Phone: (616) 331-2057
Department Fax: (616) 331-2910
C2-507 MAK, Dept of Statistics
Teaching Schedule(Fall 2013: August 26 - December 14)
STA 215-14: MWF 10:00-10:50
STA 215-25: MWFW 12:00-12:50
STA 416/680-01: M 2:00-2:50 F 2:00-3:50
Office Hours: MWF (11:00-11:50) or appointment
Ph.D. Statistics, University of New Mexico, 1987
Dissertation Title: Comparison Problems for Experiments with Curve Responses.
M.S. Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-R.F., 1983
Thesis Title: Lecture Notes on Nonparametric Statistics.
M.Ed. Mathematics, Yonsei University, 1982
Thesis Title: A Note on Metric Spaces and Topological Spaces.
B.S. Mathematics, Sogang University, 1976
Hong, Soon, "Skewed T Confidence Intervals for the Mean," 2011 Joint Statistical Meeting Proceedings, p5896-p5906.
Hong, Soon and Jelsema, Casey, "Exploration of Power Transformation with Monotonic Curvilinear Responses," Technical Paper Series, Paper #803, Dept of Statistics, GVSU, 2008.
Hong, Soon, Phyllis Curtiss, Paul Stephenson, Kirk Anderson, and Sango Otieno. "500 Show Up for Statistics Career Day." Published in AMSTAT NEWS, January 2006-Issue #343, pp. 16-17.
Hong, Soon B., "SAS for Windows," Third Edition, Stipes Publishing L.L.C., Champaign, IL, August 2001.
Levenburg, Nancy M, Dandridge, Thomas c., and Hong, Soon B., "Marketing Via the Internet: Micro-Firms and E-Commerce." 2001 Winter Educators' Conference Proceedings of American Marketing Association, Marketing Theory and Applications, Volume 12.
Hong, Soon B. and Koopmans, Lambert H., "Comparison Problems for Experiments with Curve Responses" Published in Statistics, Probability, and Game Theory, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Lecture Notes-Monograph Series (1996) Volume 30, pp. 99-113. .
Hong, Soon B. and Sturm, George W., "Statistical Computing: Introduction
to IBM mainframe, SAS and Nonparametric Statistics." Second Ed. Stipes
Publishing L.L.C. August, 1994.
8/09-12/09 Acting Chair of the Department of Statistics, GVSU
2001-present Professor of Statistics, GVSU
2003 - 2005 Director of Statistical Consulting Center, GVSU
1993-2000 Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, GVSU
1987-1993 Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, GVSU
1983-1987 Teaching Assistant of Mathematics and Statistics, Univeristy of New Mexico
1976-1982 Mathematics Teacher, Sangmyung Girls' High School, Seoul, South Korea.
Statistics Courses Taught at GVSU:
STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics
STA 216 Intermediate Applied Statistics
STA 312 Probability and Statistics
STA 314 Statistical Quality Methods
STA 316 Advanced Applied Statistics
STA 318 Statistical Computing
STA 319 Statistics Project
STA 412 Mathematical Statistics I
STA 415 Mathematical Statistics II
STA 499 Independent Study
STA 416 Multivariate Data Analysis (senior level of undergraduate and graduate course)
STA 512 Mathematical Statistics I (Graduate Course for Michigan State University)
STA 621 Design of Experiments and Regression (Graduate Course in Biostatistics)
STA 680 Multivariate Data Analysis (Graduate Course in biostatistics)
Areas of Expertise and Interest:
*Applied Multivariate Data Analysis - Regression analysis, Cluster Analysis,
Factor Analysis, and Discriminant Analysis
*Statistical Computing - Data Management, Statistical Simulation, Statistical Algorithms, and Graphical Methods
Statistical Computing Package - SAS, SPSS, and StatGraphics
Computer Programming Language - SAS and Pascal
*Statistical Consulting - Various Industrial Data Analyses and Research Designs
*Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
*Data Mining - Applied Analytics and Text Analytics
* Tennis, Hiking, Swimming, Skiing, Traveling
A notable activity
Initiated and organized a statistical conference, Statistics Career Day, held on Friday, October 14, 2005 at Grand Valley State University. It was a great success! More than 500 students, presenters, exhibitors, educators, and volunteers contributed to the event. Below is a picture of the organizing committee. Please click Statistics Career Day for more pictures. It resulted in a national publicity (page 16-17, AMSTAT NEWS, January, 2006).
Some pictures from my other activities
Below is a picture that Soon shows off his diving skill from a cliff in Jamaica, 12/05
At a departmental hiking event that I organized, Fall 2001 at the Muskegon State Park
At a department outing that I organized, Fall 2006 at the Saugatuck Boat Cruise.