Evan Sidrow has made important contributions in the development of statistical methodology involving complex hidden Markov models and applications to the analysis of animal movement. His PhD co-supervisors are Marie Auger-Methe and Nancy Heckman. Evan has been involved in Animal Movement Reading Group and the Statistical Ecology Research Group.
Some of the research involves using stochastic algorithms for complex likelihoods. Evan has worked extremely independently, and has skills in modelling, computation, data analysis and interpretation, as well as theoretical work. Evan has one published paper on statistical methodology and other manuscripts being written on methodology or on animal behaviour.
The Marshall Prize honours Professor Albert Marshall for his seminal work in the theory of statistical reliability and for his contributions to the development of statistics at UBC. The prize is awarded to an outstanding M.Sc. or Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistics who has demonstrated excellence in the discipline of statistics as demonstrated by strength in the development and application of statistical methodology.
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