Mathematics and Statistics
Abbotsford campus, T129
Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4711email Shaun
I joined UFV as Assistant Professor on tenure-track in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics in 2015. I received my Ph.D in Statistics from Simon Fraser University in 2014 and was awarded a MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral fellowship. I have been a statistical consultant for different industrial companies, hospitals and government agencies, and has many years of experience in analyzing real-world messy data.
PhD in Statistics
Statistical Society of Canada
I am interested in using modern technology to improve teaching methods. I am developing an app for smart phones. This app can collect real time data from students to illustrate statistical tests, can allow students to perform simple statistical simulation such as roll a die or toss a coin many times and can act like an in-class polling system to receive students’ responses on in-class exercises.
The advantage of this app over a commercial app is (a) there is no charge and (b) you can tailor it to your class. The students were very appreciative of this approach.
My areas of research interest include model assessments and goodness-of-fit, high dimensional discrete data analysis and directional data analysis. I enjoy doing research and believe that it adds credit to the department and the university.
Fund for Innovative Teaching
At UFV, I volunteer about 2 to 3 hours a week to help students in the Math centre. I gave a talk at the UFV math student union seminar and regularly attend the other talks. I participated at a number of events that support students, such as "Long Night against Procrastination", "U-Join", and "High school Math Contest".
Outside the university, I volunteered as a judge for the student’s research competitions at the Statistics Society of Canada (SSC) annual meeting and I was an invited panelist at the SSC student conference in 2013.