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
Bai,  Kailun
Office: NA
Tsao, Zhang
Banik,  Arjun
Office: DTB-A527
Cowen
Berringer,  Heather
Office: DTB-A454
Cowen
Bi,  Chang
Office: NA
Zhang
Hu,  Yushan  (Yulia)
Office: DTB-A434
Zhang
Jahid,  Mehnaz
Office: DTB-A555
Cowen
McNichol,  Jennifer
Office: DTB-A454
Cowen
Rocha,  Leno
Office: NA
Nathoo, Miranda
Shahhosseini,  Yasaman
Office: DTB-A555
Miranda
Shi,  Shan
Office: DTB-A455
Nathoo
Yang,  Aijun
Office: DTB-A555
Nathoo
You,  Shuai
Office: DTB-A434
Lesperance, Zhang
Zhao,  Yupeng  (Robert)
Office: DTB-A434
Zhang
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Master's students

NameContactSupervisor
Abousaleh,  Hanan
Office: NA
Zhou
Dao,  Viet
Office: NA
Cowen
Holmes,  Mikayla
Office: NA
Miranda
Huang,  Xiaolin  (Roy)
Office: NA
Zhang
Jafarova,  Natella
Office: NA
Cowen, Zhou
Ji,  Xiangling
Office: NA
Zhang
Lin,  Meifan
Office: NA
Tsao
Liu,  Zhaoze
Office: NA
Zhang
Lyu,  Ziyi
Office: NA
Nathoo
Ning,  Emily
Office: NA
Zhang
Qiu,  Amanda
Office: NA
Zhang
Roopaei,  Hadi
Office: NA
Zhang
Tavakoli,  Mahsa
Office: NA
Zhang
Thomas,  Jack
Office: NA
Cowen, Bonner
Wei,  Zhengxiao
Office: NA
Nathoo
Yan,  Yichen  (Richard)
Office: NA
Tsao, Zhang
Yu,  Jianping
Office: NA
Lesperance
Zhang,  Xiaoqing  (Rena)
Office: NA
Zhou
Zhou,  Shaoze
Office: NA
Tsao, Zhang
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