About

Education

Ph.D. in Statistics, July 2012, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph.
M.Sc. in Statistics, Aug 2009, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph.
B.Sc. in Biological Science, Aug 2008, Department of Biological Science, University of Guelph.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Binghamton University, NY (Aug, 2016 – Present).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, ON (Aug, 2013 – Aug, 2016).
  • Associated Graduate Faculty, Bioinformatics Graduate Programs, University of Guelph, ON (Jan, 2013 – Aug 2013).
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, ON (Sept, 2012 – Aug 2013).
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Catania, Catania, Italy (Feb 2013, Sept 2012, May 2012).

Awards

  • 2013 Classification Society Dissertation Award (Honourable Mention)
  • Statistics Graduate Scholarship (highest GPA in departmental core graduate courses), University of Guelph. 2010. (Ph.D.)
  • Natural Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (Federal Doctoral Scholarship). 2010-12. (Ph.D.)
  • Dean’s Tri-Council Scholarships, University of Guelph. 2010-12. (Ph.D.)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Provincial Doctoral Scholarship; declined in favour of NSERC Doctoral Scholarship). 2010. (Ph.D.)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology (Provincial Graduate Scholarship). 2009. (M.Sc.)
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Guelph. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. (M.Sc., Ph.D.)

Academic Services Outside University

  • Member of the Board of Directors – The Classification Society (2017-2020)
  • Secretary –  Business and Industrial Section of Statistical Society of Canada (2016 – 2019)
  • Referee – NSERC Discovery Grant 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Referee – Journal of Royal Statistical Society.
  • Referee – Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference.
  • Referee – Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.
  • Referee – Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation.
  • Referee – Bioinformatics.
  • Referee – Statistics and Computing.
  • Referee – Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.
  • Referee – Journal of Applied Statistics.
  • Volunteer – Annual Statistical Society of Canada 2012 meeting.

Services at the University level

  • Coordinator of Statistics Seminar Series, Binghamton University (Spring 2017)
  • Member of the Statistics Committee, Binghamton University (Fall 2016 – present)
  • Member of the Actuarial Science Committee, Binghamton University (Fall 2016 – present)
  • Bioinformatics seminar series, University of Guelph (Fall 2013 – Summer 2016)
  • Bioinformatics Outreach Program, University of Guelph (Fall 2013 -Summer 2016)
  • Mathematics & Statistics Outreach/ Liaison Committee, University of Guelph (Fall 2014 – Summer 2015)
  • Member of the Graduate Admission and Progress Committee, University of Guelph (Fall 2011 – Summer 2012)
  • Member of the Graduate Committee at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph (Fall 2009 – Summer 2011)
  • Statistical consultant at the Ashton Laboratory, University of Guelph (Fall 2009 – Winter 2010)

Short Courses and Working Groups Attended

  • 19th Summer Meeting of the University of Washington Working Group in Model-Based Clustering, Guelph, ON, July 2012
  • 18th Summer Meeting of the University of Washington Working Group in Model-Based Clustering, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2011
  • Applied Computational Genomics Course, University of Carleton, Ottawa, Canada, August 2010
  • 17th Summer Meeting of the University of Washington Working Group in Model-Based Clustering, Grenoble, France, July 2010
  • MITACS-PIMS Graduate Industrial Modelling Camp, University of Calgary, May 2009
  • MITACS-PIMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, University of Calgary, May 2009
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