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  Rachel MacKay ALTMAN

  Associate Professor       Office SC-K 10551
  Statistics and Actuarial Science      
  Simon Fraser University       Tel: (778) 782-3288
  Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6       Fax: (778) 782-4368



My Background:

B.A.Sc. (1996), Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
M.S. (1999), Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (1999), Cornell University
Ph.D. (2003), Statistics, University of British Columbia
Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003-2004), Biostatistics, University of Washington

My Research Interests:

I work primarily on statistical methods with medical applications. I have particular interest in models for longitudinal data (especially counts and other non-normal responses), survival time models, parameter-driven models, random effects, and latent variables. I have worked extensively in the field of hidden Markov models.

I have applied the methods I've established to problems such as the design and analysis of clinical trials in multiple sclerosis.