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Kevin J. Coakley

Kevin J. Coakley earned a B.S. in Physics from Yale University, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington (Seattle), and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University. He joined the Statistical Engineering Division at NIST in 1989. Current research interests include aerosol physics; neutron physics; fast neutron spectroscopy; neutron imaging; astroparticle physics; and computational biology.

Technical Areas of Research and Consulting:

  • Planning and analysis of experiments in physical science and engineering
  • Stochastic and empirical model building
  • Computer intensive statistical methods
  • Bootstrap resampling methods
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Statistical algorithms for imaging

Professional Activities and Societies and Standards Activities:

Publications

Microwave radiometer instability due to infrequent calibration

Author(s)
Kevin J. Coakley, Jolene D. Splett, Dave K. Walker, Mustafa Aksoy, Paul E. Racette
We directly quantify the effect of infrequent calibration on the stability of microwave radiometer temperature measurements (where a power measurement for the

Measurement of mass of aerosol particles

Author(s)
Kevin J. Coakley, Robert C. Hagwood, Kensei Ehara, Nobuhiko Fukushima, Kittichote Worachotekamjorn, Naoko Tajima, Hiromu Sakurai
An aerosol particle mass analyzer (APM) which classifies aerosol particles according to their mass has been developed. Mass distributions of aerosol particles

A Boltzmann Constant Determination Based on Johnson Noise Thermometry

Author(s)
Nathan E. Flowers-Jacobs, Alessio Pollarolo, Kevin J. Coakley, Anna E. Fox, Horst Rogalla, Weston L. Tew, Samuel P. Benz
A value for the Boltzmann constant was measured electronically using an improved version of the Johnson Noise Thermometry (JNT) system at the National Institute
Created October 9, 2019, Updated February 7, 2020