I joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary shortly after completing my Ph.D. (Statistics) at the University of Alberta with K. Carriére Chough. My research interests lie in a number of areas, including methods for analyzing correlated data (e.g., joint modelling, mixed models), multivariate models and distances for mixed discrete and continuous outcomes, pseudo- and composite likelihood methods, estimating functions and estimating equations, copula modelling, assessment of diagnostic tests, statistical quality control, and statistical problems in medicine, particularly in ophthalmology. I am an associate editor of Journal of Statistical Computation & Simulation.
I belong to the Research Group in Biostatistics (RGB), a group 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; I also belong to the University of Calgary Biostatistics Centre (UCBC) at the O'Brien Institute for Public Health. My research is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
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.
Book chapters/Letters to Editor
Statistical Society of Canada
American Statistical Association
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
International Biometric Society-Western North American Region
International Statistical Institute
International Society for Clinical Biostatistics
Statistics Departments in Canadian Universities
School of Statistics, University of the Philippines
The New York Review of Books
Harper's Magazine Online
Calgary Movie Guide