Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Sat Gupta
Associate Head


Office: Petty 126
Phone: 334-6285
Email address:
Personal web page:
Office hours: TR 2:00-3:30


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


Spring, 2015
  • MAT 799-01 DIS (Dissertation)
  • STA 352-01 LEC (Statistical Inference), TR 3:30-4:45, Petty Building 223
  • STA 652-01 LEC (Mathematical Statistics), TR 5:00-6:15, Petty Building 223
  • STA 667-01 RES (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 709-01 LEC (Topics in Computatnl Stats)
Summer Session 2, 2015
  • STA 108-11D WTX (Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
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

Research Interests

Statistics, Mathematical Biology
Current Students: Jeong Sep Sihm, Tanja Zatezalo, Qi Zhang
Descendants: Qing Shi, Anna Tuck, Robert Stoesen

Selected Recent Publications

  • Khan, Z., Shabbir, J., Gupta, S. (2013): A New Sampling Design for Systematic Sampling. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, Vol. 42, 2659-2670
  • 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. 20, 1-9
  • Gupta, S., Shabbir, J., Sousa, R., Corte-Real, P. (2012): Regression Estimation of the Mean of a Sensitive Variable in the Presence of Auxiliary Information. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, Vol. 41, 2394-2404
  • Letvak, S, Ruhm, C. J. and Gupta, S. (2012). Nurses’ Presenteeism and its effects on Self- Reported Quality of Care and Costs. American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 112, No. 2, 30-38
  • 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

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 (