Hsing-Ming Chang, Ph.D. (2012)
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Hsing-Ming Chang is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He received his B.Sc. (2002), M.Sc. in Statistics (2004) under Dr. Saumen Mandal's supervision, and Ph.D. in Statistics (2012) under Dr. James Fu's supervision from the University of Manitoba. Throughout his university training at the U of M, he has spent countless hours in Machray Hall's labs and classrooms as a demonstrator and an assistant with a genuine interest to help undergraduates learn. Hsing also served in the Department as a summer sessional instructor in 2007 and 2008. Before receiving his last degree, Hsing moved to Edmonton to become a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta in 2011. His primary research topic was on a spatial scan statistic for detecting event clustering. By the summer of 2013, he started serving as a sessional instructor and termed Assistant Professor at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus whilst his primary focus was on his excellence in teaching and service. He currently resides at the university residence in Tainan where the campus and the city is historical, yet charming, vibrant and extremely energetic and lively.

“My time at the Department of Statistics was phenomenal! The instructors, professors and staff were and still are dear and near to me. I must make a special mention of Dr. Saumen Mandal and Dr. James Fu, without you, my love for statistics would not have existed. Your exceptional trainings have directed me to a career I love and never want to retire from. Also, to Dr. Zenaida Mateo and Margaret Smith, thank you always for lending me a hand when needed; the talks we had to keep me out of troubles.”

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Graduations

Congratulations to our October, 2018 graduates: Jenna Tichon (Ph.D.), Kanika Grover (M.Sc.), Mohammed Kamso (M.Sc.), Inesh Munaweera Arachchilage (M.Sc.), Joynob Siddiqua (M.Sc.), Shamsia Sobhan (M.Sc.).

Important Date

October 3: Fee Payment Deadline Fall Term

Upcoming Seminars

Statistics seminar: Mohammad Jafari Jozani: “Quantile Regression with Nominated Samples: An example in Osteoporosis Analysis” — Thursday, September 27 at 2:45 a.m., P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar: Yuliya Martsynyuk — Thursday, October 4 at 2:45 a.m., P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar: Darja Barr: “Evidence Driven Best Practices for Teaching the Mathematical Sciences” — Thursday, October 11 at 2:45 a.m., P230 Duff Roblin.

Statistics seminar: Sherif Sherif: “Sparsity-based image processing” — Thursday, October 18 at 2:45 a.m., P230 Duff Roblin.

Where are they now?

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