J. Brian Gray

Associate Dean, James I. Harrison Family Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow

Manderson Graduate School of Business
Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science

Phone: 205-348-8912
Email: bgray@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Applied statistics, exploratory data analysis, data mining, regression analysis, statistical computing and graphics


University of Alabama at Birmingham (B.S.), Clemson University (M.S. and Ph.D.).

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. J. Brian Gray is the Associate Dean of the Manderson Graduate School of Business in the Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama. He is also the Harrison Family Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow and Professor of Statistics in the Department of Information Systems, Management Science, and Statistics. Dr. Gray came to the University in 1990, after spending seven years as a faculty member in the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences at Texas Christian University. He earned the MS and PhD degrees in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University in 1980 and 1983, respectively. Dr. Gray attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he received a BS degree in Mathematics in 1978, with minors in Business Administration and Computer Science.

Dr. Gray is an active member of the American Statistical Association. His research interests include applied statistics, exploratory data analysis, data mining, business analytics, regression analysis, statistical computing, and statistical graphics. He has published research articles in journals including Technometrics, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, The American Statistician, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, and Statistics and Computing. Dr. Gray received the Wilcoxon Prize for Best Practical Application Paper in Technometrics in 1984. He is co-author of two books, Basic Statistical Ideas for Managers (Second Edition) and Business Cases in Statistical Decision Making: Computer Based Applications. Dr. Gray has received several teaching awards from the MBA and Executive MBA Associations of The University of Alabama and Texas Christian University. In 2006, he received the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award from the National Alumni Association of The University of Alabama.

Selected Publications

Ellinger, A. E., Natarajarathinam, M., Adams, F., Gray, J. B., Hofman, D., and O’Marah, K., (2011), “Supply Chain Management Competency and Firm Financial Success,” Journal of Business Logistics, to appear.

Lam, M., Mittenthal, J., and Gray, J. B. (2009), “The Impact of Stopping Rules on Hierarchical Capacitated Clustering in Location Routing Problems,” Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, 12, 13-28.

Howington, E. B. and Gray, J. B. (2009), “A Matrix-Based Genetic Algorithm for Computing the Minimum Volume Ellipsoid,” IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 13, 1247-1260.

Gray, J. B. and Fan, G. (2008), “Classification Tree Analysis Using TARGET,” Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 52, 1362-1372.

Fan, G. and Gray, J. B. (2005), “Regression Tree Analysis Using TARGET,” Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 14, 206-218.

Brooks, R. E. and Gray, J. B. (2004), “History of the Forecasters: An Assessment of the Semi-Annual U.S. Treasury Bond Yield Forecast Survey as Reported in The Wall Street Journal,” Journal of Portfolio Management, 31, 113-117.