I joined the Dept of Math & Stat at the University of Calgary shortly after completing my PhD (Stat) at the University of Alberta. I belong to the Research Group in Biostatistics, a groupr of biostatisticians in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who carry out methodological research in statistics with emphasis on its applications in medicine and health, biology, genetics, the environment, and other related fields. My research is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. I am an associate editor of Journal of Statistical Computation & Simulation. I am also on the editorial board of International Journal of Emerging Sciences.
I teach a variety of statistics courses ranging from introductory- and intermediate- to more advanced graduate-level courses. Besides teaching, I also supervise graduate students as well as occasional undergraduate research students.
My research interests lie in a number of areas, including methods for analyzing correlated data, multivariate models anddistances for mixed discrete and continuous outcomes, pseudo- and composite likelihood methods, copula modelling, assessment of diagnostic tests, statistical quality control, and statistical problems in medicine, particularly in ophthalmology.
What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:
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