Keumhee Chough, M.Sc. (1985)
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After obtaining my M.Sc. (U of Manitoba, 1985), I moved to USA to further my studies and obtained PhD in Statistics (University of Wisconsin-Madision, 1989). My first appointment was with the department of Statistic and Actuarial Sciences, University of Iowa (1990-1992), while directing the consulting centre there.

I then moved back to Canada in 1992 to join the team with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba (1992-1996), which was the period where I grew professionally, working on projects that have immediate impact to the real world. It gave me the life and career as I know now, as a consulting statistician on various projects for the government, and industry as well as a professor, teaching the next generation. Currently, I am a professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, since 1996. I also spend my summers in Korea working with top heart surgeons in the country to further improve their surgical methods. It is invigorating and yet humbling to consult with surgeons who just performed several open heart surgeries and came to see me with burning questions of what worked best? My main area of research interests include meta analysis, missing data methods, survival analysis methods, health services research, and optimal designs.

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Congratulations to our October, 2018 graduates: Jenna Tichon (Ph.D.), Kanika Grover (M.Sc.), Mohammed Kamso (M.Sc.), Inesh Munaweera Arachchilage (M.Sc.), Joynob Siddiqua (M.Sc.), Shamsia Sobhan (M.Sc.).

Upcoming Seminars

Statistics seminar: Sherif Sherif: “Sparsity-based image processing” — Thursday, October 18 at 2:45 p.m., P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar: Julien Arino: “Duration of the "stochastic" phase of an epidemic” — Thursday, October 25 at 2:45 p.m., P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar: Linglong Kong: “Optimal Smooth Approximation for Quantile Matrix Factorization” — Thursday, November 1 at 2:45 p.m..

Statistics seminar: Erfan Houqe: “Random effects covariance matrix modeling for longitudinal data with covariates measurement error” — Thursday, November 22 at 2:45 p.m., P230 Duff Roblin.

Where are they now?

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Benny Cheung Ying Zee, M.Sc (1984)