Sat Gupta

Sat Gupta


  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association
  • Elected member of the International Statistical Institute

Office: Petty 111
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2004
Office Hours: T & TR 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. and by appointment, Zoom office hours for STA 108 only on W 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.


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


Fall 2023
  • STA-108 LEC (Elemntry Intro Probablty Stats)
  • STA-431 LEC (Introduction to Probability), TR 12:30-1:45, PETT 223
  • STA-631 LEC (Introduction to Probability), TR 12:30-1:45, PETT 223
  • STA-651 LEC (Mathematical Statistics), TR 12:30-1:45, PETT 223
  • STA-667 IND (Statistical Consulting)
  • MAT-799 DTS (Dissertation)
  • STA-709 LEC (Topics in Computatnl Stats), T 4:00-6:30, PETT 118
  • STA-701 SEM (Sem in Computational Stats), F 10:00-12:50, PETT 118


Member of the Research Group(s): Mathematical Biology, Statistics
Current Students: Wenhao “Wendy” Shou (Ph.D.), Matt Jester (Ph.D.), Monika Goel (Ph.D.)
Former Students: Sundar Thapa (M.A.), Supriti Sehra (M.A.), Norbert Kadima (M.A.), Tanja Zatezalo (Ph.D.), Ping Wang (M.A.), Arpad Szarka (M.A.), David Suarez (M.A.), Robert Stoesen (M.A.), Nicholas Stewart (M.A.), Jeong Sep Sihm (Ph.D.), Qi Zhang (Ph.D.), Pujita Sapra (Ph.D.), Badr Aloraini (Ph.D.), Monika Goel (M.A.)

Research Interests: Sample Surveys, Biostatistics, Time Series Forecasting

Selected Publications

  • Gupta, S., Gupta, B. and Singh, S. (2002). Estimation of the Sensitivity Level of Personal Interview Survey Questions. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Vol. 100, pp. 239-247, 2002 (with Bhisham Gupta and Sarjinder Singh)
  • 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
  • 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. 22, 4034-4042
  • 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., Khan, Z., and Shabbir, J. (2018):  Modified Systematic Sampling with Multiple Random Starts. REVSTAT., Vol. 16, No. 2, 187 – 212

Brief Biography

Dr. Gupta is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.  He 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 the University of Southern Maine for 18 years. He has earned numerous awards including the UNCG Senior Research Excellence Award and the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences Senior Teaching Excellence Award. His research interests include sampling designs, time series forecasting, and biostatistics. He has appeared as expert witness in many court cases, and is the founding editor of the Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice (