PhD Job Market Candidates

CANSSI Ontario’s Ph.D. Job Market Candidates board highlights Ph.D. students from CANSSI Ontario member institutions who are graduating by July 2022 and looking for jobs in academia or industry.

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Gracia Dong

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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.

Areas of Interest: Monte Carlo, Quasi-Monte Carlo, Simulation, Numerical Integration Statistics,

Publications:

On the dependence structure of scrambled (t, m, s)-nets

Supervisors: Christiane Lemieux

Yawo Kobara

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Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario.

Areas of Interest: Operation Research, Statistics, Biostatistics, Actuarial Science, Finance.

Supervisors: David Stanford, Camila de Souza

François-Michel Boire

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Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario.

Areas of Interest: Finance, Economics, Statistics.

Publications:

American Option Pricing with Importance Sampling and Shifted Regressions.

Efficient Variance Reduction with Least-Squares Monte Carlo Pricing.

Shaping the future: Policy shocks and the GDP growth distribution.

Supervisors: Lars Stentoft, R. Mark Reesor

Jeffrey Negrea

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Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto.

Areas of Interest: Statistical Learning Theory, Computational Statistics, Online Learning, Applied Probability.

Publications:

Minimax Optimal Quantile and Semi-Adversarial Regret via Root-Logarithmic Regularizers.

Relaxing the IID Assumption: Adaptively Minimax Optimal Regret via Root-Entropic Regularization.

Information-Theoretic Generalization Bounds for SGLD via Data-Dependent Estimates.

Supervisor: Daniel M. Roy

Kelly Ramsay

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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.

Areas of Interest: Differential Privacy, Nonparametric Statistics, Robust Statistics, Functional Data.

Publications:

Robustness and asymptotics of the projection median.

Robust nonparametric hypothesis tests for differences in the covariance structure of functional data.

Integrated rank-weighted depth.

Supervisors: Shoja’eddin Chenouri

Dylan Spicker

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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.

Areas of Interest: Causal Inference; Dynamic Treatment Regimes; Measurement Error; Machine Learning; Interpretability; Biostatistics.

Publications:

Measurement error and precision medicine: Error-prone tailoring covariates in dynamic treatment regimes

Nonparametric Simulation Extrapolation for Measurement Error Models (Preprint)

Generalizations to Corrections for the Effects of Measurement Error in Approximately Consistent Methodologies (Preprint)

Supervisors: Michael Wallace, Gracy Yi

Yanbo Tang

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Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto.

Areas of Interest: High-Dimensional Statistics, Computational Statistics and Statistical
Genetics.

Publications: 

Modified Likelihood Root in High Dimensions.

Laplace and Saddlepoint Approximations in High Dimensions.

Stochastic Convergence Rates and Applications of Adaptive Quadrature in Bayesian Inference.

Supervisor: Nancy Reid, Daniel Roy

Zehao Xu

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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.

Areas of Interest: Data Visualization, Data Science, Machine Learning, NLP, Deep Learning, Statistics.

Publications: 

A Grammar Of Interactive Graphics.

Exploring data by interactive visualization: an introduction to the loon system.

Supervisor: Wayne Oldford