Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Joseph W. McKean
Dr. John A. Kapenga
Dr. Daniel P. Mihalko
Dr. Joshua D. Naranjo
Computer simulation procedures have become a staple of research and development in many fields, including statistics. The generation of pseudo random number sequences is the core of computer simulation procedures. Validity of research results often depend on the underlying validity of the generator being used.
In this work we develop the machinery for a class of tests of spatial uniformity based on a multi-dimensional Fourier transform of the empirical probability density function. The test can be adapted to specific requirements and has the added advantage that it has computational complexity that is relatively independent of the number of data points being analyzed.
Zeitler, David, "Empirical Spectral Analysis of Random Number Generators" (2001). Dissertations. 1395.
Fifth Advisor: Dr. Robert J. Buck