Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Feridun Tasdan

Feridun Tasdan
Department of Mathematics and Philosophy



Ph.D., in Statistics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (December 2003)
Dissertation Title: A Robust Two-Sample Procedure to Estimate a Shift Parameter
Advisor: Dr. Gerald L. Siervers

M.S., in Statistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

B.S., in Statistics, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Contact Information:

464 Morgan Hall

Fall 2019 Office Hours: 

Monday: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Courses Taught:

Stat 171: General Elementary Statistics (Online)
Stat 276: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Stat 471: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
Stat 478: Analysis of Variance

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Research Interests:

Research: My main area of interest is nonparametric statistics, robust inference, circular data analysis, and design of experiment.

Research with graduate students: I would like to work with graduate students who are interested in learning the theory of non-parametric statistics, robust parameter estimation, circular statistics or the design of experiment. 

Research with undergraduate students:   I would like to work with undergraduate students who are interested in learning statistical computation with R or SAS programs. Moreover, I can help in designing an experiment, analyzing of the circular data, or learning nonparametric statistics. 

Selected Publications:

  • Tasdan, F. (2021). ”Point Air Defense Needs of the Turkish Air Force”, Defence Turkey Journal, p52-60, Vol 15, Issue 110, ISSN:13065998.
  • Tasdan, F. (2017). Smoothed ranks for two or multi-sample location problems. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation,
  • Tasdan, F., & Yeniay, O. (2016). A comparative simulation of multiple testing procedures in circular data problems. Journal of Applied Statistics,
  • Tasdan, F., & Yeniay, O. (2014). Power study of circular ANOVA test against nonparametric alternatives. Hacettepe Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, Volume 43, No. 1, 97-115.
  • Tasdan, F., & Cetin, M. (2014). Influence of ties on uniform score test. Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 41, No. 5, 1137-1146.
  • Tasdan, F. (2014). A shift parameter estimation based on smoothed Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistics. Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 41, No. 5, 11471159.
  • Tasdan, F. (2013). Pairwise likelihood procedure for two-sample location problem. Journal of Applied Functional Analysis, Vol 8, No 1, 125-135.
  • Tasdan, F., & Sievers, G. (2009). Smoothed Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon procedure for two-sample location problem. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol 38, 856-870.
  • Tasdan, F. (2008). A smoothed two-sample procedure to estimate a shift parameter. American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Volume 28, No:3-4, 275-294 .