N. Balakrishnan
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Distinguished University Professor and Associate Chair (Statistics)
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 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:
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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