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Mathematics and Statistics


Jeff Babb  

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Winnipeg

Jeff Babb
 

 

 

 

Degrees Held:

  

M.Sc.,  Mathematical Statistics,  University of Alberta.
Thesis:  Autocorrelated Differences in Paired Samples

B.Sc.,  Mathematics,  University of Winnipeg
                   

Academic Employment History:  
1981-82

Sessional Lecturer, Department of Statistics & Applied Probability,  University of Alberta

1987-88

Sessional Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba

1989-1999 Sessional Lecturer, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Winnipeg
1998-2000

Principal Consultant, Statistical Advisory Service, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba

2000-2004

Instructor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Winnipeg

2005-2009

Instructor and Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Winnipeg

2009- Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Winnipeg

 

Consulting Experience:  
   
1980-81

Research Officer, Research & Strategic Planning Branch, Alberta Hospitals & Medical Care, Edmonton, AB

1982-1998

Biometrician, Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission, Winnipeg, MB

1998-2000

Principal Consultant, Statistical Advisory Service, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

   
Current Areas of Scholarly Interest Statistical climatology, statistical anthropology, spatial statistics, multivariate analysis, linear and nonlinear models, history of mathematics and statistics, statistics and social policy

 

Lifetime Publications:

Meiklejohn,C., Schulting, R., Musgrave, J., Babb, J., Higham, T., Richards & R., Mullan, G. 2012.  The Aveline’s Hole 9 Cranium: A Partial Solution to a Long Standing Enigma, Proceedings University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, Vol.25, No.3, pp.275-294 (Peer-reviewed).

Roksandic, M., Mihailović, D., Mercier, N., Dimitrijević, V., Morley, M.W., Rakočević, Z., Mihailović, B., Guibert, P. & Babb, J. 2011.  A human mandible (BH-1) from the Pleistocene deposits of Mala Balanica cave (Sićevo Gorge, Niš, Serbia), Journal of Human Evolution, Vol.61, pp.186-196 (Peer-reviewed). 

Seventeen refereed scientific publications in the journals Biometrika, Canadian Journal of Plant Science, Cereal Chemistry, Crux Mathematicorum, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Journal of the AOAC International, Journal of Cereal Science, Journal of Early Childhood Research, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Quaternary Science, The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, Proceedings University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, Science & Education, and Theoretical and Applied Climatology.  One not peer-reviewed book and four chapters in peer-reviewed books.  Three miscellaneous publications in conference proceedings.

 

Contributions to Books: (Peer Reviewed)

 

 

C. Meiklejohn & J. Babb 2011. Long Bone Length, Stature and Time in the European Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, in R. Pinhasi & J. Stock, eds., Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture, New York: Wiley, 153-175.

Polyzoi, E., Froese Klassen, C., Babb, J., Gialamas, S., & Perakis, C. 2011. Shaping the minds of our youth: The High-Performance Student Program at ACS-Athens, in E. Polyzoi & C. Froese Klassen (Eds.), Investing in our gifted and talented learners: An international perspective. Winnipeg, Manitoba: World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, 87-100.

C. Meiklejohn & J. Babb 2009. Issues in Burial Chronology in the Mesolithic of Northwestern Europe, in

P. Crombé, M. Van Strydonck, J. Sergant, M. Boudin & M. Bats, eds., Chronology and Evolution within the

Mesolithic of North-West Europe, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 217-238. 

C. Meiklejohn, E. Brinch Petersen & J. Babb 2009. From single graves to cemeteries: An initial look at chronology in Mesolithic burial practice, in S. McCartan, R. Schulting, G. Warren & P. Woodman, eds., Mesolithic Horizons: Papers presented at the Seventh International  Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Belfast 2005.Oxford: Oxbow Books, 639-649.

C. Meiklejohn, E. Brinch Petersen & J. Babb 2009. From single graves to cemeteries: An initial look at chronology in Mesolithic burial practice. in S. McCartan, R. Schulting, G. Warren & P. Woodman, eds., MESOLITHIC HORIZONS: PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE MESOLITHIC IN EUROPE, BELFAST 2005. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 639-649. 

C. Meiklejohn & J. Babb 2009. Issues in Burial Chronology in the Mesolithic of Northwestern Europe, in P. Crombé, M. Van Strydonck, J. Sergant, M. Boudin & M. Bats, eds., CHRONOLOGY AND EVOLUTION WITHIN THE MESOLITHIC OF NORTH-WEST EUROPE, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press [in press].

 

Journal Articles:

 

Buhay, W.M., Simpson, S., Thorleifson, H., Lewis, M., King, J. Telka, A., Wilkinson, P., Babb, J., Timsic, S., Bailey, D. 2009.  A 1000-Year Record of Dry Conditions in the Eastern Canadian Prairies Reconstructed from Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Measurements on Lake Winnipeg Sediment Organics, Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp 426-436 (peer reviewed)

Babb, J. 2008.  Sliding Down Inclines with Fixed Descent Time: a Converse to Galileo’s Law of Chords. CRUX Mathematicorum, Vol.34, No.8, pp.481-482 (Peer-reviewed)

Babb, J.C. and Currie, J.  2008. The Brachistochrone and Related Curves: Implications for Teaching the History of Calculus.  The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, Vol. 5, Nos. 2&3, pp.169-184 (Peer-reviewed)

Polyzoi, E. Elfenbaum, M. & Babb, J.C. 2006.  The Challenge of Childhood Illness: The Working Parents’ Dilemma.  Canadian Children: Journal of the Canadian Association for Young Children, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp.13-20 (Peer-reviewed)

Polyzoi, E. and Babb, J.C. 2004.   The Challenge of Caring of Mildly Ill Children: A National Childcare Study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19:431-448. (Peer-reviewed)

Babb, J.C.  2005.  Mathematical Concepts and Proofs from Nicole Oresme: Using the History of Calculus to Teach Mathematics.  Science & Education, 14: 443-456 (Peer-reviewed)

Polyzoi, E., Babb, J.V., Babb, J.C. 2003.  The Care of Mildly Ill Children: Perspectives of Canadian Parents and Childcare Directors.  Journal of Early Childhood Research 1: 213-225 (Peer-reviewed)

MacGregor, A.W., Bazin, S.L., Macri, L.J. and Babb, J.C. 1999.  Modeling the Contribution of Alpha-Amylase, Beta-Amylase and Limit Dextrinase to Starch Degradation During Mashing.  Journal of Cereal Science 29, 161-169 (Peer-reviewed)

Garnett, E.R., Khandekar, M.L. and Babb, J.C. 1998.  On the Utility of ENSO and PNA Indices for Long-Lead Forecasting of Summer Weather over the Crop-Growing Region of the Canadian Prairies.  Theoretical and Applied Climatology 60, 37-45 (Peer-reviewed)

Clear, R.M., Patrick, S.K., Nowicki, T., Gaba, D., Edney M. and Babb, J.C. 1997.  The effect of hull removal and pearling on Fusarium species and tricothecenes in hulless barley.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 77: 161-166 (Peer-reviewed)

Gawalko, E.J., Nowicki, T.N., Babb, J. and Tkachuk, R. 1997.  Comparison of closed-vessel and focused open-vessel microwave dissolution for determination of cadmium, copper, lead, and selenium in wheat, wheat products, corn bran, and rice flour by transverse-heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy.  J. AOAC Int. 80: 379-387 (Peer-reviewed)

Preston, K.R., Kilborn, R.H., Morgan, B.C. and Babb, J.C. 1991.  Effects of frost and immaturity on the quality of a Canadian hard red spring wheat.  Cereal Chemistry 68: 133-138 (Peer-reviewed)

McGregor, J.R. and Babb, J.C. 1989.  Serially correlated differences in the paired comparison of time series.  Biometrika 76: 735-739 (Peer-reviewed)

Kruger, J.E., Babb, J.C., Morris, L.J. and Tipples, K.H. 1989.  Ability of the Canadian grading system to segregate Canadian wheat by alpha-amylase levels.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 69: 39-48 (Peer-reviewed)

Babb, J.C., Dempster, C.J. and Wallis, R.J. 1989.  Prediction of the moisture content of eastern Canadian corn using measurements of capacitance and test weight.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 69: 109-119 (Peer-reviewed)

 

Books:  (Not Peer Reviewed)

 

Polyzoi, E., Mayer, D., Babb, J.C, Babb, J.V., Elfenbaum, M., Kerr, K., Konyk-Pastuck. R. 2001.  Care of Mildly Ill Children: Issues & National Policy Directions in Child Care.  Winnipeg: University of Winnipeg.(ISBN 0-9687833-3-3, 115 pages.)

 

Technical Reports:

 

Babb, J.C. and Currie, J. 2008.  Extended Analysis of Sample Size Requirements for Random Audits to Detect Non-conformance by Farms in the Canadian On-Farm Food Safety (COFFS) Program. Submitted February 20, 2008 to the Canadian On-Farm Food Safety (COFFS) Working Group

Babb, J.C. 2007.  Assessment of Sample Size for Random Audits to Detect Nonconformance by Farms

Participating in the Canadian On-Farm Food Safety (COFFS) Program. Submitted March 30, 2007 to the Canadian On-Farm Food Safety (COFFS) Working Group

Babb, J.C. 2005.  The Consequences of Sample Size and Sampling Protocol on the Ability to Assess On-Farm Quality of CWRS Wheat at Time of Harvest.  Submitted May 9, 2005 to the Canadian Wheat Board

Babb, J.C. 2004.  The Consequences of Sample Size and Sampling Protocol on the Ability to Detect Differences in Specified Mycotoxins and Microflora in Wheat and Malathion in Canola between HACCP and Non-HACCP Practice Farms (A statistical investigation in support of the Canada Grains Council Food Safety and Quality Assurance Pilot Program) Submitted May 4, 2004 to the Canada Grains Council

 

Proceedings: Babb, J. and Currie, J. 2006.  The Brachistochrone and Related Curves: Implications for Teaching the Histories of Calculus and Physics in Constructing Scientific Understanding through Contextual Teaching (the book of  proceedings for the 6th International Conference for the History of Science in Science Education in Oldenburg, Germany, July, 2006).

Babb, J.C., Khandekar, M.L., and Garnett, E.R. 1998.  An Analysis of PNA Indices for Forecasting Summer Weather over the Canadian Prairies with Implications for Wheat Yield and Protein.  Proceedings of the Long-Range Weather and Crop Forecasting Workshop III, 31-36 (held in Dorval, Quebec, October 1997).

Babb, J.C., Khandekar, M.L., and Garnett, E.R. 1995.  Climatic teleconnections and early prediction of Canadian red spring wheat yields.  Proceedings of the Long-Range Weather and Crop Forecasting Work Group Meeting II, 41-44 (held in Winnipeg, Manitoba March, 1995).