Elif Acar
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Assistant Professor

Office 369 Machray Hall
204-480-1820

Research Interests

copulas and vines, nonparametric function estimation, statistical genetics

Recent Publications

  • Acar, E. F., Craiu, R. V. and Yao, F. (2013). Statistical testing of covariate effects in conditional copula models. Electronic Journal of Statistics, to appear.
  • Acar, E. F. and Sun, L. (2013). A generalized Kruskal-Wallis test that incorporates group uncertainty with application to genome-wide association studies. Biometrics 69 (2), 427–435.
  • Acar, E. F., Genest, C. and Nešlehová, J. (2012). Beyond simplified pair-copula constructions. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 110, 74–90.
  • Acar, E. F., Craiu, R. V. and Yao, F. (2011). Dependence calibration in conditional copulas: a nonparametric approach. Biometrics 67 (2), 445–453.
Important Dates

October 5 – October 6: Fall Term break (No classes)

October 9: Thanksgiving Day (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

PIMS lecture: Robert Serfling: “Depth Functions in Multivariate & Other Data Settings: Concepts, Perspectives, Challenges” — Thursday, September 28 at 4 p.m., Robert Schultz Theatre.

Statistics seminar: Zeinab Mashreghi: “Resampling procedures in the presence of missing data applied to high entropy sampling designs” — Thursday, October 12 at 2:45 p.m., 301 Biological Sciences.

Statistics seminar: Francis Zwiers — Thursday, October 19 at 2:45 p.m., 301 Biological Sciences.

PIMS lecture: Melania Alvarez — Thursday, October 26 at 4 p.m., Robert Schultz Theatre.

Where are they now?

Yung-Ming Chang, Ph.D. (2002)

Carl James Schwarz, Ph.D (1988)