We at Mason Statistical Consulting Group are truly passionate about mathematics and by the power of applying mathematics to decision making. Our work with clients gives us the opportunity to combine our theoretical knowledge with an array of real-world applications.
Our goal is to provide real, complete and individual solutions to our clients. To that end, we complement our fulltime consultants with a network of external consultants.
Dr. David Mason
Professor Mason taught probability and statistics at the university level for over 40 years. In 1976, he initiated the development of, and then served as chair for the Masters in Statistics program at the University of Utah for many years. This program is now offered by five colleges on campus. Mason initially created some, and then taught all, of the statistics courses in the Department of Mathematics. He had adjunct appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Biostatistics. His diversity is demonstrated by teaching courses in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, the Anthropology Department, and the Department of Management. His graduate level text Operator-Limit Distributions in Probability Theory published by Wiley Interscience, 1993, ISBN 0-471-58595-5, was honored by the Polish Academy of Science. He was also the editor of Proceeding of a Conference of Stochastic Differential Equations and Application (Academic Press, 1977, ISBN 0-12-478050-4). With more than 20 publications in refereed journals, Professor Mason has demonstrated original thinking in the field of probability and statistics.
During the summer of 2006, Mason attended four extensive training sessions on Data Mining given by SAS Institute. In the fall semester of 2006, he taught a graduate course on Data Mining using SAS Enterprise Miner in the statistics program at the University of Utah. Currently, his interests are in Expert Witness testimony, Design of Experiments (DOE), Curve Fitting, and Data Mining. Recent projects include applying the Bayesian approach to Density Estimation using the Dirichlet distribution to drug use in athletes, and meeting EPA and FDA quality assurance requirements in various production processes.
Recent consultations include:
Mr. Mohammed Chaara
Mohammed Chaara graduated from the University of Utah with a Master's degree in Statistics, with an emphasis on mathematics. He has a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Southern Arkansas University. Mr. Chaara has experience in both the academic and corporate realm. His academic experience includes principal participation in the development of an academic assistance grant for the El Dorado school district, and teaching introductory statistic courses at the University of Utah. He has gained industry experience working as an Assistant Consultant and Data Analyst for the Mason Statistical Consulting Group since 2003.
Mr. Chaara's education makes him uniquely qualified to integrate statistical and mathematical theory and software programming, and then apply those skills simultaneously to an extensive range of problems. Mr. Chaara's experience gives him the ability to analyze an extensive variety of business and academic problems, to work with a diverse range of clients, to develop effective strategies, and to deliver custom solutions.