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.
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Lesperance,  Mary
Office: DTB A449
Statistical inference, biostatistics, industrial statistics.
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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.
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Tsao,  Min
Office: DTB A544
Empirical likelihood theory; Statistical methods in climate studies; Biostatistics; Saddlepoint approximation; Robust statistics
Wu,  Fan
Office: DTB A438
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: DTB A418A
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
Shi,  Shan
Office: DTB A455
Nathoo
Wong,  Hoi Suen  (Conrad)
Office: DTB A554
Zhang
Xu,  Yan
Office: DTB A418c
Cowen
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Master's students

NameContactSupervisor
Guo,  Changhao  (Nancy)
Office: DTB A457
Nathoo
Guo,  Yang  (Simon)
Office: DTB A557
Zhang
Halverson-Duncan,  Brittany
Office: DTB A518
Cowen
Huang,  Yuying
Office: DTB A418c
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
Parker,  Matthew
Office: DTB A457
Cowen
Qiao,  Yiqi
Office: DTB A557
Zhang, Zhou
Romanovska,  Sofiia  (Sonya)
Office: DTB-A457
Cowen
Sneiderman,  Robert
Office: DTB A557
Lesperance
Wu,  Jingyi
Office: DTB A457
Tsao
Yasmin,  Laila
Office: DTB A457
Nathoo
You,  Shuai
Office: DTB A457
Lesperance, Zhang
Yzenbrandt,  Kai
Office: DTB A457
Zhou
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