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Stephen Carden, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Statistics


Math/Physics 2323 (Statesboro)

Phone: 912-478-0874 (Statesboro)

Steve has been in the Mathematical Sciences department since 2014. His research is primarily in statistical properties of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, including the first provably-convergent Reinforcement Learning algorithm for continuous states and actions. Steve has advised eight thesis projects for students seeking a Master’s degree. He has previously chaired the Statistics Group and Grants & Scholarship committee.

Work History

  • Interim Department Chair, 2022-2023
  • Associate Professor of Statistics, 2020-present
  • Assistant Professor of Statistics, 2014-2020


  • PhD in Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, 2014
  • MS in Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, 2010
  • BS in Mathematics, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2008

Recent Courses

  • STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics
  • STAT 7432 Stochastic Processes
  • STAT 7434 Time Series


Last updated: 8/7/2023