Previous Teaching

In this page I give an overview of my previous teaching experience at Pennsylvania State University, at Michigan Technological University and in Cardiff University.:

Cardiff University:

  1. MA3505 – Multivariate Statistics (Spring 2015, Fall 2016): This is a module I suggested to the Statistics group to be added to the curriculum. It had 15-20 students each semester when I taught it included a lecture each week in the lab as I was teaching modern multivariate statistical techniques and we were applying them to real datasets.
  2. MA0263 – Computational Statistics (Spring 2014, Spring 2015): This module was about teaching the undergraduate students to use statistical software to run some basic statistical methods. There were about 20-30 students in the module. There was a lecture in the lab every week to write code to run some of the statistical methodology we were developing. This is a module that was used to as a base to develop MA2501 that I am currently teaching and which includes teaching programming principles.
  3. MA2002 – Matrix Algebra (Fall 2013, Fall 2014): A required second year module that had 140-160 students. The second time I taught it I added some interesting applications of Matrix Algebra in other areas of Mathematics and in Computing.

Michigan Technological University:

  1. MA5761 – Computational Statistics (Fall 2010, Fall 2011): This was the first graduate course that I taught and it had 5-10 students each time, most of them studying for a Ph.D. in Mathematics/Statistics at MTU.
  2. MA3710 – Introduction to Statistics for Engineers (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012): The biggest service course the school was offering to Engineers. There were about 45-50 students every semester in this course.

Pennsylvania State University:

  1. STAT319 – Applied Statistics for Sciences (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010): This was a contunuation of STAT 318. It was for students not majoring in Statistics but needing some background to Probability and Statistics. I had students from Computer Science, Biology and other degree backgrounds in that module and it varied between 30-40 students. Classic lecture style computing
  2. STAT318: Elementary Probability (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009): This was the first part of a series of two courses. It was for students not majoring in Statistics but needing some background to Probability and Statistics. I had students from Computer Science, Biology and other degree backgrounds in that module and it varied between 30-50 students.
  3. STAT200 – Elementary Statistics (Summer 2006, Summer 2007, Summer 2008, Summer 2010): STAT200 was probably one of the biggest service course throughout the campus at Penn State. I taught it only in Summer terms and I had classes of 45 students. It consisted of fast paced 75-minute lecture every day for 6 weeks (2 out of the 5 days every week were lab meetings)