Recent MSC Graduates
   (Most recent graduates listed first)


JONNY BRIGGS (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): A D LEWIS
Thesis Title: Degeneracy of velocity constraints in rigid body systems
JIAYU LI (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): P PENG
Thesis Title: Instrumental Variables in some Survival Models and their Applications
JIAYU LIN (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI and G TAKAHARA
Thesis Title: On The Dirichlet Distribution
SIWEI ZHANG (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): B CHEN and W JIANG
Thesis Title: An R-package for the Estimation and Testing of Multiple Covariates and Biomarker Interactions for Survival Data Based on Local Partial Likelihood
SARAH SPRUIN (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): W JIANG and D THOMSON
Thesis Title: Statistical investigation on the Measurement Techniques for BCL2 Protein Overexpression in Lymphoma Patients
After graduation: Research Analyst, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
JUSTIN SLATER (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): W BURR (Trent), C D LIN, G TAKAHARA and D THOMSON
Thesis Title: Band selection for Synthetic Lagging
After graduation: Research Analyst, Kidney Dialysis and Transplantation, Inst of Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western
MICHAEL VERLEZZA (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): S YUKSEL
Thesis Title: A Review on Repeated Games and Reputations with Incomplete Information
After graduation: Data Analytics Associate, IneoQuest Technologies, Inc
KEN KOCON (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): W JIANG
Thesis Title: Report for a Practicum at the KGH Research Centre
After graduation: Analyst, Consumer Price Division, Statistics Canada
TRISTAN MILNE (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): A R MANSOURI
Thesis Title: Codomain Rigidity of the Dirichlet to Neumann Operator for the Riemannian Wave Equation
After graduation: PhD Student, Deot of Mathematics, University of Toronto
ARPITA KAR (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Representation of numbers by quaternary quadratic formst
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
ZHENXIAN GONG (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): B CHEN
Thesis Title: Estimation of Sample Size and Power For Quantile Regression
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Statistical & Actuarial Science, University of Western Ontario
ADRIANA STEFANIA CIUPEANU (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): B LEVIT
Thesis Title: Elliptic Functions and Elliptic Interpolation
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Mathematics, University of Manitoba
BABAK BEHESHTI VADEQAN (M.Sc., 2016)
Supervisor(s): B GHARESIFARD, T LINDER and A R MANSOURI
Thesis Title: Geometry of Dirac Operators
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Mathematics, University of Western Ontario
KANNAPPAN SAMPTH (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: The Saddle Point Method and its Applications to Number Theory
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Mathematics, University of Michigan
Webpage/CV: Webpage
SIDDHI PATHAK (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: The Chowla Problem and its generalizations
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
DINUSHI MUNASINGHE (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): I DIMITROV
Thesis Title: Polynomial Behaviour of Kostka Numbers
FIONA LESTER (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): M MCISAAC and P PENG
Thesis Title: Assessing the impact of exposure to bisphenol A and triclosan during early pregnancy on birth weight outcomes in Canadian studies
After graduation: Student, Medicine, University of Ottawa
KATHERINE LAJKOSZ (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): D TU
Thesis Title: Analysis of the Prognostic and Predictive Effect of the Derived Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Advanced Stage Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients
After graduation: Analyst, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
HENRY DE VALENCE (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): INITIAL SURNAME and
Thesis Title: A survey of some methods for computation of discrete logarithms in small characteristic
PHILIPP MASCHER (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): B LEVIT
Thesis Title: Prediction and Filtering of Stationary Processes: Yaglom's Method and Minimax Filtering
STEVEN YANG (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): A D LEWIS
Thesis Title: Linearization and Stability of Nonholonomic Mechanical Systems
After graduation: Research Engineer/Physicist, Focused Ultrsound laboratory, Sunnybrook Research Institute
RICHARD WOOD (M.A.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): T LINDER and S YUKSEL
Thesis Title: Optimality of Walrand-Varaiya Type Policies and Approximation Results for Zero-Delay Coding of Markov Sources
After graduation: President, Bobcaygeon Brewing Company
EMILIE WHEELER (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): D WEHLAU
Thesis Title: Examining the Probability that the Number of Points on an Elliptic Curve over a Finite Field is Prime
After graduation: Insurance Operational Analyst, Empire Life
JOSUE VAZQUEZ BECERRA (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): J A MINGO
Thesis Title: Asymptotic Liberation in Free Probability
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
MICHAEL CABRAL (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): P D TAYLOR
Thesis Title: The evolution of altruism in homogeneous deme-structured populations
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
TYSON MITCHELL (M.Sc., 2015)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI and T LINDER
Thesis Title: Optimal Binary Signaling for Correlated Sources over the Orthogonal Gaussian Multiple-Access Channel
Webpage/CV: Webpage
HAOYU SUN (M.Sc., 2014)
Supervisor(s): W JIANG and P PENG
Thesis Title: Prediction Error Estimation for Cure Probabilities in Cure Models and Its Applications
After graduation: Intern, Statistical Programming, Everest Clinical Research Service
JUN YANG (M.Sc., 2014)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI
Thesis Title: On bounding the probability of a finite union of events using partial information
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto
Webpage/CV: Webpage
YU GAO (M.Sc., 2014)
Supervisor(s): C D LIN and G TAKAHARA
Thesis Title: Bivariate Models for Mortality and Morbidity
After graduation: PhD Student, Dept of Statistics, University of Waterloo
JOHN TREILHARD (M.Sc., 2014)
Supervisor(s): A R MANSOURI
Thesis Title: On Malliavin Calculus and Concentration Inequalities
After graduation: PhD student, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University
HOOMAN ALIKHANIAN (M.Sc., 2014
Supervisor(s): G BLOHM
Thesis Title: Localization of Brain Activity Using Permutation Analysis
RAMIRO ZURKOWSKI (M.Sc., 2014
Supervisor(s): T LINDE and S YUKSEL
Thesis Title: Lyapunov Analysis for Rates of Convergence in Markov Chains and Random-Time State-Dependent Drift
OWEN REN (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): G SMITH
Thesis Title: Regular triangulation and toric ideals
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
RACHEL ZHANG (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D Tu
Thesis Title: Analyses of Biomarkers, Quality of Life and Health Preference Data From Cancer Clinical Trials
Webpage/CV: Curriculum Vita
SCARLETT KAZIMER (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): W JIANG
Thesis Title: Sample-Size Planning for Detecting Treatment-Biomarker Interaction in Clinical Trials
After graduation: PhD student, Dept of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Occupational Health. McGill University
SAHIR BHATNAGAR (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D LIN and P PENG
Thesis Title: Absolute risk estimation in a case-cohort study of prostate cancer
After graduation: PhD student, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
Webpage/CV: Webpage
RYAN CASE (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Ramanujan-Fourier series and Applications
After graduation: MSc student, School of Computing, Queen’s University
YINZHENG GU (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): J A MINGO and S BELINSCHI
Thesis Title: Moments of Random Matrices and Weingarten Functions
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
SEAN ZIMMERMAN (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D WEHLAU and C TARDIFF
Thesis Title: Topological and Algebraic Lower Bounds on the Chromatic Number of Graphs
After graduation: Software Development Engineering, Microsoft
MELKIOR ORNIK (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): A LEWIS
Thesis Title: Some Observations on Orbits of Driftless Bilinear Systems
After graduation: PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Webpage/CV: Webpage
BENJAMIN WALLACE (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): T LINDER
Thesis Title: On the Critical Points of Gaussian Mixtures
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
Webpage/CV: Webpage
NICHOLAS GELLNER (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): P D TAYLOR
Thesis Title: Measuring the Effect of Selection on Allele Frequency for Finite Populations
MARK KLEEHAMMER (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): B LEVIT
Thesis Title: Mathematical Development of the Elliptic Filter
STEVEN WU (M.A.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): A MANSOURI T LINDER
Thesis Title: Lossless Coding of Markov Random Fields with Complex Cliques
After graduation: Software Engineering, Xtreme Labs, Toronto
GHADY AZAR (M.A.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI
Thesis Title: On the Optimality of the Hamming Metric for Decoding Block Codes over Binary Additive Noise Channels
After graduation: MSc student in Mathematical and Computational Finance, University of Oxford
ALEXANDER CONDELLO (M.A.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): S YUKSEL
Thesis Title: Stability of Agreement in State-Dependent Interaction Environments
ANDREW JOHNSTON (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): S YUKSEL
Thesis Title: Networked Control Systems with Unbounded Noise Under Information Constraints
After graduation: Novantas, Ontario, Canada
DAVID RIEGERT (M.Sc., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D THOMSON
Thesis Title: Characterizing the Spectrum of Lake Michigan Water Levels
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
ILIA SMIRNOV (M.Sc., 2012)
Supervisor(s): M ROTH
Thesis Title: Smooth Complete Intersections with Positive-Definite Intersection Form
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
SHAHAB ASOODEH (M.Sc., 2012)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI and T LINDER
Thesis Title: Feed-forward rate-distortion function and Markov sources
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
YICONG LIU (M.Sc., 2012)
Supervisor(s): W JIANG and B CHEN
Thesis Title: Nonparametric Testing Methods for Treatment-Biomarker Interaction based on Local Partial- Likelihood
After graduation: SAS Programmer, NCIC Clinical Trials Group, Queen's University
YONGWEI LIU (M.Sc., 2012)
Supervisor(s): D TU
Thesis Title: Quality Control and SAS Programming in the Management and Analysis of Clinical Trial Data
After graduation : SAS Programmer, PRACS Institute
RAZAN AL-NAKHLI (M.Sc., 2012)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI and D WEHLAU
Thesis Title: On Upper Bounding Discrete Entropy
ADRIAN MURESAN (M.Sc., 2012)
Supervisor(s): E KANI
Thesis Title: Constructing Isogenies of Elliptic Curves Over Finite Fields
After graduation: MSc student, School of Computing, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
KATELYN BALCHIN (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): B CHEN and W JIANG
Thesis Title: Analysis of the Age of Red Blood Cells of Premature Infants (ARIPI) Trial
After graduation: Statistician, Dept. of Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
Webpage / CV: Curriculum Vita
ANDREW BRENNAN (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): A R MANSOURI
Thesis Title: Convergence Rates of Gibbs Samplers for Uniform Distributions
After graduation: PhD Candidate, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
JOHN CRAIGHEAD (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): M F GREEN
Thesis Title: A Mathematical Discussion of Corotational Finite Element Modeling
MANUEL GIL (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI and T LINDER
Thesis Title: On the Renyi Divergence Measure for Continuous Alphabet Sources
After graduation: MASc student, Dept. of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
JOHANNA HANSEN (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): T DAY
Thesis Title: Coinfection and the Evolution of Resistance: A Mathematical Analysis
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
ANDREW HARDER (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): N YUI
Thesis Title: Moduli Spaces of K3 Surfaces with Large Picard Number
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Alberta, Canada
Webpage / CV: Curriculum Vita
TIMOTHY HARRIS (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): J A MINGO and R SPEICHER
Thesis Title: Wigner's Theorem in a Neighborhood of the Right Spectrum Edge
MARTIN HELMER (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): L P BUONO and D C OFFIN
Thesis Title: The Maslov and /omega-indices Applied to Questions of Stability of Periodic Solutions to Hamiltonian Systems with Symmetry
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, Canada
GINA HOCHBAN (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): D C OFFIN
Thesis Title: The Maslov Index of Periodic Orbits in the Spatial Linearized Restricted Three-Body Problem
SHAN LU (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI and G TAKAHARA
Thesis Title: Measuring Dependence Via Mutual Information
ADAM MCCABE (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): G SMITH
Thesis Title: Log-Concavity of Asymptotic Multigraded Hilbert Series
IAN SCRIVER (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): A R MANSOURI
Thesis Title: Semidiscretization of Nonlinear 1-D Wave Equations
After graduation: MSc student, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
CAROLINE SEGUIN (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): A R MANSOURI
Thesis title: : Short-Time Asymptotics of Heat Kernels of Hypoelliptic Laplacians on Lie Groups
Webpage / CV: Curriculum Vita
YINGHUA SU (M.Sc., 2011)
Supervisor(s): D TU
Thesis title: Evaluating Time-Dependent Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment based on Nonparametric Methods and Time-Dependent Cox Models
After graduation: Biostatistician, Health Canada, Ontario, Canada
HELEN ALEXANDER (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): T DAY
Thesis Title: Modelling Pathogen Evolution with Branching Processes
After graduation: PhD Student, ETH Zurich, Inst. of Integrative Biology - Theoretical Biology Group, Switzerland
Webpage / CV: http://www.tb.ethz.ch/people/helenal
OCTAVIO ARIZMENDI ECHEGARAY (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): R SPEICHER
Thesis Title: K-divisible Elements
After graduation: PhD Student, Universitat des Saarlandes, Dept. of Mathematics, Germany
Webpage / CV: http://www.math.uni-sb.de/ag/speicher/arizmendi.html
MUHAMMAD AWAIS (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): O I BOGOYAVLENSKIJ
Thesis Title: Symmetry transforms, Global Plasma Equilibria and Homotopy Analysis Method
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Victoria University. British Columbia, Canada
Webpage / CV: http://www.math.uvic.ca/index.php/people-mainmenu-43/10-graduate-students/619-muhammad-awais
JEFF CALDER (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): A R MANSOURI
Thesis Title: Sobolov Gradient Flows and Image Processing
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, University of Michigan, USA
Webpage / CV: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jcalder/
STEPHANIE CAMPBELL (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): P D TAYLOR
Thesis Title: The Effect of Gender on how Mathematical Tasks are Approached or Analyzed when there is a Social Dimension
After graduation: High School Math and Physics Teacher, PEI, Canada
AVIK HALDER (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): B LEVIT
Thesis Title: Optimal Spline Interpolation in Regression Estimation
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
MARTIN KOSLOWSKY (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): D OFFIN
Thesis Title: New Variational Principles Associate with Boundary Value Problems
MATTHEW LEWIS (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): J A MINGO
Thesis Title: Fluctuations of Random Matrices and Distributional Derivatives
JOSHUA POHLKAMP-HARTT (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): G TAKAHARA and D J THOMSON
Thesis Title: The Detection and Practical Study of a Grey Space Detector for Cognitive Radio
After graduation: PhD student, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
CARLOS VARGAS OBIETA (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): R SPEICHER
Thesis Title: On a Random Matrix Problem, Operator-Valued Free Probability and Asymptotic Circularity of Complex I.I.D. Matrix Ensembles
HAO XU (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): D LIN and W JIANG
Thesis Title: Comparison of Designs for Variable Selection in Computer Experiments
After graduation: Health Information Analyst, Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Canada
DONG-HYUN YOON (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): M LAM
Thesis Title: Effects of Body Mass Index on Lung Volumes Among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
TINGHUA ZHANG (M.Sc., 2010)
Supervisor(s): D TU and P PENG
Thesis Title: Resampling Methods for Estimating the Accuracy of Survival Probability Prediction Based on Censored Survival Data and Cox Proportional Hazard Model
After graduation: Methodologist, Methods Center, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ontario, Canada

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