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Dr. Cyr Emile M’lan is an associate professor of the STEM school since 2016. Prior to joining IUGB, Dr. M’lan was assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut from 2004-2012. He then joined William Wecker Associates (a consulting firm specialized in court litigation located in Jackson, WY) as a senior statistical programmer and data analyst from 2014 to 2015. Dr. M’lan holds his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 2003, working on Bayesian sample size calculations procedures for cohort and case-control studies.

After his PhD. Dr. M’lan worked from 2002-2004 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetic and Genomic Biology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. As a postdoctoral fellow, he has developed expertise in statistical analysis tools for gene expression microarray data analysis. In 2015-2016, Dr. M’lan joined the Master of Science program in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY to develop skills in financial engineering. He graduated in May 2016.

His research interests include: Bayesian methods for sample size calculations; Bayesian analysis of medical studies; Bayesian analysis of interobserver agreement tables; Robust methods for Markowitz mean-variance optimization; Bayesian methods applied in finance; Bayesian analysis of bilateral data; Survival analysis with length-biased data and Microarray data analysis.