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
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, Model/variable selection, Group effects in linear models, Saddlepoint approximation, Applied statistics
Zhang,  Xuekui
Office: DTB-A523
Statistical genomics, machine learning, design of clinical trials, COPD
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
Dong,  Gracia
Office: NA
Cowen
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PhD students

NameContactSupervisor
Bai,  Kailun
Office: DTB-A434
Zhang
Banik,  Arjun
Office: DTB-A454
Cowen
Berringer,  Heather
Office: DTB-A454
Cowen
Bi,  Chang
Office: DTB-A554
Zhang
Hu,  Yushan  (Yulia)
Office: DTB-A434
Zhang
Jahid,  Mehnaz
Office: DTB-A555
Cowen
Liu,  Zhaoze
Office: DTB-A434
Zhang
Ning,  Emily
Office: DTB-A425a
Zhang
Qiu,  Amanda
Office: DTB-A555
Zhang
Shahhosseini,  Yasaman
Office: DTB-A555
Miranda
Yang,  Aijun
Office: DTB-A555
Nathoo, Lum
You,  Shuai
Office: DTB-A434
Lesperance, Zhang
Zhang,  Shibai
Office: DTB-A455
Nathoo, Lewis
Zhao,  Yupeng  (Robert)
Office: DTB-A434
Zhang
Zhao,  Qianyun  (Sophia)
Office: DTB-A425a
Zhang
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Master's students

NameContactSupervisor
AhooeiNejad,  Shaghayegh
Office: NA
Cowen
Esmaeili,  Farbod
Office: DTB-A557
Nathoo
Hou,  Ying Jie
Office: NA
Zhang
Kapali,  Harini
Office: DTB-A202
Cowen, Lix
Kim,  Soo
Office: DTB-A202
Zhang
Liu,  Xinning
Office: DTB-A557
Tsao
Liu,  Yimeng  (Flora)
Office: DTB-A202
Nathoo, Nelson
Long,  Shuyi
Office: DTB-A557
Zhang
Ma,  Siying
Office: DTB-A557
Cowen
Magee,  Morgan
Office: DTB-A557
Lesperance
Neupane,  Naresh
Office: DTB-A557
Zhou
Shang,  Longwen
Office: DTB-A557
Tsao, Zhang
Wang,  Wanmeng
Office: DTB-A557
Zhang
Wiigs,  Alex
Office: DTB-A557
Zhou
Xu,  Shiyu
Office: DTB-A557
Zhang
Zhang,  Xiaoqing  (Rena)
Office: DTB-A557
Zhou
Zhang,  Jing
Office: DTB-A557
Zhang, Tsao
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