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

2019/2020
Stats 3S03
Stats 4M03/6M03
Stats 743

2018/2019
Stats 743

2017/2018
Stats 3D03
Stats 756

2016/2017
Stats 743
Stats 770

2015/2016
Math 4P06
Stats 756
Stats 770

2014/2015
Stats 744
Stats 770

2013/2014
On Research Leave

Publications available here.

Currently Supervising:
Wenxing Guo (PhD Stats) 
Mu He (PhD Math)
Philip Albert Mijburgh (PhD Math)
Kavitha Neelangol (PhD Math)
Yan Qiao Wang (PhD Stats)
Xinyi Wang (PhD Stats) 
Chenxi Yu (PhD Math)

Visiting Students:
Zhongping Li 
Mansooreh Razmkhah

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

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