Research

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 Journal Publications

  • 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 of London B: Biological Sciences, to appear.
  • 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, to appear.
  • 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
  • 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 vannameiAquaculture Nutrition, 24, 173–183.
  • 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-kB 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Methods7(1), 318–330.
  • Jolly, C., Namugabo, E. and Abebe, A. (2008), Food Safety Issues Between Latin American and Caribbean Countries. Tropical Agriculture85 (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 Methods37 : 1, 37–45.
  • Kraska, M., Zinner, B. and Abebe, A. (2007), Employment Status of Individuals with Disabilities. Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education29 : 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 Simulation35 : 3, 547–561.
  • Sievers, G. and Abebe, A. (2004), Rank Estimation of Regression Coefficients using Iterated Reweighted Least Squares. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation74, 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 Science83, 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 Journal35,347–371.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  • 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.
  • 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, USA, 66 – 70.
  • 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.
  • 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.