Nikola Surjanovic

Nikola Surjanovic

PhD Student in Statistics

The University of British Columbia

Biography

I am a Vanier Scholar pursuing a PhD in Statistics at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Alexandre Bouchard-Côté and Dr. Trevor Campbell. My research interests include scalable Bayesian inference and machine learning.

I am currently a Co-Chair and founding member of the Student Committee of the Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society. I previously held an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s level) of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and was a recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal.

In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and road biking. I also play the violin and like to take part in music jam sessions.

Interests
  • Scalable Bayesian Inference
  • Machine Learning
  • Goodness-of-Fit
Education
  • PhD in Statistics, Present

    The University of British Columbia

  • MSc in Statistics, 2021

    Simon Fraser University

  • BSc in Statistics (Minor in Mathematics), 2019

    Simon Fraser University

Recent Publications

(2021). A Generalized Hosmer-Lemeshow Goodness-of-Fit Test for a Family of Generalized Linear Models. To be submitted.

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(2021). Alpha-trimming---an adaptive pruning algorithm for improving the performance of random forests. In progress.

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