Short Bio

  • Ph.D., Statistics, Iowa State University, 1986
  • M.S., Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute, 1982
  • B.S., Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute, 1981

I joined the Statistics program at UMBC in 1986 as a junior faculty. I was promoted to Associate Professorship in 1993, and to Full Professorship in 1999. I was the Graduate Program Director for both Applied Mathematics and Statistics programs from 1995-1999. I was appointed Interim Chair for 1999-2000. I have been the Chair since 2006.

My research interests lie in modeling correlated data collected over time or/and in clusters. In particular, time series analysis and models for overdispersed categorical data. I like to participate in real projects working side by side with scientists and engineers giving the best statistical advice to the projects. Application areas I have worked with include, environment, transportation, agricultural and bio-mechanical engineering. I am also interested in statistical computing, and more recently in parallel computing relevant to statistical methods. Full CV: pdf / browser

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