Ashok Singh is an applied statistics and gaming odds expert who teaches UNLV courses on the math of casino games, advanced statistics, slot analytics, design, mathematical models for business, and operations research. He additionally leads a graduate-level course on data mining and machine learning in the software environment R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.
Singh joined UNLV in 1991 as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, where he developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics. He transferred to the College of Hospitality's gaming faculty in 2006, and was named chair of the Department of Resorts, Gaming and Golf Management in 2021.
In addition to teaching, Singh is a researcher whose interests span a wide range of topics including medical research; public health; and civil and environmental engineering including transportation systems to support research projects sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies and the private sector. His most recent projects have examined the impacts of a smoking ban on casino gaming volume, the relationship between the house edge and play time, and casino loyalty programs.
- Ph.D., Statistics, Purdue University
- M.S., Mathematical Statistics, University of Lucknow
- B.S., Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, University of Lucknow