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Chi-Yin Pang

Chi-Yin Pang

Chi-Yin Pang

Associate Faculty

Phone: not listed
Office Location: Faculty Center SE2-101
Department: Mathematics

During his time in the computer industry, Chi-Yin used simulation to optimize the performance of computer systems, which drew him into the designing of statistical experiments.

Chi-Yin has written more then 80 pages of notes for his statistics students to facilitate their learning. Chi-Yin has studied under top scientists in their fields:

  • George Marsaglia - Random number theorist, mathematician
  • George Box - Statistician, design of experiment
  • Genichi Taguchi - Inventor of the Taguchi method of industrial experiments
  • Edward Tufte - Statistician, pioneer in the field of data visualization
  • Edsger Dijkstra - Computing science pioneer

MS Computer Science, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA
MA Math, Univ. Calif. San Diego
BS Math, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Courses Taught

Math 10 Elementary Statistics

Fast Facts

In addition to teaching Statistics, Chi-Yin passions include:

  • Researching in random numbers: invited to University of Hong Kong for 5 Summers to do research, including specialized Chi-square statistics.
  • Linguistics: attended Summer Institute of Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Speak several Chinese dialects, signs with American Sign Language, familiar with  Portuguese and Greek.
  • History and non-fiction: has listened to 800 books in the last 10 years.
  • Photography, plays recorder and experiments with HiFi systems, rebuilt his electric car.
  • Trained his cat to do tricks.
Favorite Quote

"Passing a Statistics class depends on luck,
the harder you study, the luckier you are."