Sastry G. Pantula, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at California State University- San Bernardino, is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in statistical sciences. Most recently, he has served as the Director of Data Analytics programs at Oregon State University (OSU). Also, he has served as the dean of the College of Science for four years at OSU from August 2013 to August 2017, after serving a three-year term as the Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Pantula spent more than 30 years as a statistics professor at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he began his academic career in 1982. At NCSU, he also served as the Director of Graduate Programs (1994-2002) and the Head of the Department of Statistics (2002-2010). He has been a leader in graduate education, developing partnerships with industry, including GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Merck and SAS to develop to increase graduate traineeships and fellowships. In all of his administrative roles, he has focused on enhancing the quality, quantity and diversity within the department, the division and the college. His core values are excellence, diversity and harmony: strive for excellence, enhance diversity and foster harmony.
As the dean of science, Pantula has worked with an excellent diverse leadership team that was successful in recruiting outstanding faculty and students from diverse backgrounds, focused on student and faculty success, developed and implemented a strategic plan, increased grant funding, and raised a record amount of funds for scholarships and endowed professorships, among others. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA). He served as ASA president in 2010 and received the ASA Founders Award in 2014. Pantula is a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi and Mu Sigma Rho. He is also a member of the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Pantula received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India, and a Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University.
My primary areas of research involve:
- Testing for trends in correlated data
- Unit root hypothesis testing
- Linear and nonlinear mixed and random coefficient models
- Spatial Statistics.
I also have an interest in Industrial Statistics and have offered several short courses on statistical quality control.
Professional and Honor Society Memberships
American Statistical Association (ASA)
International Indian Statistical Association (IISA)
International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA)
Korean International Statistical Society (KISS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Fellow of ASA, AAAS
Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Mu Sigma Rho, NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers.
College of Science @ OSU
OSU_Science_Annual Report_2015-17 (Nice work by COS Marketing Team!)
BIRS Speech (Internet Explorer: start 24:40 - 30:51 mins)
ASA President's Columns in Amstat News
May Baby Pictures (Asha Kiran Pantula)