Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins
Statistician
Pittsburgh Office

Education

Ph.D. in mathematics, Clemson University; M.S. in mathematics, Clemson University; B.S. in mathematics, Duke University

Overview

Michael Robbins is an associate statistician at the RAND Corporation. He has a diverse background that includes thorough training in applied and theoretical statistics. His methodological interests include change-point analysis, missing data analysis, survey design, causal inference, time series analysis, multivariate analysis, and stochastic processes. Robbins is also interested in the application of statistics to a variety of topical areas, including economics, environment, health care, and defense policy. Prior to joining RAND, he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and as a postdoctoral fellow with the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. Robbins earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Clemson University.

Selected Publications

M. W. Robbins, C. M. Gallagher, R. B. Lund, "A General Regression Changepoint Test for Time Series Data," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2015 (forthcoming)

M. W. Robbins and T. J. Fisher, "Cross-Correlation Matrices for Tests of Independence and Causality between Two Multivariate Time Series," Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2015 (forthcoming)

M. W. Robbins, "The Utility of Nonparametric Transformations for Imputation of Survey Data," Journal of Official Statistics, 30(4):675-700, 2014

C. M. Gallagher, R. B. Lund, and M. W. Robbins, "Changepoint Detection in Climate Time Series with Long-Term Trends," Journal of Climate, 26(14):4994-5006, 2013

M. W. Robbins, S. K. Ghosh, and J. D. Habiger, "Imputation in High-Dimensional Economic Data as Applied to the Agricultural Resource Management Survey," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 108(501):81-95, 2013

M. W. Robbins, R. B. Lund, C. M. Gallagher, Q. Lu, "Changepoints in the North Atlantic tropical cyclone record," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 106(493):89-99, 2011

M. W. Robbins and T. K. White, "Farm commodity payments and imputation in the Agricultural Resource Management Survey," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(2):606-612, 2011

M. W. Robbins, C. M. Gallagher, R. Lund, A. Aue, "Mean shift testing in correlated data," Journal of Time Series Analysis, 32(5):498-511, 2011

Publications