Statistics

The department enjoys a strong international profile in both theoretical and applied statistics research. Current areas of specialization in statistics include bioinformatics, biostatistics, Bayesian statistics, capture-recapture models, empirical likelihood theory, industrial statistics, optimal design of experiments, robust statistics, small sample asymptotics, spatial statistics, and statistical ecology. The department has significant external collaborative ties with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria Hospice, BC Cancer Agency, as well as many on-campus collaborations.

Faculty

NameContactResearch interests
Cormier,  Eric
Office: DTB-A540
Dependence modelling using copulas and extreme-value analysis
Cowen,  Laura
Office: DTB-A446
Statistical ecology and capture-recapture models.
Lesperance,  Mary
Office: DTB-A449
Statistical inference, biostatistics, industrial statistics.
Miranda,  Michelle
Office: DTB-A543
Bayesian statistics, machine learning, neuroimaging
Nathoo,  Farouk
Office: DTB-A545
Spatial statistics, statistical computing; neuroimaging statistics; disease mapping; high-dimensional data; Bayesian methods.
Tsao,  Min
Office: DTB-A544
Empirical likelihood theory; Statistical methods in climate studies; Biostatistics; Saddlepoint approximation; Robust statistics
Zhang,  Xuekui
Office: DTB-A523
Statistical genomics, machine learning, design of clinical trials, neuroimaging
Zhou,  Julie
Office: DTB-A439
Robust statistics, optimal design, statistical computing.
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Professors emeritus

NameContactResearch interests
Reed, Bill
Office: NA
Mathematical bioeconomics, resource modelling, optimization models in fisheries and forestry, applied statistics in resource management and biology.
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Postdoctoral fellows

NameContactSupervisor
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PhD students

NameContactSupervisor
Jahid,  Mehnaz
Office: DTB-A555
Cowen
Opoku,  Eugene
Office: DTB-A555
Nathoo, Ahmed
Shahhosseini,  Yasaman
Office: NA
Miranda
Shi,  Shan
Office: DTB-A455
Nathoo
Wong,  Hoi Suen  (Conrad)
Office: DTB-A554
Zhang
Xu,  Yan
Office: DTB-A418c
Zhang
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Master's students

NameContactSupervisor
Bai,  Kailun
Office: NA
Tsao, Zhang
Dao,  Viet
Office: NA
Cowen
Guo,  Changhao  (Nancy)
Office: DTB-A457
Nathoo
Guo,  Yang  (Simon)
Office: DTB-A557
Zhang
Halverson-Duncan,  Brittany
Office: DTB-A518
Cowen
Hu,  Yushan
Office: NA
Zhang
Huang,  Yuying
Office: DTB-A418c
Zhang
Huang,  Xiaolin  (Roy)
Office: NA
Zhang
Jafarova,  Natella
Office: DTB-A457
Cowen, Zhou
Ji,  Xiangling
Office: NA
Zhang
Joun,  Songwan
Office: DTB-A457
Zhang
Kou,  Chi
Office: DTB-A418c
Lesperance
Li,  Yangming  (Derek)
Office: DTB-A434
Cowen
Lu,  Qincheng
Office: DTB-A418c
Zhang
Qiao,  Yiqi
Office: DTB-A557
Zhang, Zhou
Sneiderman,  Robert
Office: DTB-A557
Lesperance
Wei,  Zhengxiao
Office: NA
Nathoo
Wu,  Jingyi
Office: DTB-A457
Tsao
Yan,  Yichen
Office: NA
Tsao, Zhang
Yasmin,  Laila
Office: DTB-A457
Nathoo
You,  Shuai
Office: DTB-A457
Lesperance, Zhang
Yzenbrandt,  Kai
Office: DTB-A457
Zhou
Zhou,  Shaoze
Office: NA
Tsao, Zhang
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