Details–DA

CONSULTING ACTIVITIES

Assistance, click analysis, and advice for:

  • CTV (responsible for election results during television election coverage for over 80 major elections)
  • Canadian Institute of Actuaries (analysis of mortality and morbidity experience for most Canadian insurance companies)
  • Chicken Farmers of Ontario/ Chicken Producers of Ontario arbitration; design and analysis of sample data
  • A law firm involved in a class action suit against a major bank (design and analysis of sampled credit card accounts)
  • Department of Environment Canada (design and analysis of a national inventory of waste)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (design of sampling of professional billing practices)
  • College of Optometrists of Ontario (design of sampling of professional billing practices)
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Science Foundation
  • A multitude of research projects arising at the University of Toronto, a large fraction of which came from university-affiliated hospitals

EXPERT EVIDENCE IN COURT PROCEEDINGS

Qualified as an expert to give evidence with respect to:

  • A malfunctioning telecommunications satellite (2011)
  • The closing of an airline base (2010) (In this matter, statistical methods were used to analyse the time series of costs to assess the components incurred or saved attributable to the closing of commercial airline bases.)
  • Damages issued in an Ontario court proceeding (2006)
  • Mortality rates in a nursing home (tribunal proceeding in 2004)
  • Billing practices of medical professionals (tribunal proceeding in approx. 1980)
  • The estimation of tax owed in an Ontario court proceeding (approx. 1975)

ACADEMIC/WORK HISTORY

  • Winner of the Gold Medal, Statistical Society of Canada (2005)
  • Author of 68 refereed journal articles, three books, four technical reports, and seven non-refereed journal articles
  • Principal investigator on many research awards: NSERC, NHRDP, Connaught Development Grants, Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, P.S.I. Foundation, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Institute, Sandoz, American Health Foundation, Alzheimer Disease Association,, Canadian Alzheimer Society, MITACS, Alzheimers Society
  • Many invited lectures on and off campus
  • Advisory Committee on Statistical Methods, Statistics Canada (1985-92, 2003-08)
  • Scientific Oversight Group, Health Effects Institute (2002-05)
  • Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (1982-01)
  • Professor, Mathematics, Statistics, University of Toronto (1977-01)
  • President, Biostatistics Section, Statistical Society of Canada (1993)
  • Chairman, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto (1984-92)
  • Director Clinical Research Support Unit, University of Toronto (1983-92)
  • Director, Graduate Training, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (1982-86)
  • President, Statistical Society of Canada (1985)
  • Director, Statistical Consulting Service, University of Toronto (1979-82)
  • Committee on Data Analysis Competition, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (1981)
  • Member of Council, American Statistical Association (1977-79)
  • Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association (1978)
  • Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (1978)
  • Organizing Committee, Biometrics Society (1978)
  • Organizing Committee, International Association for Statistical Computing, International Statistical Institute (1978)
  • Associate Director, Institute of Applied Statistics, University of Toronto (1976-77)
  • Associate Professor, Mathematics, University of Toronto (1973-77)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association (1973-76)
  • Chairman-Elect and Chairman, Statistical Computing Section, American Statistical Association (1973-75)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago (1973)
  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics, University of Toronto (1971-73)
  • Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Princeton University (1969-71)
  • Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, University of London (1968-69)
  • Ph.D., Statistics, University of Toronto (1968)
  • M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Toronto (1966)
  • B.Sc., Mathematics & Physics, University of Toronto (1965)