University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Professor  Hokwon Cho, Ph.D.

My Biography


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This page introduces my brief academic background, research & scholarly activities, my pedagogy and teaching, and other academic or professional activities, and my family. For more details, links are provided.

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I.  Academic Background


I earned my doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara under the supervision of Professor Milton Sobel and Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka.  The topic of my dissertation is about decision-theoretic approach and related problems on estimating the number of classes in multinomial distributions using the ranking and selection methodologies (RSM).



§  Ph.D. (1997) Statistics & Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

§  M.A. (1991) Statistics & Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

§  B.A. (1980) Statistics & Economics (minor), Korea University, Seoul, Korea.


Academic Appointment

§  Associate Professor (2005- ), Department of Mathematical Sciences, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

§  Assistant Professor (1999- 2005), Department of Mathematical Sciences, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.

§  Assistant Professor (1997-1999), Department of Statistics, University of Akron, Akron, OH.


II.  Research Interest & Activities


Research  Interest:  

My main research areas are in statistical decision theory, sequential methods, linear models, sampling theory, nonparametric statistical methods and clinical trials.  In particular, my interests involve in the development of those methodologies on applications.  I am also interested in the areas of numerical methods, radial basis functions (RBF), method of fundamental solutions (MFS), and the application of partial differential equations (PDF). For more information, click next. è Research & Publications



I coauthored an introductory graduate-level textbook on the regression analysis and related methods in 2004, which was revised and updated in 2010. Click next to see more.  è Book webpage


III.  My Pedagogy and Teaching


Teaching is always fun and excited because it is an artistic interaction with students. I have been teaching a wide range of courses in Statistics, Probability, and Mathematics in both undergraduate and graduate levels. I am actively involving the development of the curriculum and academic program, and course proposals to strengthen the undergraduate-graduate program. è Teaching & Class Materials


IV.  Honors and Awards


§  Fellow, Wessex Institute of Technology, Southampton, United Kingdom.

§  Elected member, Pi Mu Epsilon, Nevada Beta Chapter, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.

§  Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara.


V.  Other Scholarly & Professional Activities


I participate in regional statistical meetings or international conferences as time permitted. From time to time, I am invited to give a presentation/seminar or a lecture on my research areas. Also, the Nevada Chapter of American Statistical Association (NV-ASA) is an important part of my local activities.  Currently, I am an Associate Editor of two peer-reviewed statistical journals.  For more details, click next. è Curriculum Vitae


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