Mark J. Lamias

Hi, my name is Mark Lamias, and I'm a Graduate Student in the Department of Statistics.  My interests include finite population sampling techniques, including sampling of hard to find populations, small area estimation, imputation of survey data, analysis of missing data, and analysis of massive datasets.  I am also the owner of a statistical consulting firm called The Stochastic Group, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.  I have been a statistical consultant and survey methodologist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2003.  I currently work in the National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

I received my undergraduate degrees in Statistics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, in 2000.  While at Michigan, I worked from 1997 until 2000 at the Institute for Social Research's Survey Methodology Program at the Survey Research Center where I discovered my interests in surveys and sampling techniques.

I am currently involved in a number of studies and research projects. Most notably, my current work includes:

Feel free to read my brief research note, Maternal and Perinatal Risk Factors Associated with Vertical Transmission of HIV-1 infection from Mother to Child.

Recently, I was featured on the STEM-works website for my "cool job" in statistics.  You can check out the write-up here.

I have a rather large personal library of statistical textbooks and periodicals.  You can download a complete list of my library book holdings.  This list is current as of July 7, 2014.

Here are some useful identities in Statistics:

Summation Identities Frequently Used in Statistics

Common Covariance Identities

Here are some interesting problems in Probability & Statistics:

Probability of a Leap Year