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Introducing two new faculty members

Our department is thrilled to be welcoming two new faculty colleagues: Katie Burak and G. Alexi Rodríguez-Arelis.

Associate Professor of Teaching, Tiffany Timbers, Receives the Early Career Educator Award 2023 by SSC

In a recent announcement on the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)'s website, our Statistics Associate Professor of Teaching, Tiffany Timbers, was awarded the first SSC Early Career Educator Award for 2023. This new award recognizes excellence in teaching statistics by early career SSC...

Professor Emeritus Nancy Heckman, SSC Honorary Member 2023

We’re delighted to announce that our Professor Emeritus Nancy Heckman has been named an Honorary Member of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award is intended to honor an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada and whose work has had a major impact in this country.

Congratulations to 2022 GTA Award Winner, Zuheng (David) Xu!

The Statistics Department is pleased to honour Zuheng (David) Xu with Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards.

David has performed his duties with enthusiasm, knowledge, and engagement, contributing to our excellent undergraduate learning environment. He has been instrumental in the teaching of STAT 200, STAT 305, and STAT 404, through his excellence in teaching. In addition, he...

Tiange (Ivy) Liu receives this year's Nash Medal

The Nash Medal in Statistics was awarded this academic year to Tiange (Ivy) Liu, who graduates with Combined Honours degree in Statistics and Mathematics. Ivy’s grades are 90% and above in fourth year Statistics courses. She worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Statistics Department in the Summer of 2022. As a next step, Ivy will continue her studies in the fall in the Master of Science program in Statistics at...

Saifuddin Syed wins 2023 Pierre Robillard Award

We are proud of Saifuddin Syed for having received the Pierre Robillard Award from the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). Saif won this prize for his thesis “Non-reversible parallel tempering on optimized paths”, which was supervised by Professor Alexandre Bouchard-Côté. The Pierre Robillard Award is to...

Statistics professors and PhD student awarded 2023 Canadian Journal of Statistics Award

Congratulations to this year's Canadian Journal of Statistics Award winners:

  • Evan Sidrow (PhD student, UBC Statistics)
  • Nancy Heckman (Professor Emeritus, UBC Statistics)
  • Marie Auger-Méthé (Associate Professor, UBC Statistics and Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries)
  • Sarah M. E. Fortune (Former Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Marine Mammal Research Unit)
  • ...

2022-2023 Data Science Award Winner Kaitlin Sullivan

Kaitlin Sullivan has been in the Cembrowski lab in Neuroscience since April 2019, starting in the MSc program and now in the fourth year of a PhD program. She has 3 publications as first author amongst 5 publications.

Kaitlin has worked extensively with a technique known as multiplexed fluorescent in situ hybridization (mFISH) to register, segment, quantify images of brain tissues. She has included linear and nonlinear dimensionality reduction, clustering, cross-modal data...

Marshall Prize 2022-2023 winner Evan Sidrow

Evan Sidrow has made important contributions in the development of statistical methodology involving complex hidden Markov models and applications to the analysis of animal movement. His PhD co-supervisors are Marie Auger-Methe and Nancy Heckman. Evan has been involved in Animal Movement Reading Group and the Statistical Ecology Research Group.

Some of the research involves using stochastic algorithms for complex likelihoods. Evan has worked extremely independently, and has skills in...

ASDa Webinar Series on Data Analysis

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Applied Statistics and Data Science Group at UBC Statistics is pleased to announce the launch of the webinar series on Data analysis: Practical application of Linear Mixed Effects Models.

Sign up for the webinar series to learn how to apply linear mixed effects models to appropriately answer your research questions, happening soon on Tuesday/...