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03-06-2013

Sumona Mondal Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Sumona Mondal has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of mathematics and computer science in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Sumona MondalMondal joined Clarkson in 2007 after graduating from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Ph.D. degree in statistics. She received her bachelor of science and master of science in statistics from the University of Calcutta, India.

Mondal's principal research interest is in the area of constructions of tolerance regions for some multivariate linear models, which is a blend of multivariate data analysis and inferential procedures.

The central theme of her research is to develop tolerance factors for multivariate normal distributions and construct tolerance regions for multiple and multivariate linear regression models. In other words, Mondal uses probability theory and statistical inference to determine at what point an engineering project might fail or to assess pollution level in a workplace.

She is also involved in the formulation of theoretical problems as well as development of statistical methodologies for problems related to bio-engineering, environmental sciences, physical therapy, etc.

Mondal is an active member in the scientific community, publishing regularly in statistics, mathematics, and engineering journals and giving more than 27 talks in national and international conferences.

She hosted a five-week lecture course covering the specific needs and questions expressed by biologists regarding appropriate selection and use of statistical approaches at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan in 2008. Mondal has also developed and taught several interdisciplinary statistics courses at Clarkson.

Mondal is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Mathematical Society and the Indian International Statistical Association. She has frequently served as an ad hoc reviewer for highly respected academic journals in the area of applied statistics. Mondal's research has been supported through the grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other funding agencies.

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