Welcome to GalenŐs Webpage

Office: DH 2076


Short Biography:


I was born and raised in a suburb of New York City with 2 brothers (twins, 1 year younger) and a sister (5 years younger).  I attended the State University of New York – College at Geneseo, where I obtained a BA in mathematics and psychology along with a minor in physics.  After college I worked as an actuarial analysts for about 5 years and earned my MA in applied mathematics during that time at Hunter College.  I am now a 2nd-year PhD student in statistics at Rice University with interests in the areas of regression analysis, multivariate analysis, nonparametric testing and density estimation, visualization, and environmental statistics.  


Course Webpage(s):


Link to STAT 600 Course (Fall 2004)

Link to STAT 280 Course (Fall 2006)


Links to my personal summaries of A-Exam materials:


Probability Theory Review (STAT 581/582)

Mathematical Statistics Review (STAT 531)


Courses Taken:


CAAM 453 - Numerical Analysis I

CAAM 460 - Optimization Theory


STAT 410 - Introduction to Statistical Computing and Regression

STAT 420 - Statistical Process Control & Experimental Design

STAT 421 - Computational Finance II: Applied Time Series Analysis

STAT 422 - Bayesian Data Analysis

STAT 431 - Overview of Mathematical Statistics

STAT 532 - Mathematical Statistics I

STAT 533 - Mathematical Statistics II

STAT 540 - Statistical Modeling

STAT 541 - Multivariate Analysis

STAT 545 - Generalized Linear Models & Categorical Analysis

STAT 547 - Survival Analysis

STAT 550 - Nonparametric Function Estimation

STAT 552 - Applied Stochastic Processes

STAT 581 - Mathematical Probability I

STAT 582 - Mathematical Probability II

STAT 640 - Data Mining and Statistical Learning

STAT 685 - Quantitative Environmental Decision Making


If you have any questions or comments or would simply like to send me an email, click on the following link. gpapkov@stat.rice.edu