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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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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PhD students

NameContactSupervisor
Opoku,  Eugene
Office: DTB A555
Nathoo
Shi,  Shan
Office: DTB A455
Nathoo
Song,  Yin
Office: DTB A534
Nathoo
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Master's students

NameContactSupervisor
Ge,  Wenxue
Office: DTB A557
Lesperance
Huang,  Yongchen
Office: DTB A457
Lesperance
Kou,  Chi
Office: DTB A418c
Lesperance
Li,  Zhoulin  (Grace)
Office: DTB A457
Lesperance
Liu,  Ben
Office: DTB 418c
Cowen
Ma,  Yunfan
Office: DTB A418c
Zhou
Parker,  Matthew
Office: DTB A457
Cowen
Qiao,  Yiqi
Office: DTB A557
Zhang, Zhou
Romanovska,  Sofiia
Office: DTB-A47
Cowen
Shi,  Ailan
Office: DTB A557
Zhang
Tang,  Peng
Office: DTB A457
Lesperance
Wang,  Yingxian
Office: DTB A557
Lesperance
Xie,  Peijie  (Eva)
Office:
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Xu,  Yan
Office: DTB A418c
Cowen
Yang,  Yuyan  (Bobo)
Office: DTB A457
Cowen
Yasmin,  Laila
Office: DTB A457
Nathoo
Yeh,  Chi-Kuang
Office: DTB A457
Zhou
Zheng,  Yuyan  (Sophia)
Office: DTB A557
Cowen
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