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.

International Programs

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. 

St. Thomas statistics students pose for a photo with faculty at an international workshop in 2012.

Pictured: St. Thomas students attending an international statistics workshop.