Alan M. Safer, Ph.D., President
Los Angeles Analytics
Address: 5318 East 2nd Street, # 315
Long Beach, CA 90803-5354
Phone: 562-598-7257

  • Ph.D. - Statistics
    University of Wyoming - 2000

  • M.S. - Marketing Research
    Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville - 1995

  • M.S. - Statistics
    Ohio State University - 1991

  • B.S. - Mathematics
    Syracuse University - 1989
  • Professor of Statistics - August 2000 to present
    Department of Mathematics & Statistics
    California State University, Long Beach
  • Coordinated, advised & taught in a Professional Accelerated MS Applied Statistics program at California State University, Long Beach. I worked with leaders from industry (starting with Boeing) to set up the program & recruit the students. The program’s first class began in Spring 2004 & went through Summer 2009. The program attracted highly skilled employees from many of Fortune 500 companies & other major influential companies in the region including: Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Farmer’s Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, US Healthcare, Raytheon, among numerous other companies. The program brought in $841,219 in revenue over four years.

  • Initiated & developed the Master of Science in Applied Statistics at California State University, Long Beach. The program became official September, 2009. This follows the Master of Science in Mathematics, Option in Applied Statistics that I initiated & developed in Fall 2003. The MS in Applied Statistics is currently the single largest graduate program in the whole College of Natural Science & Mathematics. It is one of the most successful graduate programs on campus. Placement from this program into quality jobs in the field of study is one of the highest on campus.

  • Director of the Statistical Consulting Group (SCG) at California State University, Long Beach. I managed many graduate students & other faculty in getting statistical consulting contracts. These consulting contracts involved many departments on campus & also companies from off campus. In addition, I worked with the graduate students & faculty analyzing & reporting results for the clients, 2006 to present

  • Completed American Society of Quality Six Sigma Black Belt Management Training, November 2009 through March 2010.

  • Created or co-created many senior level & graduate level statistics courses including: Actuarial Science: Models, Actuarial Science: Financial Mathematics, Computational Statistics, Data Analysis with SAS, Data Informatics, Data Mining, Multivariate Statistics, Statistical Analysis of Medical Data, Statistical Simulation, Survey Sampling, Time Series, among others.

  • Created the nationally recognized SAS Data Mining Certificate program at California State University, Long Beach in cooperation with SAS Institute, 2006 to present.

  • Coordinator for national conference on quality entitled “Joint Research Conference on Statistics in Quality, Industry & Technology” to be brought to the California State University, Long Beach campus in 2012. This is an annual national conference in quality & productivity (sponsored by the American Statistical Association) with academics & industry people working on how to run companies/programs to be as productive & efficient as possible sharing techniques & ideas for better quality.

  • Vice President of the American Statistical Association Southern California region, 2007 to present

  • Graduate Advisor for the Applied Statistics Master's program, 2003 to 2010

  • Undergraduate Statistics Advisor, 2002 to 2010.

  • Led the College of Continuing & Professional Education (Extension) Advisory Committee as Chair of the Committee & have been a member of the Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2010.

  • Initiated & developed the Minor in Statistics. The program became official in 2003.

  • Coordinator of the SAS Summer Program for Educators Teaching Data Mining. This is a week-long workshop held annually each summer on the CSU Long Beach Campus from 2005 to present. Faculty from all over the world, including Asia, South America, Europe, come to this workshop.
  • Academic Advisor of the Year by the Associated Students, Inc. at CSULB. This award in 2007-2008 was only given to one advisor in the entire university.
  • Data Informatics
  • Data Mining
  • Experimental Design & Analysis
  • Finite Math
  • Honors College Algebra
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Quality Control
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistics for Everyday Life
  • Time Series

I have published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles. Some of these journals include: American Journal of Epidemiology, The American Statistician, Applied Stochastic Models in Business & Industry, Educational Research Quarterly, Intelligent Data Analysis, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Mathematics & Informatics Quarterly, Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Proceedings of The International Joint INNSIEEE Conference on Neural Networks, Psychological Reports, Public Health.


I have given over 30 presentations at scholarly conferences across many disciplines at conferences such as: Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting, Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference, Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting, International Epidemiological Association Conference, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Joint American Mathematical Society National Meeting, Joint American Statistical Association National Meeting.

  • Co-PI on approximately $750,000 grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) from the state of California, 2007-2010. The purpose of the grant was to study factors influencing the high smoking rates of Cambodian Americans. I was in charge of the sampling & questionnaire design & all of the statistical analyses.

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics "Bridges to the Baccalaureate" Grant, 2009. Project involved statistical analysis assessing the effect of nutritional labels on what, & how much, people eat.

  • Co-PI on approximately $200,000 NSF grant, "Implementing WebWork in the CSULB Teacher Training Curriculum," started, 2003 to 2006.

  • Co-PI on approximately $175,000 NSF grant, "Enhancing & Implementing an Internet-Based System for Mathematics Homework Problems," 2002 to 2005. This involved a statistical assessment of the effectiveness of our internet-based homework system for our lower division mathematics classes.

  • University Grant, Scholarly & Creative Activities Award, 2003 to 2004.The title was "Statistical Survey Design & Analysis of Alcohol Use by College Students in Relation to Acculturation, Ethnicity, Behavior & Attitudes."

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