Stanislav Kolenikov: Curriculum Vitae

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Date of birth: 23 April 1973 Nationality: Russian
Home page: http://www.missouri.edu/~kolenikovs/ Work e-mail: kolenikovs at missouri.edu
Daytime phone: (+1-573) 882-1577 Fax:(+1-573) 884-5524
Mailing address: Department of Statistics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-6100

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS / EXPERTISE

  applied statistics: spatial and environmental statistics; linear regression, regression diagnostics; survey sampling and estimation; missing data
  econometrics: applied microeconometrics, program evaluation;
  economics: income distribution, inequality and poverty measurement, socio-economic status
  social sciences: structural equation models with latent variables; survey methodology
  statistical programming: Stata software.
   

CURRENT POSITION

Aug 2005 - current Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri, Columbia

 

EDUCATION

2000-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Statistics, Ph.D. program, all but dissertation. Comprehensive written examinations: passed; coursework requirements: completed. Dissertation proposal: October 2004. Dissertation defense: July 2005. Advisor: Prof. Richard L. Smith
1997-2000 Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Moscow, Post-Graduate Course. Advisor: Prof. S.A.Aivazian
1996-1998 New Economic School, Moscow, Russia
MA in Economics awarded July 1998.
GPA 4.7 out of 5.0, Diploma with honors, ranked 6 out of 35
Master's Thesis: Statistical Methods of the Quality of Life Assessment
1990-1996 Moscow University of Electronic Engineering (MIEE), Zelenograd, Russia
Diploma of Higher Education in Semiconductor Physics and Technology With Honors
Physical engineer in VLSI technology, GPA 4.9 out of 5.0, one of top 10 students out of 250 (no official ranking is provided by the institution).
Graduation Paper: The ANOVA-based Design of Statistical Quality Control System for Microelectronic Production
1988-1990 High Physics and Mathematics School #1030 (Zelenograd, Moscow), ranked 2 out of 50

 

Additional

2004-2005 Certificate Program in Survey Methodology, Odum Institute for Research in Social Sciences, UNC, Chapel Hill. Program directors: Kenneth Bollen, Director of IRSS, and Paul Biemer, Associate Director of Social Surveys.
1999 NetCourses NC151 and NC152 on Advanced Stata programming
1993-1995 Courses on English-Russian technical translation, MIEE

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer reviewed

.. `A Decomposition Analysis of Regional Poverty in Russia', with Anthony Shorrocks, forthcoming in Review of Development Economics, 9 (1), 25--46, 2005. Another version is forthcoming as a chapter in edited volume, Spatial Disparities in Human Development: Perspectives from Asia, WIDER, Helsinki, 2005.
.. `Spatio-temporal modeling of PM2.5 data with missing values'. With Richard L. Smith and Lawrence H. Cox, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 108, no. D24, 9004, doi:10.1029/2002JD002914, 2003
Awards: ASA Student Travel Award (2002), CDC/ATSDR Best Applied Papers Award (2004)
.. `Workers' Heterogeneity and Risk Aversion: A Segmentation Model of the Russian Labor Market', with Irena Grosfeld, Claudia Senik-Leygonie, Thierry Verdier and Elena Paltseva, Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 29, pp. 230--256, doi:10.1006/jcec.2001.1711, 2001.
.. `Efficiency of the Conservative Treatment in Idiopathic Scoliosis: Mathematical Models of the Effect of the Brace Treatment in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis'. With G.P.Dmitrieva, R.D.Nazarova, A.A.Peresetsky, E.Paltseva. In collective volume Research Into Spinal Deformities, IOS Press Amsterdam, ed. I.A.F.Stokes, 2, 1999.

 

Lecture notes/monographs

.. Applied Econometric Analysis With Stata. Lecture notes, 2000, updated in 2003. Published by New Economic School in the NES Lecture Notes series (KL/2001/00). See Contents for some details.

 

Working papers, proceedings, ...

An unusually extensive set of references can be found at Google Scholar search.
Most of economic papers are registered in the RePEc system.
.. The Use of Discrete Data in Principal Component Analysis: Theory, Simulations, and Applications to Socioeconomic Indices, with Gustavo Angeles. Working Paper of MEASURE/Evaluation project, No. WP-04-85, Carolina Population Center, UNC.
.. The Use of Discrete Data in Principal Component Analysis: Theory, Simulations, and Applications to Socioeconomic Indices, with Gustavo Angeles. 2004 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.
.. A Decomposition Analysis of Regional Poverty in Russia, with Anthony Shorrocks, WIDER discussion paper No. DP2003/74, also forthcoming in Review of Development Economics.
.. Spatio-Temporal Modelling of the Longitudinal PM2.5 data with missing values, with Richard L. Smith. 2002 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.
.. Modeling of Expenditure Distribution By a Lognormal Mixture, with S.A.Aivazian. 2001 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Statistical Computing Section [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.
.. Review of Stata 7. Published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 16 (5), 637--646 (2001). Links to Wiley (your institution must be subscribed to this journal at Wiley to get the full text), to the JAE Data Archive and to IDEAS.
.. Poverty and Expenditure Differentiation Of Russian Population, with S. A. Aivazian. Working Paper No. 01/01E , Economics Education and Research Consortium, Moscow, 2001.
.. Child benefits and child poverty. With K.Yudaeva and I.Denisova. Working paper No. 2000/4, RECEP, Moscow, 2000.
.. Dynamism and Inertia of the Russian Labor Market: a model of segmentation. With I.Grosfeld, C.Senik-Leygonie, T.Verdier, and E.Paltseva. DELTA discussion paper No. 1999-03, Paris, 1999. Also published as William Davidson Institute working paper No. 246, RECEP working paper No. 1999/2 and CEPR working paper No. 2224.
Published in Journal of Comparative Economics, June 2001.
.. The Methods of Quality of Life Assessment. Working paper #BSP/99/015. Best student papers, NES-CEMI, Moscow, 1999. Full text in PDF format.

Minor Publications

.. Stata modules at IDEAS archive of software components.
.. Inequality and Poverty in Russia After August 1998 Crisis. Russian Economic Trends, 3Q 99
.. International Conference on Applied Statistics Theses, Saratov, 1998
.. International Microelectronic Conference Theses, MIEE, 1996

 

Research in Progress

.. Environmental and Spatio-Temporal Statistics, with R. L. Smith, UNC, Department of Statistics
.. Statistical Issues in Population Studies, with Gustavo Angeles, CPC
.. Misspecification, Heywood cases, and estimation on the boundary in structural equations with latent variables, with Kenneth Bollen
.. Regional Dimensions and Poverty Trends in Russia, with A. Shorrocks, WIDER
.. Stata activities: programming, consulting, teaching, reviewing.
See also on-line research materials
 

WORK EXPERIENCE: Research

Jan 2002-Aug 2005 Research Assistant, MEASURE/Evaluation project at Carolina Population Center. Projects:
  • The discrete data in principal component analysis, with applications to socio-economic status estimation
  • The re-use of clusters in repeated multistage surveys
  • Permutation testing for program evaluation
May - Aug 2002 Centre for Economic and Financial Research, Moscow. Worked in projects:
  • Social Protection Implementation: Profiling of the Unemployed
  • Tax-Benefit Modelling for Russia
May - June 2001 Summer internship at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki.
Jan - May 2001 Research Assistant, environmental statistics project for EPA.
Nov 2000 - current Research Associate and RePEc archive maintainer, Centre for Economic and Financial Research, Moscow.
July 1998 - Aug 2000 Russian-European Center for Economic Policy.
Economist. Industrial Policy Team (team leaders: Irena Grosfeld, Claudia Senik-Leygonie) and Social Policy Team (team leader: Anthony F. Shorrocks).
See Publications section.
RePEc archive maintainer.
Sep 1999 - July 2000 NES, Research Assistant, Social Policy in Russia (GET research project) Leaders: Prof. A. F. Shorrocks, Essex Univ.; Ks.Yudaeva, Ph.D., MIT; I.Denisova, Ph.D., Manchester Univ.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Teaching

Full responsibility

June-July 2004 Introduction to Stata, a part of Data Analysis and Research Seminar, American Economic Association Summer Program and Minority Scholarship Program
May-June 2003 Visiting professor, New Economic School, MA in Economics program. Course: "Data Analysis". Full instructorship responsibility, including curriculum development.
Aug 2003,
March 2004
Visiting professor, NES outreach program. Course: Applied microeconometrics and labor economics (Vladivostok, August 2003; Alma Aty, March 2004). One week seminar for the regional instructors on the basics of the microeconometrics with application in labor economics.
Aug - Dec 2002, Jan - May 2003 Instructor, Stat 11 Section 5, "Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis", an introductory undergraduate course. Lecturing, assigning homeworks (graders and IAs provided by the Department), and desiging, giving, and grading the exams.
Jan - May 2002,
Aug - Dec 2003
Instructor, Stat 31 Introductory Statistics course for UNC undergraduates. Lecturing, assigning homeworks (graders and IAs provided by the Department), and desiging, giving, and grading the exams.
April-May 2000 Seminars on applied econometrics with Stata 6 at Voronezh State University and Urals State University, Ekaterinburg; organized by the NES outreach project.
Full instructorship responsibility. Lecture notes available in Russian.
Sep - Dec 1998 International College at Moscow State University. Lecturer in Probability Theory and Statistics with Computer Applications. Full instructorship responsibility, except the choice of the textbook. Instruction in English.

Teaching assistance

June-July 2004 Teaching Assistant in Econometrics, Foundations Level, American Economic Association Summer Program and Minority Scholarship Program
Sep - Dec 2001 Teaching Assistant, Stat 174 (Applied Linear Regression) and Stat 194 (Design and Robustness)
Aug - Dec 2000 Teaching Assistant, Stat 126 (Intermediate Probability), UNC.
July 2000 EERC-TERN Summer School for Economic Research. TA in Econometrics program. Instructor: S.Anatolyev
Nov 1997 - July 2000 NES, Teaching Assistant in:

Sep - Dec 1998 International College of Economics and Finance at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and London University. TA in Computer Science (MS Office, C programming)

WORK EXPERIENCE: Service

Referee reports Survey Methodology The Economics of Transition
International Regional Science Review
New Economic School Master Theses
U of Missouri Seminar series in Statistics, 2005-06

WORK EXPERIENCE: Translation

Apr - Aug 1999 Translation of Matrix Differential Calculus With Applications in Statistics and Econometrics by Jan R. Magnus, Heinz Neudecker. About seven chapters out of about twenty were translated.
May 1995-Nov 1998 Infoart , translator (English -> Russian) in the magazine ComputerWeekly (till 1998: ComputerWeek-Moscow). Several dozens translations published ranging 1k-60k in size.
Nov 1994-Mar 1998 Mir PK (a PC World clone), translator (English -> Russian)
Jan 1998-Mar 1998 PC Week/Russian Edition, translator (English -> Russian)
 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

August 2005 On Reuse of Clusters from Master Sample in Repeated Studies. Contributed talk at Joint Statistical Meetings, Minneapolis.
February 2005 A modificaiton of the EM algorithm with spatio-temporal and environmental applications. Job talk presented at University of Missouri, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Washington.
February 2005 The effect of complex sampling on statistical procedures in social science research Presentation at University of Washington, Department of Sociology.
December 2004, January 2005 The Use of Principal Component Analysis with Discrete Data for Socio-Economic Status Evaluation, a presentation at the 2004 Triangle Econometrics Conference and job talks at New Economic School and University of Aarhus
December 2004 gllamm: software for multilevel modeling. Presentation at SAMSI Latent Variable Models in Social Sciences program, Multilevel and Structural Equation Modeling Working Group.
November 2004 Linear Regression and Beyond: extensions and modifications of the linear regession model. Presentation at StatLunch seminar.
August 2004 The Use of Discrete Data in Principal Component Analysis With Applications to Socio-Economic Indices, poster presentation at Joint Statistical Meetings, Toronto.
March 2004 The Use of Discrete Data in PCA with Applications to Socioeconomic Status, StatLunch student group.
Sep 2003 The EM Algorithm with Environmental Applications, StatLunch student group.
Dec 2002 Survey Statistics: Principles of Sampling and Estimaion. CEFIR workshop.
Dec 2002 Regional poverty in Russia: Is it geography or economics that matters? Presentation at NES 10-th Anniversary Conference
Oct 2002 Model Selection from Statistical Point of View. Student presentation at CS 290 "Data mining" class.
August 2002 Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Longitudinal PM Data with Missing Values (joint work with Richard Smith), contributed talk at the Joint Statistical Meetings, New York. The transparencies are available here.
July 2002 Introduction to the Structural Equation Modeling. CEFIR workshop.
July 2002 Influential observations: their effect on the estimation procedures and results, diagnostics, remedies. CEFIR workshop.
July 2002 Stata programming: from cycles and local macros to syntax parsing. CEFIR workshop.
May 2002 Expenditure modeling by the mixture of lognormal distributions, CEFIR seminar (essentially repeats the JSM presentation, see below).
May 2002 Resampling inference for complex survey data. The student talk at Stat 225 course.
Dec 2001 Empirical Likelihood: A Review of the Concept and Literature. The student talk at Stat 220 course.
Dec 2001 Robust x Design = Robust Designs? The student talk at Stat 190 course.
Dec 2001 How much do we really miss with the missing data? CEFIR lunch group. Transparencies are prepared for another purpose and cover only part of the talk.
Dec 2001 Introduction to Functional Data Analysis (in Russian). Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, the seminar of Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Probabilistic Modelling of the Real World Processes research group (page in Russian).
August 2001 Models and Computations for Nonstationary Spatial Processes. Co-authored with R.L.Smith and M.Fuentes. Invited paper presented by R.L.Smith at 2001 ISI Conference, Seoul, August 2001.
August 2001 Modeling of Expenditure Distribution By a Lognormal Mixture. Co-authored with S.A.Aivazian. Presentation at the Student Paper Competition Session at the Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association. Transparencies are available here.
May 2001 Poverty trends in Russia during Transition. Co-authored with A. Shorrocks. Presented by A.Shorrocks at WIDER Development Conference on Growth and Poverty, WIDER, Helsinki, 2001.
March 2001 Expenditure Distribution Analysis With a Mixture of Lognormal Distributions. Presentation at the Statistics Student Seminar -- abstract.
March 2001 denormix -- Stata Module to Perform the Normal Mixture Decomposition. Presentation at 1st North American Stata User Group Meeting -- transparencies.
April 2001 Principal Curves and Their Use in Functional Data Analysis. Presentation at Stat 321 course on FDA taught by Prof. J. S. Marron -- general discussion, transparencies, graphs and figures.

 

AWARDS

2004 Best Applied Papers Award, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
2002 Best Student Paper Travel Award for the 2002 Joint Statistical Meetings in Atlanta, sponsored by the Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR).
2001 Best Student Paper Travel Award for the 2001 Joint Statistical Meetings in Atlanta, sponsored by the Government Statistics Section, Social Statistics Section, and Section on Survey Research Methods.
2000-2001 Merit Assistantship by the Graduate School, UNC
1999-2000 Economics Education and Research Consortium grant for research on the topic: "Poverty and Expenditure Differentiation Of Russian Population" with Prof. S.A.Aivazian. (See above for a link to the published results.) in PDF format.
1995 2nd Prize in Russian Mathematical Olympiad among technical students
1994 2nd Prize in Russian Mathematical Olympiad among technical students
1994 2nd Prize in Moscow Mathematical Olympiad among technical students
1993-1995 Mayor's Scholarship, MIEE
1991-1994 Academic Council Scholarship, MIEE

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2000 - American Statistical Association

 

2001 - Institute of Mathematical Statistics

 

SKILLS

Computer Windows, MS Office (advanced user); OS/2, Linux (beginner)
Econometric and Statistical Packages: Stata (expert), some of SPSS, Statistica, E-Views, SAS, S-Plus, AMOS, LISREL
FTN networks (advanced user)
Internet, Web design and HTML
Typing: 200 cpm (Russian, English)
Language Russian -- native; English -- fluent (TOEFL score 630 as of Aug 1997; 270 on CAT as of Nov 1999); French -- basic
GRE Scores Analytical 800 (99%), Verbal 490 (57%), Quantitative 800 (99%); subject test: Mathematics, 990 (99%) as of Nov 1999.

 

PERSONAL

Married to Oksana Loginova
Son Timothy born April 1999.
Daughter Zlata born June 2004

 

ACTIVITIES

  Amateur (bards; modern city folklore; KSP) song
Play guitar, recorder

Latin and standard dancing

Sports: voleyball, tennis, outdoors: white-water, alpine and cross-country skiing, rock-climbing

 


REFERENCES

Richard L. Smith, dissertation advisor
 Mark L. Reed Distinguished Professor, Department of Statistics and Operations Research,
CB 3260, Smith Building, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599-3260 NC, US
Phone: +1-919-962-2660, fax: +1- 919-962-0391
E-mail: rls@email.unc.edu
Kenneth A. Bollen, dissertation co-advisor
Director, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
CB 3355 Manning Hall, The Odum Institute for Research in Social Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3355, US
Phone: +1-919-843-5990, fax: +1-919-962-4777

Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology
CB 3210 Hamilton Hall, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210, US
Phone: +1-919-962-7501, fax +1-919-962-7568
E-mail: bollen@unc.edu

 

Charles Becker (Economics teaching)
Research Professor of Economics, and Director, American Economic Association and Minority Scholarship Program
Department of Economics, Duke University, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097, US
Phone: +1-919-660-1886, fax: +1-919-660-1879
Email: cbecker@econ.duke.edu
Paul Biemer (Survey methodology)
Distinguished Fellow of RTI,
3040 Cornwallis Road, Post Office Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194, USA
Phone: +1-919-541-6056, fax: +1-919-316-3867
and
Associate Director for Survey Research, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
CB 3355 Manning Hall, The Odum Institute for Research in Social Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3355, US
Phone: +1-919-843-2200, fax: +1-919-962-4777
Email: ppb@rti.org

Edward Carlstein (Statistics teaching)
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Statistics and Operations Research
CB 3260, Smith Building, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599-3260 NC, US
Phone: +1-919-962-1275, fax: +1- 919-962-0391
E-mail: edcar@email.unc.edu
David Guilkey (Econometrics and population studies research)
Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, and Senior Statistical Advisor to the MEASURE Evaluation Project
CB #3305, Gardner Hall 107, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3305
Phone: +1-919-966-5335, fax: +1-919-966-4986
Email: david_guilkey@unc.edu
Anthony F. Shorrocks (Economics research)
Research Professor of Economics and Director, United Nations University / World Institute for Development Economics Research
Postal: UNU/WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, FIN-00160 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358-9-6159911
Fax: +358-9-61599333
E-mail: shorrocks@wider.unu.edu
Zhengyuan Zhu (Statistics research)
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Operations Research
CB 3260, Smith Building, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599-3260 NC, US
Phone: +1-919-843-2431, fax: +1- 919-962-0391
E-mail: zhuz@email.unc.edu

The up-to-date version of this CV is available at
http://stas.kolenikov.name/CV.html Last update: Aug 15, 2005.