Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Sat Gupta


Office: Petty 126
Email address:
Personal web page:
Starting year at UNCG: 2004
Office hours: MW 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and by appointment


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


Fall, 2017
  • STA 290-01 LEC (Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference), MW 2:00-3:15, Petty Building 313
  • STA 382-01 LEC (Introduction to Sampling Methods), MW 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 227
  • STA 667-01 IND (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 667-01D WEB (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 676-01 LEC (Sample Survey Methods), MW 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 227
  • STA 698-01 IND (Project in Statistics)
  • STA 698-02 IND (Project in Statistics)
  • STA 699-01 DTS (Thesis)
  • STA 709-04 LEC (Topics in Computatnl Stats)
Spring, 2018
  • STA 482-01 LEC (Introduction to Time Series Models), MW 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 223
  • STA 667-01 IND (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 682-01 LEC (Theory of Time Series), MW 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 223
  • STA 690-01 SEM (Graduate Seminar), W 1:00-1:50, Nursing, Moore Building 328
  • STA 699-01 DTS (Thesis)
Summer Session 1, 2018
  • STA 108-01D WEB (Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics)

Research Interests

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

Selected Recent Publications

  • Gupta, S., Shabbir, J. and Sehra, S. (2010). Mean and Sensitivity Estimation in Optional Randomized Response Models. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Vol. 140, 2870-2874
  • Gupta, S., Mehta, S., Shabbir, J. and Dass, B. K. (2013). Generalized scrambling in quantitative optional randomized response models, Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol. 42, No. 22, 4034-4042
  • Koyuncu, N., Gupta, S., and Sousa, R. (2014): Exponential Type Estimators of the Mean of a Sensitive Variable in the Presence of Non-Sensitive Auxiliary Information. Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, Vol. 43, No. 7, 1583-1594
  • 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

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 (