Nathaniel Stevens

Assistant Professor

Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

Harney Science Center 122A

Biography

Nathaniel is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of San Francisco with a PhD from the University of Waterloo. He teaches jointly in the BSDS and MSAN programs at USF. During his academic career he has also worked as a research assistant and consultant with the Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group (BISRG) on various statistical projects resulting in collaborations with several industrial and healthcare organizations.

In general Nathaniel is interested in using data to make decisions, solve problems, and improve processes. Specifically, his research interests lie at the intersection of data science and industrial statistics. He is interested in experimental design and A|B testing, process monitoring and network surveillance, the assessment and comparison of measurement systems, reliability analysis, and variation reduction.

Nathaniel also has experience mentoring undergraduate research and graduate data science internships in the following areas:

  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Time series analysis
  • Machine learning
  • A|B testing
  • Data visualization
Appointments
Program Director, Data Science
Education
PhD, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2014
MMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2011
BMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2010
Minor, Pure Math and Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2010
Experience
Research assistant and consultant, Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group (BISRG)
Research
experimental design and A|B testing
process monitoring and network surveillance
the assessment and comparison of measurement systems
reliability analysis
variation reduction
Publications

Da Rocha, L.T. and Stevens, N.T. (2017). "Comparing Two Measurement Systems Using the Probability of Agreement Web App." Quality Engineering. DOI:10.1080/08982112.2017.1361538

Stevens, N.T. and Anderson-Cook, C.M. (2017). "Quantifying Similarity in Reliability Surfaces Using the Probability of Agreement." Quality Engineering, 29(3), 395–408.

Stevens, N.T. and Anderson-Cook, C.M. (2017). "Comparing the Reliability of Related Populations with the Probability of Agreement." Technometrics, 59(3), 371–380.

Stevens, N.T., Steiner, S.H. and MacKay, R.J. (2017). "Comparing Heteroscedastic Measurement Systems with the Probability of Agreement." Statistical Methods in Medical Research. DOI: 10.1177/0962280217702540.

Stevens, N.T. and Jones-Farmer, L.A. (2016). "Discussion of 'Analyzing behavioral big data: Methodological, practical, ethical, and moral issues.'" Quality Engineering, 29(1), 84–86.

Jones-Farmer, L.A. and Stevens, N.T. (2016). "Discussion of 'Bridging the gap between theory and practice in basic statistical process monitoring.'” Quality Engineering, 29(1), 22–26.

Stevens, N.T., Steiner, S.H., and MacKay, R.J. (2015). “Assessing Agreement Between two Measurement Systems: An Alternative to the Limits of Agreement Approach.” Statistical Methods in Medical Research, DOI:10.1177/0962280215601133.

Stevens, N.T., Steiner, S.H., and MacKay, R.J. (2015). “Being Smart About Parts.” Quality Progress, March, 32–37.

Stevens, N.T., Steiner, S.H., Browne, R., and MacKay, R.J. (2013). “Gauge R&R Studies that Incorporate Baseline Information.” IIE Transactions, 45(11), 1166–1175.

Steiner, S.H., Stevens, N.T., Browne, R., and MacKay, R.J. (2011). “Planning and Analysis of Measurement Reliability Studies.” Canadian Journal of Statistics, 39(2), 344–355.

Stevens, N.T., Smith, I.R., Steiner, S.H. and MacKay, R.J. (2011). “Monitoring Radiation in Cardiology Imaging Equipment.” Medical Physics, 38(1), 317–326.

Stevens, N.T., Browne, R., Steiner, S.H. and MacKay, R.J. (2010). “Augmented Measurement System Assessment.” Journal of Quality Technology, 42(4), 388–399.