Dr. Timothy Huffman Professor of Mathematics; Director of the Actuarial Science Program

TimothyHuffman

Education:
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

712-707-7058
timh@nwciowa.edu
VPH 120

Dr. Huffman's research specialty is Fourier-Feynman Transforms. His work has been published in the International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Science, Transactions of the AMS, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Michigan Mathematics Journal, and Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society. An academic correspondent of the Casualty Actuarial Society, he teaches many of the upper-level math classes at Northwestern.

MAT216 - Advanced Statistical Methods

This course, which is required for finance, economics, and actuarial science majors, is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of econometric analysis. To this end, the primary focus is on simple and multiple linear regressions using cross-sectional data and time series regressions. We will also discuss highly useful extensions including regression with binary dependent variables, and regression analysis using panel data if time. The course will put a heavy emphasis on empirical applications; econometric theory will be discussed where necessary but will not be the central focus. Instead, we focus on estimating regression models using statistical packages such as R, SPSS, or Stata, and on interpreting the results. Both estimation and interpretation are highly marketable skills. The coverage of this course will be sufficient for SVEE Applied Statistics (SOA) and useful for CFA exams. More broadly, what you learn from this course will be valuable for a career in consulting, banking, insurance, and other related fields. Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT112QR and in MAT116QR or 117QR. (4 credits)

MAT312 - Differential Equations

A study of the elementary theory, methods of solution, and applications of differential equations, which may include topics such as first order ordinary differential equations, linear equations with constant coefficients, series solutions, variation of parameters, Laplace Transforms, linear systems, partial differential equations, and Fourier Series.Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT211 or permission of department chair.(3 credits)

MAT316 - Probability and Statistics I

A post-calculus course in probability and statistics, which develops the theory of discrete and continuous distributions, expected value, random variables and inferential statistics.Prerequisites: C- or better in MAT116 or 117, 180, 211 or permission of instructor.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)

MAT416 - Probability and Statistics II

A continuation of Probability and Statistics I. Emphasis will be placed on functions of random variables and sampling distributions.Prerequisite: MAT316.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)

Mathematical Association of America

American Mathematical Society

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences

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