee,NDSU

    1995-2003,Member of Institutional Review Board,NDSU

    1995-2000,Member of Program Review Committee,NDSU

    2001-2003,Member of Tenure,Promotion, and Evaluation Committee,NDSU

    2005,Chair of the Recruiting Committee for recruiting a faculty in Functional Genomics Track ,University of Cincinnati

    2009-to Present,Member of the Biometric Division of the Center for Clincial Translational Science and Training,University of Cincinnati

    2010-to Present,Director of Graduate Education

    2010-to Present,Yates Fellowship award committee

    Grants

    R01 46574-06 to -102005-2010. In Vitro Mechanical Simulation of Tendon Tissue Engineered Constructs

    R01 ES11170-S1 NIEHS 2006-2009. Allergens, Gene Interaction, and Atopy

    2006-2008. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Integrated Graduate Training Program in Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering

    2006-2011. CCAAPS : Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study, NIEHS Renewal Grant

    2006-2011. Statistical Genomics for Complex Diseases, NIH Training Grant

    2006-2011. PelvisSim – Experimental/Computational System for Biomechanical Evaluation of Pelvic Floor Disorders, NIH

    2006-2010. Mechanical Signaling of MSC-Derived Cells for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Engineering, NIH

    2006-2009. TGF Beta 1 Supplementation In Vitro to Enhance Tendon Repair

    2006-2011. Size and Power Related to Multiple Hypotheses in Genetic Epidemiologic Context, NIH

    ES011170-06A209/18/2007-06/30/2012. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Diesel, Allergens and Gene Interaction and Child Atopy, Collaborator, Closed.

    R21 EB00848302/01/2009-01/31/2013. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Passive Cavitation Imaging for Guidance and Control of Ultrasound Ablation, Collaborator, Closed.

    R01 AR05694307/10/2009-06/30/2014. National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. A Developmentally-Based Tissue Engineering Approach to Improve Tendon Repair, Collaborator, Active.

    105979 / R01 AI08058107/22/2009-06/30/2011. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Role of IL-15 in the Pathogenesis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, PI, Active.

    105713 / 1 U01CA139275-0107/16/2009-06/30/2011. National Cancer Institute. Prediction Model for Radiation Sensitivity in Children with Cancer, PI, Closed.

    4784-RFA08-1/09-503/01/2010-07/31/2011. Environmental Protection Agency. Analysis of Personal and Home Characteristics Associated with the Elemental Composition of PM2.5 in Indoor, Outdoor, and Personal Air in the RIOPA Stu, Collaborator, Closed.

    K07 CA13871409/08/2010-08/31/2015. National Cancer Institute. Global and Specific Oxidation Pathways Related to Prostate Cancer, Prospective and Cross-Sectional Analyses, Collaborator, Active.

    R01 ES02038709/16/2011-08/31/2014. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Field Validation of a Personal Sensor for Ultrafine PM in Asthmatic Children, Collaborator, Active.

    109080 R01 DK06725508/01/2011-05/31/2015. National Inst of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Mechanistic Analysis of Eosinophilic esophagitis, PI, Active.

    R01CA15843908/10/2012-05/31/2016. National Cancer Institute. Real-Time Prediction of Thermal Ablation-Induced Cell Death by Echo Decorrelation Imaging, Collaborator, Active.

    131098 1R01ES019890-01A1 REVISED07/01/2012-03/31/2017. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Neurobehavioral And Neuroimaging Effects Of Traffic Exposure In Children, Collaborator, Active.

    131447 4912-RFA08-112-412/01/2012-11/30/2013. Environmental Protection Agency. Analysis of Personal and Home Characteristics Associated w/the Elemental Composition of PM2.5 in Indoor, Outdoor and Personal Air in the RIOPA Study, PI, Active.

    Selected Publications

    Marepalli B. Rao (2006). The Hat Problem and Some Variations. Advances in Distribution Theory, Order Statistics, and Inference, 459-479. Boston: Editors: N Balakrishnan, Enrique Castillo, and Jose Maria Sarabia, Birkhauser.

    Marepalli B. Rao (2006). A Probability Problem on the Number of Loops Formed when Ends of Strings are Tied. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association – Section on Statistical Education, 2355-57. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2006). Sample Size Calculations in Logistic Regression – Some Comments on Hsieh, Bloch, and Larsen’s Method. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association – Biopharmaceutical Section, 789-796. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2005). Control of Type I Error Rates in the Presence of General Augmentation Procedures in Multiple Testing. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association – ASA Biometrics Section, 219-222. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2005). A Self-Building System for Ranked Set Sampling. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association – ASA Section on Nonparametric Statistics, 1679-1682. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2005). What is Type II Error in Multiple Testing?. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association – ASA Biometrics Section, 369-376. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2005). SKIN Targeted DNA Vaccine Delivery Using Electroporation in Rabbits. I: Efficacy. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 294, 53-63. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2004). The Hat Problem, Its Ramifications, and Some Variations. Proceedings of the International Conference on Distribution Theory, Order Statistics, and Inference In Honor of Barry C Arnold, held at the University of Cantabria. Santander, Spain.

    Marepalli B. Rao (2004). A Variation of the Hat Problem. Proceedings of American Statistical Association – ASA Section on Statistical Education, 2721-2727. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2003). Markov Chain Approaches to Damage Models. Handbook of Statistics, 21, 775-794 . .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2003). On Convex Sets of Multivariate Distributions and Their Extreme Points. Stochastic Musings, Perspectives from the Pioneers of the Late 20th Century, 161-166. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Marepalli B. Rao (2003). Sample Size Determination for Nonlinear Models. Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Statistical Meetings – Biopharmaceutical Section, 349-356 . .

    Marepalli B. Rao (2001). Interval-censored Type II Plan. 10th International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, 773-778 . Universite de Technologie de Compiegne.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1999). Efficient Estimation of Lifetime Distribution: A New Sampling Plan. Proceedings of the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, 203-206. : American Statistical Association.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1998). Spatial Distribution of Phyllophaga implicata (Horn) (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 91, 457-463. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (1998). Haploid Durum Wheat Production via Hybridization with Maize. Crop Science, 38, 1080-1087. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (1996). Interval-censored Type II Plan. Proceedings of the Section on Physical and . : American Statistical Association.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1996). Analysis of Regression Dependence in 2xn Bivariate Distributions and Some Applications in Contingency Tables. Total Positivity and Its Applications, 385-400. : Mariano Gasca and Charles Micchelli, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1996). Energy absorption for short duration impacts. SAE Technical Paper Series, No. 961851, 1-5. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (1995). Landmark Achievements in Statistics and Probability in the Twentieth Century. Bam Senso Sensibilidade, 1-30. : J Branco, P Gomes, and J. Prata.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1994). An Alternative Model for Joint Action of Drugs. Proceedings of the Section on Quality and Productivity, 305-309. American Statistical Association.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1994). A New Modeling Approach for Joint Action of Drugs. Proceedings of the Biopharmaceutical Section, 154-159 . American Statistical Association.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1993). On Improving the Quality of Minimal Incomplete Block Designs. Conference on Industrial Statistics and Quality Improvement, 246-250. Oakland University, Rochester, MI: American Statistical Association.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1992). SAS Macros for Some Problems in Multivariate Analysis. Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association, 265-269. : American Statistical Association.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1990). Nonparametric Estimation of Survival Functions Under Dependent Competing Risks. Nonparametric Functional Estimation and Related Topics, 431-441. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

    Marepalli B. Rao (1989). Analysis of Odds Ratio in Contingency Tables. Academic Press, 505-520. .

    Marepalli B. Rao (1982). Damage Models. Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, 2, 262-265 . .

    Marepalli B. RaoStatistics in the Twentieth Century. Encyclopedia Italiana – Della Storia del XX Secolo . .

    Marepalli B. RaoEffects of Growth Regulators on In Vitro Plant Regeneration in Durum Wheat. Crop Science, 44, 1839-1846. .

    Marepalli B. RaoVirulence of Metarhizium anisopliae in Sugarbeet Root Maggot Larvae (with Nyle B Jonason, Mark A Boetel, Larry G Campbell). to appear in Environmental Entomology. .

    Marepalli B. RaoOn the Matching Problem. Mathematics Magazine. .

    Marepalli B. RaoExtreme Points of the Set of all Bivariate Positive Quadrant Dependent Distributions and Some Applications. Journal of Royal Statistical Society (with K. Subramanyam). .

    Marepalli B. RaoOn the Structure of Positive Regression Dependent Distributions. .

    Marepalli B. RaoTesting of Hypotheses About Interclass Correlation in Two Parent Family Data. .

    Marepalli B. RaoWhen the Kaplan-Meier Estimator of the Survival Function is Really a Survival Function?. .

    Marepalli B. RaoMinimal Row-column Designs. .

    Marepalli B. RaoOn the Generalized Maximum Likelihood Estimator of Survival Function Under Proportional Hazards Model. .

    Marepalli B. RaoOn the Non-null Distribution of Some Estimators of Interclass Correlation in Familial Data. .

    Marepalli B. RaoA Note on E-optimal Minimal Block Designs Under Mixed Effects Model. .

    Marepalli B. RaoEffects of Random and Deterministic Inspection on the Asymptotic Properties of Estimators in Survival Analysis. .

    Marepalli B. RaoModerate Deviations for Renewal Processes. .

    Marepalli B. RaoModerate Deviations for Random Geometric Series with Applications to the Law of the Iterated Logarithm.