Term of Award

Fall 2013

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)


Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Charles W. Champ

Committee Member 1

Broderick Oluyede

Committee Member 2

Hani Samawi

Committee Member 3

Daniel Linder

Committee Member 3 Email



The commonly recommended charts for monitoring the mean vector are affected by a shit in the covariance matrix. As in the univariate case, a chart for monitoring for a change in the covariance matrix should be examined first before examining the chart used to monitor for a change in the mean vector.