Katherine Davies
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Associate Professor

Office 330 Machray Hall
204-480-1060

(On Leave until Dec. 31/17)

Katherine joined the Department of Statistics as an Assistant Professor on July 1, 2008. Prior to coming to Winnipeg, she lived in Ontario. In June 2002 she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and statistics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Continuing her studies in McMaster, in June 2004 she completed a Master of Science degree in statistics under the supervision of Dr. N. Balakrishnan. Her project involved order statistics and progressive censoring. From McMaster, she moved to the University of Western Ontario. There she completed her Ph.D. thesis in June 2008. Her thesis investigated a spatial renewal process and was done under the supervision of Dr. W.J. Braun.

Katherine is currently accepting graduate students. You may browse her list of publications and if you are interested, please feel free to contact her.

Research Interests

point processes, forest fire modelling, order statistics, censoring methodology, reliability

Recent Publications

  • Balakrishnan, N., Davies, K., Keating, J. and Mason, R. (2016). Pitman closest estimators based on convex linear combinations of two contiguous order statistics, pp. 17–38. Springer.
  • Volterman, W., Balakrishnan, N., Davies, K. and Ng, H.K.T. (2016). Exact Nonparametric Meta-Analysis of System Lifetime Data with Known Signatures. IEEE Transactions on Reliability 65, 796–801.
  • White, J. and Davies, K. (2016). Minimal-Maximal Correlation-Type Goodness-of-Fit Tests. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 86, 2157–2164.
  • Jafari Jozani, M., Balakrishnan, N. and Katherine F. Davies (2014). Some Pitman Closeness Properties Pertinent to Symmetric Populations. Statistics 48, 1380-1393.
  • Volterman, W., Cramer, E. and K. Davies (2014). Further Results on Order Statistics Generated by Two Simulation Methods. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation 43, 2732-2743.

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Conference Presentations

International

  1. International Conference - Statistics, Science and Society: New Challenges and Opportunities, Chennai, India, 2013, Two-Sample Pitman Closeness Comparison Under Progressive Type-II Censoring (Invited)
  2. Tenth International Conference on Ordered Statistical Data and Their Applications, Murcia Spain, 2013, Two-Sample Pitman Closeness Comparison Under Progressive Type-II Censoring (Contributed)
  3. Joint Statistical Meetings, San Diego USA, 2012, Pitman Closeness as a Criterion for the Determination of the Optimal Progressive Censoring Scheme* (Contributed)
  4. International Conference on Advances in Probability and Statistics - Theory and Applications: A Celebration of N. Balakrishnan's 30 years of Contributions to Statistics, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, December 2011, Pitman Closeness as a Criterion for the Determination of the Optimal Progressive Censoring Scheme (Invited)
  5. Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami FL USA, 2011, Correlation-type Goodness-of-fit Test for Extreme Value Distribution based on Simultaneous Closeness (Contributed)
  6. 45th Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society, Padua Italy, 2010, Simultaneous Closeness of Order Statistics to Population Quantiles (Contributed)
  7. Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington DC USA, 2009, Pitman Closeness of Estimators and Predictors for Exponential Distribution (Contributed)
  8. St.Petersburg Workshop on Simulation, St. Petersburg Russia, 2009, Order Statistics and Pitman Closeness (Invited)
  9. Mathematical Models in Reliability, Moscow Russia, 2009, Pitman Closeness of Order Statistics to Population Quantiles (Invited)
  10. The 12th International Conference on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, Chania Greece, 2007, Statistical Behaviour of a Spatial Renewal Process (Contributed)

National

  1. McMaster Mini-Conference, Hamilton ON, 2011, Pitman Closeness as a Criterion for the Determination of the Optimal Progressive Censoring Scheme (Invited)
  2. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Wolfville NS, 2011, Optimal Plotting Points based on Simultaneous Closeness Probabilities (Contributed)
  3. McMaster Mini-Conference, Hamilton ON, 2010, Simultaneous Closeness of Order Statistics to Population Quantiles (Invited)
  4. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Quebec City QB, 2010, Simultaneous Closeness of Order Statistics to Population Quantiles (Contributed)
  5. McMaster Mini-Conference, Hamilton ON, 2009, Pitman Closeness and Order Statistics (Invited)
  6. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, 2009, Pitman Closeness of Order Statistics to Population Quantiles (Contributed)
  7. McMaster Mini-Conference, Hamilton ON, 2008, A Spatial Renewal Process (Invited)
  8. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Ottawa ON, 2008, Extensions of a Multi-parameter Renewal Process (Contributed)
  9. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, St. John's NF, 2007, Statistical Behaviour of a Spatial Renewal Process (Contributed)
  10. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, London ON, 2006, Statistical Behaviour of a Spatial Renewal Process (Contributed)
  11. Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Montreal QB, 2004, Inference for Type II Right Progressively Censored Samples from the Generalized Extreme Value Distribution (Contributed)

Workshop Participation

  1. Fields Workshop on Disturbances: Modelling Spread in Forests. University of Western Ontario. London ON, 2007
  2. Forests, Fires & Stochastic Modelling. Banff International Research Station. Banff AB, 2006

Seminar Presentations

  1. Department of Mathematics, Brock University, November 2012, Order Statistics and Pitman Closeness
  2. Department of Statistics, University of Padua, May 2012, Some Results on Order Statistics and Pitman Closeness
  3. Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, April 2012, Pitman Closeness for Progressively Type-II Right Censored Samples
  4. Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba, November 2011, The Pitman Closeness Criterion in Progressive Censoring
  5. Department of Management Science & Statistics, College of Business, University of Texas at San Antonio, November 2010, Order Statistics and Pitman Closeness
  6. Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University, October 2010, Order Statistics and Pitman Closeness
  7. Department of Statistics, University of Toronto, 2010, A Two-Dimensional Renewal Process with Applications to Forest Fire Modelling
  8. Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba, 2009, A Two-Dimensional Renewal Process with Applications to Forest Fire Modelling
  9. Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba, 2007, Statistical Behaviour of a Spatial Renewal Process

Memberships

  1. Statistical Society of Canada
  2. American Statistical Association
  3. International Indian Statistical Association (Lifetime Member)
Graduations

Congratulations to our October, 2017 graduate: Bo Yun Min (M.Sc.).

Upcoming Exams

STAT 1000 Midterm
Monday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m.

STAT 2000 Midterm
Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Upcoming Seminars

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

Statistics seminar: Paul Gustafson — Thursday, November 9 at 2:45 p.m., 301 Biological Sciences.

Statistics seminar: Miroslaw Pavlak — Thursday, November 23 at 2:45 p.m., 301 Biological Sciences.

PIMS lecture: Anthony Bonato — Thursday, November 30 at 4 p.m., Robert Schultz Theatre.

Where are they now?

Robert I. Rollwagen, M.Sc (1974)

You Liang, Ph.D. (2015)