Dr Eleanor Stillman
School of Mathematics and Statistics
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School of Mathematics and Statistics
Dr Stillman took BSc and PhD degrees at Sheffield before taking up her lectureship in 1987. Her main research interests lie in the practical application of statistics to geology and materials science. A long term concern has been the modelling of particle size, with investigations into its relationship with sediment transport processes and strength of composite materials. Other recent projects include the use of classification methods in pollen analysis, the design of resistant glazes and the modelling, monitoring and control of manufacturing processes. She is also interested in statistical education and has published computer-assisted-learning materials and on the school-university transition as well as serving on the University's Maths and Stats Help (MASH) steering committee. She is involved in both the local and national activities of the Royal Statistical Society and is a Chartered Statistician. She is also an active Associate Consultant to our Statistical Services Unit, mainly in the areas of training and ethical review.
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My main research interests lie in the practical application of statistics to geology and materials science. A long term concern has been the modelling of particle size, with investigations into its relationship with sediment transport processes and strength of composite materials. Other recent projects include the use of classification methods in pollen analysis, the design of resistant glazes and the production of computer-assisted-learning materials.
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- Searching for the origins of bere barley: a geometric morphometric approach to cereal landrace recognition in archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 26(3), 1125-1142. View this article in WRRO
- The ENBIS‐18 quality and reliability engineering international special issue. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 35(5), 1277-1278. View this article in WRRO
- Re-analysis of archaeobotanical remains from pre- and early agricultural sites provides no evidence for a narrowing of the wild plant food spectrum during the origins of agriculture in southwest Asia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 28(4), 449-463. View this article in WRRO
- Identification of inter- and intra-species variation in cereal grains through geometric morphometric analysis, and its resilience under experimental charring. Journal of Archaeological Science, 86, 60-67. View this article in WRRO
- A Multivariate Control Chart for Autocorrelated Tool Wear Processes. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 32(6), 2093-2106. View this article in WRRO
- Cryptococcus neoformans Intracellular Proliferation and Capsule Size Determines Early Macrophage Control of Infection. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 21489-21489. View this article in WRRO
- Sufficient reduction methods for multivariate time-dependent health surveillance data. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 45(4), 950-966.
- Statistics poster challenge for schools. Teaching Statistics, 35(1), 43-45.
- A Weighted Prediction-based Selection Criterion for Response Surface Designs. QUAL RELIAB ENG INT, 27(5), 719-729.
- Parameter estimation in the unreplicated functional model based on a grouping algorithm. European Journal of Scientific Research, 33(2), 220-233.
- The patterning of hypodontia in a group of young adults in Sheffield, UK.. Arch Oral Biol, 50(2), 287-291.
- Spatial pattern analysis of second-phase particles in composite materials. MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT, 356(1-2), 245-257.
- The design and analysis of a mixture experiment on glass durability. AUST NZ J STAT, 45(1), 19-27.
- A model-based analysis of particle size distributions in composite materials. ACTA MATER, 51(4), 997-1006.
- Impact of landmark reliability on the planar Procrustes analysis of tooth shape.. Arch Oral Biol, 47(7), 545-554.
- Statistical techniques to detect fraud and other data irregularities in clinical questionnaire data. DRUG INF J, 36(1), 115-125.
- Planar Procrustes analysis of tooth shape.. Arch Oral Biol, 46(3), 191-199.
- Methods for describing and comparing variations in tooth shape. J DENT RES, 79(5), 1206-1206.
- Efficient designs for constrained mixture experiments. STAT COMPUT, 9(3), 229-237.
- The needs and prospects for automation in palynology. QUATERNARY SCI REV, 15(1), 1-5.
- STATISTICAL TESTS FOR CLUSTERING OF 2ND PHASES IN COMPOSITE-MATERIALS. PHILOS MAG A, 72(2), 515-528.
- STATISTICS OF PARTICLE-SIZE DATA. APPL STAT-J ROY ST C, 41(1), 127-146.
- Dumb-bells: a plotting convention for "mixed" grain size populations. Sedimentary Geology, 69(1-2), 7-12.
- The description and classification of grain size data from ancient and modern shoreline sands at Lepcis Magna using log skew Laplace distributions. Libyan Studies, 21, 49-59.
- The statistical analysis of 'mixed' grain size distributions from aeolian sands in the Libyan Pre-Desert using log skew Laplace models. Geological Society Special Publication, 35, 271-280.
- The robustness of sufficient reduction methods for detecting shifts of various types in multivariate processes. Quality and Reliability Engineering International.
- The first shoots of a modern morphometrics approach to the origins of agriculture. Web Ecology, 16(1), 1-2. View this article in WRRO
- Sufficient reduction methods for multivariate surveillance. Emerging Health Threats Journal, 4(0).
- Classification of Archæological Sands by Particle Size Analysis, Information and Classification (pp. 478-489). Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Past grants, as Coinvestigator
Simulation Tools for Automated and Robust Manufacturing EPSRC Quantitative characterisation of particle clustering and banding in MMCS and the effect on mechanical prope EPSRC