Research and Teaching Interests
I joined the Department of Statistics, UBC as a Professor in 2003 and was Head of Department from 2003 until 2008 and Interim Head for 5 months in 2018. Prior to 2003 I was at the University of Waterloo for 16 years.
In recent years I have taught mainly our third-year inference course, STAT 305, and our fourth-year design of experiments course, STAT 404. Occasionally, I have taught SCIE 113, which is a first-year seminar on scientific argumentation and writing and a graduate-level topics course on computer experiments.
My research spans computer-aided design of experiments, quality improvement, the design and analysis of computer experiments, statistical methods for drug discovery, and machine/statistical learning. Most of it involves applications in the physical sciences and engineering. Some of the talented graduate students who make my research programs happen are listed below.