Dr. Joseph Hilbe

In Memoriam:  Dr. Joseph HilbeDr. Joseph Hilbe, before his untimely death in March, 2017, was President of the International Astrostatistics Association, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Hawaii, Solar System Ambassador with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology, and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Arizona State University.  Dr. Hilbe was a key founding member of the Statistics.com team, and developed and taught a number of key courses in statistical modeling.  I counted Joe Hilbe as a personal friend, and we had numerous conversations over the years about virtually every topic under the sun. He was a dedicated instructor and author, and cared deeply about his students and his readers.   He will be sorely missed.  

- Peter Bruce (President, Statistics.com)


BA Philosophy, California State University, Chico, JD

MA Philosophy, University of Hawaii

PhD Applied Mathematics (Statistics), University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise:

Negative binomial regression
Logistic regression


Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Series in Astrostatistics
Co-authored, Generalized Linear Models and Extensions, 3rd edition, (Stata Press, 2012)
Co-authored, Generalized Estimating Equations, 2nd edition, (CRC, 2012)
Author, Astrostatistical Challenges for the New Astronomy, (Springer, 2012)
Author, Negative Binomial Regression, Second Edition (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
Co-authored, R for Stata Users (Springer, 2010)
Author, Logistic Regression Models (Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2009)
Author, Solutions Manual for Logistic Regression Models (Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2009) 
Author, Negative Binomial Regression (Cambridge University Press, 2007) 
Co-authored, Generalized Linear Models and Extensions, Second Edition (Stata Press, 2007)
Co-authored, Generalized Estimating Equations (CRC Press, 2003) 
Co-authored, Generalized Linear Models and Extensions (Stata Press, 2001) 
Editor, Stata Technical Bulletin Reprints, Volume 2, (Stata Press, 1993)
Editor, Stata Technical Bulletin Reprints, Volume 1, (Stata Press, 1992) 
Author, Sentential Logic (Educational Services Pub. Co., 1983)
Author, Fundamentals of Conceptual Analysis (Kendall/Hunt, 1977) 
Author, Philosophical Foundations of Law (Educational Services Pub. Co., 1973)
Author, Experiencing Philosophy, (Educational Services Pub. Co., 1970)

Co-authored, Methods of Statistical Model Estimation (Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2012)
Co-authored, Quasi-Least Squares Regression (Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2012) 
Author, Modeling Count Data (Cambridge University Press, 2012)


President of the International Astrostatistics Association, the first and only global association of astrostatisticians.

Fellow, American Statistical Association (ASA)

Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (ISI), the world association of statisticians

Chair of the ISI Sports Statistics Committee.

Website links:

Joseph Hilbe
Selected works of Joseph Hilbe
ASU faculty page


Videos :

Advanced Logistic Regression
Generalized Linear Models
Logistic Regression
Modeling Count Data
Modeling Longitudinal and Panel Data

Instructor at Statistics.com since June 2003

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