Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Sat Gupta
Associate Head


Office: Petty 126
Phone: 334-6285
Email address:
Personal web page:
Office hours: M W 4:00 - 5:00 T 2:00 - 3:00 By appointment at other times


Ph.D. in Statistics, Colorado State University (1987), Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Delhi (1977)


Summer Session 1, 2016
  • STA 108-01D WEB (Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
  • STA 593-01 IND (Directed Study in Statistics)
Summer Session 2, 2016
  • STA 801-11 DTS (Thesis Extension)
Fall, 2016
  • MAT 799-01 DTS (Dissertation)
  • MAT 802-01 DTS (Dissertation Extension)
  • STA 573-01 LEC (Theory of Linear Regression), MW 2:00-3:15, Petty Building 007
  • STA 651-01 LEC (Mathematical Statistics), MW 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 227
  • STA 667-01 IND (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 698-01 IND (Project in Statistics)

Research Interests

Statistics, Mathematical Biology
Current Students: Arpad Szarka, Monika Goel, Nicholas Stewart, Qi Zhang, Jeong Sep Sihm, Tanja Zatezalo
Descendants: Anna Tuck

Selected Recent Publications

  • Sihm, J.S., Gupta, S. (2015): A Two-Stage Binary Optional Randomized Response Model. Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, Vol. 44, No. 9, 2278 – 2296
  • Gupta, S. and Shabbir, J. (2015): Estimation of Finite Population Mean Using Two Auxiliary Variables in Stratified Two-Phase Sampling. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol. 44, No. 13, 2798-2808
  • Shabbir, J., Haq, A. and Gupta, S. (2014): A New Difference-Cum-Exponential Type Estimator of Finite Population Mean in Simple Random Sampling. Revista Colombiana de Estadística, Vol. 37, No. 1, 199-211
  • Subramani, J. Gupta, S. and Prabavathy, G. (2014): Circular Systematic Sampling in the Presence of Linear Trend, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 1, 1-19
  • Khan, Z., Shabbir, J., Gupta, S. (2013): A New Sampling Design for Systematic Sampling. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, Vol. 42, 2659-2670

Brief Bio

Dr. Gupta earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Delhi (1977) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Colorado State University (1987). He joined the UNCG faculty in 2004 after being at University of Southern Maine for 18 years. His research studies include sampling designs, time series forecasting, and biostatistics. He is founding editor of the Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice (