Mendoza School of Business


Francis Bilson Darku

Assistant Research Professor
IT, Analytics, and Operations
 574-631-5276
  227 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Awards

Francis Bilson Darku is a Research Assistant Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations at the Mendoza College of Business. His research interests include sequential analysis, nonparametric statistics and econometrics. He focuses on developing sequential methodologies under a distribution-free environment with applications in economics, psychology and other areas. Francis obtained a BSc in Actuarial Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi – Ghana, and afterwards an MSc and a PhD in Statistics from University of Texas at Dallas.

Education
Ph D, University of Texas at Dallas
MS, University of Texas at Dallas
BS, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Areas of Expertise
Sequential Analysis
Non-Parametrics
Econometrics

Editorial Boards
Ad Hoc Reviewer
Journal of Applied Statistics
July 14, 2020

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Psychological Methods
January, 2019

"Gini Index Estimation Within Pre-Specified Error Bound Applied to Indian Household Survey Data", (With Frank Konietschke, Bhargab Chattopadhyay), Econometrics, 8, 2020

"Sequential Accuracy in Parameter Estimation for Population Correlation Coefficients", (With Ken Kelley, Bhargab Chattopadhyay), Psychological Methods, 24, 2019

"Accuracy in Parameter Estimation for a General Class of Effect Sizes: A Sequential Approach", (With Ken Kelley, Bhargab Chattopadhyay), Psychological Methods, 23, 2018

"Bounded-Width Confidence Interval for Gini Index under Complex Survey", The 7th International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies, 2019
"Bounded-Width Confidence Interval for Gini Index under Complex Survey", Joint Statistical Meetings, 2017
"Bounded-Width Confidence Interval for Gini Index under Complex Survey", Conference of Texas Statisticians, 2017
"Accuracy in Effect Size Estimation for IID Observations", Joint Statistical Meetings, 2016
"Accuracy in Effect Size Estimation for IID Observations", Conference of Texas Statisticians, 2016
"Accuracy in Effect Size Estimation for IID Observations", UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference, 2015
"Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award", Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018

"Student Travel Award", Quality & Productivity Section, American Statistical Association, 2017

"Betty & Gifford Johnson Scholarship Award", University of Texas at Dallas, 2017

"Finalist for Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition", University of Texas at Dallas, 2017

"Best Poster in Interdisciplinary and Applied Statistics Category for Doctoral Students", Conference of Texas Statisticians, 2017