Dankit K. Nassiuma, Ph.D. (1992)
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I am a Professor of Statistics at Africa International University, Kenya. I am also the Vice Chancellor (President) of Africa International University, Kenya. My Ph.D was in the area of Time series Analysis from the University of Manitoba and after graduation, I worked as a Lecturer, rising to the level of Associate Professor at Egerton University for 10 years before qualifying to become a University professor in 2002. I was appointed as the Vice Chancellor (President) of Kabarak University in 2007 and later moved to Africa International University in 2012. I have over 22 years as a statistical consultant and between 2004 and 2007, I served as a consultant Project Manager of the World Bank funded Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) Project. My research interests have focused on financial analysis using ARCH and GARCH models as well as neuro-networks in assessing volatilities and managing risks in financial systems. I have published three books in statistics.

I highly enjoyed my stay at the University of Manitoba and I am very grateful to the Professors in the department of Statistics where I obtained my M.Sc (1985) and Ph.D (1992) in Statistics. The training helped me develop skills and recognize abilities that have propelled me in my career over the years. I owe my being a Professor and a University Vice Chancellor (President) to the experiences that I had at the University of Manitoba.

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Upcoming Seminars

Statistics seminar: Depeng Jiang: “Latent Mixture Model for Semi-continuous Longitudinal Outcomes with Non-ignorable Missing” — Thursday, February 8 at 2:45 p.m., 204 Robson Hall.

PIMS lecture: Anna Lubiw — Thursday, February 15 at 4 p.m., Robert Schultz Theatre.

Statistics seminar: Kevin Fraser — Thursday, March 1 at 2:45 p.m., 204 Robson Hall.

Where are they now?

Aaron Dukes, M.Sc. (1976)

Mostofa Sarkar, M.Sc. (2012)