1. Modelling and Computational Statistics
This programme consists of time series, spatial modeling, robust statistics, bootstrapping, extreme value theory, environmetrics, survival analysis, medical statistics and biostatistics. Currently, research is focused on Generalised Time Series Models. Spatial modelling involves modelling data observed on a two dimensional plane based on the observed spatial autocorrelation structure. Robust statistics is useful for inference when classical statistical measures and inference fails. Extreme value theory is appropriate when handling extreme data and predicting extreme events. The field of extreme value theory is currently blended with other fields such as spatial modeling, Bayesian modeling and financial modeling. Currently, research is undertaken in spatial extreme modeling and environmental modeling. Survival analysis deals with death in biological organism and failure in mechanical systems. Medical statistics deals with applications of statistics in health and medicine. Biostatistics is the application of statistics in biology and agriculture. Besides knowledge enhancement, the research conducted in this programme is useful for industries like MPOB and NAHRIM with whom linkages have been established.
2. Computational Operations Research
The field of Computational Operations Research provides a platform for the application of computers and operations research techniques to problems in many scientific fields, among others, engineering, medical, transportation, economics, inventory control, safety, and urban planning. The common element in all the scientific areas that this field addresses is the need for some optimization methodology for determining viable solutions to problems, using computers and the techniques of operations research. However, it is not only the methodology which is of interest, the applications are of equal importance. The two are mutually supportive, since understanding the application helps one greatly to comprehend the optimization methods used, and vice versa. This field comprises of the following sub-fields: mathematical programming, optimization, optimal control, and operations research.
A brief description of these sub-fields are as follows:
Updated:: 11/04/2017 [iszuanie]
Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang Selangor