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Richard Cleary

Professor

Division Chair
Academic Division: Math & Science
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Bio

Professor Rick Cleary is a statistician and mathematician with research and consulting interests in a variety of fields including sports, biomechanics, and statistical approaches to fraud detection and audit risk. Prior to coming to Babson College in 2013, Professor Cleary taught at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Cornell University, Bentley University, and Harvard University. He has held many leadership positions in the Mathematical Association of America, including six years on the Executive Committee as Associate Treasurer and a term as chair of the Joint Data Committee. He is currently on the Nominations Committee and the Polya lecturer selection committee. Professor Cleary enjoys working with mathematics teachers at all levels to improve statistics education and he gives frequent talks and workshops on ways to encourage statistical thinking. He is active in the Wellesley community as a youth sports coach and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Little League.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Cornell University
  • MA, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • BS, State University of New York, College at Oneonta

Academic Interests

Biomechanics; Market Research; Sports Research; Statistics

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • QTM 2600: LINEAR ALGEBRA & DYNAMICAL SYS
  • QTM 2622: SPORTS APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Goodheart, J.R., Cleary, R.J., Damron , T.A., Mann, K.A. (2015). Simulating Activities of Daily Living with Finite Element Analysis Improves Fracture Prediction for Patients with Metastatic Femoral Lesions. Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • Mann, K.A., Miller, M.A., Goodheart, J.R., Izant, T.H., Cleary, R.J. (2014). Peri-implant Bone Strains and Micro-motion following In Vivo Service: A Postmortem Retrieval Study of 22 Tibial Components from Total Knee Replacements. Journal of Orthopaedic Research: a journal for musculoskeletal investigation, 32(3), 355-361.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2014). Fall 2012 Departmental Profile Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 61(2), 158-164. link
  • Miller, M.A., Goodheart, J.R., Izant, T.H., Rimnac, C.M., Cleary, R.J., Mann, K.A. (2014). Loss of cement-bone interlock in retrieved tibial components from total knee arthroplasties. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 472(1), 304-313.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2013). Report on 2011–2012 Academic Recruitment and Hiring. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 60(5), 586-591.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2013). 2012-2013 Faculty Salaries Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 60(4), 426-432.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2013). Preliminary Report on the 2011-2012 New Doctoral Recipients. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 60(3), 316-324.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). Fall 2011 Departmental Profile Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59(10), 1423-1431. link
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). Report on 2011–2012 Academic Recruitment and Hiring. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59(10), 1423-1431.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W. (2012). Annual Survey Doctoral Department Groupings. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59(9), 1262-1264.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). Report on the 2010–2011 New Doctoral Recipients. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59(8), 1083-1093.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). 2011-2012 Faculty Salaries Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59(3), 410-415. link
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). 2011–2012 Faculty Salaries Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59(3), 410-415.
  • Cleary, R.J., Maxwell, J.W., Rose, C. (2012). 2009-2010 Departmental Profile Report. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59(2), 291-300. link

Presentations

  • What Every Mathematician Should Know About Statistics ... and Vice Versa
    Cleary, R. What Every Mathematician Should Know About Statistics ... and Vice Versa MAA Seaway Section Annual Meeting, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY (2015)
  • Non-standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports
    Cleary, R. Non-standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports Sacred Heart University Mathematics Day, Fairfield, CT (2015)
  • Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports
    Cleary, R. Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics to Sports Wellesley High School Seminar Day, Wellesley, MA (2015)
  • Teaching the Background for Data Science and Analytics
    Cleary, R. Teaching the Background for Data Science and Analytics Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, Texas (2015)
  • Non standard Applications of Mathematics in Sports
    Cleary, R. Non standard Applications of Mathematics in Sports Pi Mu Epsilon (Math Honor Society) Induction, Springfield, MA (2014)
  • Freshman seminar presentation on careers in mathematics
    Cleary, R. Freshman seminar presentation on careers in mathematics Denison University, Granville, OH (2014)
  • Statistical Methods for fraud detection
    Cleary, R. Statistical Methods for fraud detection Denison University, Granville, OH (2014)
  • Lecture on Mathematics and Sports
    Cleary, R. Lecture on Mathematics and Sports Gordon Lecture, Granville, OH (2014)
  • Lecture on mathematics and sports
    Cleary, R. Lecture on mathematics and sports New Jersey Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Glassboro, NJ (2014)
  • Teaching a mathematics and sports course
    Cleary, R. Teaching a mathematics and sports course New Jersey Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Glassboro, NJ (2014)
  • Moving to Big Data: The Changing Practice of Statistics in the Analytics Era
    Cleary, R. Moving to Big Data: The Changing Practice of Statistics in the Analytics Era The Twelfth Annual NES/MAA Dinner Meeting in Memory of Kenneth J. Preskenis, Framingham, MA (2014)
  • Interactive talk on mathematics and sports.
    Cleary, R. Interactive talk on mathematics and sports. Wellesley High School Seminar Day, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Non standard Applications of Mathematics in Sports
    Cleary, R. Non standard Applications of Mathematics in Sports Babson College Faculty Research Chat, Wellesley, MA (2014)

  • Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars Workshop, Cambridge, MA (2013)
  • Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports
    Cleary, R. Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports Fall 2013 Meeting of the MAA Ohio Section, Cleveland, OH (2013)
  • Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports
    Cleary, R. Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports Pi Mu Epsilon Induction, Colchester, VT (2013)
  • What Every Mathematician Should Know About Statistics … and Vice Versa
    Cleary, R. What Every Mathematician Should Know About Statistics … and Vice Versa MAA MathFest, Hartford, CT (2013)
  • Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports
    Cleary, R. Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports Spring 2013 Meeting of the MAA Northeastern Section, Danbury, CT (2013)

  • Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars Workshop, Cambridge, MA (2013)

  • Cleary, R. Teachers as Scholars Workshop, Cambridge, MA (2013)
  • Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports
    Cleary, R. Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Sports , Middlebury, VT (2012)