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Stratton Hall, 201B
Phone: +1-508-831-4822

Sungsu Kim

As a student, I love studying and learning. In order to learn something, I know that I need to be prepared to fully understand it. Learning to me is a slow process, but an exciting thing. My motivation for teaching is that everybody can do it. Someone may take longer and need more efforts, but I believe that the only thing that matters is that she/he can do it. As a teacher, I enjoy inspiring and guiding my students to have a positive influence on them. I enjoy leading my own classes and love the freedom I have on the job.

I am happy to begin my first full time teaching in US at WPI. Its engineering and science focused campus suits me well.

I like that I keep studying and learning by doing my research. My research is about statistical analysis of measurements having periodicity. It is critical to understand that applying most of usual statistical methods to such data sets can lead to erroneous findings. The fact that this type of measurements can occur in literally all areas of research keeps me motivated. I am looking forward to collaborate with faculties and students in WPI.

Research Interests

  • Circular/Directional Statistics
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Bioinformatics
  • Stochastic Process (Bernoulli Sequence)


  • BS Bioengineering, University of California San Diego
  • MS Statistics, San Diego State University
  • MA Mathematics, University of California Riverside
  • PhD Applied Statistics, University of California Riverside


Featured Publications

  • Kim, S. and SenGupta, A. (2012) A Three-Parameter Generalized von Mises Distribution. Statistical Papers, doi:10.1007/s00362-012-0454-1.
  • Kim, S., Park, C. J. and Oh, J. (2013) On Waiting Time Distribution of Runs of Ones or Zeroes in a Bernoulli Sequence. Statistics and Probability Letters, v83, 339-344.
  • SenGupta, A., Kim, S. and Arnold, B. C. (2013) Inverse Circular Regression. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, doi:10.1016/j.jmva.2013.04.011.
  • Kim, S. and SenGupta, A. (2013) Inverse Circular-Linear/Linear-Circular Regression. Communications in Statistics, Theory and Method, Date of Acceptance: May 12.
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