Millie Yi Mao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6534
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Millie Mao, Ph.D., teaches a variety of applied statistics courses at APU, which are about how to use appropriate statistical methods and software tools to analyze real-world scenarios, with an emphasis on economic and financial problems. Millie likes to use engaging examples and real-life experiences to break down difficult concepts. She enjoys interacting with students from all types of backgrounds. She has earned many teaching awards and certificates from University of California, Riverside. She has also received several SAS programming certificates. Her research interests include statistical modeling and applications, business statistics, and data analytics.


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Econometrics Track, University of California, Riverside
  • M.A in Economics, University of California, Riverside
  • B.A. of Economics in Financial Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China


  • UC Riverside University Teaching Certificate
  • UC Riverside Chancellor’s “Making Excellence Inclusive” Diversity Certificate
  • UC Riverside Outstanding Teaching Award 2017-2018
  • UC Riverside Outstanding Teaching Award 2016-2017
  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics


  • Business Statistics
  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Nonparametric Econometrics
  • Statistical Modeling and Applications

Courses Taught

  • STAT 511 - Applied Regression Analysis
  • STAT 512 - Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments
  • STAT 521 - Statistical Computing and Programming
  • STAT 552 - Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • STAT 571 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
  • STAT 597 - Statistical Consulting Practicum

Office Hours

Monday and Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

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