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PhD/MSc Alumni

2016

Yumi Kondo

Thesis Title: Identification of Worsening Subjects and Treatment Responders in Comparative Longitudinal Studies
Supervisor: John Petkau, Yinshan Zhao
Program: Ph.D.

Yongliang (Vincent) Zhai

Thesis Title: Stochastic Processes, Statistical Inference and Efficient Algorithms for Phylogenetic Inference
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Quantitative Analyst, Google
Current Position: Quantitative Analyst, Google

Gal Av-Gay

Thesis Title:
Supervisor: William J. Welch
Program: M.Sc.

Derek Chiu

Thesis Title: Cox-LASSO Regularized Supervised Principal Components in Regression for DLBCL Cancer
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistical Analyst: Department of Breast and Molecular Oncology, BC Cancer Agency

Xiaoting Ding

Thesis Title:
Program: M.Sc.

Yichen Zhao

Thesis Title: Assessing performance of classi ers by cross-validation based on binary data
Supervisor: Jiahua Chen
Program: M.Sc.

2015

Yanling Tara Cai

Thesis Title: Statistical Methods for Relating Strength Properties of Dimensional Lumber
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: Ph.D.

Ehsan Karim

Thesis Title: Causal Inference Approaches for Dealing with Time-dependent Confounding in Longitudinal Studies, with Applications to Multiple Sclerosis Research
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES)

Tianji Shi

Thesis Title: Air Quality Model Evaluation Through the Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Ozone Features
Supervisor: William J. Welch
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Scotiabank, Manager, Risk Model Validation and Vetting Team

Chiara Di Gravio

Thesis Title: Instrumental Variables Selection: A Comparison between Regularization and Post-Regularization Methods
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician- Medical Research Council, Lifecourse, Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK

Sean Jewell

Thesis Title: Divide and Conquer Sequential Monte Carlo for Phylogenetics
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, University of Washington, Department of Statistics

Zhang Jinyuan

Thesis Title: Conditional Extremes in Asymmetric Financial Markets
Supervisor: Natalia Nolde
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student in Finance, INSEAD, Fontainebleau

Ken Lau

Thesis Title:
Program: M.Sc.

Huiting Ma

Thesis Title:
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.

Jack Ni

Thesis Title:
Program: M.Sc.

Andres Sanchez-Ordonez

Thesis Title: A Markov Random Fields Approach to Modelling Habitat
Program: M.Sc.

Neil Spencer

Thesis Title: DrSMC:A Sequential Monte Carlo Sampler for Deterministic Relationships on Continuous Random Variables
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Statistics and Machine Learning PhD Program, Carnegie Mellon University

Yifan Zhang

Thesis Title:
Program: M.Sc.

2014

Song Cai

Thesis Title: On Dual Empirical Likelihood Inference Under Semiparametric Density Ration Models in the Presence of Multiple Samples: With Applications to Long Term Monitoring of Lumber Quality
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Assistant Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University

Pavel Krupskii

Thesis Title: Structured Factor Copulas and Tail Inference
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Li Xing

Thesis Title: Model and Inference Issues Related to Exposure-Disease Relationships
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Biostatistics, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Publich Health, Indiana University

Hongbin Zhang

Thesis Title: Joint Inference of NLME and GLMM Models with Informative Censoring
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI)

Jonathan Baik

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Systems Developer, Air Quality Science Unit, Environment Canada

Shannon Erdelyi

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant, UBC Dept. of Emergency Medicine

Yumian Hu

Thesis Title: Building Statistical Models for the Prediction of Oral Cancer Recurrence
Supervisor: Rollin F. Brant
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant, UBC Department of Statistics

Wooyong Lee

Thesis Title: Kernel Estimation of the Drift Coefficient of a Diffusion Process in the Presence of Measurement Error
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

MD. Mahsin

Thesis Title: Determination of Sample Sizes for Phase II Clinical Trials in Multiple Sclerosis using Lesional Recovery as an Outcome Measure
Supervisor: John Petkau, Yinshan Zhao
Program: M.Sc.

Vivian Meng

Thesis Title: Extensions to the Multiplier Method for Inferring Population Size
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University

Peijun Sang

Thesis Title: Copula Models from Combining Submodels for Different Groups
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD Student, Simon Fraser University

2013

Camila Pedroso Estevan de Souza

Thesis Title: Switching Non-Parametric Regression Models
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - UBC Dept. of Statistics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Shah Lab for Computational Cancer Biology, UBC and BC Cancer Agency

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