Tony Desmond

Professor, Statistics
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x52293
MacNaughton 523

My research interests are in applications of statistics in Health (e.g. Survival Analysis) and Wealth (e.g. Financial Statistics). Together with graduate students and collaborators, both Canadian and International, I am exploring novel models for survival of individuals both in clinical settings and for observational data. Many of these models can also be applied to reliability engineering and finance. I am currently interested and active in exploring extensions of these models to Big Data, which presents major computational and theoretical challenges.

  • Survival analysis
  • Reliability modelling
  • Statistics in finance
  • Statistical learning (Big Data)
  • Stochastic processes
  • History of statistics
  • Kelly Investing with Iteratively Updated Estimates of the Probability of Success
    Zheng (Michelle) Song, Master of Science (2018).

  • Exploring Prediction Error in High-Dimensional Data with Cox-Boosting and Random Survival Forests
    Ronne Tamayo, Master of Science (2017). 

  • A Comparison of Two Modelling Approaches to Reliability Data
    Vincent P. Glavine, Master of Science (2017). 

  • Quantifying Health: Measuring the Impact of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Health-Related Quality of Life
    Emma Jean Smith, Master of Science (2017). 

  • Time Series Models: Financial Data Analysis and Forecasting of Stock Prices
    Cristiano Gratton, Master of Science (2016).

  • Statistical Methods for Clinical Data Analysis with Application to Clostridium Difficile Infection.
    Tatiana Pethukova, Doctor of Philosophy (2015).

B.Sc. (University College Cork).

M.Sc. (University College Cork).

Ph.D. (University of Waterloo).