Research Collaborators

Professor R.S. Singh

Professor A.F. Desmond

Professor Peter Song

Professor Bin Nan

Professor Qi Li

Professor Aman Ullah

Professor Yongcheng Qi

Professor Gemai Chen

Professor Murry D. Burke

Dr. Ken McRae

Dr. Robin C. McKellar

Dr. Ting Zhou

Dr. Qiang Liu

Dr. Weikai Yan

Professor Tsung-Lin Cheng

Professor Lian Heng

Professor Changchun Xie

Graduate Students Supervised

Master Students:


  • Yukun Zhang, 2012-2014, University of Calgary.
    Thesis: Birnbaum-Saunders Regression.
  • Wenyan Zhong, 2012-2014, University of Calgary.
  • Thesis: Support Vector Machine and Dimension Reduction.
  • Longlong Huang, 2010-2012, University of Calgary. Currently Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics at the University of Calgary.
  • Thesis: Semiparametric Methods for Survival Data or Relevant Topics.
  • Yayuan Zhu, 2009-2011, University of Calgary.  Currently Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics at the University of Waterloo.
    Thesis:  Minimum Hellinger Distance Estimation for a Two-Sample Semiparametric Mixture Cure Rate Model with Censored Survival Data. A paper based on the thesis is published on Computational Statistics, 2013.
  • He Gao, University of Calgary.  Research associate at the University of Alberta.
    Thesis: Current Status Data and Additive Hazards Regression Model.
  • Shan Ba, 2007-2008, University of Calgary. Currently Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech.
  • Zhulin He, 2006-2008, University of Calgary. Currently Postdoc at NISS (National Institute of Statistical Science, USA) after gaining Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the University of Florida.
    Thesis: Estimation for Censored Single-Index Models Using MAWVE and OPWG Methods. A paper based on the thesis was presented in JSM, 2008, Colorado
  • Jie Sun, 2005-2007, University of Calgary.  Ph.D. awarded in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan.
    Thesis: Polynomial Spline Estimation for Partially Linear Single-Index Proportional Hazards Regression Models. A paper based on the thesis is published on Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2008, 53, 176-188.
  • Ph.D Students:


  • Arfan Afzal,  2012-2016. 
  • Thesis:  Estimation and Group Selection in Partially Linear Survival Models.
  • Longlong Huang,  2012-2016. 
  • Thesis: Empirical likelihood and rank estimation for AFT models.
  • Pooneh Pordeli,  2010-2014. 
  • Thesis: Semiparametric Methods for Survival Data or Relevant Topics.
  • Changchun Xie, 1999-2003, University of Guelph. Currently Biostatistician at the Department of Medicine, McMaster University.
  • Thesis: Hierarchical Quasi-Likelihoods and Their Applications.
  • Baktiar Hasan, 1999-2003, University of Guelph. Currently Postdoctoral at Queen's University.
  • Thesis:  An Approximation Method for Modeling Frailty in the Presence of an Immune Proportion.