About Me






Hi, I’m Samuel (Sam) Ackerman, a fifth-year PhD student at Temple University in statistics.  My primary interests are in data analysis, statistical computation, and programming.  I have four years of experience as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board working on developing tools for survey and time series data management and analysis, particularly on the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF).

My current research is on Bayesian computation and spatial-temporal modeling of shark movement data.  My adviser is Dr. Marc Sobel.

My office is located at Speakman 388 in the Fox School of Business, and I may be reached by email at ackerman ‘at’ temple ‘dot’ edu.

Since 2013, I have taught both Pre-calculus (STAT 1001) and Calculus (STAT 1102) for Business.

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