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Dr. Marlo Brown

Dr.  Marlo Brown

Professor and Chair of Mathematics

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Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 343


Dr. Marlo Brown earned her B.A. from SUNY Buffalo in 1996 with a double major in Math and Statistics. She earned two masters degrees--one from SUNY Buffalo in 1998 in Statistics and the second masters from SUNY Binghamton in Mathematical Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in 2004 from SUNY Binghamton in Mathematical Sciences. Her research interests are in change-point detection. She has developed a statistics minor and enjoys teaching statistics to a wide variety of majors.

She enjoys Bible Quizzing and has coached and officiated at many state, regional and national competitions.

Current Research

I am currently creating algorithms to detect changes in the arrival rates of count data. I am looking at calculating the probability of a change and quickest detection procedures that minimize cost of wrong decision. I have studied both single variable and multiple category data. I have also investigated the cases where the arrival rates before and after the change are both known and unknown. This has multiple applications to industry, education, and medicine. I am currently extending the algorithms to include detection of gradual changes.

Educational Background

Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton Mathematical Sciences, 2004
M.A. SUNY Binghamton Mathematical Sciences, 2001
M.A. SUNY Buffalo Statistics, 1998

Current Involvement

I am currently the chair of the statistics minor. I am also the course coordinator for MATH 201: Business Statistics as well as NUSTEP faculty liaison for MAT 102: Elementary Statistics. I serve on the MAA program committee, where I put together the program for the sectional meetings of the MAA. For the University I serve on the task force for the general education committee. I am also an active member at Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church.