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David G. Hudak, Ph.D.
Department Head, Mathematics (Mathematics)
Professor of Actuarial Science & Mathematics (Mathematics)
412-397-4056 phone (M)
412-397-4242 fax
John Jay 307

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, St. Vincent College, 1981
  • Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1983

Professional Background

  • Fall 2009 - Present, Director of Actuarial Science Program, Robert Morris University
  • Fall 2009 - Present, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Robert Morris University
  • Fall 2003 - Summer 2009, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Robert Morris University
  • October 2001 - July 2003, Actuary, Tower Perrin, Pittsburgh, PA
  • March 1997 - September 2001, Actuary, William Mercer Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA
  • August 1992 - February 1997, Analyst, TASC, Arlington, VA
  • August 1987 - July 1992, Member of Research Staff, Center for Naval Analyses, Arlington, VA

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Statistics, Actuarial Science


  • On estimating percentiles of the Weibull distribution by the linear regression method (with M. Tiryakioglu), Journal of Material Sciences, 2009

  • On estimating the fracture toughnes of Al-7Si-Mg alloys by sharp-notch tensile test results (with M. Tiryakioglu), Material Sciences and Engineering, 2008

  • Unbiased estimates of the Weibull parameters by the linear regression method (with M. Tiryakioglu), Journal of Material Sciences, 2008

  • On Estimating Weibull Modulus by the Linear Regression Method (with M. Tiryakioglu), Journal of Material Sciences, 2007.

  • A Macro Approach to Estimating Correlated Random Variables in Engineering Production Projects (with M. Maxwell), Journal of Construction Management and Economics.  2007.

  • Adjusting Triangular Distributions for Judgmental Bias, 1994.  Risk Analysis Journal, Volume 14, Number 6, 1994.

  • Finite Element Applications in Electromagnetics, Boundary Element Conference, Southampton, England, 1988.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, David

Spring 2015
  • ASCI3150-A
  • 12:15-01:30 PM T RMHudak1 (01/12-05/02/15)-4 Seats
  • ASCI4000-C1
  • 01:45-04:35 PM WMHudak1 (01/12-05/02/15)-2 Seats


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