Steve Hobbs

Adjunct Professor in Mathematics


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, San Diego
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of California, San Diego
  • B.A., Mathematics and Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Complex Analysis – MTH 412, MTH 413
  • Introduction to Statistics – MTH 203
  • Linear Algebra – MTH 233
  • Differential Equations – MTH 333
  • Mathematical Modeling – MTH 373
  • Mathematical Probability and Statistics – MTH 383
  • Abstract Algebra – MTH 444
  • Bioinformatics/Biomathematics
  • Finite/Business Mathematics

Experience in Field

  • Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, 1982 – Present
  • RF Communications Systems Division, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR), 1985 – Present

Professional and Community Involvement

Consulting Experience:

  • PMS data for Hmong Women, statistical analysis for master's thesis in anthropology
  • Instrument data, step-wise regression analysis for research in psychology (Dr. K. Holly)
  • Education data, statistical analysis for Ed.D. thesis
  • Titanium vs. steel bolt data, hypothesis test for Binomial p parameter for agent of the NIS
  • E2-C aircraft wiring risk analysis for in-flight occurrence of fires in cockpit
  • Failure rate of LTS & SCP transducers (J. DeJaco)
  • Grooming data for California Bighorn Sheep, statistical analysis for research (Dr. M. Mooring)

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • J.C. Allen & S.L. Hobbs; Spectral Estimation of Non-stationary White Noise; J. Franklin Inst., 334B, 1, pp 99-116, 1997
  • S.L. Hobbs & S.S. Sritharan; Nonlinear Filtering for Semilinear Partial Differential Equations; Conference on Modern Analysis and Probability; ed Goldstein et al; Marcel Dekker, 1995
  • S.L. Hobbs; Asymptotic Statistics for Location Estimates of Acoustic Signals; J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 91, 3, 1992
  • S.L. Hobbs; Non-Parametric Estimation and Statistical Properties of an Ocean Acoustic Pressure Field; NATO Adv. Study Inst., Acoustic Signal Processing for Ocean Exploration, 1992 (SSC Publication Award)
  • D.F. Gingras & S.L. Hobbs; Asymptotic Statistics for a Generalized Frequency-Wavenumber Estimation; IEEE Trans. Acoust. Speech Sig. Proc., 38, 5, 1990

Reports and Papers:

  • Hobbs co-author; National MDA Study Inter-Agency Investment Strategy Document; Sponsored by the National Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Requirements and Capabilities Working Group; Prepared for the Joint Staff (F-5) Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, MDA Policy and United States Coast Guard Headquarters MDA Policies and Plans (G-5) Washington D.C.; 25 Jan 2007.
  • C. Barton & S. Hobbs & J. Kaina; MDA Data Fusion and Analysis Findings (Classified Report); Sponsored by Dept Homeland Security Science and Technology and US Coast Guard MDA Fusion and Analysis Sub­ Working Group, MDA Implementation Team; 1 Feb 2007.
  • C. Barton & S. Hobbs & J. Kaina & O. Kessler & B. Lapin & E. Tollefson & F. White; Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Data Fusion Assessment; June 2006.
  • G.W. Benthien & S.L. Hobbs; Calculation of Acoustic Loading on Transducers in the Time Domain; Oceans2003 Conference, 2003.
  • D.F. Gingras & S.L. Hobbs; Asymptotic Statistics for Frequency-Wavenumber Estimation; IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1988.