Literary Fiction 
Kaftar Baz
(S. Rabbani, 2013)
A short story 
Short
(S. Rabbani, 2010)
A short short 
Breakup
(S. Rabbani, 2009)
A short short 
Soap
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
A short short 
Taste of Romania
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
A short short 
A Jumble of Particles
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A short story 
A Portrait of the Uncontrollable Decadent Youth
(S. Rabbani, 2006)
A short story 
Sardony
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A short story 
The Fourteenth Hour
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A short story 
L'infame
(S. Rabbani, 2003)
A short story 
A PageLong Portrait of Pittsford
(S. Rabbani, 2003)
A short short 
Liver: Imported from England
(S. Rabbani, 2003)
A short story 
All the Lonely People
(S. Rabbani, 2003)
A short story 
Lu Paesanu
(S. Rabbani, 2000  2002)
A novel 
Technical & Instructional Articles 
The Rational Gambler
(S. Rabbani, 2010)
Introducing the concept of the "rational gambler" and gambling as an optimization of variance versus expected loss 
Craps: Computing the Distribution of the PassLine and Free Odds Bets
(S. Rabbani, 2010)
Understanding the statistical properties of the payoffs from these craps bets 
Implying the RiskNeutral Distribution from the Volatility Skew in Options Pricing
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Relating the probability distribution of the underlying to the BlackScholes implied volatility skew 
Plenty of Room at the Hotel California
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
An analytical determination of a fair rent schedule for the House 
Probability Density Function in Terms of Moments
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
A closedform expression for the PDF of a random variable in terms of its moments 
The Cereal Box Problem
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A probability brainteaser 
The Musical Chairs Problem
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A probability brainteaser 
Distribution of R^{2} for Single Regression of Uncorrelated Gaussian Random Variables
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A closedform expression for the probability density function of the coefficient of determination in this special case 
Moments of the Standard Normal Probability Density Function
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A closedform expression for the moments of the standard normal 
Markowitz Efficient Portfolio Frontier as LeastNorm Analytic Solution to Underdetermined Equations
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A closedform quadratic equation for the Markowitz efficient frontier in modern portfolio theory 
Estimating Distribution Parameters using Coarse Data for ChiSquared GoodnessofFit Test
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
Two methods for estimating the parameters of the null distribution using coarse data 
Proof that the Difference of Two Correlated Normal Random Variables is Normal
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
An exercise in calculus 
The Number of Digits in n!
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A fun investigation in number theory 
Proof that Superposition Implies Rational Homogeneity
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
A nice result from linear systems theory 
Expected Value of the Rayleigh Random Variable
(S. Rabbani, 2006)
An entertaining integral 
ClosedForm Solution to the Lights Out Puzzle
(S. Rabbani, 2006)
A mathematical investigation of a child's toy 
Derivation of the Matched Filter as the Highest SNR Linear Estimator
(S. Rabbani, 2006)
I've also contributed this derivation to Wikipedia. 
An Intuitive Approach to Chemical Equilibrium
(S. Rabbani, 2006)
A short supplementary text on chemical equilibrium illustrating some basic numerical methods for solving equilibrium systems 
Derivation of Constant Labor and Capital Share from the CobbDouglas Production Function
(S. Rabbani, 2006)
Taken from the back of an envelope 
Integration by Parts: An Intuitive and Geometric Explanation
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
A visual alternative to the derivation of the integration by parts formula 
The RabbaniKloek Elimination
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
A method for answering multiple choice questions on an AP exam 
Patents, Publications, and Research 
S. Rabbani & H. Shahmohamad. "Statistical Brainteasers in Algorithms, Counting & Strategy." Open Journal of Statistics. Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 278283 (2014).

S. Rabbani & H. Shahmohamad. "Probability Brainteasers for College Students." Open Journal of Statistics. Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 273277 (2014).

P. Paul & S. Rabbani. "Banding Profile Estimator Using Multiple Sampling Intervals." United States Patent No. 7,855,806. Issued 21 December 2010.

P. Paul, S. Rabbani, & W. J. Nowak. "Method and System to Compensate for Banding Defects." United States Patent No. 7,755,799. Issued 13 July 2010.

Statistical Discrimination and the RaceSize Effect
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
An empirical study on the uncharted relation between race and firm size 
Essays 
An Ethical Analysis of Marijuana Prohibition
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
In consideration of social harm 
On IHUM
(S. Rabbani, 2006)
A letter to Vice Provost John C. Bravman 
The Rights of the People, Denied and Disparaged
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
A closer look at the Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution 
Gratuitous Gratuities?
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
Oped in The New Yorker, issue of 3 October 2005 
The Approach to SteadyState Decadence
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
This is not a serious article. 
The Fallacy of Marijuana Prohibition
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
A Call for Legalization 
Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
The Absurdity and Hypocrisy of Marijuana Prohibition 
Hedonistic Calculus for the Individual: Corollary to Bentham's Hypothesis
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
The practical side of microeconomics 
Poetry 
Homecoming
(S. Rabbani, 2009)
A poem 
Freer Happier
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
In celebration of the conclusion of IHUM 
Permission to Live
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A poem 
Highatus
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A poem 
The Sky Is Red
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A poem 
Mother to Son
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A poem 
Cherry Blossom Petals and Camera Bags
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
From Poems from Kyoto 
The Last Train to Finchley Road
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
From Poems from Kyoto 
Ode on a Perrier Bottle
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
Not a Grecian urn 
Testament of an Artist
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A poem 
Observations of a Fastidious Mind
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A poem 
school?
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
A poem 
La búsqueda de la libertad
(S. Rabbani, 2003)
A poem in Spanish 
The Fiend of Piety
(S. Rabbani, 2003)
A poem 
Translations 
Traduko de teksto de Radioheada "Fake Plastic Trees" de angla el esperanto
(S. Rabbani, 2005)
For the Esperantistoj out there 
Translations of Selected Lyrics of Persone from Esperanto
(S. Rabbani, 2004)
Persone is an Esperanto rock band based in Sweden. 
Translations of Selected Quatrains from Khayyám's Rubáiyát from Farsi
(S. Rabbani, 2001)
A new translation that attempts to preserve meaning but not at the expense of rhyme and rhythm 
Travel Letters 
From Italia II (Marche, EmiliaRomagna, Toscana, Umbria, Lazio) and San Marino
(S. Rabbani, 2016)
Sforzacosta/Macerata/Offida/Ascoli Piceno/Ancona/Gradara/Bologna/Siena/Montalcino/San Quirico d'Orcia/Pienza/Montepulciano/Perugia/Spello/Assisi/Orvieto/Roma, Italia; Murata/Città di San Marino/Borgo Maggiore, San Marino (8 April 2016  17 April 2016) 
From Taipei
(S. Rabbani, 2016)
Taipei, Taiwan (4 March 2016  7 March 2016) 
From México (México, D.F. II, Teotihuacan, Puebla, Chipilo, Cholula)
(S. Rabbani, 2015)
México, D.F./Teotihuacan/Puebla/Chipilo/Cholula, México (4 October 2015  11 October 2015) 
From Singapore
(S. Rabbani, 2015)
Singapore (1 May 2015  4 May 2015) 
From the Netherlands (Voorburg, Delft, Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam)
(S. Rabbani, 2014)
Voorburg/Delft/Rotterdam/The Hague/Amsterdam, the Netherlands (13 December 2014  15 December 2014) 
From Italia (Roma, Vaticano, Costiera Amalfitana, Napoli, Ercolano)
(S. Rabbani, 2014)
Roma/Vaticano/Sorrento/Amalfi/Ravello/Positano/Napoli/Ercolano, Italia (14 March 2014  24 March 2014) 
From Berlin II
(S. Rabbani, 2014)
Berlin, Germany (14 March 2014) 
From Zürich
(S. Rabbani, 2014)
Zürich, Switzerland (1 February 2014  3 February 2014) 
From Barcelona
(S. Rabbani, 2013)
Barcelona, Spain (21 September 2013  24 September 2013) 
From Copenhagen and Helsinki
(S. Rabbani, 2013)
Copenhagen, Denmark; Helsinki, Finland (4 July 2013  9 July 2013) 
From Montréal
(S. Rabbani, 2013)
Montréal, Québec, Canada (31 May 2013  2 June 2013) 
From México (San Miguel de Allende, México, D.F.)
(S. Rabbani, 2013)
San Miguel de Allende/México, D.F., México (25 May 2013  29 May 2013) 
From Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam)
(S. Rabbani, 2012)
Bangkok/Ayutthaya, Thailand; Phnom Penh/Siem Reap/Angkor Wat/Kampong Phluk, Cambodia; Luang Prabang, Laos; Hanoi/Saigon, Vietnam (10 November 2012  22 November 2012) 
From the Basque Country, Spain/France (Bilbao, Getxo, San Sebastián, Hondarribia, SaintJeandeLuz, Biarritz, Pamplona)
(S. Rabbani, 2012)
Bilbao/Getxo/San Sebastián/Hondarribia/Pamplona, Spain; SaintJeandeLuz/Biarritz, France (10 March 2012  17 March 2012) 
From Malta
(S. Rabbani, 2011)
Malta and Gozo, Malta (26 August 2011  30 August 2011) 
From Lisbon
(S. Rabbani, 2011)
Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal (19 August 2011  21 August 2011) 
From Iceland
(S. Rabbani, 2011)
Western and southern coasts and West Fjords, Iceland (1 July 2011  10 July 2011) 
From Ireland (Cork, Kinsale, Dublin)
(S. Rabbani, 2011)
Cork/Kinsale/Dublin, Ireland (29 April 2011  1 May 2011) 
From Hungary (Budapest II), Slovakia (Vysoké Tatry), Poland (Kraków, Auschwitz, Warszawa)
(S. Rabbani, 2010)
Budapest, Hungary; Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia; Kraków/Auschwitz/Warszawa, Poland (9 October 2010  19 October 2010) 
From China (Shanghai, Tunxi, Huangshan)
(S. Rabbani, 2010)
Shanghai/Tunxi/Huangshan, China (6 July 2010  16 July 2010) 
From Egypt (Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Cairo)
(S. Rabbani, 2009)
Alexandria/Luxor/Aswan/Cairo, Egypt (14 February 2009  25 February 2009) 
From Sicilia, Italia (Palermo, Agrigento, Cefalù, Catania, Taormina, Enna) and Slovenia (Ljubljana, Bled)
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Sicily, Italy; Ljubljana/Bled, Slovenia (1 June 2008  14 June 2008) 
From Campania, Italia (Napoli, Monte Vesuvio, Pompei)
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Campania, Italy (29 May 2008  1 June 2008) 
From Rome
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Rome, Italy (27 May 2008  29 May 2008) 
From Serbia (Belgrade), Macedonia (Skopje), Greece (Thessaloniki, Athens)
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Belgrade, Serbia; Skopje, Macedonia; Thessaloniki/Athens, Greece (22 May 2008  27 May 2008) 
From Albania (Shkodër, Tiranë, Vuno, Vlorë, Berat, Bajram Curri) and Kosovo (Drakovica, Priština)
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Albania; Kosovo (15 May 2008  22 May 2008) 
From Croatia (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Reum, Kravice, Mostar, Blagaj, Pocitelj), Montenegro (Budva, Ulcinj); Introduction to Albania
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Croatia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Montenegro (8 May 2008  15 May 2008) 
From Budapest
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Budapest, Hungary (6 May 2008  8 May 2008) 
From Romania (Bucharest, Constanta, Brasov, ClujNapoca)
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Romania (27 April 2008  3 May 2008) 
From Sofia
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Sofia, Bulgaria (24 April 2008  27 April 2008) 
From Istanbul
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Istanbul, Turkey (21 April 2008  24 April 2008) 
From Austria (Vienna), Slovakia (Bratislava), Germany (Berlin)
(S. Rabbani, 2008)
Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Berlin, Germany (9 April 2008  18 April 2008) 
From Prague
(S. Rabbani, 2007)
Prague, Czech Republic (5 April 2007  11 April 2007) 
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