Professor Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan

Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4K1
 

Phone : (905)525-9140 Ext: 23420
Fax : (905)522-1676
e-mail:
bala@mcmaster.ca

Educational Background
B.Sc. (Statistics), University of Madras, India, in 1976
M.Sc. (Statistics), University of Madras, India, in 1978
Ph.D. (Statistics), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1981

Positions Held

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1983
Vice-President, International Indian Statistical Association (for two years from July 2001-June 2003)
President, International Indian Statistical Association (for one year from July 2004-June 2005)
Past-President, International Indian Statistical Association (for one year from July 2005-June 2006)
Adjunct Professor, National Central University, Taiwan (beginning 2007)
Distinguished Visiting University Professor, Ren-min University, Beijing, China (beginning 2009)
Distinguished Visiting University Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (beginning 2010)
(For more information, please visit King Saud University website at http://www.ksu.edu.sa
For my recent visit there and some photos, please check http://ksu.edu.sa/Pages/default.aspx)

Visiting Positions Held

Visiting Faculty, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, 1984--1985
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 1992-1993
Visiting Professor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 1996
Visiting Professor, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1999
Visiting Professor, Universite de Le Havre, Le Havre, France, 2001
Visiting Professor, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002
Visiting Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2003
Visiting Distinguished Eugene Lukacs Professor, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA, 2005
Visiting Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2006
Visiting Distinguished Santalo Lecturer, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain, 2006
Visiting Professor, National Central University, Taiwan, 2007
Visiting Professor, Ren-Min University, Beijing, China, 2007
Visiting Professor, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland, 2008
Visiting Professor, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 2009
Visiting Professor, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2009.

Honors Accorded and Membership


Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute in 1992
Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1995
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2006
Fellow of the Turkish Statistical Association in 2003
Distinguished Eugene Lukacs Professor at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, in 2005
Distinguished Santalo Lecturer at Universidad Complutense Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2006
Elected Honorary Member of the Greek Statistical Institute in 2007
Don Owen Award winner, awarded by the American Statistical Association in 2008
McMaster Students Union Teaching Award on five occasions, three from the Faculty of Science, one from the Faculty of Engineering, and one from the Arts & Science Program
Member of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Society of Canada, American Society for Quality Control, International Indian Statistical Association.
 

Editorial Positions
At present:

Editor-in-Chief for Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods
Editor-in-Chief for Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation
Editor-in-Chief for Communications in Statistics-Case Studies, Data Analysis and Applications
Associate Editor for Journal of Probability and Statistical Science
Associate Editor for Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability 
Associate Editor for Metrika
Associate Editor for Test
Editor-in-Chief for the Revised Edition of Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences published by John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey
Editor-in-Chief for the Series Statistics for Industry and Technology of books and volumes published by Birkhäuser, Boston.
Editor-in-Chief for the Series Handbooks on Methods and Applications of Statistics published by John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey
Editor-in-Chief for the Series Statistics of books and monographs published by Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia.

In the past:
Associate Editor for Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Reliability
Associate Editor for Naval Research Logistics
Associate Editor for Communications in Statistics
Associate Editor for Computational Statistics & Data Analysis
Associate Editor for Metrika
Associate Editor for Selected Tables in Mathematical Statistics
Associate Editor for Statistical Methodology
 

Graduate Supervision
M.Sc. Project/Thesis Supervision - 50 (not listed)
Ph.D. Thesis Supervision - 30 (listed below)

Year Name Current Position
1991 R. S. Ambagaspitiya Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary, Canada
1993 P. S. Chan Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1996 A. Childs Associate Professor at Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  R. Aggarwala Practicing as a lawyer in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1998 K. S. Sultan Associate Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi, Arabia
  S. L. Sheng Research Scientist at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
  Y. Ma Statistician in a Pharmaceutical firm in Toronto, Canada
2002 Q. Zhou Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Canada
  H. K. T. Ng Assistant Professor at Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
2004 Jeong-Ae Kim Statistician in LG Inc., Daejeon, South Korea
  Po Yang Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematical Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago
  A. Asgarzadeh Lecturer at Massandaran University, Massandaran, Iran
  Fathy Hilmy Eissa Lecturer at Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
2005 T. Li Associate Professor at Peking University, Beijing, China
2006 Qihao Xie Scientist, Bombardier Canada, Ontario, Canada
  Majid Rezaei Assistant Professor at Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
  Arezou Habibirad Assistant Professor at Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
  Mahdi Doostparast Assistant Professor at Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
  Abbas Rasouli Assistant Professor at Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
  Ahad Jamalizadeh Assistant Professor at Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
2008 Xuan Zhang Risk Manager in Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  Dong-hoon Han Assistant Professor at University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  Xingqiu Zhao Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  Peng Zhao Assistant Professor at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Current William Volterman working on his thesis and is expected to finish in December 2010
  Hassan Saleh working on his thesis and is expected to finish in December 2010
  Kisokannan Yogarajah working on his thesis and is expected to finish in December 2011
  Ahmed Roby working on his thesis and is expected to finish in December 2011
  Laila Al-Khalfan working on her thesis and is expected to finish in June 2012
  Li Zhang working on her thesis and is expected to finish in June 2012
  Debanjan Mitra working on his thesis and is expected to finish in December 2013