Applied Statistical Analysis
I have always been fascinated with numbers. One aspect of statistics involves taking large collections of seemingly incomprehensible numbers and finding patterns. I find the exploration of data sets interesting and it is extremely satisfying to be able to extract the answers to our questions from them. I get my greatest enjoyment out of teaching statistics and also consider this my most important function. Finding new and better ways to help students understand this fascinating subject is a constant challenge. Hopefully I am able to convey some of my enthusiasm for statistics to them.
EducationPh.D.(Statistics), University of Waterloo, 1994
Thesis "Sensitivity Analysis of Simulations and the Monte Carlo Optimization of Stochastic Systems"
M.Sc.(Statistics), University of Alberta, 1979
B.Sc. Honours(Mathematical Statistics), University of Alberta, 1977
PublicationsRollans, S. 1979. Preliminary analysis of resource partitioning between moose and elk in Riding Mountain National Park. Unpubl. Rep. prepared for Can. Wildl. Serv., Edmonton, Alberta.
Rollans, S. 1980. Preliminary analysis of habitat selection by moose and elk in Riding Mountain National Park. Unpubl. Rep. prepared for Can. Wildl. Serv., Edmonton, Alberta.
Mcleish, D.L. and S. Rollans. 1990. Conditioning for Variance Reduction in Estimating the Sensitivity of Simulations. Proceedings of the 22nd Symposium on the Interface Between Computing Science and Statistics.
Mcleish, D.L. and S.Rollans. 1992. Conditioning for Variance Reduction in Estimating the Sensitivity of Simulations. Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 39, pp. 157-172.
Rollans, S. and D.L. McLeish. 1999. An Enhanced Least Squares Estimate of the Optimum of a Stochastic System. Submitted to the Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation.