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PhD/MSc Alumni


Thesis Title: Some Statistical Properties of Multivariate Proper Dispersion Models
Supervisor: Bent Jorgensen
First Position: Statistical Analyst, Dept. of Health Care & Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Current Position: Senior Biostatistician, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
Program: M.Sc.
Thesis Title: Smoothing Parameter Selection when Errors are Correlated and Application to Ozone Data
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman
First Position: Ph.D. student in Computer Science, UBC
Program: M.Sc.


Thesis Title: The Model Based Approach to Smoothing
Supervisor: Piet de jong
First Position: Lecturer, Dept. of Economics, University of Hull, England
Current Position: Lecturer, Dept. of Mathematics, University of York, England
Program: Ph.D.
Thesis Title: A Minimally Informative Likelihood Approach to Bayesian Inference and Decision Analysis
Supervisor: Bertrand Clarke
First Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Statistics Research Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Current Position: Research Fellow, National Human Genome Center, Howard University, Washington, DC
Program: Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Analysis of Longitudinal Data of Mixed Types using a State Space Model Approach
Supervisor: Bent Jorgensen
First Position: Demonstrator / instructor, University of Hong Kong
Program: M.Sc.
Thesis Title: Analysis of Longitudinal Data from the Betaseron Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial
Supervisor: John Petkau
First Position: Statistical Analyst, Department of Pathology, Pulmonary Research Lab, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Program: M.Sc.
Thesis Title: Procedures for Multiple Outcome Measures with Applications to Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials
Supervisor: John Petkau
First Position: Statistical Analyst, Health Research Centre, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver
Program: M.Sc.
Thesis Title: Robust Tests on the Equality of Variances
Supervisor: Ruben H. Zamar
First Position: MSc student, Mathematical Finance, UBC
Program: M.Sc.


Thesis Title: Local Linear Regression versus Backcalculation in Forecasting
Supervisor: Nancy E. Heckman
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
Program: Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Statistical Modelling and Inference for Multivariate and Longitudinal Discrete Response Data
Supervisor: Harry Joe
First Position: Statistical Consultant, Market Knowledge, Inc., Chicago
Current Position: Statistical Consultant, FICO, San Francisco
Program: Ph.D.