Michael E. Tarter, Ph.D. (Biostatistics), M.A. (Mathematics)
Professor of Biostatistics
PHONE: (510) 642-4601
FAX: (510) 642-5815
LOCATION: 779 University Hall
- Risk & Demographic Statistics
- Biometrical Data Analysis
- Pathological & Incomplete Data Analysis
- Malnutrition-Environmental Degradation Tradeoffs
- The Analysis of Animal Experiment Data
- Risk Analysis Methodology
- Sampling and Forecasting Procedures
- Curve Estimation
- The Statistical Applications of Fourier Series
- Wheat-field Variation and Nitrogen Fertilization Practices
Nitrogen-based fertilizer, once available, helped triple the world's population to what it is today. Also today, red tides and other forms of environmental degradation are attributed to fertilizer overuse. Statistical approaches are being designed to expedite studies of nutritional-environmental degradation-related tradeoffs. Because they utilize prior knowledge of agricultural distribution structure the new estimators can help optimize fertilization practices.
- Keeping Foods Safe and Unspoiled
Because the shelf life of a product is affected by many factors many qualifiers must be used when making a shelf life claim. Hence for various whole almond forms (commercially available in major markets) shelf life measurements are being studied under different storage conditions and using a variety commercial packages.
Tarter, ME. Nonparametric curve estimation, Encyclopedia of Environmetrics Second Edition, ISBN 047 1 899976, Volume 1 (El-Shaarawi, AH; Piegorsch, WW eds.), Chichester: Online © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339, 2013, 1-10.
Tarter ME. Model-free data screening and cleaning, Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics 2011. 3(1): 168-1766.
Tarter ME, Huang G. Design and Analysis of Bioassay Experiments, Risk Issues, J Stat Meeting, Proceedings (Topic Contributed Paper, AREMA 2011.
Tarter ME, Poni S. A Vitis vinifera cluster's wing-related structural characteristics and their associations with yield and berry composition. Horticultural Science. 2010. 45(8):1-8.
Tarter ME, Keuter SE. Shoot-based sampling of Vitis Vinifera slusters, Am Jour Enology & Viticulture, 2008. 59(1):55-60.
Tarter ME. Censored data. In S. Boslaugh (Ed.), Enc. Epidemiology (pp. 162–164). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.
Tarter ME. Data transformations. In S. Boslaugh (Ed.), Enc. Epidemiology (pp. 249–254). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.
Brown JP, Tarter ME, Salmon AG. A method for order statistic-based time-to-tumor analysis, J Stat Proceedings (2007 AREMA), 4061-4067.
Tarter ME, Brown JP. A nonparametric animal-survival-density estimator, J Stat Proceedings (2007 AREMA), 1825-1835.
Tarter ME, Keuter SE. Rachis Position Affects the Size and Maturity of Cabernet Sauvignon Berries, Am Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 56: 86-89, 2005.
Zuniga, M., Tarter, M., Scolari, R., Olshefsky, Hayes, K., & Organista, K. C. Border crossing behavior and health care utilization practices of HIV+ Latinos living along the Southern California border with Mexico. 31st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. November 15-19; San Francisco, 2003.
Zuniga, M, Tarter, ME, Scolari, R., Olshefsky, Hayes, K., & Organista, KC. Trans-border health care utilization behavior of HIV+ persons. 61st Annual meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association. May 27-30; San Diego, 2003.
Tarter, ME. Nonparametric Estimation, Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, ISBN 047 1 899976, Volume 1 (El-Shaarawi, AH; Piegorsch, WW eds.), Chichester: Wiley, pp. 497-504, 2002.
Tarter, ME. Kernel Estimation, Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, ISBN 047 1 899976, Volume 2 (El-Shaarawi, A H; Piegorsch, W W eds.), Chichester: Wiley, pp. 1105-1109, 2002.
Tarter ME. Statistical Curves and Parameters-Choosing an Appropriate Approach, ISBN 1-56881-105-5, AK Peters, Ltd., Natick Mass, 2000. (386 pages.)
- Food Contamination-related and Agricultural Worker Safety Professional Societies
- Past and Present Program Chair, Past Chair, Section on Risk, American Statistical Association (ASA)
- Member, University of California (UC), Berkeley, Committee on Research (COR)
- UC all Campus Committee on Research Policy
- Council for the International Exchange of Scholars - Fulbright Awards in Statistics Committee, 1995-present
Profile updated: May 16, 2013