# Kumer Das

Interim Associate Provost for Research, Lamar University

Director, Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research

Office: # 636 John Gray Library

Phone Number: 880-7947

Email: kumer.das@lamar.edu

Click here for my personal site.

## Education

Ph. D. Mathematics Auburn University, 2005

M.S. Mathematics Dhaka University, 1998

B.S. Statistics Dhaka University, 1996

## Professional Employment

2017-Present | Interim Associate Provost of Research, The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs |

2017-Present | Professor, Department of Mathematics, Lamar University |

2013-Present | Founding Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Lamar University |

2011-2017 | Associate Professor of Mathematics, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX |

Aug '12 - June '13 | Research Faculty Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), (RIP, NC) |

Aug '12 - May '13 | Visiting Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro (Greensboro, NC) |

2005-2011 | Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX |

## Professional Organizations

American Statistical Association

American Mathematical Society

## Courses Taught at Lamar

Math 1325 Business Calculus

Math-1342 Elementary Statistics

Math-2413 Calculus I

Math-2414 Calculus II

Math-3312 Probability, Statistics and Statistical Modeling

Math-3370 Introduction to the Theory of Statistical Inference

Math-4380 Theory of Statistical Inference

Math 4317 Introduction to Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes

Math 5317 Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes

Math-5380 Statistical Inference

## Grants

Attraction of Funded Research

Funded at more than $2 million)

- S-STEM Scholarship grant. Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Lamar University, $590,000, PI with Dr. Dale Daniel, Dr. Stefan Andrei and Dr. Larry Osborne as co-PI. 2012-2017.
- National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP). Funded by National Science Foundation and Mathematical Association of America, $28,000, PI with Dr. Jennifer Daniel as co-PI. 2016.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), funded by National Science Foundation and American Statistical Association , $40,000, PI.2016.
- Local control for causal evaluation of PM2.5-mortality association. Funded by American Petroleum Institute, $20,000, PI.2015-2016.
- NSF Fellowship, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $40,000; PI.2012-13. 6.
- Research Enhancement Grant; Research and Sponsored Program, Lamar University, $10,000;

PI.2013-2014. - Moore Method Apprenticeship Program at Lamar University. Funded by Education Advancement Foundation and Lamar University, $360,000, Co-PI with Dr. Judy Kennedy as PI.2011-2015.
- Mathematics for English Language Learners (MELL); Texas Education Agency (TEA), $863,000; Co-PI with Drs. Ted Mahavier, MaryE Wilkinson and Joanne Baker as PI.2005-2010.
- Leading Safety Indicator and Safety Culture Audit in Marine Industry; American Bureau of Shipping (ABS); $165,000 ; Co-PI with Dr. Brian Craig as PI.2007-2010.
- Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics mini-grant; National Science Foundation (NSF) and Brigham Young University; $20,000; PI. 2009-2010.
- Injury Analysis for the International Maritime Industry ; American Bureau of Shipping(ABS); $60,000; Co-PI with Dr. Brian Craig as PI.2009-2010.
- Research Enhancement Grant; Research oce, Lamar University, $10,000; PI.2008-2009.
- Exxon-Mobil Student Research Grant; College of Arts and Sciences, Lamar University; $2,000; PI.2008.
- Statfest Grant; American Statistical Association; $5,000; PI. 2008
- Conference Grant, Department of Mathematics, Lamar university;$3,500; PI.2008.
- Education Policy Implementation Grant; Texas State University; $2,500; Statistical Analyst.2008.
- Online Course Development Grant; Distance Education, LU; $1,000; PI.2007.
- Southeast Texas Regional Innovation Project on E ective Simulations (Nursing: STRIPES); Nursing Department, Lamar University; $287,625; Statistical Consultant with Dr. Eileen Curl as PI.2005-2007.

## Areas of Research Interest

Probability Theory, Actuarial Mathematics, Stochastic Processes, Survival Analysis

## Publications (Out of Over 50) List of Ten Recent Selected Publications

(*undergraduate student, **graduate student)

- Edwards*, A, and
**Das**, K., (‘16), “Using the statistical approach to model natural disasters”, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 13(2), 87-104. - Dey, A**, and
**Das**, K., (‘16), “Quantifying the risk of extreme aviation accidents”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Applications, 463, 345-355. - Dey, A**, and
**Das**, K., (‘16), “Modeling Extreme Hurricane Damage in the United States”, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, 35(1), 55-66. - Halder, S*. &
**Das**, K. (‘16), “Understanding extreme stock trading volume by generalized Pareto distribution", North Carolina J. of Math. and Statistics, 2, 45-60. - Boling*, C. and
**Das**, K. (‘15), “Reducing dimensionality of text documents using latent semantic analysis”, International Journal of Computer Applications, 112(5), 9-12. - Boling*, C. and
**Das**, K. (‘14) “Semantic similarity of documents using Latent semantic analysis”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Kentucky, KY. 1083-1092. **Das**, K., (‘13), “From inquiry¬ based learning to student research in an undergraduate mathematics program”, PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 23 (9), 829-837.**Das**, K., Mahavier, W. (‘12), “Further results of the joint distribution of the surplus immediately before and after the ruin”, J. of Statistical Theory and Practice, 6,344¬-53.**Das**, K., Islam, S**. and Chiou, P. (‘11), “ A skew normal approximation to the distribution of aggregate claim” J. of Probability and Statistical Science. 9(1), 105-116.- Duplan, N.*, Hall, C.*, Nguyen, J.*, Willis, C.* and
**Das**, K. (‘11), “Mathematical evaluations of the elasticity of a Bonus-Malus system.” Pi Mu Ep. Journal. 13(5), 269-76