# 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

# Useful Links

- UMBC Policies
- UMBCposter A LaTeX package for making conference posters, written by Dr. Rouben Rostamian
- beamerposter Another LaTeX package for making conference posters
- Wolfram Alpha Search engine that can compute integrals, limits, etc
- The R Project for Statistical Computing
- The Geek Stuff
## Organizations

- UMBC High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF)
- REU Site: Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing at UMBC
- UMBC Center for Interdisciplinary Consulting (CIRC)
- American Statistical Association (ASA)
- Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
- Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)
- American Mathematical Society (AMS)
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)