Friday, August 24, 2012

Welcome Dr. Maduka Rupasinghe!

Dr. Maduka Rupasinghe (Dr. Ru) joined Ashland University as an assistant professor of Mathematics in August 2012.
He received his B.S. degree in Business, Finance and Computational Mathematics from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He went on to graduate school at the Missouri University of Science and Technology where he obtained his PhD in Mathematics with Statistics Emphasis.
His research interests lie in the areas of Statistics, especially, Time Series Analysis and Statistical consulting. Applications of bootstrap techniques in Time Series are his major research focus. As Statistics methodologies are applicable in many areas, he further offers a free Statistical Consulting service to the AU faculty and students.
His passion for Mathematical problem solving immensely facilitated him in pursuing his post graduate degree in Statistics with a GPA of 4.0/4.0.
Dr. Rupasinghe immigrated to the USA from Sri Lanka in 2007 to pursue his PhD. He has taught various Mathematics and Statistics classes from College Algebra to Applied Engineering Statistics and has won two teaching awards as a graduate teaching assistant at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He will be primarily teaching statistics classes, especially, Elementary Statistics, Intermediate Statistics, Probability and Mathematical Statistics at AU. He also plans to design new Statistics courses for the AU students.
Dr. Rupasinghe is here in Ashland with his wife, Hiroshi Abhayawickrama and his daughter, Chenuli Rupasinghe. His family is exciting about living in Ashland and this new adventure in their lives.  He enjoys working with friendly AU faculty, staff and students. He believes that the quiet environment in Ashland helps students have better concentration on their academics.

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