#### Research interests

Nonparametric statistics; Discriminant analysis; Order restricted and simultaneous inference; Statistical computation; Functional analysis; Statistical methods for ecological, climate, and hydrological data.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

*Oecologia*. In press.

Heine, K. B., Abebe, A., Wilson, A. E., Hood, W. R. (2019). Copepod respiration increases by 7% per one degree C increase in temperature: a meta-analysis. *Limnology and Oceanography Letters*. In Press.

Novriadi, R., Salze, G.,Abebe, A., Hanson, T. and Davis, D.A. (2019). Partial or total replacement of fish meal in the diets of Florida pompano, Trachinotus Carolinus. *Aquaculture Research*. In press.

Bindele, H. F., Abebe, A. and Zeng, P. (2019). Robust estimation and selection for single-index regression model. *Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation*. In press.

Sun, W., Bindele, H. F., Abebe, A., Correia, H. E. (2019). General local rank estimation for single-index varying coefficient models. *Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference*. 202, 57 – 79.

Abdelrahman, H., Abebe, A., and Boyd, C. (2019), Influence of Variation in Water Temperature on Survival, Growth, and Yield of Pacific White Shrimp *Litopenaeus vannamei* in Inland Ponds for Low-Salinity Culture. *Aquaculture Research*, 50, 658 – 672.

Dobson, F. S., Abebe, A., Correia, H. E., Kasumo, C., Zinner, B. (2018). Multiple paternity and number of offsprings in mammals. *Proceedings of the Royal Society B*, 285, 20182042.

Singh, S., Abebe, A., Srivastava, P. (2018). Evaluation of Nonparametric and Parametric Statistical Procedures for Modeling and Prediction of Cluster-Correlated Hydroclimatic Data. *Water Resources Research*, 54:9, 6948 – 6964.

Bindele, H. F., Abebe, A. and Meyer, K. N. (2018), General Rank Regression for Single Index Models. *Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics*, 70: 1115 – 1146

Edholm, C., Levy, B., Abebe, A., Marijani, T., Le Fevre, S., Lenhart, S., Yakubu, A., Nyabadza, F. (2018). Mathematical Modeling of Buruli Ulcers Disease Dynamics in Ghana. *Springer: Mathematics of Planet Earth*. In press.

Bindele, H. F., Abebe, A. and Meyer, K. N. (2018). Robust confidence Regions for the Semi-parametric regression model with responses missing at random. *Statistics*, 52:4, 885 – 900.

Qiu, X., Buentello, A., Shannon, R., Mustafa, A., Abebe, A., Davis, A. (2018), Evaluation of three non-genetically modified soybean cultivars as ingredients and a yeast- based additive as a supplement in practical diets for Pacific white shrimp *Litopenaeus vannamei*. *Aquaculture Nutrition*, 24, 173–183.

Pettis, C., Swamidurai, R., Abebe, A., Shannon, D. M. (2018). Infusing Big Data Concepts in Undergraduate CS Mathematics Courses Through Active Learning. *IEEE SoutheastCon 2018*, 1 – 5.

Singh, S., Mitra, S., Srivastava, P., Abebe, A., and Torak, L. (2017), Evaluation of Water-Use Policies for Baseflow Recovery during Droughts in an Agricultural Intensive Karst Watershed: Case study of the Lower Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Southeastern USA. *Hydrological Processes.* 31, 3628 – 3644.

Staton, B. A., Catalano, M. J., Farmer, T. M., Abebe, A., Dobson, F. S. (2017). Development and evaluation of a migration timing forecast model for Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon. *Fisheries Research*, 194, 9 – 21.

Wang, X., Liu, S., Yang, Y., Fu, Q., Abebe, A., Liu, Z. (2017), Identification of NF-B related genes in channel catfish and their expression profiles in mucosal tissues after columnaris bacterial infection. *Developmental & Comparative Immunology*, 70, 27 – 38.

Singh, S., Srivastava, P., Mitra, S., Abebe, A. (2016), Climate variability and irrigation impacts on streamflows in a Karst watershed – A systematic evaluation. *Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies*, 8, 274–286.

Rubach, K., Wu, M., Abebe, A., Dobson, F. S., Murie, J. O. and Viblanc, V. A. (2016), Testing Reproductive Tradeoffs in Female Columbian Ground Squirrels. *Ecology and Evolution*, 6(21): 7586 – 7595.

Miakonkana, G. M., Nguelifack B. M. and Abebe, A. (2016), Rank Based Group Variable Selection. *Journal of Nonparametric Statistics*, 28(3): 550–562.

Abebe, A. and Bindele, H. F. (2016), Robust Signed-Rank Variable Selection in Linear Regression. In Regina Liu and Joseph W. McKean, editors. *Robust Rank-Based and Nonparametric Methods*. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 168, 25 – 45.

Abebe, A., McKean, J. W., Kloke, J. D. and Bilgic, Y. (2016), Iterated Reweighted Rank-Based Estimates for GEE Models. In Regina Liu and Joseph W. McKean, editors. *Robust Rank-Based and Nonparametric Methods*. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 168, 61 – 79.

Pettis, C. , Swamidurai, R. and Abebe, A. (2016). A Preliminary Report on Infusing Data-Enabled Active Learning in Undergraduate CS Mathematics and Statistics Courses. *International Conference on Advances in Big Data Analytics, ABDA’16*, Las Vegas, USA, 66 – 70.

Bindele, H. F. and Abebe, A. (2015), Semi-parametric Rank Regression with Missing Responses. *Journal of Multivariate Analysis*, 142, 117–132.

Singh, S., Srivastava, P. Abebe, A. and Mitra, S. (2015), Baseflow Response to Climate Variability Induced Droughts in the Apalachicola–Chattahoochee–Flint River Basin. *Journal of Hydrology*, 528, 550 – 561.

Nguelifack, B. M., Kwessi, E. and Abebe, A. (2015), Generalised Signed-Rank Estimation for Nonlinear Models with Multidimensional Indices. *Journal of Nonparametric Statistics*, 27, 2, 215 – 228.

Chen, X., Abebe, A., Zhang, K. and Jahera, J. S. (2015), Country Banking Crisis Prediction Using Transvariation Analysis. *Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies*, 18:1, 1550001.

Kwessi, E., Abebe, A., De Souza, G. (2014), Efficient Rank Regression with Wavelet Estimated Scores. *Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods*, 43, 3986–3996.

Miakonkana, G. and Abebe, A. (2014), Iterative Rank Estimation for Generalized Linear Models. *Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference*, 151/152, 60–72.

Kwessi, E., De Souza, G., Ngwane, F. and Abebe, A. (2014). Atomic Decomposition of Weighted Lorentz Spaces and Operators. *Journal of Function Spaces*, Art. ID 626314, 9 pp.

Abebe, A. and McKean, J. W. (2013), Weighted Wilcoxon Estimators in Nonlinear Regression. *Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics*, 55, 401 – 420.

Urbin, M. A., Fleisig, G. S., Abebe, A. and Andrews, J. R. (2013), Associations between Timing in the Baseball Pitch and Shoulder Kinetics, Elbow Kinetics, and Ball Speed. *The American Journal of Sports Medicine*, 41, 336 – 342.

Jenda, O., Marghitu, D., Dunn, C., Abebe, A., Shannon, D., Chidume, C., McCullough, B. (2013), Effective Strategies to Attract Gifted and Talented Students with Disabilities in Higher Education STEM Fields. Alabama Alliance for Students With Disabilities in STEM Case Study. *Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Transformative Science and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation*, 147–152.

Kwessi, E., De Souza, G., Abebe, A. and Aulaskari, R. (2013), Characterization of Lacunary Functions in Weighted Bergman-Besov-Lipschitz Spaces. *Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations*, 58, 2, 157 – 162.

Kwessi, E., Alfonso, P., De Souza, G. and Abebe, A. (2012), A Note on Multiplication and Composition Operators in Lorentz Spaces. *Journal of Function Spaces and Applications*, Art. ID 293613, 10 pp.

Bindele, H. F. and Abebe, A. (2012), Bounded Influence Nonlinear Signed-Rank Regression. *Canadian Journal of Statistics*, 40, 172–189.

Abebe, A., McKean, J. W. and Bindele, H. F. (2012), On the Consistency of a Class of Nonlinear Regression Estimators. *Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operations Research*, 8, 3, 543–555.

Gong, Y. and Abebe, A. (2012), On the Iteratively Reweighted Rank Regression Estimator. *Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation*, 41, 2, 155–166.

Abebe, A. and Nudurupati, S. V. (2011), Smooth Nonparametric Allocation for Classification. *Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation*, 40, 5, 694–709.

Abebe, A. and Yin, S. (2010). Application of Nonparametric Discriminant Analysis for Assessing Food Safety Issues of Caribbean Imports. *Proceedings of the 28th West Indies Agricultural Conference*, 126–134.

Quintero, H. E., Hutson, A., Chaimongkol, A., Davis, D. A., Dunham, R. and Abebe, A. (2009), Effects of Varying Dietary Protein Levels and Feeding Frequencies on Condition and Reproductive Performance of Channel Catfish to Produce Hybrid Catfish. *Journal of the World Aquaculture Society*, 40, 601–615.

Nudurupati, S. V. and Abebe, A. (2009), A Nonparametric Allocation Scheme for Classification Based on Transvariation Probabilities. *Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation*, 78, 977–987.

Singh, P. and Abebe, A. (2009), Comparing Several Exponential Populations with more than One Control. *Statistical Methods and Applications*, 18, 359–374.

Abebe, A. and Nudurupati, S. V. (2009), Rank-Based Classification Using Robust Discriminant Functions. *Communications in Statistics – Computation and Simulation*, 38, 2, 199–214.

Billor, N., Abebe, A., Turkmen, A., Nudurupati, S. V. (2008), Classification Based on Depth Transvariations. *Journal of Classification*, 25, 249–260.

Crimin, K., Abebe, A., McKean, J. W. (2008), Robust General Linear Models and Graphics via a User Interface. *Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods*, **7(1)**, 318–330.

Jolly, C., Namugabo, E. and Abebe, A. (2008), Food Safety Issues Between Latin American and Caribbean Countries. *Tropical Agriculture*, **85 (2)**, 175–184.

Abebe, A. and Singh, P. (2008), An Exact Test for U-Shaped Alternatives of Location Parameters: the Exponential Distribution Case. *Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods*, **37 : 1**, 37–45.

Kraska, M., Zinner, B. and Abebe, A. (2007), Employment Status of Individuals with Disabilities. *Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education*, **29 : 3**, 22–29.

Abebe, A. and McKean, J. W. (2007). Highly Efficient Nonlinear Regression Based on the Wilcoxon Norm. *Festschrift in Honor of Mir Masoom Ali*, D. E. Umbach (ed.), 340–357, Muncie, IN: Ball State University.

Quintero, H. E., Abebe, A. and Davis, D. A. (2007), Zero-Inflated Discrete Statistical Models for Fecundity Data Analysis in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). *Journal of World Aquaculture Society*, 38, 175–187.

Quintero, H. E., Abebe, A. and Davis, D. A. (2007), Logit Models For Evaluating Spawning Performance Of Channel Catfish, Ictalurus Punctatus (Rafinesque). *Aquaculture Research*, 38, 635–643.

Plaisance, E. P., Taylor, J. K., Alhasson, S., Abebe, A., Mestek M. L. and Grandjean P. W. (2007), Cardiovascular Fitness and Vascular Inflammatory Markers Following Acute Aerobic Exercise. *International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism*, 17, 152–162.

Singh, P., Abebe, A., Mishra, S. N. (2006), Simultaneous Testing for the Successive Differences of Exponential Location Parameters. *Communications in Statistics – Computation and Simulation*, **35 : 3**, 547–561.

Sievers, G. and Abebe, A. (2004), Rank Estimation of Regression Coefficients using Iterated Reweighted Least Squares. *Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation*, **74**, 821–831.

Liu, Z., Bateman, A., Bryant, M., Abebe, A., Roland, D. (2004), Estimation of Bioavailability of DL-Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Relative to DL-Methionine in Layers with Exponential and Slope-Ratio Models. *Poultry Science*, **83**, 1580–1586.

Abebe, A., Crimin, K., McKean, J. W., Haas, J. V. and Vidmar, T. J. (2001), Rank-Based Procedures for Linear Models : Applications to Pharmaceutical Science Data. *Drug Information Journal*, **35**,347–371.