Visit of Prof. Thomas Mathew

Prof. Thomas Mathew, Professor of Applied Statistics, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Maryland Baltimore Country (UMBC), Maryland, USA visited the Department of Mathematics during 26 December, 2016 to 25 January 2017 as a visiting professor. He worked on a project, “Confidence Limits for Compliance Testing Under Random Effects Models” with Prof. T S G Peiris and Dr. P Edirisinghe. His visit was funded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) under the project, “hosting reputed academics at university of Moratuwa for collaboration”.

His research interests include both methodological development and interdisciplinary applications of statistics. He has co-authored two books, both published by John Wiley, and has published over 120 papers. He is an Associate Editor of several journals, including Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA). He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA). He has supervised the doctoral work of 22 students.

During his visit he conducted two seminar on, “Statistical Tolerance Intervals: Methodology and Applications in Health & Engineering” and “Personal Experiences in Applied Statistics” on 11th January and 21st January respectively at the Seminar Room of the Department of Mathematics.