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PhD/MSc Alumni

2013

Aline Talhouk

Thesis Title: Modeling Dependancies in Multivariate Data
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow - BC Cancer Agency

Jabed Tomal

Thesis Title: Rare-Class Classification using Ensembles of Subset Variables
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Research Assistant - Dept. of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Assistant Professor - Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto

Chaoxiong (Michelle) Xia

Thesis Title: Bayesian Methods for Alleviating Identification Issues with Applications in Health and Insurance Areas
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Assistant Professor - North Illinois University
Current Position: Assistant Professor - North Illinois University

Hao (Nelson) Chen

Thesis Title: Bayesian Prediction and Inference in Analysis of Computer Experiments
Supervisor: William J. Welch
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant - Dept. of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: PhD Student- Dept. of Statistics, UBC

Zishan Cui

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Biostatistician at Providence Health Care

LiYing Dai

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician - Proof Centre of Excellence - Vancouver

Nicholas Fishbane

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.

Seong-Hwan Jun

Thesis Title: Entangled Monte Carlo
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: PhD Student- Dept. of Statistics, UBC

Melissa Lee

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: Lecturer - Department of Statistics, UBC

Yunlong Nie

Thesis Title: Bayesian Models averaging estimator for binary outcome, treatment and confounders
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: Statistician - Heart Lung Innovation

Yiyang Pan

Thesis Title: A Robust Fit for Generalized Partial Additive Models
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: MSc. Student - Financial Engineering, Columbia University

Dorji Pelzom

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: Statistics Officer - Ministry of Health, Government of Bhutan

Guang (Jack) Yang

Thesis Title: Analysis of Rating Methods for Team Based Games
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.

Tingting Yu

Thesis Title: Jointly Modeling Longitudinal Process with Measurement Errors, Missing Data, and Outliers
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD Student - Dept. of Statistics, UBC

Tingting Zhao

Thesis Title: Inference of Rates across Sites via an Expectation Maximization Algorithm
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: PhD Student - Dept. of Statistics, UBC

Yun (Gina) Zhong

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Professional Statistical Analyst at Sanofi Pasteur
Current Position: Wholesale credit methodology associate at BMO Financial Group - Toronto, ON

2012

Luke Bornn

Thesis Title: Modeling latent correlation structures with application to agricultural and environmental science
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Professor - Harvard University

Lei Hua

Thesis Title: Multivariate Extremal Dependence Risk Measures
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Assistant professor, Division of Statistics - Northern Illinois University

Liangliang Wang

Thesis Title: Bayesian phylogenetic inference via Monte Carlo methods
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Assistant Professor, Western University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science, SFU

Chen Xu

Thesis Title: Applications of Penalized Likelihood Methods for Feature Selection in Statistical Modeling
Supervisor: Jiahua Chen
Program: Ph.D.

Jessica Chen

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.

Yang Liu

Thesis Title: Lower quantile estimation of wood strength data
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student - Dept. of Statistics UBC

Hao Luo

Thesis Title: Costs and benefits of environmental data in investigations of gene-disease associations
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student - Dept. of Statistics UBC

James Proudfoot

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Clinical & Translational Research Institute at UCSD

Ardavan Saeedi

Thesis Title: Nonparametric Bayesian Models for Markov Jump Processes
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student - EECS Department, MIT

Dongxu Wang

Thesis Title: Topics on the effect of non-differential exposure missclassification
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.

Yuqing Wu

Thesis Title: The Rocky Sleep study and multiple imputation
Supervisor: Rollin F. Brant
Program: M.Sc.

Chao Xiong

Thesis Title: A study of the relationship between CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) and historical volatility
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student - Desautel Faculty of Management, McGill University

Steven Xu Wang

Thesis Title: Joint inference for lingitudinal and survival data with incomplete time-dependant covariates
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: Biostatistician, University of Michigan, USA

Qian Ye

Thesis Title: Two-Step and Likelihood Methods for Joint Models
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant - Dept. of Statistics UBC
Current Position: Biostatistician, BC Cancer Agency

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