About

With a p-value of .999999, we do not reject the null hypothesis that TheCoatlessProfessor is run by James Balamuta. James is an Informatics/Statistics PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Masters in Statistics with a concentration in Analytics as well as a dual Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Statistics with a minor in Secondary Education. In his spare time, James enjoys trying to predict when to purchase gas, cooking with a nonexistent graduate student food budget, working with robots, and spending time with friends and family.

Courses

The following are courses that I have taken during my graduate studies at the University of Illinois.

Term Course Name

Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013

STAT 571 STAT 510 STAT 425

Multivariate Analysis Mathematical Statistics I Applied Regression and Design

Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Spring 2014

STAT 525 STAT 511 STAT 426 STAT 424

Computational Statistics Mathematical Statistics II Sampling and Categorical Data Analysis of Variance

Fall 2014 Fall 2014 Fall 2014

STAT 429 STAT 542 CS 465

Time Series Analysis Statistical Learning User Interface Design

Spring 2015 Spring 2015 Spring 2015

STAT 427 STAT 578 STAT 591

Statistical Consulting Spatial Data Analysis Individual Study: Big Data

Fall 2015 Fall 2015 Fall 2015

STAT 587 CS 565 STAT 591

Hierarchical Linear Modeling Topics in Human Computer Interaction Individual Study: Numerical Analysis

Spring 2016

STAT 599

Thesis Research

Fall 2016 Fall 2016 Fall 2016

INFO 500 INFO 510 INFO 597

Orientation Seminar Research Practicum: Grainger Causality Individual Study: Multivariate Processes

Spring 2017 Spring 2017 Spring 2017

INFO 500 INFO 510 INFO 597

Orientation Seminar Research Practicum: Robust Copula Estimation Individual Study: Multivariate Processes

Appointments

The following are appointments that I have held while a graduate student at the University of Illinois.

Term Course Name Role

Fall 2013

STAT 400

Probability and Statistics I

Grader

Spring 2014 Spring 2014

STAT 200 Research

Statistical Analysis Choice Modeling under Prof. Culpepper

Grader Research Assistant

Summer 2014

STAT 400

Probability and Statistics I

Discussion Lead

Fall 2014 Fall 2014

STAT 430 Research

Professional Statistics Choice Modeling under Prof. Culpepper

Grader Research Assistant

Spring 2015 Spring 2015 Spring 2015

Research Research STAT 430

Latent Process under Prof. Guerrier Error Propagation under Prof. Li Big Data Analytics Foundations

Research Assistant Research Assistant Consultant

Summer 2015

Research

University Fellowship

Fall 2015 Fall 2015

Research Research

Latent Process under Prof. Guerrier Error Propagation under Prof. Li

Research Assistant Research Assistant

Spring 2015 Spring 2015

Research Research

Latent Process under Prof. Guerrier Error Propagation under Prof. Li

Research Assistant Research Assistant

Summer 2016

STAT 385

Statistical Programing Methods

Instructor

Fall 2016 Fall 2016

STAT 429 STAT 578

Time Series Analysis Special Topics: Time Series Forecasting

Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant

Spring 2017

STAT 385

Statistical Programing Methods

Teaching Assistant

Extracurriculars

  • Sharing knowledge by answering statistical and programming related questions on the StackExchange network of sites (primarily on the StackOverflow community)
  • Contribute code patches and documentation to the Rcpp umbrella of projects as well as writing guides for Rcpp Gallery.