Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don

Assistant Research Professor

Assistant Director of Online Programs, Department of Statistics

The Pennsylvania State University

About me...

I am currently a faculty member at the Statistics Department at Penn State. In addition to teaching and research, I also serve as the assistant director of online programs.

Before joining Penn State faculty, I served as an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Rhode Island. I earned my PhD in Statistics from Penn State in 2014.


      • PhD in Statistics (Pennsylvania State University, 2014)

Thesis: Estimation & Model Selection for Block Clustering with Mixtures: A Composite Likelihood Approach

Co-advisors: Bruce Lindsay & Francesca Chiaromonte

      • M.Sc in Statistics (Pennsylvania State University, 2011)

Thesis: Evolution characteristics of ensemble forecasts through clustering

Advisor: Francesca Chiaromonte

      • B.Sc. in Statistics (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2005), First Class Honors

Work Experience:

      • Assistant Research Professor & Assistant Director of Online Programs (2018 - Present)

Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University

      • Assistant Professor of Statistics (2016 - 2018)

Department of Computer Science & Statistics, University of Rhode Island

      • Research Fellow (2014 - 2016)

Department Biostatistics & Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

      • Lecturer (2006 - 2008)

Department of Statistics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka