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

Curriculum Vitae

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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


Attraction of Funded Research
Funded at more than $2 million)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), funded by National Science Foundation and American Statistical Association , $40,000, PI.2016.
  4. Local control for causal evaluation of PM2.5-mortality association. Funded by American Petroleum Institute, $20,000, PI.2015-2016.
  5. NSF Fellowship, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $40,000; PI.2012-13. 6.
  6. Research Enhancement Grant; Research and Sponsored Program, Lamar University, $10,000;
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics mini-grant; National Science Foundation (NSF) and Brigham Young University; $20,000; PI. 2009-2010.
  11. Injury Analysis for the International Maritime Industry ; American Bureau of Shipping(ABS); $60,000; Co-PI with Dr. Brian Craig as PI.2009-2010.
  12. Research Enhancement Grant; Research oce, Lamar University, $10,000; PI.2008-2009.
  13. Exxon-Mobil Student Research Grant; College of Arts and Sciences, Lamar University; $2,000; PI.2008.
  14. Statfest Grant; American Statistical Association; $5,000; PI. 2008
  15. Conference Grant, Department of Mathematics, Lamar university;$3,500; PI.2008.
  16. Education Policy Implementation Grant; Texas State University; $2,500; Statistical Analyst.2008.
  17. Online Course Development Grant; Distance Education, LU; $1,000; PI.2007.
  18. 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

Probablitiy Theory, Actuarial Mathematics, Stochastic Processes, Survival Analysis

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

(*undergraduate student, **graduate student)

  1. Edwards*, A, and Das, K., (‘16), “Using the statistical approach to model natural disasters”, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 13(2), 87-104.
  2. Dey, A**, and Das, K., (‘16), “Quantifying the risk of extreme aviation accidents”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Applications, 463, 345-355.
  3. 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.
  4. Halder, S*. & Das, K. (‘16), “Understanding extreme stock trading volume by generalized Pareto distribution", North Carolina J. of Math. and Statistics, 2, 45-60.
  5. Boling*, C. and Das, K. (‘15), “Reducing dimensionality of text documents using latent semantic analysis”, International Journal of Computer Applications, 112(5), 9-12.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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