Harry L. Hurd
Updated April 22, 2013
Harry L. Hurd
Department of Statistics and Operations Research
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Tel. 919-962-1078
1963, BSEE, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
1964, MSEE, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
1970, Phd (EE), Duke Univ., Durham, NC
Professional Experience
1994-present. Adjunct Professor of Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1983-present. President and Founder of Harry L. Hurd Associates, Raleigh, NC
1976-1983. Vice President, Xybion Corporation, Cedar Knolls, NJ
1964-1976. Technical Staff Member, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Greensboro, NC
Visiting Appointments
1. Lulea University of Technology, Lulea Sweden This appointment was for the period
February 8 through April 14, 1993.
2. University of Rennes I, Rennes, France April 1994: This appointment was for the period
April 1 through April 30, 1994.
3. University of Rennes II, Rennes, France April 2004: This appointment was for the period
April 1 through April 30, 2004.
Books published
H. L. Hurd and A. G. Miamee, Periodically Correlated Sequences: Spectral Theory and Practice,
John Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2007.
Refereed papers and articles
*D. Dehay and H. Hurd, "Empirical determination of the frequencies of an almost periodic time
series”, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp. 262 - 279, March 2013.
*Ribeiro CMP, Hurd H, Wu Y, Martino MEB, Jones L, et al., “Azithromycin Treatment Alters
Gene Expression in Inflammatory, Lipid Metabolism, and Cell Cycle Pathways in WellDifferentiated Human Airway Epithelia”, PLoS ONE 4(6): e5806.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005806, 2009.
*H. Hurd, “Periodically Correlated Sequences of Less than Full Rank", J. Statistical Planning
and Inference, 129, p279-303, 2005.
*H. Hurd, G. Kallianpur and J. Farshidi, “Correlation and Spectral Theory for Periodically
Correlated Fields Indexed on Z2", J. Multivariate Anal., 90, no. 2, p.359-383, 2004.
*H. Hurd and T. Koski, “The Wold Isomorphism for Cyclostationary Sequences, Signal
Processing, v.84 n.5, p.813-824, May 2004.
*H. Hurd and T. Koski “Cyclostationary Arrays: Their Unitary Operators and Representations", in
A volume of recent advances in honor of M. M. Rao, . New York, NY: Marcel Dekker. Lecture
Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics 238, 171-194 (2004).
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*W. P. Robinson III, J. Ahn, A. Stiffler, E. J. Rutherford, H. Hurd, B. L. ZarzauerC. C. Baker, A.
A. Meyer, and P. B. Rich, “Blood Transfusion Is An Independent Predictor Of Increased Mortality
In Nonoperatively-Managed Blunt Hepatic And Splenic Injuries”, Journal of Trauma-Injury
Infection & Critical Care. 57(2):440,August 2004.
*P. B. Rich, C. D. Douillet, H. Hurd and R. C. Boucher, “Effect of Respiratory Rate on
Pulmonary Cytokine Levels and Lung Injury during Mechanical Ventilation”, Journal of Surgical
Research, 113 (1), p139-145 July 2003.
*D. Dehay and H. Hurd, “Spectral estimation for strongly periodically correlated random fields
defined on R2", Math. Methods of Statistics, v. 11, No. 2, p135 - 151, 2002.
*H. Hurd, A. Makagon and A.G. Miamee, “On AR(1) models with periodic and almost periodic
coeffcients", Stoch. Processes and their Appl., v. 100, p. 167-185, 2002.
*H. Hurd and A. Russek, “Almost periodically correlated and almost periodically unitary
processes in the sense of Stepanov”, Theory of Probability and its Application, v. 41, no. 3, 1996.
*P. Bloomfield, H. Hurd, R. Lund and R. Smith, “Climatological Time Series with Periodic
Correlation”, J. of Climate, vol. 11, pp.2787-2809, 1995.
*S. Cambanis, C.H. Houdr´e, H. Hurd and J. Leskow, “Laws of Large Numbers for Periodically
and Almost Periodically Correlated Processes”, Stoch. Processes and their Appl., vol. 53, pp. 3754, 1994.
*P. Bloomfield, H. Hurd and R. Lund, “Periodic Correlation in Stratospheric Ozone Time Series”,
J. Time Series Anal., vol.15, no. 2, pp. 127-150,1994.
*D. Dehay and H. Hurd, ``Representation and Estimation for Periodically and Almost Periodically
Correlated Random Processes'', in ``Cyclostationarity in Communications and Signal Processing'',
W.A. Gardner, Ed., IEEE Press, 1993.
*H. Hurd and C. Jones, ``Dynamical Systems with Cyclostationary Orbits'', in The Chaos
Paradigm: Developments and Applications in Engineering and Science, R. Katz Ed.,AIP Press,
*H. Hurd, ``Almost Periodically Unitary Stochastic Processes'', Stoch. Processes and their
Appl.,43, pp.99-113,1992.
*H. Hurd and J. Leskow, ``Estimation of the Fourier coefficient functions and their spectral
densities for phi-mixing almost periodically correlated processes.'', Statistics and Probability
Letters,vol.14, No.4, pp.299-306, 1992.
*H. Hurd and J. Leskow, ``Strongly consistent and asymptotically normal estimation of the
covariance for almost periodically correlated processes.'', Statistics and Decisions, vol.10, pp.201225, 1992.
*G. Kallianpur and H. Hurd, “Periodically Correlated and Periodically Unitary Processes and their
Relationship to L2[0, T]-valued Stationary Sequences”, In Nonstationary Stochastic Processes and
their Application, A.G. Miamee, Ed., World Scientific Publishing Co., pp. 256-284, 1992.
*H. Hurd and N. Gerr, ‘Graphical Methods for Determining the Presence of Periodic Correlation
in Time Series'', J. Time Series Anal., vol.12, No.4, pp.337-350, 1991.
*H. Hurd, ``Nonparametric Time Series Analysis for Periodically Correlated Processes'', IEEE
Trans. on Information Theory, IT-35, pp.350-359,1989.
*H. Hurd, “Representation of Strongly Harmonizable Periodically Correlated Processes and their
Covariances”, J. Multivariate Anal., 29, No.1, pp.53-67,1989.
*H. Hurd, “Clipping degradation in a system used to detect time-periodic variance fluctuations”, J.
Acoust. Soc. Am., 72(6) , pp.1827-1830,1982.
*H. Hurd, “Stationarizing Properties of Random Shifts”, SIAM J. Appl. Math., vol.26, pp.203-211,
*H. Hurd, “Periodically correlated processes with discontinuous correlation functions”, Theory
Prob. and Appl., vol.19, no.4,pp.834-838, 1974.
*H. Hurd, “Testing for Harmonizability”, IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, IT-19, pp.316320,1973.
Conference Papers and Presentations
Harry L. Hurd
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H. Hurd, "The Periodic Partial Autocorrelation Function", presented at Sixth Workshop on
Cyclostationary Systems and Their Applications, Grodek, Poland, February 9, 2013.
A. Dudek and H. Hurd, “Bootstrapping PARMA Fourier parameters”, presented at The Fifth
Workshop On Cyclostationary Systems And Their Applications, Grodek, Poland, Feb.7, 2012
M. Xie, H. Hurd, K. L. Zeman, W. D. Bennett, “Characterizing “hot spots” of inhaled particle
deposition in CF by spot-filter analysis of gamma scintigraphy images”. Poster presented at the
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Orlando FL, October 8, 2009.
H. Hurd, “Time Series Analysis for PARMA Sequences of Less than Full Rank”, presented at the
Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM), August 3-7, 2008.
H. Hurd, “Periodically Correlated Sequences of Less than Full Rank”, presented at the meeting of
the IISA, DeKalb, Ill, June, 2002.
H. Hurd, “PARMA Models with Unit Roots”, Presented at the IFAC International Workshop on
Periodic Control, 27,28 August, 2001.
H. Hurd, “Cyclostationary Signals in Battlefield Acoustics”, IRIS specialty group on acoustic and
seismic sensing, September, 1999.
H. Hurd, “Applications of Harmonic Phase Tracking: De-cluttering and Localization”, IRIS
specialty group on acoustic and seismic sensing, September, 1998.
H. Hurd, “Harmonic Line Association by Resampling”, Army Symposium on Battlefield
Acoustics, September, 1997.
D. Dehay and H. Hurd, “Spectral estimation for a strongly periodically correlated random field
defined on Z2”, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Cyclostationary Processes,July, 1996.
H. Hurd, “Spectral Coherence Measurements of Accelerometer Signals Taken from a Faulty Gear
System”, Workshop on Cyclostationary Processes, July, 1996.
H. Hurd, “Empirical Determination of the Frequencies of an Almost Periodic Sequence”, 8th IEEE
Signal Processing Workshop on Statistical Signal and Array Processing, June 24-26, 1996.
H. Hurd, “Spectral Correlation of Randomly Jittered Periodic Functions of Two Variables”, 1995
ASILOMAR Conference on Signals and Systems, November, 1995.
C. Houdre and H. Hurd, “Periodically and Almost Periodically UBLS Processes”, IEEE
International Symposium on Information Theory, July 1994.
H. Hurd and G. Kallianpur, “Periodically Correlated Random Fields on Z2”, 3 rd World Congress
of the Bernoulli Society, June 20-25, 1994.
P. Bloomfield, H. Hurd, R. Lund and R. Smith, “Environmental Time Series with Periodic
Correlation”, presentation at IMS Meeting, Laramie,WY,June, 1993.
P. Bloomfield, H. Hurd, and R. Lund, “Periodic Correlation in Meteorological Time Series”,
Proceedings of the 5th International Meeting on Statistical Meteorology, pages 1-6, 1992.
H. Hurd and C.H. Jones, “Dynamical Systems with Cyclostationary Orbits”, in proceedings of the
second ONR/NUWC conference on nonlinear dynamics, 1993.
H. Hurd and C.H. Jones, “Multiple-Scan Spectral Coherence Processing of Periodically
Correlated Signals”, poster paper given at the workshop on cyclostationary signals, Yountville
CA, August 16-18, 1992.
H. Hurd, “Spectral Coherence of Nonstationary and Transient Stochastic Processes”, Proc. of
IEEE Workshop on Spectral Estimation, 1988.
H. Hurd, “A Bayesian Approach to Simultaneous Tracking of Multiple Targets”, ONR Conference
on Passive Tracking, Monterey CA, May, 1977.H. Hurd, “Some Results on the Spectrum for
Nonstationary Processes”, Fifth IEEE Southeastern Systems Conference, pp. 303- 308, March 2223, 1973.
Grants and Awards
Since 2003, Dr. Hurd has received support from various scientists at the Cystic Fibrosis center, Dr.
Richard Boucher, Director. This work has involved microarray analysis, proteomics, clustering and image
processing. This work has supported a number of UNC Statistics graduate students: Jeounyoun Ahn,
Yichao Wu, Miao Xie.
The following research contracts were obtained by Dr. Hurd’s company, Harry L. Hurd Assoc.,
Inc.. From these and earlier contracts, Dr. Hurd has provided support for other Statistics students and
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visitors to the Center for Stochastic Processes at UNC. Visitors to UNC supported by these contracts
include : Christian Houdre (1 year), Andrzej Russek, Dominique Dehay(France), Antonio
Napolitano(Italy), Timo Koski(Sweden), A.M. Yaglom, Marina Fortus (Russia), Victor Alekseev (Russia),
B. Yvorskii (Ukraine), Y. Dragan (Ukraine), Students supported include : Arka Ghosh, Gustavo Didier,
Elizabeth Shamseldin, Ying Lu, Zhengjun Zhang, Run-ze Li, Robert Lund.
1. January 1, 2002, PI for Research Contract, “Statistical Methods for Processing of Harmonic
Signals and Target Tracking”, Contract DAAD19-02-C-0045, Army Research Office.
2. September 25, 2000, PI for Research Contract, “Statistical Methods for Processing of Harmonic
and Cyclostationary Signals”, Contract DAAD19-00-C-0124, Army Research Office.
3. May 15, 1996, PI for Research Contract, “Theory and Inference for Cyclostationary Random and
Non-Random Functions”, Contract DAAH04-96-C-0027, Army Research Office.
4. April 12, 1995 through September 5, 1997, PI for Research Contract “Research on Structure and
and Processing of Periodically Correlated Signals”, Contract N00014-95-C-0093, Office of Naval
5. In previous years, PI for Research Contracts N00014-92-C-0227(ONR) and N00014-89-C0310(ONR).
Other Professional Services
Dr. Hurd has refereed papers from the following journals:
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,
Stochastic Processes and Their Application, Journal of Multivariate Analysis
The Franklin Institute, SIAM J. Applied Math, JASA, Signal Processing, International Journal of Adaptive
Control and Signal Processing
Dr. Hurd was the co-organizer of a workshop on cyclostationary signals held
at the University of Marne la Vallee near Paris, July 1 - July 3, 1996.
All of the following were at UNC-Chapel Hill
Stat 11 Elementary course for the general college. Given 3 or 4 times.
Stat 112 Measure theory. Fall 1997.
Stat 185 Time series analysis. Spring 2001 and spring 2003
Stat 190 Statistical consulting. Fall 2002 and Spring 2003.