Current Reserach Associates

  • Nalantha Wanasundara, Ph.D.

 

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Holly Steeves, Ph.D. (co-supervise with Laura Cowen (UVictoria) and Simon Bonner (Western)

  • Ismaila Ba, Ph.D., CANSSI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow (co-supervise with Max Tuegeon and Kevin McGregor (York)

Current Graduate Students

  • Tessa Reimer (M.Sc., Current, co-supervise with Alex Leblanc)

  • Ryne Swift (M.Sc., Current)

  • Arjun Banik (Ph.D., Current, co-supervise with Laura Cowen at UVictoria)

  • Christophe Turcotte-van de Rydt (M.Sc., Current, co-supervise with Kevin Fraser)

  • Elham Afzali (Ph.D., Current, co-supervise with Liqun Wang)

  • Samuel Morrissette (Ph.D., Current, co-supervise with Max Turgeon)

  • Jinxin Yuan (M.Sc., Current)

  • Surani Mathara Arachchige (Ph.D., Current, co-supervise with Mike Domaratzki)

  • Ashani Wickramasinghe (Ph.D., Current)

  • Adriana-Stefania Ciupeanu (Ph.D., Current, co-supervise with Julien Arino)

  • Harshani De Silva (M.Sc., Current)

  • Inesh Munaweera (Ph.D., Current, co-supervise with Darren Gillis)

  • Ankit Doshi (Ph.D., Current, co-supervise with Brad Johnson)

Former Graduate Students

  • Courtney Bonner (M.Sc., 2022)

        Thesis: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Synthetic Data Generation From Casino Slot Floor Event Data

  • Qiao Tang (M.Sc., 2021, co-supervisor: Xikui Wang)

        Thesis: Comparison of Count Model Predictions Using Bayesian Methods with A COVID-19 Application

  • Samuel Morrissette (M.Sc., 2021, co-supervisor:Jason Fiege)

        Thesis: Assessing Behaviour of Casino Patrons Using Clustering Methods

  • Ashani Wickramasinghe (M.Sc., 2021)
    Thesis: Community Detection in Social Networks with an Application to Covid-19 Data.

  • Surani Mathara Arachchige (M.Sc., 2021 - co-supervisor: Mike Domaratzki)
    Thesis: Assessing Feature Selection Methods and Their Performance in High Dimensional Classification Problems.

  • Lahiru Wickramasinghe (Ph.D., 2021, co-supervisor: Alex Leblanc)                                          

       Thesis: Estimation of Sparse Multinomial Cell Probabilities.

  • Laurence Cuny (M.Sc., 2020 co-supervisor: Katherine Davies)

       Thesis: Order Restricted Bayesian Inference of the Simple Step-Stress Model under Type-I Right

        Censoring with Weibull Distributed Lifetimes.

  • Isuru Dharmasena (M.Sc., 2020)

        Thesis: Modeling and Simulation of Mobile Apps User Behavior.

  • Weijia Zhang (Ph.D., 2019, co-supervisor: Po Yang)

       Thesis: Novel statistical designs for phase I clinical trials.

  • Mohammed Mujaab Kamso (M.Sc., 2018, co-supervisor: Saumen Mandal)

       Thesis: Network Meta-Analysis Using Bayesian Methods and Some Diagnostics.

  • Inesh Munaweera (M.Sc., 2018, co-supervisor: M. Jafari Jozani)
    Thesis: Shrinkage Estimators under Generalized Garrote and Linex Loss Functions for Regression Analysis.

  • Lahiru Wickramasinghe (M.Sc., 2015)

       Thesis: Non-Inferiority Hypothesis Testing in Two-Arm Trials with Log-normal Data.

  • Peng Zhang (M.Sc., 2014)
    Project: Social Network Analysis using Exponential Random Graph Models.

  • Cynthia Kpekpena (M.Sc., 2014)
    Thesis: Bayesian Analysis of Binary and Count Data in Two-arm Trials.

  • Jing Zhang (M.Sc., 2012)
    Project: Bayesian Methods for Modeling and Analyzing Item Response Data.

Former Undergraduate Students

  • Evan Proskin, NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, Summer 2019.
    Project: Spatial Patterns of Nest Success and Long Term Population Decline Analysis of Purple Martin.

  • Laura Vandenberg, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2019.
    Project: App User Behaviour and Retention Analysis.

  • Takunda Taimu, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2019.
    Project:
    Bivariate Poisson and Diagonal Inflated Bivariate Poisson Regression Models on Soccer Data. 

  • Max Piche, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2019.
    Project: Predictive Analysis of Murple Martin Nest Productivity.

  • Keren Chheang, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2018.
    Project: Bayesian Inference and text modelling using R.

  • Laura Vandenberg, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2018.
    Project: Analyzing Facebook Friendships through Social Network Models.

  • Yunfeng Yang, Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2018.
    Project: Assessing ERGM Models and Goodness of fit using Simulations.

  • Alina Rak, Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2018.
    Project: Bayesian Network Analysis of ecological data.

  • Gao Han, Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2017.
    Project: Assessing Algorithms for Structure Learning in Bayesian Networks.

  • Coral McCuen, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2017.
    Project: Inferring the Sampling Distributions of the Estimators of Regression Models Using Simulation Based Methods.

  • Ninad Khargonkar, Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2016.
    Project: Modeling and Simulation of Euro Cup Matches.

  • Xiuxiu You, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2016.
    Project: Text Classification Methods and their Applications.

  • Neha Singh, Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2015.
    Project: A Social Network Analysis using Latent Dirichlet Allocation.

  • Shaun Mcdonald, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer/Fall 2015.
    Project: Bayesian methods for remote estimation of under-ice algal biomass in the Canadian Arctic.

  • Xuejing Jiang, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2015 (with Saumen Mandal).
    Project: Fixed and random effects models in one-way classified data.

  • David Martell, Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2014.
    Project: A Bayesian Method for Meta-Analysis with Applications to Multi Arm Trials with Binary Outcomes.

  • Lidan Zhang, Mitacs Globalink Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2013.
    Project: A Comparison Between Item Response Models.

  • Gabi Rodrigues, Science without Borders Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2013.
    Project: Statistical Analysis of Clinical Trials Data with Binary Outcomes.

  • Justin Daman, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2013.
    Project: Statistical Modelling and Simulation of Outcomes of NBA & NHL Seasons.

  • Jingsha Yuan, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2012.
    Project: Properties of Estimators in Bayesian Regression Models: A Simulation Study.

  • Creagh Dyson Briercliffe, Undergraduate Student Research, Summer 2012 (with Theo Koulis).
    Project: A Bayesian Stochastic Model for Batting Performance Evaluation in One-day Cricket.