Eric A. Suess

Chair and Professor

Department of Statistics and Biostatistics

(510) 885-3879
NSc 229
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Hello everyone,

I am the Chair of the Department of Statistics and Biostatisitcs.  We offer degree programs in the following:

MS degree in Statistics, with options in Applied Statistics, Computational Statistics, Mathematical Statisitcs, and Actuarial Science

MS degree in Biostatistics, this program has been recognized as a Profession Science Master (PSM)

BS degree in Statistics

Minor in Statistics

Post-bac Certificates in Applied Statisitcs and Theoretical Statistics

The faculty all try to make considerable use of Statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and R.

Professional Focus

My professional interests in Statistics include:

Time Series Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Computational Statistics, Applied Probability, Statistics Education


  • PhD Statistics, UC Davis, 1998
  • MS Statistics, CSU Hayward, 1993
  • BA Statistics and Economics, UC Berkeley, 1991


Fall Quarter 2015
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
STAT 490002Independent StudyARR ARRHayward Campus View Books
STAT 491001Adv Statistical Package UseMW8:00PM9:50PMSC-N104Hayward Campus View Books
STAT 625001SAS ProgrammingMW8:00PM9:50PMSC-N104Hayward Campus View Books
STAT 640101Advanced Probability IMW12:00PM1:50PMSC-N206Hayward Campus View Books
STAT 690002Independent StudyARR ARRHayward Campus View Books


In 2010, my collegue, Bruce Trumbo and I published our book,

Introduction to Probability Simulation and Gibbs Sampling with R (Use R)

Here is a link to our webpage for the book.

Here is a link to our book on amazon.  psgs on amazon


I have served on many committees in the university during my time here at CSUEB.  I am on all Departmental committees as Chair.  I have served on the College Computer Advisory Committee.  I have served on CAPR, the Library Advisory Committee, COBRA, and UPABC.

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