Dr. Sarpong A. Smart

Dr. Sarpong A. Smart
Designation: 
Staff Grade: 
Brief Bio: 

Dr. SARPONG, A. Smart is a Senior Lecturer and a Senior Research Fellow of the Kumasi Technical University’s Institute of Research, Innovation and Development – IRID. He is a Professional Statistician, Research Methodologist and a Data Management Consultant with several years’ experience in designing quality Statistical, Social, Child Labour and Gender, Economic, Agricultural, Job Evaluation, and Market Research. He has an excellent command over many Statistical Software Applications including; IBM-SPSS, R-console, MS Excel, LISREL and AMOS for Structural Equation Modelling, and STATA. He has consulted for many Students (Masters and PhD levels), Private, National and International organizations in the area of Research Design, Sampling and Data Collection, Data Analysis and Data Management, Research/Project Monitoring and Evaluation, and Research Reporting. He is also an Associate Senior Researcher of the Data Science Research Centre of the Seoul National University in Seoul South Korea. He is also a National Patron of the Ghana Association of Statistics Students – GASS and the Deputy Director of the KsTU Graduate School.

Education: 
  • PhD. Mathematical Statistics, K.N.U.S.T – Kumasi
  • MPhil. Applied Mathematics – Statistics Option, K.N.U.S.T – Kumasi
  • BSc. Mathematics & Statistics, U.C.C – Cape Coast
Professional Membership: 
• International Statistical Institute (ISI) • International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) International Association of Statistical Education (IASE) International Association of Official Statisticians (IAOS) International Association of Statistical Computing (IASC) International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS) Ghana Statistical Association - GSA (National Organizer)
Teaching Areas: 
  • Statistical Computing (with R, IBM-SPSS, and Albatross Statistical Software)
  • Statistical Models (Linear, Generalized Linear Models and their Extensions)
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Operations Research
  • Likelihood Theory
  • Multivariate Statistics
Conferences Attended: 
  • MAY. 2017: GHASKA Innovation Conference 2017 (Ajou University – Suwon, South Korea) – Tutor for Short Course Session
  • DEC. 2016: The 2nd Pacific RIM Statistical Conference for Production Engineering (Seoul             National University – Seoul, South Korea) – Participant
  • NOV. 2016: Korea Statistical Society Autumn Conference (Korea Statistics Training Institute – Deajeon South Korea) – Participant
  • OCT. 2015: International Conference in Applied Science and Technology (ICAST 2015 Kumasi Polytechnic) - Presenter
  • MAY. 2015: International conference of ECOWAS Parliamentarians against Child Labour (Alisa Hotel - Accra) – As Consultant
  • SEPT. 2013: Short Course in Research Methods and Data Analysis for Academic Staff of Ghana Baptist University College – Kumasi (TUTOR/Program coordinator)
  • MAY. 2012 & APR. 2011: Certificate in Statistical Software Applications – SPSS and R Statistical Software at Koforidua Polytechnic – ICT Centre. (TUTOR/Program coordinator)
Publications: 
  1. Chunzheng Cao, Mengqian Chen, and Sarpong A. Smart (2017). Bayesian inference in a heteroscedastic replicated measurement error model using heavy-tailed distributions. Computational Statistics Data Analytics (SCI Journal). https://www.journals.elsevier.com (Under Review)
  2. Smart A. Sarpong, Emelia Kusi-Owusu, N. N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah, Youngjo Lee (2017). Commitment as a mediator linking Organizational Culture and Employee Intentions to stay; Empirical study among staff of a Tertiary Institution in Ghana. Journal of Management and Governance. http://wwwspringer.com (Under Review)
  3. Smart A. Sarpong, Emelia Kusi-Owusu, N. N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah (2017). Employee satisfaction components that affects intention to stay; Evidence from a tertiary Institution in Ghana. International Journal of Business and Management. http://ijbm.ccsenet.org (Accepted)
  4. Smart A. Sarpong, Seungyoung OH, Richard K. Avuglah, N. N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah, Youngjo Lee (2017). Application of Joint Generalized Linear models in examining Physical support factors influencing crop yield in Northern Ghana. Sustainable Agriculture Research. http://sar.ccsenet.org (Accepted)
  5. Smart A. Sarpong, N.N.N.Nsowah-Nuamah, Richard K. Avuglah, Seungyoung Oh, & Youngjo Lee (2016). Performance assessment of Penalized variable selection methods using crop yield data from the three Northern Regions of Ghana.  International Journal of Probability and Statistics 2016, 5(1): 10-17 DOI: 10.5923/j.ijps.20160501.02. www.sciepub.org
  6. Smart A. Sarpong, Seungyoung OH, Richard K. Avuglah, N. N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah, Youngjo Lee (2015), Analysis of Crop Yield Physical Support Services data using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models, International Journal of Statistics and Applications 2015, 5(5): 196-207 DOI: 10.5923/j.statistics.20150505.03. www.sciepub.org
  7. Abena K. Sarpong, Smart A. Sarpong, Christian Obirikorang, N.N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah (2015), immediate risk factor associated with child malnutrition in Ghana; a critical analysis of the Ashiedu Keteke sub-metro area in Accra. Food and Public Health 2015, 5(5): 174-183 DOI: 10.5923/j.fph.20150505.04. www.sciepub.org
  8. Smart A. Sarpong (2013), Modeling and Forecasting Maternal Mortality; an Application of ARIMA Models, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology Vol. 3 No. 1; January 2013 19, ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) www.ijastnet.com
  9. Charles K. Acquah, Smart A. Sarpong, Lee Hyunjung (2015), Energy security situation of Ghana; A Country Comparative Analysis of 34 other countries worldwide. Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy, ISSN (Paper) 2224-3232 ISSN (Online) 2225-0573.
  10. Smart A. Sarpong, Abena K. Brobbey (2013), Poisson Regression Modeling for Incidence of Maternal Deaths in Ghana, Mathematical Theory and Modeling, ISSN 2224-5804 (print), ISSN 2225-0522 (online), Vol.3, No.2, 2013. www.iiste.org