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PhD/MSc Alumni

2009

Song Cai

Thesis Title: Application to Phenological Data
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD Student, Department of Statistics, UBC

Hernan Epstein

Thesis Title: Finding Determinants of the Expected Stocks Returns for the 1993-2007 Period
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Mathematical Statistician for Statistics Canada in Ottawa, ON

Shuyu Fan

Thesis Title: Robust Longitudinal Analysis for a Multiple Sclerosis Clinical trial, using optimal weighted estimating equations
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Biostatistician, Vaccine Evaluation Center

Yi Huang

Thesis Title: Properties of Empirical and Adjusted Empirical Likelihoods
Supervisor: Jiahua Chen
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD Student, Department of Statistics, UBC

Ehsanul Karim

Thesis Title: Evaluating the performamce of Hypothesis Testing in Case-Conrol studies with exposure Misclassification, using Frequentist and Bayesian Techniques
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Department of Statistics, UBC

Derrick Lee

Thesis Title: Joint Models for incomplete Longitudinal data and survival data with applications in AIDS studies.
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Tian Shen

Thesis Title: Formal and Informal Approaches to Adjusting for Exposure Mismeasurement
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Biostatistical Analyst, QLT Inc.
Current Position: Biostatistician, Rick Hansen Institute

2008

Jochen Brumm

Thesis Title: Finding Functional Groups of Genes using Pairwise Relational Data: Methods and Applications
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Statistician in Early Clinical Development, Roche in Basel, Switzerland

Yiping Dou

Thesis Title: Dynamic Linear Modeling Approaches for Environmental Space-Time Processes
Supervisor: James V. Zidek, Nhu Le
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Revenue Insight Analyst at Google, San Jose, California

Justin Harrington

Thesis Title: Extending Linear Grouping analysis and robust estimators for very large data sets
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Senior Manager, Hedge Funds, Market Risk Management at Scotia Capital

Bela Nagy

Thesis Title: Valid Estimation and Prediction Inference in Analysis of a computer Model
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Santa Fe Institute

Mohua Podder

Thesis Title: Robust Genotype Classification Using Dynamic Variable Selection
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral fellow at Agriculture Canada
Current Position: Biostatistician, Canadian Vigour Centre

Hui Shen

Thesis Title: Efficient cross validation for model assessment and comparison
Supervisor: William J. Welch
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Data Analyst, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Guohua Yan

Thesis Title: Linear Clustering with application to single nucleotide plymorphism genotyping
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick

Luke Bornn

Thesis Title: Statistical Solutions for and from signal processing
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Department of Statistics, UBC

Jieyun (Erin) Ding

Thesis Title: Mixed Effects Models with Incompletely Observed Data, with application to AIDS studies
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Biostatistician, Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St.Paul's Hospital, Vancouver

Jing (Jina) Qu

Thesis Title: Composite Likelihood for a Stochastic Volatility Model for Financial Time Series
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Senior Research Analyst at WorkSafeBC

Alexandra Romann

Thesis Title: Evaluating the performance of stimulation extrapolation and Bayesian Adjustments for Measurement Error
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, BC Provincial Renal Agency

2007

Md. Shahadut Hossain

Thesis Title: Dealing with Measurement Error in Covariates with Special Reference to Logistic Regression Model: A Flexible Parametric Approach
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral Fellow at BC Cancer Agency
Current Position: Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University

Juxin Liu

Thesis Title: Average Effects for Regression Models with Misspecifications and Diffuse Interaction Models
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan

Zhong Liu

Thesis Title: Combining Deterministic and Statistical Methods in Modeling Environmental Processes
Supervisor: James V. Zidek, Nhu Le
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Senior Consultant at TransUnion, Hong Kong

Lawrence McCandless

Thesis Title: Bayesian Propensity Score Analysis for Observational Data
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Research Associate in Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London UK
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University

Jean-Francois Plante

Thesis Title: Adaptive Likelihood Weights and Mixtures of Empirical Distributions
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto
Current Position: Professeur Adjoint, HEC Montréal

Wei Wang

Thesis Title: Linear Mixed Models in Functional Regression
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Research Associate, Department of Statistics, UBC
Current Position: Senior Biostatistician, Center for Outcomes Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Rong Chu

Thesis Title: Bayesian Adjustment for Exposure Misclassification in Case-Control Studies
Supervisor: Paul Gustafson
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Asst. Biostatistics Manager, Agensys.

Kimberly Ann Fernandes

Thesis Title: Comparing the Validity and Performance of Four Analysis Methods for Small Cluster Randomized Studies with Small Intra-Class Correlations.
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Biostatistician, Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St.Paul's Hospital, Vancouver

Aline Tabet

Thesis Title: Bayesian Inference in the Multivariate Probit Model
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Department of Statistics, UBC

Wen Zhang

Thesis Title: Co-op Report
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Biostatistician, Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St.Paul's Hospital, Vancouver

2006

Md Javar Ahmed Khan

Thesis Title: Robust Model Selection for High-dimensional datasets
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wei Liu

Thesis Title: The Theory and Methods for Measurement Errors and Missing Data Problems in Semiparametric Nonlinear Mixed-effects Models
Supervisor: Lang Wu
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto

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