Maria L. Rizzo, Ph.D.

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


Welcome to the updated version of my home page. Please be patient while I gradually convert the content across my web to the new design. (Note: Due to a campus-wide redesign of the BGSU web in 2013-2014, some BGSU links on my old web pages may be broken.)

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.

Energy Statistics

Distance Correlation and Brownian Covariance; Distance Components (disco) for structured data; Cluster Analysis (generalization of Ward); Energy tests for equal distributions, Goodness-of-fit for Multivariate Normality, Pareto, Stable Distributions, Multivariate Laplace, and others.

Go to Energy Statistics page


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.

COMAST: Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Attention aspiring data scientists:

COMAST 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.

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  • E-mail:
  • Office: 413 MSC
  • Phone: 419-372-7474
  • Fax: 419-372-6092
  • Office Hours
    On leave AY 2013-2014
  • Advising:
    Email me for appointment or drop in during office hours. Your registration appointment times can be found on your "MyBGSU" page.


Math 4410/5410

Probability and Statistics I (SU 2014)

MATH 4270/5270

Actuarial Math II

MATH 4250/5250

Theory of Interest

Math 4000

Topics in Mathematics (C/4).

Math 6820

High Dimensional Statistics

Math 7580

Computational Statistics

Math 7570

Linear Statistical Inference

MATH 3370

Differential Equations


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.