J. Brian Adams, Ph.D., P.E.

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Associate Teaching Professor of Mathematical Sciences, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W256d
W256D OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

Brian Adams is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in Penn State Harrisburg's School of Science, Engineering, and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Delaware in 1997. His research straddles the disciplines of statistics and computer science with work in simulation modeling of political campaigns and mobile software development. Prior to joining Penn State Harrisburg Dr. Adams was an Assistant Professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

Research Interests

Computational and Statistical Modeling

Monte Carlo Methods in Simulation Modeling

Statistical Analysis

Mobile Software Development

Operations Research

Publications

J. Brian Adams. Optimal partition of a capital disbursement: The case of long term tax planning. In Maling Ebramhipour, editor, Proceedings of the 1996 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute. April 17 - 19, 1996. St. Croix, V.I, pages 123 - 126, Kingston, 1996. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, University of Rhode Island.

Joseph Brian Adams. Statistical Inference in Modeling Longitudinal Data With Feedforward Neural Networks. Ph.d. dissertation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1997.

Joseph Brian Adams. Optimizing pickle harvests using a feedforward neural network. Proceedings of the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, June 22 - 24, 1997. Sturbridge, MA, pages 1 - 20, 1997.

Ryan P. Jost, Conrado M. Gempesaw, II, Ed Kee, and Brian Adams. Predicting Optimum Pickle Harvest: Validating a Neural Network Model. Proceedings of the World Conference on Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources, seventh conference, October 28, 1998.

Joseph Brian Adams, Predicting pickle harvests using a parametric feedforward neural network, Journal of Applied Statistics, 26 (1999) 165 - 176.

J. Brian Adams, "Identication of Voting Machine Errors During the 2000 General Election in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania." [Online] Available http://vote.caltech.edu/Reports/adams.pdf (2001) 1 - 9.

Joseph B. Adams, "A Data Mining Approach for Identifying Erroneous Election Results," In J.E. Kendell (ed.) Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Atlanta: Decision Sciences Institute, Atlanta, GA, pages 691 - 697, 2004

J. Brian Adams and Yijin Wert, "Logistic and Neural Network Models for Predicting Hospital Admissions," Journal of Applied Statistics, 32 (2005) 861 - 869.

Education

B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D (U. of Delaware)

Course Schedule
MATH 17
MATH 21
MATH 22
MATH 26
MATH 35
MATH 36
MATH 110
MATH 140
MATH 141
MATH 220
MATH 230
MATH 250
QUANT 310
STAT 200
STAT 301
STAT 401
CMPSC 101
CMPSC 121
CMPSC 200