Experience

EDUCATION

PhD in Statistics, University of Guelph, ON, Canada (July 2012).

MSc in Statistics, University of Guelph, ON, Canada (Aug 2009).

BSc in Biological Science, University of Guelph, ON, Canada (Aug 2008).

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Data Science and Analytics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University, ON, Canada (July, 2021present).

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Binghamton University, NY, USA (Aug, 2016 – June 2021).

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, ON, Canada (Aug, 2013 – Aug, 2016).

  • Associated Graduate Faculty, Bioinformatics Graduate Programs, University of Guelph, ON, Canada (Jan, 2013 – Aug 2013).

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, ON, Canada (Sept, 2012 – Aug 2013).

  • Visiting Researcher, University of Catania, Catania, Italy (Feb 2013, Sept 2012, May 2012).

AWARDS

  • Canada Research Chair in Data Science and Analytics (2021- 2026)

  • 2019 Chikio Hayashi Award by the International Federation of Classification Societies.

  • 2013 Classification Society Dissertation Award (Honourable Mention)

  • Statistics Graduate Scholarship (highest GPA in departmental core graduate courses), University of Guelph. 2010.

  • Natural Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (Federal Doctoral Scholarship). 2010-12.

  • Dean’s Tri-Council Scholarships, University of Guelph. 2010-2012.

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Provincial Doctoral Scholarship; declined in favour of NSERC Doctoral Scholarship). 2010.

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology (Provincial Graduate Scholarship). 2009.

  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Guelph. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

TEACHING

At Binghamton University

MATH 531: Regression I - Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

MATH 448: Mathematical Statistics - Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2020

MATH 459/MATH 590S: Statistical Bioinformatics - Spring 2020.

MATH 532: Regression II - Spring 2019.

MATH 329: Introduction to Scientific Computing - Fall 2017, Spring 2018.

MATH 304: Linear Algebra - Spring 2017.

At University of Guelph

BINF*6970: Statistical Bioinformatics - Winter 2015, Winter 2014, Winter 2013.

STAT*4340: Statistical Inference - Winter 2014, Winter 2011

BINF*6210: Software Tools for Biological Data Analysis and Organization - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012.

ACADEMIC SERVICE OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY

  • Past-President - Business and Industrial Section of Statistical Society of Canada (2021-2022)

  • Preseident-Elect/President - Business and Industrial Section of Statistical Society of Canada (2019-2021)

  • Guest Editor - The Fields Institute Communications Series on Data Science and Optimization (2020-2021)

  • President Elect – Business and Industrial Section of Statistical Society of Canada (2019-2020)

  • Chair - The 2020 Classification Society Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee (2019-2020, 2020-2021)

  • Member - Scientific Program Committee,16th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (2018–2019).

  • Associate Editor – Lifestyle Genomics (2017–present).

  • Member - Board of Directors, The Classification Society (2017-2022)

  • Secretary – Business and Industrial Section of Statistical Society of Canada (2016 – 2019)

  • Grant Reviewer - Mitacs Accelerate Grant 2019, NSERC Discovery Grant 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

  • Article Reviewer – Environmetrics ; Advances in Data Analysis and Classification ; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine; Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis; Journal of Statistical Com- putation and Simulation; Bioinformatics; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Statistics and Computing; Journal of Applied Statistics; Lifestyle Ge- nomics; Statistics and Probability Letters; Scientific Reports.

  • Volunteer – Annual Statistical Society of Canada 2012 meeting.

SERVICE AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL

  • Member, Statistics Program Committee, Carleton University (Fall 2021 - present)

  • Member, Computational Biology Faculty Hiring Committee, Department of Biology, Binghamton University (Spring 2021)

  • Member of the Steering Committee for Health Science Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence, Binghamton University (Fall 2019 – Spring 2021)

  • Co-coordinator of Data Science Seminar Series, Binghamton University (Fall 2018 -Spring 2021)

  • Faculty Advisor (89 students), Undergraduate Advising Committee, Binghamton University (Fall 2017 - Spring 2021)

  • Coordinator of Statistics Seminar Series, Binghamton University (Spring 2017)

  • Member of the Statistics Committee, Binghamton University (Fall 2016 – Spring 2021)

  • Member of the Actuarial Science Committee, Binghamton University (Fall 2016 – Spring 2021)

  • 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)

OTHER TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS

  • Capital EAP: Unconscious Bias and Inclusion, SUNY RF Learning and Development, Jan 2021.

  • Applied Computational Genomics Course, University of Carleton, Ottawa, Canada, August 2010.

  • MITACS-PIMS Graduate Industrial Modelling Camp, University of Calgary, May 2009.

  • MITACS-PIMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, University of Calgary, May 2009.