Nagaraj K. Neerchal

Professor of Statistics
PhD Iowa State University, 1986

Phone: 410-455-2437
Fax: 410-455-1066
[Nagaraj Neerchal's Photo]

Courses in Fall 2003:

Here is an archival repository of courses I have taught in recent years.


My research interests lie in modeling correlated data collected over time or/and in clusters. In particular, time series analysis and models for overdispersed categorical data. I like to participate in real projects working side by side with scientists and engineers giving the best statistical advice to the projects. Application areas I have worked with include, environment, transportation, agricultural and bio-mechanical engineering.

Selected publications

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae for a complete list of publications. Click here for a MSWORD version.

Extra Curricular Interests
YAKSHA GANA is an ancient folk/operatic art form from southern part of India. Visit for lots of pictures. A group of yakshagana enthusiasts from Baltimore-Washington area have formed a group called YAKSHA VRINDA and have performed a number of shows. Here are some pictures from our show from last year. Send me an e-mail at if you can recognize me in these pictures! Please click here for your invitation to YAKSHA VRINDA's upcoming performace on Nov 20, 2004. More details about the show can be found here.

Toastmasters International
Toastmasters clubs provide opportunities to individuals from all walks of life to get together with the objective of improving public speaking skills. Toastmasters provides many educational goals from Competent Toastmasters (CTM) to Distinguished Toastmasters. There are clubs all over the world and I highly recommend this experience to everyone--to those who are confident that they give good speeches as well as those who fear at the thought of a live audience. I belonged to the Columbia, MD club and became a CTM in 1995. I plan to get back to it soon.


Conversation between Yamadharma and Dharmaraya in Mahabharata
Yaksha prashna (Questions Posed by a Yaksha) is a famous episode from the scriptural epic Mahabharatha. The Pandava princes were asked several puzzling questions by a yaksha. Dharmaraya, the eldest of the Pandavas, answers these questions appropriately. Yaksha reveals his real identity. He is Yama, the god of death.
Swamiji's Bhiksha Calendar
I am currently the Bhiksha Coordiantor at CMWRC. Please see for more details.


Nagaraj Neerchal
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
phone: 410-455-2437
fax: 410-455-1066

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