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Paul David McNicholas

Professor & Canada Research Chair
McMaster University

Paul McNicholas is the Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics and a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University. His research focuses on computational statistics, and he is at the cutting edge of international research on mixture model-based clustering and classification. He has published extensively in the field, he currently holds an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, and he is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.

Subjects: Statistics

Biography

Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics, McMaster University, October 2015 to present.
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, July 2014 to present.
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, July 2013 to June 2014.
University Research Chair in Computational Statistics, University of Guelph, January 2011 to June 2014.
Bioinformatics Director, University of Guelph, April 2012 to May 2014.
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, July 2010 to June 2013.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, July 2007 to June 2010.

Associate Editor, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 2019-present.
Data Science Section Editor, FACETS, 2018-present.
Associate Editor, Journal of Classification, 2018-present.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Classification, 2016-present.
Associate Editor, Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, 2014-present.
Associate Editor, Environmetrics, 2014-2019.
Associate Editor, Econometrics and Statistics, 2015-2018.
Associate Editor, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2013-2018.
Associate Editor, Statistical Methods and Applications (Journal of the Italian Statistical Society), 2013-2015.
Associate Editor, The Canadian Journal of Statistics, 2013-2015.
Associate Editor,  Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C, 2012-2015

Guest Editor, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis fourth special issue on Advances in Mixture Models, 2017-2019.
Guest Editor, Econometrics and Statistics special issue on Mixture Models, 2015-2017.
Guest Editor, Advances in Data Analysis and Classification special issue on Big Data: Theory, Methods and Applications, 2014-2018.
Guest Editor, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis third special issue on Advances in Mixture Models, 2013-2015
Guest Editor, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis second special issue on Advances in Mixture Models, 2011-2013

President, The Classification Society, 2018-2019
President-Elect, The Classification Society, 2016-2017
Member (Elected Director), Board of Directors, The Classification Society. 2014-2015
Member, Editor-and-Chief Search Committee, Journal of Classification, 2014.
Member, Executive Committee, NSERC Evaluation Group 1508: Mathematics & Statistics, 2014-2016 (Statistics Section Chair, 2015-2016).
President-Elect/President/Past-President, Business and Industrial Statistics Section, Statistical Society of Canada, 2013-2016.
Publications Officer, International Federation of Classification Societies, 2012-present.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Bioinformatics, classification, clustering, computational statistics, data science, EM algorithm, high-performance computing, machine learning, mixture models, non-Gaussian mixtures.

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Books

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