The Open Mathematics, Statistics and Probability Journal


The Open Statistics & Probability Journal

ISSN: 2666-1489 ― Volume 10, 2019

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Editor-in-Chief:

Milan Stehlík (Biography
Milan Stehlík

Dr. Milan Stehlik has obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Statistics from the Comenius University, Slovakia and holds habilitation in from Johannes Kepler University, Austria. Currently he is Full Professors at University of Valparaiso, Chile and Assoc. Professor at Johannes Kepler University, Austria. He has published more than 140 scientific publications. He gave more than 150 scientific talks. He is member of ISI, Institute Of Mathematical Statistics and Invited member of Gwalior Academy of Mathematical sciences. He has recognized contributions in the experimental design, extremes, exact testing, life data modeling, medical and ecological statistics and reliability theory.

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Department of Applied Statistics
Johannes Kepler University in Linz
Linz
Austria



Co-Editor:

L. Wang (Biography
L. Wang

Prof. Ling Wang is a Full Professor of Tsinghua University, China. Prof. Wang has a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Automation from Tsinghua University. He has authored 5 books and published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers in Optimization and Control research fields. Prof. Wang won the National Natural Science Award and was a recipient of National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. He is the associate editor of Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (Elsevier) and Int. J of Applied and Computational Mathematics (Springer) and in Editorial Board of several renowned journals.

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Department of Automation
Tsinghua University
Beijing
P.R. China


Editorial Board Members:

F. Akdeniz (Biography
F. Akdeniz

Dr. Akdeniz received his Ph.D. degree in mathematical statistics from Ankara University in 1971. He taught at Ankara University (1967-1982) as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor and at Çukurova University (1982-2012) as Full Professor. Dr. Akdeniz retired in 2012. Currently he is chair (2013-) of Mathematics and Computer Sciences Department at Çağ University, Turkey.

Professor Akdeniz is second elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) (1993- ) in Turkey. He is one of the founding members of the Turkish Statistics Society in 1991. He has over 75 international scientific publications in different refereed journals, and 13 books. He has guided 15 Ph.D. students. His major research interests are on linear models, partially linear models, generalized maximum entropy estimators, Liu-type estimators, Ridge regression estimators.

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Department of Mathematics
Çukurova University
Adana
Turkey

A. Al-Nasser (Biography
A. Al-Nasser

Dr. Amjad D. Al-Nasser is currently a professor at the Department of Statistics, Yarmouk University, Jordan and Director of QAIEC, Al Falah University, Dubai. He received his PhD degree in applied sciences from the National University of Malaysia in 2001. He has around 99 internationally recognized publications to his credit.

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Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Center
Al Falah University
Dubai
UAE

D. Baleanu (Biography
D. Baleanu

Dr. Dumitru Baleanu obtained his Ph.D. degree (1996) in Physics from Institute of Atomic Physics, Romania. Dr. Baleanu currently holds the following two key positions: (1) Scientific Researcher I (Professor), Institute of Space Sciences, Magurele-Bucharest, Romania (since 2006); and (2) Visiting faculty, Dept. of Mathematics, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey (since 2000). His main research interests include the following: fractional dynamics and its applications; fractional differential equations; discrete mathematics; mathematical physics; dynamic systems on time scales; the wavelet method and its applications; quantization of systems with constraints; the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism; geometries admitting generic and non-generic symmetries. He has published more than 750 articles in various journals, having a very noteworthy number of total citations, i.e. over 9,845.

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Department of Mathematics
Cankaya University
Ankara
Turkey

L.E. Cárdenas-Barrón (Biography
L.E. Cárdenas-Barrón

Professor Leopoldo Eduardo Cárdenas Barrón is currently a Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering and Sciences in the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, México. He was the Associate Director of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program from 1999 to 2005. Moreover, he was also the Associate Director of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering from 2005 to 2009. His research areas include primarily related to inventory planning and control, logistics, and supply chain. He has published papers and technical notes in several journals.

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School of Engineering and Sciences
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey
Mexico

M. Costa (Biography
M. Costa

Marco Costa is an Assistant Professor at the Águeda School of Technology and Management (ESTGA), University of Aveiro and a researcher in the Probability and Statistics research group at the Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA). He principal research interest are: Applied Statistics, Kalman filter, Time series analysis, state space model, environmental data, regression models.

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Águeda School of Technology and Management
University of Aveiro
Aveiro
Portugal

S. De Iaco (Biography
S. De Iaco

Since 2005, Dr. DeIaco Sandra is an Associate professor of Statistics, University of Salento (Italy). Previously, she was Researcher of Statistics, University of Lecce (Italy). She did MSc degree in Economics and Finance (cum laude) from University of Lecce, Italy in 1996 and PhD degree in Statistics from University of Lecce in 2002. Dr. Sandra research interest are (a) Space-time covariance models for environmental applications (B) Coregionalization models for air pollution studies (c) Stochastic conditional and non-conditional simulation (d) Multi-point simulation and validation.

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Department of Management Economics Mathematics and Statistics
University of Salento
Lecce
Italy

P.K. Gupta (Biography
P.K. Gupta

Dr. Pramod K. Gupta did Ph.D. in Statistics from Banaras Hindu University, India in 2002. His research interests are Bayesian Regression, Estimation and Hypothesis, Sparse Regression, Variable selection, Expression Data, Survival Analysis, Clinical Trial, Clinical Data Pertaining to Oncology and Nephrology. Since 2012, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biostatistics, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.

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Department of Biostatistics
Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER)
Chandigarh
India

Y. Kawasaki (Biography
Y. Kawasaki

Dr. Yohei Kawasaki received his BS degree in mathematics in 2005, the MS and PhD Degrees in mathematical science from Tokyo University of Science, Japan in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He joined the Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, the National Center for Global Health and Medicine and the Tokyo University of Science during the period of 2005 to 2014. Dr. Kawasaki published over 150 research articles in reputed international journals. His research interests include the classical data analysis, Bayesian analysis, Biostatistics and mathematical education.

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Biostatistics Section
Clinical Research Center
Chiba University Hospital
Chiba
Japan

T.J. Kozubowski (Biography
T.J. Kozubowski

Dr. Tomasz J. Kozubowski received his Ph.D. degree in Statistics and Applied Probability from University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Dr. Kozubowski’s research interests include distribution theory, Laplace distribution and its generalizations, limit theory for random sums, heavy tailed distributions, extremes, mathematical statistics, financial and insurance mathematics, stochastic models for hydro-climatic phenomena, and fractal scaling processes. He has authored/co-authored two monographs and over 90 research papers. With the 2016 Sentinel of Science Award, he was recognized by Publons as one of the top researchers contributing to the peer review in the field of mathematics.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nevada
Reno, NV
USA

C.H. Lien (Biography
C.H. Lien

Dr. Lien obtained Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Sun Yat-Sen University. In 2006, he had been a Full Professor of Department of Marine Engineering, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan. His main research interests include fuzzy control theory, neural networks, robust control, switched systems, and time-delay systems. He has published more than 100 scientific publications.

Dr. Lien had been the Editor in Chief for International Journal of Control Theory and Applications. Since 2007, he had been included in the Editorial Board of The Open Operational Research Journal and The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal.

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Department of Mathematics
National Kaohsiung Marine University
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

M. Munoz-Marquez (Biography
M. Munoz-Marquez

Dr. Manuel Muñoz Márquez got the grade in mathematics at the University of Seville where he began working in the Statistics and Operations Research department in 1991. In 1995, he presented his doctoral thesis at that university and moved to the University of Cádiz. From 1995 is a permanent professor at University of Cádiz. In this university he leads a research group for more than 20 years. He has published more than 10 articles in international journals and has been responsible for more than 10 research projects and contracts with companies.

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Department of Statistics and Operations Research
University of Cadiz
Cadiz
Spain

P. E. Oguntunde (Biography
P. E. Oguntunde

Dr. Pelumi E. Oguntunde is a young Nigerian with passion for teaching and research. He bagged his Ph.D in Industrial Mathematics (Statistics Option) at Covenant University, Nigeria. He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Statistics from the University of Ibadan and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Statistics from University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He teaches Statistics courses at Covenant University and he is a reviewer for several scholarly journals. He has also contributed immensely in terms of publications in the area of Probability Distribution Theory.

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Department of Mathematics
Covenant University
Ota
Nigeria

T. Phung-Duc (Biography
T. Phung-Duc

Tuan Phung-Duc is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba. He received a Ph.D. in Informatics from Kyoto University in 2011. He is currently in the Editorial Board of the KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems and other four international journals and is a Guest Editor of two volumes of Annals of Operations Research. Dr. Phung-Duc received the Research Encourage Award from The Operations Research Society of Japan in 2013. His research interests include Applied Probability, Stochastic Models and their Applications in Performance Analysis of Telecommunication and Service Systems.

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Faculty of Engineering
Information and Systems Sciences
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba
Japan

M. Rachdi (Biography
M. Rachdi

Dr. Mustapha Rachdi is a Full Professor of Statistics and Applied Mathematics at University Grenoble Alpes (France). He is the dean of the Faculty of Human & Social Sciences (UFR SHS). Dr. Mustapha Rachdi received his master’s level training in Probability, Statistics and Computer Sciences and his PhD Thesis was in Mathematical Statistics (University of Rouen). In addition to his scientific research and PhD students advising activities, he teaches quantitative methods to graduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Mustapha Rachdi’s professional interests are in the area of High Dimensional Statistics, mainly in Functional Data Analysis and Non parametric Statistics.

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Statistics and Applied Mathematics
University Grenoble Alpes
Cedex
France

M. Seddeek (Biography
M. Seddeek

Dr. Mohamed Seddeek, Professor of Mathematics at Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt is presently a Professor and Director of Scientific Unit (PYP) at Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has published many research papers in the field of Heat and Mass Transfer in international journals of high repute and has supervised seven Ph.D. scholars. He is the Editor and Editor-in-chief of many international journals. For the year 2008, he has been honored as the most prolific researcher at Qassim University for his contribution to research recognized by SCOPUS. In 2000, Dr. Seddeek visited Colorado University, USA as a post doctor. He has also presented, as an invited speaker, his research papers in many international conferences and symposia.

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Department of Mathematics
Helwan University
Cairo
Egypt

I. Takewaki (Biography
I. Takewaki

Dr. Izuru Takewaki is currently working as the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment since 2015 and also as the Professor in Kyoto University since 2003. He has contributed his services to Frontiers in Built Environment as Specialty Chief Editor in the section of Earthquake Engineering. He was the Vice-President of Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) during 2013-2015. He has also served as Chairman of research committee from 2014 to 2015 in AIJ. He was a Visiting Researcher at University of California, Berkeley in 1989-1990. He completed his Doctorate in Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan in 1991. He has expertise in the research related to, Earthquake Engineering and structural studies. He has authored/co-authored 306 research papers.

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Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering
Kyoto University
Kyoto
Japan

M. Tsionas (Biography
M. Tsionas

Dr. Mike G. Tsionas is presently an Associate Professor (Department of Economics) in Athens University of Economics and Business. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Athens University of Economics and Business specialization in Economic Analysis (1988). His Master of Arts was also from Athens University of Economics and Business, specialization in Economic Statistics and Econometrics (1990). Later he received his M.Sc. in Mathematics (1992) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees from University of Minnesota. Dr. Tsionas has numerous publications and honors to his credit overall.

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Lancaster University Management School
Department of Economics
Athens University of Economics and Business
Athens
Greece

X.Z. Wu (Biography
X.Z. Wu

Dr. Xing Zheng Wu is currently working as an associate professor in the civil engineering department of Hebei University in Baoding, China. His research interests focus on statistical analysis and modelling of geotechnical and coastal data, copula-based multivariate frequency analysis, stochastic differential equation, uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis of earth systems engineering. Dr. Wu has published more than 20 journal papers by the first author in international journals. He has served as an active reviewer for various journals and is a member of the editorial board of several journals.

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College of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Hebei University
Hebei
China

M. Chalikias
Piraeus University of Applied Science
Athens
Greece

S.N. Chiu
Department of Mathematics
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
China

H.-C. Liu
Graduate Institute of Educational Information and Measurement
National Taichung University of Education
Taichung
Taiwan

E. Aly (Biography
E. Aly

Prof. Emad-Eldin A. A. Aly obtained his Ph.D. degree (1981) from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Prior to that, he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (1972 and1975) from Ain Shams University, Egypt, and he again completed M.Sc. (1978) from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is currently Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Faculty of Science, at Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait. His research interests include Change Point Analysis, Nonparametric Methods, and Integer-Valued Time Series. He, as an author/co-author, has published over 45 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of more than 495.

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Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Kuwait University
Safat
Kuwait

K. Benhenni (Biography
K. Benhenni

Dr. Karim Benhanni is the professor of Statistics in Université Grenoble Alpes since 1992. He is expert in research related to Mathematical Statistics, Inference and Sampling for Stochastic Processes, Non-Parametric and Functional Statistics. He has authored/ co-authored 31 documents. He completed his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. He has also qualified for the lead research from Université Pierre Mendes-France in 2002.

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University Grenoble Alpes
Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann
Grenoble
France

S. Bouzebda (Biography
S. Bouzebda

Dr. Salim Bouzebda obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics Sciences (Speciality in Statistics and Applied Probability) from University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France, in 2007. Dr. Bouzebda is currently Full Professor and Assistant Director of the laboratory (Département Génie Informatique, Centre de Recherches de Royallieu) at University of Technology of Compiègne, Compiègne, France. His main research areas include Multivariate analysis, nonparametric statistics, extreme-value theory, Copula and empirical processes, local U-empirical processes, Strong and weak invariance principle, φ-divergence and M-estimator in the semiparametric framework, Probability theory and statistics, and High dimensional statistics. Dr. Bouzebda, as an author/co-author, has published over 55 manuscripts in various journals of international repute.

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Department of Computer Science
University of Compiègne Technology
Compiègne
France

S. Chukova (Biography
S. Chukova

Dr. Stefanka Chukova obtained her BSc Mathematics from University of Sofia, Bulgaria and MSc Mathematics (Probability and Statistics) from University of Sofia (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science), Bulgaria, in 1978. She also received her Ph.D. Mathematics (Probability and Statistics) from University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1988. Currently, she is visiting scholar in the University of Waterloo, University of Michigan and NPS, Monterey. Since 2006, Dr. Chukova is also Reader in Operations Research (School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research), Victoria University of Wellington. She has around 131 publications to her credit.

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School of Mathematics and Statistics
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington
New Zealand

M. El-Taha (Biography
M. El-Taha

Muhammad El-Taha received his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Operations Research from North Carolina State University. Currently Dr. El-Taha is Professor at University of Southern Maine where he teaches courses in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Business Analytics. He also serves as coordinator of the graduate program in Statistics. Professor El-Taha’s scientific articles has appeared in top tier journals like Queuing systems, Management Science and Journal of Rheumatology to mention a few. He is coauthor of the award winning book on sample path analysis of queueing systems. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
USA

H. Garg (Biography
H. Garg

Dr. Harish Garg (March, 1986) (March, 1986) received an MSc in Mathematics from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punajb, India, in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics with speciality in reliability theory and soft computing techniques from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, in 2013. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) with School of Mathematics at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed University) Patiala, India. He has authored over 180 papers published in refereed International Journals including Information Sciences, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS, Cognitive Computation, Artificial Intelligence Review, Applied Soft Computing, Experts Systems with Applications, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, IEEE ACCESS, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Expert Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Applied Mathematics & Computations, ISA Transactions, IEEE/CAA JOURNAL OF AUTOMATIC SINICA, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EMERGING TOPICS IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Applied Intelligence, Computer and Industrial Engineering, Computer and Operations Research, International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-based Systems, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, Journal of Multiple Logic and Soft Computing, Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and many more. He has also authored seven book chapters. His research interests are in the fields of computational intelligence, multicriteria decision making, fuzzy decision making, Pythagorean fuzzy sets, computing with words and soft computing.

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Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
Deemed University
Patiala
India

M. S. Hashemi (Biography
M. S. Hashemi

Dr. Mir Sajjad Hashemi obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2013) in Applied Mathematics from Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran. Dr. Hashemi is currently an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, in the Department of Mathematics (Basic Science Faculty), at University of Bonab, Bonab, Iran. His research focus is mainly towards the fields of conservation laws, fractional differential equations, lie theory, symmetry analysis, etc. Dr. Hashemi, as an author/co-author, has published more than 45 articles in various journals, having over 490 total citations.

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Department of Mathematics
University of Bonab
Bonab
Iran

L. Klyatis (Biography
L. Klyatis

Dr. Lev Klyatis is a Senior Adviser at SoHaR, Incorporated. He holds three doctoral degrees: Engineering Technology, Ph.D.; Engineering Technology, Sc.D., (a high-level East European doctoral degree); and Engineering, Habilitated Dr.-Ing. (a high-level West European doctoral degree). His major scientific/technical expertise has been in the development of a new directions for the successful prediction of product performance, including reliability during service life (or other specified time); and, accelerated reliability and durability testing with accurate physical simulation of field conditions. Dr. Klyatis is the author of over 250 publications, including twelve books, and holds more than 30 patents worldwide.

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SoHaR, Incorporated
Culver City, CA
USA

K.K. Lai (Biography
K.K. Lai

Prof. Kin Keung Lai, Ph.D., is a Chair Professor of Management Science at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He is a certified senior enterprise risk manager and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Asia Pacific Association of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems. He provides consulting in supply chain and logistics management, operations analysis and management, business problem solving and marketing analysis, and financial management and engineering. He is currently president of the Asia Association of Risk and Crisis Management and the International Association on Financial and Risk Management. He is the author of more than 40 books and 700 publications.

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Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Hong Kong University
Hong Kong

R. Mirabbasi (Biography
R. Mirabbasi

Rasoul Mirabbasi is an Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering at Shahrekord University, Iran. He is also Head of the Water Resources Center of Shahrekord University. His research focuses mainly on Statistical and Environmental Hydrology and Climate Change. In particular, he is working on Modeling Natural Hazards including Flood, Drought, Wind, and Pollution toward a sustainable environment. Formerly, he was a Visiting Researcher at University of Connecticut, United States. He has contributed to more than 150 publications in journals, books, or as technical reports. Dr. Mirabbasi is the reviewer of about 20 Web of Science (ISI) Journals. His current project is 'Multivariate analysis of extreme hydrological variables'.

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Department of Water Engineering
Shahrekord University
Shahrekord
Iran

J. A. R. Nofuentes (Biography
J. A. R. Nofuentes

Dr. José Antonio Roldán-Nofuentes is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences, University of Granada (Spain). His specialty is “Statistical Methods for Medical Diagnosis” (a field in which he has published several articles). He has around 24 publications to his credit.

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School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences
University of Granada
Granada
Spain

R. Oster (Biography
R. Oster

Dr. Robert A. Oster obtained his B.S. (Mathematics, 1984) from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and M.S. (Statistics, 1986) from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Later, he received his Ph.D. (Biostatistics, 1995) from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests include categorical data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, clinical trial methodology, modern statistical computing methods, and statistics education to non-statisticians.

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Department of Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
USA

G. Qin (Biography
G. Qin

Dr. Gengsheng (Jeff) Qin obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Statistics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. Currently Dr. Qin is a full Professor in Mathematics and Statistics at Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. His primary research interests lie broadly in biostatistics and mathematical statistics. He has published more than sixty peer-reviewed journal articles.

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
USA

M. Sallak (Biography
M. Sallak

Dr. Mohamed Sallak is an Associate Professor at the Compiègne University of Technology. He completed his Bachelors in 2003 and Masters in 2004. He further obtained PhD in 2007 from the Institute of National Polytechnique de Lorraine. His research areas are RAMS analysis of complex systems using uncertainty theories, RAMS analysis of railway systems and railway safety standards, Dependability issues in European Rail Traffic Management System, Graphical models for risk assessment and Reliability allocation problems. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Compiègne University of Technology and the Scientific Council of the Heudiasyc Laboratory. He has contributed his valuable publications in different journals.

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Royallieu Research Center
Compiegne University of Technology
Compiègne
France

G. Solari (Biography
G. Solari

Giovanni Solari is Professor of Structural and Wind Engineering at Genoa University Italy, Senior Adviser at Beijing Jiaotong University China, Adjunct Professor at Western University Canada and Universidad de la Republica Uruguay.

He was awarded with the Reese Research Prize, Otto Flachsbart Medal, Alan Davenport Medal and Jack Cermak Medal. He was President of the International Association for Wind Engineering and Italian Association for Wind Engineering and Co-Editor of Wind & Structures.

He is member of the Liguria Academy of Science and Letters, Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, author of over 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

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Department of Mathematics
Genoa University
Genova
Italy

N. Tiwari (Biography
N. Tiwari

Dr. Neeraj Tiwari obtained PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Lucknow University, India. He is presently serving as a Professor at the department of Statistics, Kumaon University. He has contributed in different international journals. He served as a member of Screening Committee for selection of Senior Lecturers/ Readers in Directorate of Higher Education, Uttarakhand in the capacity of Subject Expert from the year 2008-2016. He is a member of Operational Research Society of India and the member of the Indian Bayesian Society. He also worked as an Assistant Hostel Warden at S.D. (P.G.) College, Muzaffarnagar, India for two years and Worked as Programme Officer in N.S.S. in S.S.J.Campus, Almora from 17th October 2007 to 5th August 2010.

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Department of Statistics
Kumaun University
Almora Uttarakhand
India

G. Wang (Biography
G. Wang

Dr. Gangwei Wang has obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Applied Mathematics from the Beijing Institute of Technology. Visited at University of British Columbia and University of Texas at Pan American. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at Hebei University of Economics and Business. His research interests involve the applications of Lie groups to differential equations and applied statistics.

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School of Mathematics and and Statistics
Hebei University of Economics and Business
Shijiazhuang
China

Y. Zhao (Biography
Y. Zhao

Dr. Yichuan Zhao is a Professor of Statistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta. He has a joint appointment as Associate Member of the Neuroscience Institute and he is also an affiliated faculty member of School of Public Health in Georgia State University. Dr. Zhao has a B.S. and an M.S. in Mathematics from Peking University, and also an M.S. in Stochastics and Operations Research from Utrecht University. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics at Florida State University. He has published 70 research articles in Statistics and Biostatistics research fields. Dr. Zhao has initiated Workshop Series on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics since 2012. He organized the 25th ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium in Atlanta as a chairman of organizing committee and program committee with a great success. Dr. Zhao was an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
USA

A. Yuan (Biography
A. Yuan

Dr. Ao Yuan received Ph.D. in statistics from University of British Columbia, 1997. He worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a biostatistics research fellow (1997-1999), at Howard University National Human Genome Center as a research biostatistician (1999-2013), visited Georgetown University (2013) and Joined Georgetown in 2014. His research interests include Clinical Trial, Statistical Genetics, Applied Statistics, Functional Data Analysis, Non-and-parametric Methods, Bayesian Inference.

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Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
USA

T. Kao
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
USA

N. Mohamed (Biography
N. Mohamed

Norazian Mohamed Noor (PhD) is a senior lecturer at School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis. She had more than 15 years experiences on teaching and learning and had taught more than 10 engineerings subjects including material balances for chemical engineers, statistics for engineers and fundamental of environmental engineering. She had more than 25 publications indexed with h-index of 7. She also had received more than USD 53,000 funding from local government and had more than 20 undergraduates and postgraduates students.

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School of Environmental Engineering
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Arau
Malaysia


Associate Editorial Board Members:

I. Ali (Biography
I. Ali

Irfan Ali currently works at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Aligarh Muslim University. Irfan does research in Fuzzy Optimization, Applied Statistics, Survey Sampling, Supply Chain Networks and Management, Mathematical Programming, Multi-objective Optimization. He has completed a project 'UGC- Start-Up Grant Project, UGC New Delhi, INDIA. He serves as a reviewer for several Journals.

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Department of Statistics & Operations Research
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh
India

A. Hossain (Biography
A. Hossain

Dr. Ahmed Hossain is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health, North South University, Dhaka. He did Masters of Science (Biostatistics) from the McMaster University, Ontario, Canada in 2004. Later, he did PhD in Biostatistics from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto in 2010.

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Department of Public Health
North South University
Dhaka
Bangladesh

N. Koyuncu (Biography
N. Koyuncu

Dr. Nursel Koyuncu obtained her Ph.D. degree (2012) from the Department of Statistics, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Koyuncu is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics (Faculty of Science) at Hacettepe University. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Statistical Modeling, Applied Statistics, Probability, R Statistical Package, Regression Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, R Programming, etc. Dr. Koyuncu, as an author/co-author, has published more than 30 articles in various journals.

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Department of Statistics
Hacettepe University
Ankara
Turkey

C. Nunes (Biography
C. Nunes

Dr. Célia Nunes is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Beira Interior (UBI) and member of Center of Mathematics and Applications (CMA), UBI, Portugal. She was the principal researcher of the research group “Probability and Statistics” of the CMA-UBI between 2009 and 2016. She is a collaborator of the “Statistics and Risk Management” research group of the Center of Mathematics and its Applications, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her principal research interests are: Statistical Inference in Linear Models, ANOVA with random sample sizes and distribution theory.

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Department of Mathematics
University of Beira Interior (UBI)
Covilhã
Portugal

S. Sani (Biography
S. Sani

Dr. Sulaiman Sani is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Kampala International University, Uganda. His qualifications include Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Mathematics Education, Master Degree (M.Sc.) Mathematics (Pure and Applied) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mathematics (Applied). His areas of research interest are Mathematics of Finance, Optimization and Application, Operational Research, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Analysis, General Mathematics, Applied Functional Analysis, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations and Applications.

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Department of Physical Sciences
Kampala International University
Kampala
Uganda

T.A. Tarray (Biography
T.A. Tarray

Dr. Tanveer Ahmad Tarray currently holds an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Kashmir, India. Dr. Tarray is an expert in Survey Sampling, Applied Statistics, Operations Research, Probability Distributions, Data Mining, Algorithms, Machine Learning. He has published more than 60 Journal papers and more than 30 conference papers. He serves as the Associate Editor and in the Editorial Board for some reputed Journals. He is also the Recipient of Young Scientist Award from M.P. Council of Science and Technology – India (2015). For more detailed information, please visit Dr. Tarray's website at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tanveer_Tarray2 or https://www.iustlive.com/Index/EmployeeDetails.aspx?DeptCode=DOM&EmpId=1512.

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Department of Mathematical Sciences
Islamic University of Science and Technology
Awantipora
Kashmir
India

O. M. Lecian
Fields Institute
Toronto, ON
Canada

M. Louati (Biography
M. Louati

Dr. Mahdi Louati is currently an Associate Professor at Sfax University, Tunisia. He did his (Diploma in-depth studies of Mathematics) from Sfax Faculty of Sciences, Tunisia in 2003. Later, he obtained his PhD. in Mathematics from Sfax Faculty of Sciences, Tunisia in 2009. He has published 8 journal papers and 2 conference papers so far.

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Department of Telecommunications
Sfax Technopark
Sfax
Tunisia

M. Afshari (Biography
M. Afshari

Dr. Mahmoud Afshari did B.Sc. in Statistics from Shiraz University in 1992 and M.Sc. in Math Statistics from Ferdosi University of Mashhah in 1998. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics from Ferdosi University of Mashhad in 2007. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics, College of science, Persian Gulf University.

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Persian Gulf University
Bushehr
Iran

K. Kachiashvili (Biography
K. Kachiashvili

Prof., Dr. of Sc. Kartlos Joseph Kachiashvili: He is Professor of Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems and Senior Scientific Worker of the I. Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia). He was working in many scientific research institutes and universities in Georgia, Russia and Pakistan on the positions: engineer, scientific worker, Head of Laboratory, Head of Department, Director of National Center, Professor, Rector of educational Institute. He has 212 scientific papers published in various esteemed reputable International Journals. He is a Member of Various Professional Bodies and Editorial Boards of international scientific journals. He published seven monographs and three text-books in Georgia, Ukraine, USA and Indonesia. He has received many prestigious awards and rewards. His research interests are: Mathematical Statistics, Data Analysis (Environmental, Agricultural, Medical), Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, New Computer Technologies Development, System Analysis (Environmental Water Pollution), Computing Mathematics.

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Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems
Georgian Technical University
Tbilisi
Georgia

G. Nguefack-Tsague (Biography
G. Nguefack-Tsague

Prof. Georges Nguefack-Nguefack holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics (University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon), a Master and a PhD in Statistics respectively from the Universities of Namur (Belgium) and Goettingen (Germany). He was previously lecturer at the Department of Statistics of the University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain). He is currently Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Yaoundé 1. His main area of interest includes Model Selection, Model Averaging, Model Uncertainty, Post-Model Selection Inference, and Applied Statistics. He is author of more than 50 publications in peer reviewed journal, among them twelve (12) in theoretical statistics, and a book.

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Department of Public Health
University of Yaounde I
Yaounde
Cameroon

A. Pogoruy (Biography
A. Pogoruy

Dr. Anatoliy Pogoruy obtained his Dr. Sci. degree (in 2015) in Physics-Mathematics from Institute of Mathematics (Kiev), National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine. Presently, Dr. Pogoruy is employed as Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Analysis at Zhitomir Ivan Franko State University, Ukraine. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of PCR, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Statistical Inference, Complex Analysis Differentiation, etc. Dr. Pogoruy has published over 35 manuscripts in various journals.

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Department of Mathematical Analysis
Zhitomir University
Zhitomir
Ukraine

R. P. Tripathi (Biography
R. P. Tripathi

Dr. Rakesh Prakash Tripathi is a Professor at Graphic Era University Dehradun (Uttrakhand). He completed his B. Sc and M. Sc from DDU Gorakhpur University (UP) and he further obtained PhD in Mathematics from the same institution in 2001. He is also performing as reviewer in different scientific journals such as European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Business and Information Technology, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology and many others. He is also a member of different professional bodies such as a life member of National Academy of Mathematics, DDU Gorakhpur University,(UP), life member of Progress of Mathematics BHU,(UP), INDIA and Life member of IAENG International Association of Engineers, Hong Kong.

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Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities
Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology
Sultanpur
India

F. Zhang (Biography
F. Zhang

Dr. Fengqing Zhang did PhD in Statistics from Northwestern University (NU), Evanston, IL, USA in 2014. Before that she did M.S. in Mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, TN, USA in 2010. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Cognitive & Brain Sciences at the Department of Psychology, Drexel University. She has received numerous honors and awards for her contribution to science over the years.

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Department of Psychology
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
USA

H. Torabi (Biography
H. Torabi

Dr. Hamzeh Torabi did Master's student in Faculty of Statistics from Kharazmi University (Tarbiat Moallem-e Tehran), Tehran, Iran in 1996. Later, he did Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran in 2005. His research interests are Distribution theory, Reliability theory, Survival analysis for complete and censored data, New methods for estimating and hypotheses testing, Static and dynamic simulation, Goodness-of-fit tests, Quality Control, Computational statistics and Fuzzy probability and statistics.

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Department of Statistics
Yazd University
Yazd
Iran












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