Dale Zimmerman

American Statistical Association Fellow
Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellow

Research interests

  • Antedependence models
  • Environmetrics
  • Linear model theory

Selected professional memberships

  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), 1986
  • American Statistical Association (ASA), 1983

Selected publications

  • Zimmerman, D., Lim, H. (2021). The middle-seed anomaly: Why does it occur in some sports tournaments but not others?. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. DOI: loi/1-.1515/jqas-2020-0065.
  • Karl, A. T., Zimmerman, D. L. (2020). A diagnostic for bias in linear mixed model estimators induced by dependence between the random effects and the corresponding model matrix. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 211, 107-118. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspi.2020.06.004.
  • Malanson, G. P., Nelson, E. L., Zimmerman, D. L. & Fagre, D. B. (2020). Alpine plant community diversity in species-area relations at fine scale. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 52, 41-46.
  • Zimmerman, D. L. (2020). Linear Model Theory, with Examples and Exercises. New York: Springer.
  • Zimmerman, D. L. (2020). Linear Model Theory: Solutions to Exercises. Springer.
  • Zimmerman, D. L., Zimmerman, N. D. & Zimmerman, J. T. (2020). March Madness "Anomalies": Are they real, and if so, can they be explained?. The American Statistician, 75, 207-216. DOI: https://doi.org.10.1080.00031305.2020.1720814.
  • Wang, S., Zimmerman, D. L. & Breheny, P. (2020). Sparsity-regularized skewness estimation for the multivariate skew normal and multivariate skew t distributions. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 179. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmva.2020.104639.
  • Zimmerman, D. L., Buckland, S. T. (2019). Environmental sampling design. In Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics. pp. 181-210. CRC Press.
  • Zimmerman, D. L. (2019). Geostatistics. In Wiley Stats Ref: Statistics Reference Online.
  • Zidek, J., Zimmerman, D. L. (2019). Monitoring network design. In Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics. pp. 499-522. CRC Press.
Research areas
  • Environmental statistics
  • Experimental design
  • Linear models
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Spatial and environmental statistics
  • Sports statistics
Dale Zimmerman
PhD, Statistics, Iowa State University
MS, Statistics, University of Minnesota
BS, Biometry, Iowa State University
BS, Animal Ecology, Iowa State University
Contact Information

University of Iowa
217 Schaeffer Hall (SH)
20 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States