Sat Gupta

Sat Gupta

Department Head

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

Office: Petty 111, Petty 118
Phone: 3363345836
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2004
Office Hours: Virtual: T, Th 12:30pm-1:30pm and by appointment


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


Spring 2021
  • STA-652 LEC (Mathematical Statistics), TR 11:00-12:15
  • STA-709 LEC (Topics in Computatnl Stats), MWF 12:00-12:50, Petty Science Building 111
  • MAT-802 DTS (Dissertation Extension)
  • STA-651 LEC (Mathematical Statistics), TR 9:30-10:45, Petty Science Building 111
  • STA-698 IND (Project in Statistics)


Member of the Research Group(s): Mathematical Biology, Statistics
Current Students: Wenhao “Wendy” Shou (Ph.D.), Pujita Sapra (Ph.D.), Badr Aloraini (Ph.D.), Matt Jester (Ph.D.), Monika Goel (Ph.D.)
Former Students: Sundar Thapa (M.A.), Supriti Sehra (M.A.), Guanghui Lei (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.), 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 (