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Faculty Positions:

  • UNC-CH Department of Statistics (1982-2003)
  • Cornell University, Mary Upson Professor of Engineering (2001-2002)
  • UNC-CH Department of Statistics and Operations Research (2003-)
  • UNC-CH Department of Computer Science Adjunct Professor (2003-)
  • UNC-CH Lineberger Cancer Center, Member (2004-)
  • UNC-CH Department of Biostatistics (2007-)

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow: Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Fellow: American Statistical Association
  • Elected Member: International Statistical Institute
  • #15 on ISI List of Most Highly Cited Mathematicians (1991-2001)
  • Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor, UNC-CH
  • S. N. Roy Memorial Lecturer, University of Calcutta
  • Ralph Bradley Lecturer, University of Georgia
  • Saw Swee Hock Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (2015)


Steve & Robert Avery Marron:      2012-11-12-Robert-Gandy

(courtesy of Inge Koch)

An Interesting Restaurant on Kangaroo Island, Australia:  100_6102

(courtesy of Lina Sue Marron)

The Menu from the Marron Cafe:  100_6116

(courtesy of Lina Sue Marron)

A diner eating Marrons (with Alun Pope):  100_6117

(courtesy of Lina Sue Marron)

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Acknowledgement of Financial Support:  Much of the research in the above pages was supported by the following NSF Grants, together with many grants from a wide range of collaborators:

  • DMS-8902973
  • DMS-9203135
  • DMS-9504414
  • DMS-9971649
  • DMS-0308331
  • DMS-0606577



  1. Terry
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Dear Professor Marron, I am using your matlab software ( I am not quite familiar with Matlab). My purpose is to use your program to smooth y based on the regression on x with the bandwidth choosen by the . In your matlab version 5 OR 7, which mat file should I use? I have tried the the gpfam in version 5, it then gives out the msmooth and xgrid. I am just wondering that how could I have a series of my Y variables? Thanks!

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  3. James Marron
    Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

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  4. James Marron
    Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for the slow reply. I only recently realized this comment operation is even available. About your questions: the function gpfam is quite old, and no longer recommended. For simple scatterplot smoothing, the function nprSM is now recommended.

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