Opportunities Outside the Classroom
Summer Research Programs
Summer research programs are offered through Center for Applied Mathematics. Students work under supervision of St. Thomas faculty and industry professionals. In 2009-2014, undergraduate summer research was funded by the CSUMS grant of National Science Foundation. Recent projects in statistical analysis carried out by student teams include among the others:
- Analysis of HIV/AIDS mortality data in Minnesota
- Employment practices liability modeling
- Macroeconomic models of the underwriting cycle
- Markov chain Monte Carlo modeling of loss distributions
- Mathematical models of consumer preferences regarding regional malls
- Parametric estimation in single photon emission tomography
- Statistical analysis of UST alumni data base
- Related failures of vehicle components
- Estimation of probability of a cyber-security breach
Applied Probability and Statistics (APS)
The APS seminar, established in 2005, attracts not only students and faculty from the Statistics program and all around the university, but also a number of industry representatives.
St. Thomas offers study abroad and exchange programs with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. The Statistics program also offers research relationships with several universities in Moscow, Novosibirsk, and Astrakhan in Russia.