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Publications by Department Members


Campbell T, Broderick T. Automated scalable Bayesian inference via Hilbert coresets. arXiv:1710.05053. Submitted;.
Freue GVCohen, Kepplinger D, Salibian-Barrera M, Smucler E. Proteomic biomarker study using novel robust penalized elastic net estimators. Annals of Applied Statistics. Submitted.
Huggins J, Campbell T, Kasprzak M, Broderick T. Scalable Gaussian process inference with finite-data mean and variance guarantees. arXiv:1806.10234. Submitted;.
Watson J, Joy R, Tollit D, Thornton SJ, Auger-Méthé M. A general framework for estimating the spatio-temporal distribution of a species using multiple data types. Submitted.

In Press

Campbell T, Huggins J, How J, Broderick T. Truncated random measures. Bernoulli. In Press;.
Campbell T, Kulis B, How J. Dynamic clustering algorithms via small-variance analysis of Markov chain mixture models. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. In Press;.
Högg T, Zhao Y, Gustafson P, Petkau J, Fisk J, Marrie RAnn, et al.. Adjusting for differential misclassification in matched case-control studies utilizing health administrative data. Statistics in Medicine. In Press;.
Lennox RJ, Engler-Palma C, Kowarski K, Filous A, Whitlock R, Cooke SJ, et al. Optimizing marine spatial plans with animal tracking data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. In Press;.


Fan S, Wong SW;K, Zidek JV. Knots and their effect on the tensile strength of lumber. Journal of Quality Technology. 2023. pp. 1-13.
Lee TYoon, Zidek JV, Heckman N. Nondimensionalizing physical and statistical models: a unified approach. Statistical Science. 2023. p. Submitted.
Shaddick G, Zidek JV, Schmidt AM. Spatio–Temporal Methods in Environmental Epidemiology with R. CRC Press; 2023.


Chen J, Liu Y, Taylor CG, Zidek JV. Permutation tests under a rotating sampling plan with clustered data. The Annals of Applied Statistics. 2022; 16: 936–958.
Chen J, Liu Y, Taylor CG, Zidek JV. Permutation tests under a rotating sampling plan with clustered data. Ann. Appl. Statist. 2022; 16: 936-958. DOI: 10.1214/21-AOAS1526
Cramer EY, Ray EL, Lopez VK, Bracher J, Brennen A, Rivadeneira AJCastro, et al. Evaluation of individual and ensemble probabilistic forecasts of COVID-19 mortality in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [Internet]. 2022; 119: e2113561119. URL:
Dean CB, El-Shaarawi AH, Esterby SR, Flemming JMills, Routledge RD, Taylor SW, et al. Canadian contributions to environmetrics. Canadian Journal of Statistics [Internet]. 2022; n/a. DOI: URL:
Ding L, Zentner GE, McDonald DJ. Sufficient principal component regression for genomics. Bioinformatics Advances [Internet]. 2022; 2: vbac033. URL:
He M, Chen J. Consistency of the MLE under two-parameter mixture models with a structural scale parameter. Advances in Data Analysis and Classification [Internet]. 2022; 16: 125-154. URL:
Zhang AGong, Chen Jand. Density ratio model with data-adaptive basis function. Journal of Multivariate Analysis. 2022; 191.
Zhang Q, Chen J. Distributed learning of finite Gaussian mixtures. Journal of Machine Learning Research [Internet]. 2022; 23: 1-40. URL: \url


Bouchard-Côté A, Chern K, Cubranic D, Hosseini S, Hume J, Lepur M, et al.. Blang: Probabilitistic Programming for Combinatorial Spaces. Journal of Statistical Software. 2021; (Accepted).
Chen J, Li P, Yukun L, Zidek J. Monitoring test under nonparametric random effects model. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics [Internet]. 2021; 33: 60-81. URL:
Chen J, Li P, Qin J, Yu T. Test for homogeneity with unordered paired observations. Electronic Journal of Statistics. Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Bernoulli Society; 2021; 15: 1661–1694.
Chen J, Li P, Liu Y, Zidek JV. Composite empirical likelihood for multisample clustered data. J Nonparametric Statistics. 2021;: Accepted Apr 2021.
Chen J, Li P, Liu Y, Zidek JV. Composite empirical likelihood for multisample clustered data. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. Taylor & Francis; 2021; 33: 60–81.
Ju X, Salibian-Barrera M. Robust Boosting for Regression Problems. Computational Statistics and Data Science [Internet]. 2021; 153. DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2020.107065 URL: Software:
Martínez A, Salibian-Barrera M. RBF: An R package to compute a robust backfitting estimator for additive models. The Journal of Open Source Software. 2021; 6(60). DOI: 10.21105/joss.02992 Software:
McDonald DJ, Bien J, Green A, Hu AJ, DeFries N, Hyun S, et al. Can Auxiliary Indicators Improve COVID-19 Forecasting and Hotspot Prediction?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [Internet]. 2021; 118: e2111453118. URL:
McDonald DJ, McBride M, Gu Y, Raphael C. Markov-switching State Space Models for Uncovering Musical Interpretation. Annals of Applied Statistics [Internet]. 2021; 15: 1147–1170. URL:
Pan S, Fan S, Wong S, Zidek JV, Rhodin H. Ellipse detection and localization with applications to knots in sawn lumber images. 2021 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). 2021. pp. 3892-3901.
Park YP, Kellis M. CoCoA-diff: counterfactual inference for single-cell gene expression analysis. Genome Biol. BioMed Central; 2021; 22: 1–23.
Policastro RA, McDonald DJ, Brendel VP, Zentner GE. Flexible analysis of TSS mapping data and detection of TSS shifts with TSRexploreR. NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics [Internet]. 2021; 3: 1–10. URL:
Reinhart A, Brooks L, Jahja M, Rumack A, Tang J, Saeed WAl, et al. An Open Repository of Real-Time COVID-19 Indicators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [Internet]. 2021; 118: e2111452118. URL:
Sidrow E, Heckman N, Fortune SME, Trites A, Murphy I, Auger-Méthé M. Modelling multi-scale, state-switching functional data with hidden Markov models. Canadian Journal of Statistics. 2021; 50(1).
Syed S, Bouchard-Côté A, Deligiannidis G, Doucet A. Non-Reversible Parallel Tempering: a Scalable Highly Parallel MCMC Scheme. Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series B. 2021; (Accepted).
Syed S, Romaniello V, Campbell T, Bouchard-Côté A. Parallel Tempering on Optimized Paths. In International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). 2021.
Wang Y, Le ND, Zidek JV. Approximately Optimal Subset Selection for Statistical Design and Modelling. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. 2021;: 1-13.
Zhang AGong, Chen J. Empirical likelihood ratio test on quantiles under a density ratio model. Electronic Journal of Statistics [Internet]. 2021; 15(2): 6191-6227. URL:
Zhang Q, Chen J. Minimum Wasserstein Distance Estimator under Finite Location-scale Mixtures. arXiv preprint arXiv:2107.01323. 2021;.
Zhao T, Bouchard-Côté A. Analysis of high-dimensional Continuous Time Markov Chains using the Local Bouncy Particle Sampler. Journal of Machine Learning Research. 2021; 22: 1–41.


Boente G, Salibian-Barrera M, Vena P. Robust estimation for semi-functional linear regression models. Computational Statistics and Data Science [Internet]. 2020; 152. DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2020.107041 URL: Software:
Chen J, Li P, Liu G. Homogeneity testing under finite location-scale mixtures. Canadian Journal of Statistics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, USA; 2020; 48: 670–684.
Cooke RM, Joe H, Chang B. Vine copula regression for observational studies. ASTA-Advances in Statistical Analysis. 2020; 104: 141-167. DOI: 10.1007/s10182-019-00353-5