Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Sat Gupta
Associate Head


Office: Petty 126
Phone: 334-6285
Email address:
Personal web page:
Office hours: MW : 4:00 - 5:00 By Appointment at other times


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


Fall, 2015
  • MAT 493-01 IND (Honors Work)
  • MAT 799-05 DIS (Dissertation)
  • MAT 802-01 DIS (Dissertation Extension)
  • STA 382-01 LEC (Introduction to Sampling Methods), MW 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 227
  • STA 667-01 RES (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 676-01 LEC (Sample Survey Methods), MW 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 227
  • STA 699-01 THS (Thesis)
Spring, 2016
  • MAT 799-01 DTS (Dissertation)
  • MAT 802-01 DTS (Dissertation Extension)
  • STA 482-01 LEC (Introduction to Time Series Models), MW 5:00-6:15
  • STA 667-01 IND (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 682-01 LEC (Theory of Time Series), MW 5:00-6:15
  • STA 698-01 IND (Project in Statistics)
  • STA 709-01 LEC (Topics in Computatnl Stats)
Summer Session 1, 2016
  • STA 108-01D WEB (Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics)

Research Interests

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

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 (