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PhD/MSc Alumni

1997

Daphne Guh

Thesis Title: Procedures for Multiple Outcome Measures with Applications to Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistical Analyst, Health Research Centre, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver

Man-Po Lai

Thesis Title: Robust Tests on the Equality of Variances
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: MSc student, Mathematical Finance, UBC

1996

Xiaochun Li

Thesis Title: Local Linear Regression versus Backcalculation in Forecasting
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, CRM (Centre de Recherches Mathematiques), ISM (Institute des Sciences Mathematiques), and UQAM (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Indiana University, Dept of Medicine

James (Jianmeng) Xu

Thesis Title: Statistical Modelling and Inference for Multivariate and Longitudinal Discrete Response Data
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Statistical Consultant, Market Knowledge, Inc., Chicago
Current Position: Statistical Consultant, FICO, San Francisco

Grace Chiu

Thesis Title: Effect of Misspecified Response Correlation in Regression Analysis
Supervisor: Nhu Le, James V. Zidek
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Lecturer, Coquitlam College
Current Position: Environmental Statistician, CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics, and Statistics, Australia

Paige Eveson

Thesis Title: The Not-So-Smoother: A Discontinuity Preserving Smoothing Method
Supervisor: Jean Meloche
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Research Biometrician, Dept. of Fisheries, Nanaimo, B.C.

Cheryl Garden

Thesis Title: Modeling Zero Inflated Count Data
Supervisor: Martin Puterman
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, Canadian Pacific Railway, Calgary, Alberta

Joe Kelly

Thesis Title: Proficiency Testing in Clinical Chemistry
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Senior Consultant, Arthur Andersen LLP, Vancouver, BC
Current Position: Director, Strategic Services, /InterVISTAS Consulting Inc, Vancouver

Shoujun Luo

Thesis Title: Markov Generalized Linear Model and Modeling of Epileptic Seizure Data
Supervisor: Martin Puterman
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistical and Programming Analyst, Glassco Park Inc. Surrey, B.C.

Eve Rainville

Thesis Title: A Comparison Between Several One-Step M-Estimators of Location and Dispersion in the Presence of a Nuisance Parameter
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Cryptyologic Group, Communications Security Establishment, Ottawa

Xuekun Song

Thesis Title: Some Statistical Models for the Multivariate Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Supervisor: Bent Jorgensen
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Assistant Professor, York University
Current Position: Professor, University of Michigan

1995

Andy Chan

Thesis Title: Image processing
Supervisor: Jean Meloche
Program: M.Sc.

Daren Smith

Thesis Title: An investigation into the Efficient Market Hypothesis a canonical correlation analysis approach
Supervisor: Juxin Liu
Program: M.Sc.

1994

Weimin Sun

Thesis Title: Bayesian Multivariate Interpolation with Missing Data and Its Applications
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics (University of British Columbia)
Current Position: VP, Institutional Equity Technology, Morgan Stanley (New York, USA)

Christopher Duddek

Thesis Title: A cross sectional analysis of air pollution's impact of chronic respiratory disease in Ontario
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistics Canada

Leah (Min) Li

Thesis Title: Discrete transect designs for estimating animal population
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman
Program: M.Sc.

Ying Liu

Thesis Title: A model for multivariate binary data with covariates based on compatible conditionally specified logistic regressions
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: MSc in actuarial science, Waterloo

Norman Phillips

Thesis Title: Screening intervals and the risk of carcinoma in situ of the cervix
Supervisor: Andrew Coldman
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: BC Cancer Agency
Current Position: BC Cancer Agency

Rhonda Rosychuk

Thesis Title: Cancer cluster detection in British Columbia school districts, 1983-1989
Supervisor: Nhu Le
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, University of Waterloo
Current Position: Professor, University of Alberta

1993

Paul Gerhard Kinas

Thesis Title: Bayesian statistics for fishery stock assessment and management
Supervisor: Don Ludwig
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: University in Rio Grande, Brazil

Wade Blanshard

Thesis Title: Forecasting value-weighted real returns of TSE portfolios using dividend yields.
Supervisor: Juxin Liu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Consultant, Dept of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing, Dalhousie Univ
Current Position: Consultant, Dept of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing, Dalhousie Univ

Danielle Chew

Thesis Title: Identification of risk factors associated with cervical Intra-epithelial neoplasia among women in British Columbia
Supervisor: Andrew Coldman
Program: M.Sc.

Anona Thorne

Thesis Title: Studies in applied statistics: ship hull design optimization and endogamous group comparisons
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, St Paul's Hospital
Current Position: Statistician, St Paul's Hospital

Xiaohua Wang

Thesis Title: Modelling daily returns of New York Stock Exchange by time series with noises having stable distributions
Supervisor: Juxin Liu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, St Paul's Hospital
Current Position: Statistician, St Paul's Hospital

Hongbin Zhang

Thesis Title: Risk prediction models for binary response variables for the coronary bypass operation
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistics and Consulting Laboratory, UBC
Current Position: Statistician, St Paul's Hospital

1992

Shiying Wu

Thesis Title: Asymptotic inference for segmented regression models
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Statistics Canada
Current Position: Research Triangle Institute

Jinko Graham

Thesis Title: Longitudinal analysis for binary and count data
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Univ of Washington
Current Position: Professor, Simon Fraser Univ, Dept of Statistics

Saluti Komungoma

Thesis Title: Assessment of the quality for the NADP/NTN date based on their predictability
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: M.Sc.

Sonia Mazzi

Thesis Title: A new measure of quantitative robustness
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Department of Statistics

Brad McNeney

Thesis Title: Overdispersion in Poisson regression
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, University of Washington
Current Position: Professor, Simon Fraser University, Dept of Statistics

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