N. Balakrishnan
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Distinguished University Professor
HH 206A
(905) 525 9140 ext. 23420
(905) 522-0935

Research Area: Probability & Statistics

Research Profile: Order statistics, distribution theory.
My research interests are in order statistics, outliers, distribution theory, statistical inference, records, multivariate analysis, and industrial statistics. Order statistics arise naturally in many problems such as life-testing and reliability experiments, outlier detection, robust inference, etc. My work in this area covers both theoretical (like bounds, approximations, recurrence relations, characterizations, etc.) as well as applied (like linear inference, acceptance sampling plans, tolerance limits, prediction, etc.) aspects. Another major area of interest to me is statistical distribution theory. Statistical distributions play a fundamental role in many applied problems and form the basis for model building and parametric statistical inference. My contributions to this area have been through proposing new distributions, developing inference techniques for several distributions, and deriving characterizations of distributions. My most recent work concerns order statistics under non-standard conditions. Work in this direction is carried out by using permanents (of some special matrices) and their properties.

Order statistics, distribution theory

Stats 3D03 
Stats 743
Stats 756

Stats 3S03
Stats 743
Stats 756

Stats 4M03/6M03
Stats 743

Stats 3S03
Stats 4M03/6M03
Stats 743

Stats 743

Stats 3D03
Stats 756

Stats 743
Stats 770

Math 4P06
Stats 756
Stats 770

Stats 744
Stats 770

On Research Leave

Publications available here.

Currently Supervising:
Geoffrey Brown (PhD Math)
Abhiroop Chowdhury (PhD Stats)
Manan Mukherjee (PhD Stats)
Kavitha Neelangol (PhD Math)
Yan Qiao Wang (PhD Stats)
Xinyi Wang (PhD Stats) 
Chenxi Yu (PhD Math)

Past Students: 
Omar Alghamdi
Tian Feng (PhD Math, Stats)
Wenxing Guo (PhD Stats) 
Mu He (PhD Math)
Ick Huh
Yanling Jin 
Aleksandar Jovic (MSc Stats)
Zhongping Li (visiting student)
Kai Liu (PhD Math (Stats)
Philip Albert Mijburgh (PhD Math)
Lia Morita (PhD, visiting student)
Suvra Pal
Chengwei Qin (PhD Math)
Mansooreh Razmkhah (visiting student)
Helton Saulo
Tao Tan (PhD Math (Stats)
Xinyang Wu (PhD, visiting student)
Hon Yiu So
Li Zhang 
Xiaojun Zhu

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