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PhD/MSc Alumni

2012

Hongyang Zhang

Thesis Title: Linear model selection based on extended robust least angle regression
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student - Dept. of Statistics UBC

Yilan Zhu

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
Current Position: Statistician, Telus, Vancouver

2011

Jun (Jason) Chen

Thesis Title: Statistical efficiency of phase II multiple sclerosis clinical trials with different MRI scanning frequencies
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, Department of Orthopaedics, UBC

Jing Dong

Thesis Title: Dependence Structure for Sums of Dependent Risks
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant, SCARL, UBC
Current Position: Research Assitant, UBC Hospital

Yumi Kondo

Thesis Title: Robustification of the sparse k-means clustering algorithm
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Statistics, UBC

Yitian (Sky) Liang

Thesis Title: Generalized Model of Moments - Theoretical, Econometric and Simulation Studies
Supervisor: Jiahua Chen
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Business Administration; Marketing, Sauder School of Business, UBC

Lang (Sirius) Qin

Thesis Title: Magnetic resonance imaging lesion count as a surrogate endpoint in relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis clinical trials
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistical Analyst, Medical Council of Canada, Ottawa

Kevin Ushey

Thesis Title: Identifying interaction effects in high-throughput studies of growth
Supervisor: Jennifer Bryan
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Researcher, James Hogg Research Center, St. Paul's Hospital
Current Position: Data Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA

Xiaoli Yu

Thesis Title: Group sequential methods in clinical trial research
Supervisor: Jiahua Chen
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Statistics, UBC

Yongliang (Vincent) Zhai

Thesis Title: Dynamic Duration of Load Models
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman, Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Quantitative Analyst, Google

Feng Zhu

Thesis Title: Evaluation of analysis and approaches to longitudinal ordinal responses in multiple sclerosis clinical trials
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, Dept. of Medicine (Neurology), UBC

2010

Mike Danilov

Thesis Title: Robust estimation of multivariate scatter in non-affine equivariant scenarios
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Decision Support Engineering Analyst, Google Inc.

Mohamadreza Hosseini

Thesis Title: Statistical Models for Agroclimate Risk Analysis
Supervisor: James V. Zidek, Nhu Le
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Government visiting lab postdoc, joint at AAFC and SFU
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo

Tao Wang

Thesis Title: Multivariate one-sided tests for multivariate normal and nonlinear mixed effects models with complete and incomplete data
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Xuekui Zhang

Thesis Title: Mixture Models for Analysing High Throughput Sequencing Data
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Bio Statistics Department

Stephanie (Yin-Ting) Cheng

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant, Department of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Analyst, Canadian Joint Replacement Registry, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Eric Cormier

Thesis Title: Time-Varying Exposure Subject to Misclassification: Bias Characterization and Adjustment
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Instructor, Camosun College
Current Position: PhD Student, Department of Statistics, McGill University

Gabriela Espino Hernandez

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant, Department of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Biostatistician, BC Provincial Renal Agency

Libo Lu

Thesis Title: Approximate methods for joint models in longitudinal studies
Supervisor: Jiahua Chen, Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Analyst, KBM Group

Rebekah Mohr

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

Corinne Riddell

Thesis Title: An Adaptive Clinical Trial Design for a Sensitive Subgroup Examined in the Multiple Sclerosis Context
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD Student, Epidemiology, McGill University

Eric Shing Fu

Thesis Title: Regression approaches to estimation of relative risk : application to multiple sclerosis studies
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Assistant, Department of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Statistician, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Steven Xu Wang

Thesis Title: Joint Inference for Longitudinal and Survival Data with Incomplete Time-dependent Covariates
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences
Current Position: Biostatistician, University of Michigan, USA

Lucy Yan Cheng

Thesis Title: Wood property relationships and survival models in reliability
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: UBC Center for Health Services and Policy Research

Eva Yihui Luo

Thesis Title: Time-Varying Tail Dependence inFinancial Returns for the Period of 1996-2009
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.

Xiaoyin Zhong

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Programmer/Biostatistician at ICES-Queen's

Yilan Zhu

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistical Analyst, Research in Motion
Current Position: Statistician, Telus, Vancouver

2009

Kenneth (Chi Ho) Lo

Thesis Title: Statistical Methods for High Throughput Genomics
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Postdoctoral Senior Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
Current Position: Senior Analyst, eBay Inc

Michael Regier

Thesis Title: Imperfect data in the generalized linear model framework
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, West Virginia University

Chi Wai Yu

Thesis Title: Median Loss Analysis with Applications to Model Selection
Supervisor: Bertrand Clarke
Program: Ph.D.

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