Statistics program and research information at UMass Lowell (UML) Math&Stat Department

**Math&Stat faculty members in probability and statistics**

- Cory Fournier

Assistant Teaching Professor - Nilabja Guha

Assistant Professor

**Research Interests:**Bayesian Statistics, Uncertainty Quantification - Daniel Klain

Professor

**Research Interests:**Geometric Probability, Convex Geometry, Geometric Tomography, Integral Geometry, Combinatorics - Jong Soo Lee

Associate Professor

**Research Interests:**Applied Statistics - Ravi Montenegro

Professor

**Research Interests:**Convergence Rate of Markov Chains, Combinatorics, Isoperimetric Inequalities - Tom Oliveri

Assistant Teaching Professor - Raj Prasad

Professor

**Research Interests:**Ergodic Theory, Dynamical Systems, Information Theory, Coding, Stochastic Processes - James Propp

Professor

**Research Interests:**Propp-Wilson Algorithm, Combinatorics, Probability, Dynamical Systems - Amanda Redlich

Assistant Professor

**Research Interests:**Probabilistic Combinatorics, Randomized Algorithms, Random Graphs, Biological and Social Networks

UML faculty members outside of math&stat department interested in statistics research/collaboration

- Frederic Chain (Biology)

Assistant Professor - Bioinformatics, Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics - Tingjian Ge (Computer Science)

Professor - Databases, Data mining, Data Science, Data Streams and Graphs - Joseph Gonzales (Psychology)

Associate Professor - Latent Variable Modeling, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling of Multivariate Time Series, Measurement and Process Heterogeneity - Wenjun Li (Public Health)

Professor - Biostatistics, GIS Analysis - Rachel Melamed (Biology)

Assistant Professor - Computational Biology - Natalia (Natasha) Palacios (Public Health)

Associate Professor - Epidemiology, Metabolomics, Microbiome - Jason Rydberg (Criminal Justice)

Associate Professor - Statistical Computing in R, Applied Regression Analysis, Bayesian Inference, Counterfactual Methods of Causual Inference - Jiabin Shen (Psychology)

Assistant Professor - Randomized Clinical Trials, National Medical/Health Databases, Meta-Analysis, Intensive Longitudinal Data Analysis (Ecological Momentary Assessment) - Christopher Skinner (Environmental Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)

Assistant Professor - Climate Dynamics, Earth System Modeling, Climate Impacts Analysis - Katherine Tucker (Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences)

Professor - Nutritional Epidemiology, Diet and Chronic Disease Risk, Dietary Assessment Methodology, Health Disparities - Yan Wang (Psychology)

Assistant Professor - Structural Equation Modeling, Multilevel Modeling, Bayesian Analysis, Finite Mixture Modeling, Propensity Score Analysis - Hong Yu (Computer Science)

Professor - Natural Language Processing, Applied Machine Learning, Health Informatics, Data Science

Research centers at UML, with statistics faculty members

- Center of Biomedical and Health Research in Data Sciences (CHORDS)
- Center for Population Health (CPH)

(The primary degree programs offered in the math&stat department - B.S., M.S. - are in **bold**)

Undergraduate Degree

**B.S. - Probability/Statistics Option**(Degree Pathway)- Online and Continuing Education (B.S. Mathematics: Statistics Concentration)
- Math Minor (Information)

Masters Degree

**M.S. - Probability/Statistics Option**(Degree Pathway)- Graduate Certificate - Applied Statistics (Information)

Bachelors to Masters (5 Year) Degree

- Bachelors to Masters Program in Math&Stat

Please contact the graduate coordinator (Hung Phan) or Cori Lee for more information

Doctoral Degree

- Doctoral Program in Computational Mathematics

This Program is administered by the Computer Science Department

**Undergraduate **

- All Courses

Undergradate Math Courses - Statistics Undergraduate Courses

**Graduate**

- All Courses

Graduate Math Courses - Statistics Graduate Courses
- MATH.5090 Probability and Mathematical Statistics
- MATH.5750 Applied Statistics with R
- MATH.5760 Statistical Programming using SAS
- MATH.5780 Statistical Inference and Data Mining
- MATH.5840 Stochastic Processes
- MATH.5870 Measure and Probability Theory
- MATH.5880 Mathematical Statistics
- MATH.5900 Statistical Quality Control
- MATH.5910 Linear Statistical Modeling and Regression
- MATH.5920 Multivariate Statistics
- MATH.5930 Experimental Design

NOTE: Some graduate courses are required for an undergraduate degree in Probabilty/Statistics Option and for Bachelors to Masters program during undergrdaute years (see Degree Pathways above)

Information about Actuary and Actuarial Exams

- What is an Actuary?
- Be An Actuary (Good place to start for information on actuarial exam and career)
- Information from Society of Actuaries

- Actuarial Exams
- Actuarial Societies

Acturial Sciences Program at UML

- For Exam P, the course MATH.4070 will use the textbooks recommended by SOA/CAS and should prepare students for the exam
- Exam FM covers financial math, so the students may consider Finance Minor from UML Manning School of Business, or take approproate courses (self-study also possible)

- Currently do not have a formal degree program in Actuarial Sciences at UML. However, there are many ways to prepare for the exam and career

For students interested in Biostatistics advanced degrees and career

- Public Health Minor at UML Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

NOTE: Of 22 credits required, math B.S. majors will automatically satisfy 7 of 22 credits (with BIOL Principles of Biology I+Lab and any MATH course in statistics), so only need 15 additional credits (5 courses) in Public Health for the Minor - Biology Minor

NOTE: Many of the courses listed will satisfy both the math B.S. degree requirement and the college requirement - Bioinformatics
(Sample Degree Pathway)

This degree pathway wlll grant a student math B.S. degree with statistics option and biology minor. - For graduate students, please discuss with your advisor regarding this career path

This is a highly desirable combination for intellectual and career advancement

- Computer Science Minor

(Sample Degree Pathway)

NOTE: Some courses can count toward both the Math Major requirement and Computer Science Minor requirement - Double Major: Mathematics (Probability and Statistics Option) and Computer Science

With careful planning and serious dedication, it is possible to double major in statistics and computer science. Any of the following are good options to supplement the statistics studies (depending on student interest):- Computer Science: General Option
- Computer Science: Bioinformatics Option
- Computer Science: Data Science Option

For Current UML Math&Stat Students

- Resources and other helpful information (Official website for math&stat student at UML)

Employment Opportunities for Statistics

- ASA JobWeb
- UFL Statstics Jobs
- USAJOBS.gov For goverment employment, many opportunities for statisticians

Pursuing Advanced Degrees

Professional Societies for Statistics

- Institute of Mathematical Statistics Free membership for students! (More info)
- American Statistical Association Student membership, $25 a year (More info)

Alumni

- If you are a former math/stat student at UML, please let us know how you are doing!