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Taki Nagase

Taki Nagase

Taki Nagase
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Dept: General Education
Office: (not available)
Phone: (309) 692-4092
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: tnagase@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Attn: Taki Nagase
Adjunct Faculty
Midstate College
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
MAT 161 130 M 5:00pm–6:00pm

Biography

I was fascinated by statistics, when I was at the Newcastle University in England. When my family moved to Normal, IL ten years ago, I became a part-time student studying mathematics. Through the study of applied statistics, I have been learning how mathematics can be useful in the real world. My current interest is data mining, which is a study of analyzing big data with statistical techniques, and which involves programing using statistical software, such as R and SAS.

I graduated from the Illinois State University in December 2015. I was fortunate to be taught by great professors who are devoted teachers as well as researchers (some of my teachers are known worldly as pioneers in their fields).

I am very excited to meet my students in MAT 145 and MAT 161. I am very fortunate to have an opportunity to teach at Midstate College where all the teachers, staff, and administrators are passionate about helping students to succeed, as this fits well with my values of teaching and learning.

Education

  • M.S. Applied Statistics in Mathematics, 2015
    Illinois State University
  • B.S. Mathematics, 2012
    Illinois State University
  • M.S. Agricultural Economics, 1977
    Newcastle University, England

    Dissertation: A Time Series Analysis of the Demand for Fish in the UK

  • M.S. Marketing, 1974
    Kindai University, Japan
  • B.S. Business Administration, 1972
    Osaka University of Economics

Work Experience

  • Midstate College (2015–present)
    Adunct Faculty
  • Projects during M.S. Applied Statistics in Mathematics (2013–2015)
    Projects:

    • “The Analysis of Statistical Models That Classify Different Consumer Products into Classes,” 2015.

    • “Analysis of Variables Which May Influence Children’s Stuttering Using Classification and Clustering Models,” 2014.

    • “Multiple Linear Regression on the Variables Which May Influence Children’s Stuttering,” 2014.

    • “The Analysis of Life Expectancy in the USA Using Multiple Linear Regression Models,” 2014.

    • "Price of Farmland in Northwestern Iowa Using Multiple Linear Regression Models,” 2013.

    • “Time Series Analysis on Farmland Price in Iowa,” 2013.

  • Illinois State University (2013–2015)
    Computer Laboratory Supervisor