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PhD/MSc Alumni

1992

Ed Susko

Thesis Title: Segmented regression modelling with an application to German exchange rate. data
Supervisor: Juxin Liu
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, Univ of Waterloo
Current Position: Professor, Dalhousie Univ, Dept of Math, Statistics and Computing

Richard Alan White

Thesis Title: The detection and testing of multivariate outliers
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistics and Consulting Laboratory, UBC
Current Position: Statistics and Consulting Laboratory, UBC

1991

Youshi Chen

Thesis Title: Estimation with multivariate extreme value distributions, with applications to environmental data
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.

Raymond Rui Fang

Thesis Title: Simultaneous and sequential ROC analyses for diagnostic tests
Supervisor: Andrew Coldman
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: BC Cancer Agency
Current Position: Vice President, Research, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Paul Antony Gustafson

Thesis Title: Hierarchical modelling of multivariate survival data
Supervisor: Mohan Delampady
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD, Carnegie Mellon Univ
Current Position: Professor, UBC, Department of Statistics

1990

Al-Karim Ladak

Thesis Title: Esampling-based variance estimators in ratio estimation with application to weigh scaling
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Price-Waterhouse

Zdenek Patak

Thesis Title: Robust principal component analysis via projection pursuit
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistics Canada
Current Position: Statistics Canada

Yanling Zuo

Thesis Title: Monotone regression functions
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, ICBC

1989

Brian Leroux

Thesis Title: Maximum likelihood estimation for mixture distributions and hidden Markov models
Supervisor: Martin Puterman
Program: Ph.D.
First Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Health Canada
Current Position: Professor Dept of Biostatistics, University of Washington

Tao Dai

Thesis Title: On multivariate unimodal distributions
Supervisor: Albert W. Marshall
Program: M.Sc.

Mark Irwin

Thesis Title: Empiric risk estimation in Alzheimer disease
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, University of Chicago
Current Position: Ohio State University, Dept of Statistics

Bing Li

Thesis Title: The relationship between asthma and pollution levels in Prince George, British Columbia
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, University of Chicago
Current Position: Professor, Penn State University, Dept of Statistics

Rowan Williams-Short

Thesis Title: Testing a mean reversion hypothesis on the Toronto stock exchange
Supervisor: Juxin Liu
Program: M.Sc.

1988

Janis Chang

Thesis Title: Analysis of ordered categorical data
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.

Lisa Kan

Thesis Title: Identification of risk groups : study of infant mortality in Sri Lanka
Supervisor: Frederick P. Glick
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Department of Statistics, SCARL
Current Position: BC Cancer Agency

Shiying Wu

Thesis Title: Trend analysis of monthly acid rain data - '80 -'86
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, UBC
Current Position: Research Triangle Institute

Irene Yee

Thesis Title: Local parametric poisson models for fisheries data
Supervisor: James V. Zidek
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: UBC Dept of Medical Genetics

1987

Robert Eugene Lee

Thesis Title: A statistical analysis of finding the best predictor of success in first year calculus at the University of British Columbia
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, University of Victoria

Ping H. Ma

Thesis Title: Disagreement : estimation of relative bias or discrepancy rate
Supervisor: Frederick P. Glick
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Department of Statistics UBC as consultant and lecturer

Bencivenga Roberto

Thesis Title: A statistical analysis of electroencephalographic spikes in benign Rolandic. epilepsy of childhood
Supervisor: Michael Schulzer
Program: M.Sc.

Mai Phuong Thompson

Thesis Title: Statistical modelling of sediment concentration
Supervisor: Harry Joe
Program: M.Sc.

1986

Lindsay Dunn

Thesis Title: Modelling survival rates in bilateral breast cancer
Supervisor: Nancy Reid
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: Statistician, UBC Faculty of Medicine Pulmonary Research Laboratory, Vancouver
Current Position: Senior Scientific Editor, NATO C3 Agency, The Hague, Netherlands

Nhu D. Le

Thesis Title: Statistical analysis of the temporal-spatial structure of pH levels from the MAP3S/PCN monitoring network
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, University of Washington
Current Position: BC Cancer Agency, and Adjunct Professor

Hon Wai (Wilson) Ma

Thesis Title: Smoothing locally regular processes by Bayesian nonparametric methods, with applications to acid rain data
Supervisor: Harry Joe, James V. Zidek
Program: M.Sc.

Randy Sitter

Thesis Title: The design of quantal response experiments and the modelling of quantal response experiments over time
Supervisor: John Petkau
Program: M.Sc.
First Position: PhD student, University of Wisconsin
Current Position: Professor, Simon Fraser University, Dept of Statistics

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