Nancy Heckman

Nancy Heckman PositionProfessor and Head
OfficeESB 3182
Telephone 604-822-0570
Emailnancy at stat dot ubc dot ca

For information on undergraduate courses and the undergraduate program, please see the undergraduate web pages or contact Dr Joe  (ugradadv at  or Andrea Sollberger  (gradinfo at  Ms Sollberger can help you with questions about issues such as registration while Dr Joe can help with academic advice.

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Research InterestsFunctional data analysis and applications to evolutionary biology, nonparametric regression via splines, kernels and local polynomials; shapes of regression functions. More information about my research interests. List of my former and current students and post-docs.

Degrees and honours:

B.S. (1977), Tufts University
M.A. (1982), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ph.D. (1982), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ordinary Member, International Statistical Institute (elected 1999)
Fellow, American Statistical Association (elected 2001)
Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (elected 2003)


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Department of Statistics

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