Jeff is an Associate Professor with the Department of
Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Winnipeg. He joined the
Department in September of 2000 and served as its Chair for 2004-2009.
Jeff was Principal Consultant for
the Statistical Advisory Service the Department of Statistics at the University
of Manitoba for 1998-2000. Previously he served as the Biometrician for the
Grain Research Laboratory of the Canadian Grain Commission in Winnipeg for 16
years, and earlier as a Research Officer with Alberta Hospitals and Medical
Care in Edmonton. Jeff has extensive statistical consulting experience with
industry, government and academia in the planning, design, implementation,
analysis and reporting of scientific research projects and in the design and
analysis of questionnaires and surveys.
Currently, Jeff’s research
interests include multivariate analysis, spatial statistics, simulation,
climatology, demography, and history of mathematics. Recently he
has collaborated on several research projects with anthropologists and
Bob was born and raised in India. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc.
from the University of Manitoba, and has taught at the University of Winnipeg
since 1985. In recent years, he has been teaching Calculus, Linear Algebra,
Differential Equations, Introduction to Statistical Analysis and Introduction
to Survey Sampling.
James Currie's main research focus is on formal language theory.
Topics of his past publications have also included such odds and ends as graph colouring, ordered sets, number theory and the Simplex
algorithm. James has a fondness for mathematical logic, foundations, and
theoretical computer science.
Outside of Mathematics, James' interests include foreign
languages, chess, music and sleight of hand.
Melody grew up in Winnipeg and obtained her Bachelor's degree in
Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Manitoba. She obtained her
Master's and Ph.D. in statistics from Simon Fraser University and the
University of Manitoba, respectively. Her research interests are in time series
and biostatistics. She is interested in inference using estimating functions
with applications in finance. Her applied research interest is in infectious
ShondaGosselin’s research is in the area of algebraic graph and hypergraph theory. Recently she has studied cyclic
partitions of complete uniform hypergraphs, and the
problem of finding the metric dimension of Cayleyhypergraphs.
Dr. MdShakhawatHossain received his
Masters in Statistics from the University of Alberta in 2002 and Ph.D. in
Statistics from the University of Windsor in 2008. He was an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Alabama A & M University. Before
then he completed Post-Doctoral Fellow (2008-2010) in the Department of Public
Health Sciences, University of Alberta. Recently he joined the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics. Dr. Hossain has extensive
experience in analyzing Canadian health administrative databases. His
research interests include the following areas: 1). Statistical shrinkage
models and variable selection via the James-Stein type shrinkage, LASSO,
Adaptive LASSO, and SCAD methods, 2) Longitudinal studies, 3) Application of statistics
in Health services Research.
HatemHowlader has been with the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics since 1981. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Statistics
from the University of Manitoba, a Diploma in Statistics from the University
College of Wales, Aberystwyth as well as a B.Sc. (Hons) and an M.Sc., both in
Statistics from the University of Dacca, Bangladesh. His research interest is
Bayesian Statistical Inference including reliability and lifetesting.
He is also interested in application of statistical methods to other
disciplines, especially in Biology. He served ten years (1989-99) as Chair of
the department. He has been an active member in a number of societies. In
particular he has served the Statistical Association of Manitoba as president,
vice-president and Newsletter editor. He spent his sabbatical in 1987-88
at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, University of Umea, Sweden and in
the Division of Mathematics and Statistics of the Indian Statistical Institute
(ISI), Calcutta. He spent his second leave (1994) at the New Mexico Tech,
Socorro doing research and teaching a seminar course on Reliability and Quality
Control. His recent leave (Jan-June, 2000) was spent as Visiting Scholar
in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Informatics, Science
& Technology, University of Western Sydney,
joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2009. He got his masters degree in Statistics from University of Punjab,
Lahore, Pakistan and a masters
degree in Statistics from University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Before joining
University of Winnipeg, he has taught at University of Regina, Regina,
Saskatchewan, Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish,
Nova Scotia and University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
Vaclav Linek has done research in the areas of Design Theory (Steiner
systems, Langford sequences and their variations, polyhedral designs), Graph
Theory, Combinatorics on Words, and Antimagic Squares. He was the editor-in-chief of the
problem solving journal CRUX Mathematicorum with
Mathematical Mayhem for 3 years, a publication of the Canadian Mathematical
research interests are in graph theory. Recent research interests
have been structural properties of graphs determined by local conditions
with emphasis on connectivity, cycle structure, convexity and distance.
Bryan received his B.Sc. in
Mathematics Integrated with Computers and Applications from Brock University in
St. Catharines, Ontario. He then moved westward to
obtain his M.Sc. in Mathematics from The University of Manitoba. Currently, he
is enrolled in the M.M.T. program at the University of Waterloo, and is
expecting to obtain his second Master’s degree by the end of 2015. Bryan has
been teaching at the university level for several years, and over the past year
has begun to “flip” his teaching. In this method, students watch lectures at
home and practice the mathematics in the classroom. Aside from mathematics,
Bryan is also a biology enthusiast, with a special interest in entomology, and
has worked with the City of Winnipeg for two years as an Entomological
Narad Rampersad was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He obtained a B.Sc.
in Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. He did his graduate studies at
the University of Waterloo, obtaining a MMath in
Computer Science and subsequently a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He then did
postdoctoral work at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Liege
(Belgium). His research interests include combinatorics
on words, automata theory, and numeration systems.
Anna grew up in Manitoba and received a B.Sc. in mathematics from
Brandon University and an M.Sc. in mathematics from
the University of Manitoba. She completed a Ph.D. in mathematics at the
University of Alberta in 2002. Anna's research area is in algebra, specifically
combinatorial representation theory. She is interested in the representation
theory of groups such as the general linear group.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys reading, hiking, and playing with
Ross grew up in Winnipeg, and obtained his degrees from the
University of Manitoba and the University of Alberta. Ross's research is in the
areas of abstract harmonic analysis and functional analysis. More specifically,
he studies locally compact groups, their unitary representations, and a variety
of associated Banach algebras. The nature of this
branch of mathematics is both algebraic and analytic.
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Terry Visentin went to the University of Waterloo for his post secondary education. There he majored in Statistics
with Computer Science as an undergraduate and obtained anMMath degree in Combinatorics.
He received his PhD in 1989 and has been at the University of Winnipeg since
His main research interests lie in algebraic combinatorics
with a specific interest in enumerative problems. In his work he uses algebraic
techniques to solve difficult counting problems, but at the same time is also
able to prove significant theorems in algebra by analyzing the structure of
certain well-defined mathematical objects.
He also has a love of mathematical problem solving in general and
coaches students representing this University in the Putnam mathematics
Outside of mathematics, his interests include music and bridge.