Maria L. Rizzo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Statistics
Bowling Green State University
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Research and Publications

My research interests in Statistics and Energy Statistics include:

Statistics, Applied Statistics, Statistical Computing, Multivariate Analysis, Multivariate Inference, Goodness-of-Fit, Nonlinear Dependence, Statistical Learning, Cluster Analysis and Classification, Computational Statistics, and Energy Statistics.


Statistical Computing With R, Chapman & Hall/CRC (2008).
Statistical Computing with R, Second Edition: available late 2014 or early 2015.
R by Example (with Jim Albert), Springer Use R! Series (2012).
Energy Statistics, Chapman & Hall/CRC: available 2015 or 2016.

New: Data Science at BGSU

Attention aspiring data scientists:

Data Science is a new undergraduate area of specialization being developed by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State University. This field integrates math, statistics, and computer science to prepare for the rapidly expanding need for data scientists.
Funded by NSF grant DMS-1331036 "EXTREEMS-QED: Computational Mathematics and Statistics Program"
Contact Prof. Jim Albert or Maria Rizzo for more information.

Actuarial Science

I serve as the director and coordinator of the Actuarial Science program at BGSU, and academic advisor for actuarial majors (on leave AY 2013-2014).

For more information: Actuarial Science at BGSU.

Alumni Newsletter

Our department/alumni newsletter is

Browse through our previous issues .

All alumni and math folks are invited to send news and updates to me (editor-in-chief), by email or mail c/o "", 450 MSC, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403.

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