Steve Edgell's Home Page
Greetings! This is Steve Edgell's home page. I was a professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. My research interests included cognitive processes in judgment and decision making, medical decision making, probabilistic categorization, diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, mathematical models, connectionist models, decision analysis, and statistics. I taught courses in these areas at both the graduate (Ph.D.) level and the undergraduate level.
I had a bad stroke 6/1/06 that left me paralyzed on the entire right side and thus I am retired on disability
What I have been doing since the stroke:
Writing up my last research (Please download the manuscripts--comments welcome)
Converting an old program that plays three dimension tic-tac-toe
Stat Students: click here for THE DICE GAME OF SUCKERS
MORE ABOUT ME
My name is Stephen E. Edgell. I received my Ph.D. in mathematical psychology with a minor in statistics from Indiana University. My mentor was N. John Castellan. I also have an M.A. in mathematics. I provided consulting in statistics, experiment design, decision analysis, and computer software development, especially real time process control programs. I was a member of a number of professional organizations including: The Judgement and Decision Making Society (JDM), The Society for Mathematical Psychology, The American Statistical Association, The Cognitive Science Society, The Society for Medical Decision Making, The Society for Computers in Psychology (SCIP), The Psychometric Society, The Psychonomic Society, and The Society of the Sigma Xi. I was a founding member of JDM and of SCIP and was the first Secretary/Treasurer of JDM. I was the Newsletter editor for JDM. I'm listed in Who's Who in America, in Science and Engineering, in the World, and in Medicine and Healthcare. I am a member of Project Steve (click here to see their web page)
Click here to send email to me (edgell at louisville dot edu)
I do research in judgement, decision making, and choice, with an emphasis on using mathematical models. I do both empirical work and theory development work. My empirical work is mostly in the area of probabilistic categorization. My theoretical work mostly comprises using mathematical models, which includes connectionist models (artificial neural networks) and computer simulation models. While my main interest is theoretical, I also have a strong interest in the applied aspects of this area. Related to this is an interest in artificial intelligence and computer simulation of decision making, including the Bayesian methods. I'm currently working on a medical decision making aids. I have further interests in the investigation and development of statistical techniques. I have published on both basic issues in statistics and in applications to a survey technique named the randomized response technique.
I have also done some research on the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Edward Stratemeyer was the Henry Ford of children's literature. After writing a good number of books himself, he began producing outlines and farming them out to ghostwriters for a fixed fee. He continued to write some titles, usually under pseudonyms, himself as well as publish the plethora of books completed from his outlines. He was responsible for the majority of popular children series books (e.g., The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, The Rover Boys, The Bobbsey Twins, etc., etc.). To aid my work, I am putting together a collection of the books which I have left to the University of Louisville Library in my will.
Click here for a picture of me in my Viper sitting in my driveway. I had to sell it following the stroke since I can't drive any more.
Click here for a picture of me and Danny Kahneman at the Grawemeyer award banquet. Danny is a fellow reserarcher in the area of decision making. He also won a Nobel prize for his work with Amos Tversky.