Professor and University Scholar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University.

Associate Member, Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University.

Director, MacDATA Institute, McMaster University.

Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics (Tier 1).

Member, College of the Royal Society of Canada.

President, The Classification Society.

Research focusing on computational statistics, especially mixture model-based clustering and classification.

Current research includes work on non-Gaussian mixtures, matrix variate distributions, and real problems in big data analytics.

Research group currently comprises a PDF, six Ph.D. students, two Master's students, and two undergraduate researchers.

Forthcoming monograph Data Science with Julia published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.

Research monograph Mixture Model-Based Classification published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.

Recent Open Access publications
Murray, P.M., Browne, R.P. and McNicholas, P.D. (2017), 'Hidden truncation hyperbolic distributions, finite mixtures thereof, and their application for clustering', Journal of Multivariate Analysis 161, 141-156. [doi]

McNicholas, P.D. (2016), 'Model-based clustering', Journal of Classification 33(3), 331-373. [doi]

Prospective students
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Paul McNicholas