Papers in revision
Papers to appear
 (with J.B. Smith) Simulated annealing of constrained statistical
functions,
Simulated Annealing (ed: H. Peyvandi), INTECH, to appear.
 (with D.A.S. Fraser, M. Bedard, W. Lin and A.M. Fraser) Bayes,
reproducibility, and the quest for truth,
Statistical Science, (2016), to appear.
Publications in 2004  present
2016
 Testing homogeneity of inverse Gaussian scalelike parameters:
a saddlepoint approach.
Statistical Papers, 57 (2016), 319327, doi:10.1007/s003620140653z.
2015
 (with B. Smith, S. Wang and X. Zhou) A penalized likelihood approach to
parameter estimation with integral reliability constraints,
Entropy, 17 (2015), 40404063, doi:10.3390/e17064040.
 (with Y. Wu, G. Monette and L. Briollaiis) Evaluation of thirdorder method
for the tests of variance component in linear mixed models.
Open Journal of Statistics, 5 (2015), 233244, doi:10.4236/ojs.2015.54025.
 (with L. Jiang) Combining likelihood information from
independent investigations.
Open Journal of Statistics, 5 (2015), 5159,
doi:10.4236/ojs.2015.51007.
 (with P. Nguimken and M. Rekkas) Interval estimation of the
stressstrength reliability with independent normal random variables.
Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 44 (2015), 12101221,
doi:10.1080/03610926.2012.762399.
2014
 (with P. Nguimkeu and M. Rekkas) Interval estimation for the
stressstrength reliability with bivariate normal variables.
Open Journal of Statistics, 4 (2014), 630640, doi:10.4236/ojs.2014.48059.
 (with B. Smith and X. Zhou) Higher order inference for stressstrength
reliability with independent Burr Type X distributions.
Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, (2014)
doi:10.1080/00949655.2014.951359.
 (with H. Massam and Y. Wu) An accurate test for the equality of
covariance matrices from decomposable graphical Gaussian models.
Canadian Journal of Statistics, 42 (2014), 6177.
 (with L. Jiang and M. Rekkas) Comparing means of two lognormal
distributions: a likelihood approach.
Journal of Statistical and Econometric Methods, 3 (2014), 137152.
 (with G. Jiang and J. Wu) Confidence intervals of effect size for
randomized comparative parallelgroup studies with unequal variances.
Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 43 (2014),
16621674.
2013
 (with Y. Fu and H. Wang) Small sample inference for the correlation in
bivariate normal with known variances.
Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 45 (2013), 147164.
 (with Y. Fu and H. Wang) Inference for the normal mean with known
coefficient of variation.
Open Journal of Statistics, 36A (2013), 4551.
 A note on approximating the pvalues of the ksample modified
Baumgartener statistic.
Statistics Research Letters, 2 (2013), 9699.
 A note on Bayesian and frequentist parametric inference for a scalar
parameter of interest.
Statistics and Probability Letters, 83 (2013), 414421.
 (with F. Chang and M. Rekkas)
Improved likelihoodbased inference for the MA(1) model.
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 143 (2013), 209219.
2012
 (with Y. Liu and M. Rekkas)
Inference for the Sharpe Ratio using a LikelihoodBased Approach.
Journal of Probability and Statistics, (2012)
doi:10.1155/2012/878561.
 (with X. Wang and Q.H. Wen)
Overlapped grouping periodogram test for detecting multiple hidden
periodicities in mixed spectra.
Journal of Time Series Analysis, 33 (2012), 255268.
 (with F. Chang and Y. Wu)
Asymptotic inference for the weak stationary double AR(1) model.
Open Journal of Statistics, 2 (2012), 141152.
 (with L. Jiang)
Interval estimations of the twoparameter exponential distribution.
Journal of Probability and Statistics, (2012),
doi: 10.1155/2012/734575.
 (with L. Jiang)
On standardization the signed root log likelihood ratio statistic.
Statistics and Probability Letters, 82 (2012), 833839.
 Interval estimation of P(Y < X) for generalized Pareto distribution.
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 142 (2012), 601607.
 (with F. Chang and L. Tao)
Improved likelihood inference on testing the difference of
noncentrality parameters of two independent noncentral t distributions with
identical degrees of freedom.
Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation,
41 (2012), 342354.
2011
 (with Y. She and X. Zhou)
Revisit the two sample ttest with a known ratio of variances.
Open Journal of Statistics, 1 (2011), 151156.
 (with X. Wang and Q.H. Wen)
A hybriddomain approach for modelling climate data time series.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 116 (2011),
D18112, doi:10.1029/2011JD015850.
 (with R.D. De Veaux, P.F. Velleman, D.E. Bock, and A.M. Vukov)
Stats  Data and Models (Canadian edition).
Pearson Canada.
2010
 A note on confidence interval for the power of the one sample t test.
Journal of Probability and Statistics, (2010),
doi:10.1155/2010/139856.
 (with F. Chang)
Improved likelihoodbased inference for the
stationary AR(2) model.
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference,
140 (2010), 20992110.
2009
 (with A.C.Y. Wong and Y. Lam)
Quantification of dynamic mixing performance of single screws
of different configurations by visualization and image analysis.
Advances in Polymer Technology, 28 (2009), 115.
 (with D.A.S. Fraser and Y. Sun)
Three enigma examples and inference from likelihood.
Canadian Journal of Statistics, 37 (2009), 161181.
 (with Y. Wu)
A note on interval estimation of P(X < Y)
using lower record values from
the generalized exponential distribution.
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53 (2009),
36503658.
 (with F. Chang)
A simple and accurate approximation to the cumulative
distribution function of the noncentral t distribution.
Communications in Statistics  Simulation and Computation, 38 (2009),
11041114.
2008
 (with Y. Wu)
Likelihood analysis for the difference in means of two independent
normal distributions with one variance unknown.
Journal of Statistical Research, 42 (2008), 1735.

(with M. Rekkas)
Implementing likelihoodbased inference for fattailed distributions.
Finance Research Letters, 5 (2008), 3246.

Approximating the F distribution via a general version of the
modified signed loglikelihood ratio statistics.
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 52 (2008), 39023912.

(with M. Rekkas and Y. Sun)
Improved inference for first order autocorrelation
using likelihood analysis.
Journal of Time Series Analysis, 28 (2008), 513532.
 (with L. Jiang)
A note on inference for P(X < Y) for right truncated exponentially
distributed data.
Statistical Papers, 49 (2008), 637651.
 (with M. Rekkas, Y. She, and Y. Sun)
An interesting application of a likelihoodbased
asymptotic methods.
Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, 3 (2008), 275285.
2007

(with Y. Sun)
Interval estimation for the normal correlation coefficient.
Statistics and Probability Letters, 77 (2007), 16521661.

(with M. Xie and Z. Yang)
A unified confidence interval for reliability related Weibull quantities.
Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 77 (2007),
356378.

(with M. Bedard and D.A.S. Fraser)
Higher accuracy for Bayesian and frequentist inference: large
sample theory for small sample likelihood.
Statistical Science, 22 (2007), 301321.
2006

(with W. Wei and J. Wu)
Interval estimation of the mean response in a logregression model.
Statistics in Medicine, 25 (2006), 21252135.

(with J. Wu and Y. Sun)
Interval estimation of exponentiated exponential distribution.
Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 19 (2006), 141161.
2005

(with D.F. Andrews and D.A.S. Fraser)
Computation of distribution functions from
likelihood information near observed data.
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 134 (2005), 180193.

(with M. Rekkas)
Thirdorder inference for the Weibull distribution.
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 49 (2005), 499525.

(with D.A.S. Fraser and M. Rekkas)
Highly accurate likelihood analysis for the seemingly unrelated
regression problem.
Journal of Econometrics, 127 (2005), 1733.

(with J. Wu and K.W. Ng)
Likelihoodbased confidence interval for the ratio of scale parameters
of two independent Weibull distributions.
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 135 (2005), 487487.

(with J. Xion and D. Salopek)
Saddlepoint approximations to options price in a general model.
Statistics and Probability Letters, 71 (2005), 361369.

(with J. Wu)
Letter to the editor on "Small sample asymptotics for Type I
censored data".
Biometrical Journal, 5 (2005), 763.
2004

(with X. Sun and J. Wu)
A note on likelihood based inference for the ratio of gamma means.
Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 74 (2004),
171181.

(with D.A.S. Fraser and J. Wu)
Simple accurate unique: the methods of modern likelihood theory.
Pakistan Journal of Statistics, 20 (2004), 173192.

(with D.A.S. Fraser and N. Reid)
Inference for bounded parameters.
Physics Review D, 69 (2004), 033002.

(with J. Wu)
Improved interval estimation for the twoparameter
BirnbaumSaunders distribution.
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 47 (2004), 809821.

(with D.A.S. Fraser and N. Reid)
What a model say about theta.
International Journal of Statistical Sciences, (2004), 163177.
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