Professional Activities:

  • Scientific Program Committee Member, International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications (ICOSDA), 2019.

  • Co - organizer, Nexus 2019 - Art of the Possible, International Data Science Conference, November 14, 2019.

  • Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Data Science Committee Member, 2019 - Current.

  • Co - organizer, Interdisciplinary Science Workshop organized by SIS scholars, Faulty of Science at the University of Manitoba, November 15- 16, 2018.

  • Reviewer for NSERC Discovery Grant program, 2017 - 2019.

  • Review committee member for International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2017, 2018).

  • Review committee member Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016 - 2019).

  • Reviewer for Mitacs Accelerate Grant Program, 2017 - 2019.

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Meta-Analysis, 2018 - 2021.

  • Chair of Student Travel Grants Committee, Statistical Society of Canada, 2017 - 2018.

  • Committee Member, Student Travel Grants Committee, Statistical Society of Canada, 2015 - 2017.

  • Local Arrangements Committee Member, 45th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of
    Canada, 2016 - 2017.

  • Reviewer for CIHR Project Grant competition, 2016.

  • Review Committee Member for CIHR Grant for the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) and the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), 2015.

  • Editorial Board Member, SM journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics, 2015 - Current.

  • Co-Investigator of the Study of Newborn Safety Following Induction of Labour with Misoprostol (with Shayne Taback, Debbie Robinson, Shawn Bugden, Michael Helewa and Margaret Morris), 2014 - 2016.

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Bio-analysis & Biostatistics, 2015 - Current.

  • Reviewer for Grant on Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP), Manitoba Workers Compensation Board (WCB), 2013 - 2016.

  • Co-Chair of International Program committee, IASSL 2014 Conference, Statistics & Society in the New Information Age: Challengers and Opportunities, December 2014.

  • Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Statistics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Statistical Software, Statistics in Medicine, JRSS (C), JRSS (A), NIPS, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Journal of Quantitative Analysis of Sports, Model Assisted Statistics and Applications, Journal of Pharmaceutical Statistics, BMC Medical Research Methodology, Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Sports Analytics, Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, Communications in Statistics Case Studies and Data Analysis, Communications in Statistics Theory and Methods, Biometrics, Behaviormetrika.

  • Committee member, Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) committee on new Investigators, 2011-2014.

  • Organizer, Topic Contributed Session on Bayesian Methods With Applications to Health Sciences, Joint Statistical Meetings, San Diego California, August 2012.

  • Session Chair, Bayesian Modeling In Life Sciences 2, Joint Statistical Meetings, San Diego California, August 2012.

  • Organizer and Chair, Invited Session on Nonparametric Bayes Methods, Statistical Society of Canada annual Meeting, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, June 2012.

  • Organizer and Chair, Invited Session on Bayesian Methods with Applications, ASASL Conference on Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Modern World, Colombo Sri Lanka, December 2011.

  • Organizer and Chair, Invited Session on Statistical Methods in Medical Research, ASASL Conference on Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Modern World, Colombo Sri Lanka, December 2011.

  • Session Chair, Bayesian Modeling and Computation, Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami Beach Florida, August 2011.

Workshops Participated:

  • Planning workshop of the Lake Winnipeg Fish Movement Study, Freshwater Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), 2019.

  • Planning workshop of the Lake Winnipeg Fish Movement Study, Freshwater Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), March 6, 2018.

  • UAI 9th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop, Catalina Island California, August, 2012.

  • Workshop on Objective Bayesian Model Choice, University of Texas at San Antonio, March 17, 2010.

  • Workshop on Modern Bayesian Methods, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, February 1, 2010.

  • SAMSI Workshop on Sequential Monte Carlo Methods, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 9-10, 2009.

  • Summer school on Bayesian Modeling and Computation, St John's College, University of British Columbia July 14-18, 2008.

  • Workshop on Deconstructing Biochemical Networks, Université de Montréal, Montreal, September 24-28, 2007.

  • Pacific Northwest Workshop on Bayesian Statistics, University of British Columbia, April 8-9, 2006.

Professional Memberships:

  • Statistical Society of Canada (SSC).

  • American Statistical Association (ASA).

  • International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA).

  • Applied Statistics Association of Sri Lanka (ASASL).

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