Keynote Speakers

Professor Ismihan Bayramoglu

Ismihan Bayramoglu (Ismihan Bairamov) is presently Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. He graduated from Faculty of Applied Mathematics of Azerbaijan State University and received his PhD degree in probability and statistics from Kiev University, Ukraine in 1988. After his graduation he worked in Institute of Cybernetics of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State University and Azerbaijan Aerospace Agency as a researcher and lecturer. Between 1993 and 2001 he worked as a professor teaching probability and statistic courses in Ankara University and from 2001 he teaches in department of Mathematics of Izmir University of Economics. His research interests focus mainly in theory of statistics, probability, theory order statistics, nonparametric statistics and multivariate distributions and copulas. He has published numbers of articles and chapters in books dealing with wide range of theoretical and applied issues of theoretical statistics and applications. He has organized two international conferences devoted to the advances in characterizations and models and theory of ordered statistical data in Turkey. He has received science prize of Ankara University in 2001 for his contributions. He serves as an associate editor and as a guest editor of several international journals and is Editor in Chief of Journal of The Turkish Statistical Association.

The Title of Talk: Bounds and new ordering of distribution functions


Professor N. Balakrishnan

Professor N. Balakrishnan is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University and a world renowned statistician. For nearly 30 years, he has been providing many valuable services to his students, his department, the university, and the academic community at large. Professor Balakrishnan received his Ph.D. (Statistics) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1981. From there he held various positions. At McMaster University, he has had a successful career in teaching, research and service to the university and community. As a supervisor, he has supervised over 60 M.Sc. students and over 50 Ph.D. students. Worldwide, he has given and continues to give lectures and workshops to students and faculty alike. He has been a visiting professor in universities around the world. He is an Elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and a Fellow of the Turkish Statistical Association. He has served as Associate Editor for several journals and Editor-in-Chief for Communications in Statistics (Theory & Methods and Simulation & Computation) for many years. He was also the Editor-in-Chief for the Revised Edition of the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences. Among his various areas of expertise, his research areas include ordered data, survival analysis and distribution theory. With nearly 300 co-authors and approximately 500 published articles, along with several authored and co-authored books, he is likely one of the most prolific researchers in the world.

The Title of Talk: Exact non-parametric inference for multiple ordered data


Professor Olcay Arslan


The Title of Talk: “A Unified Approach to Some Multivariate Skew Distributions”  


Professor Hon Keung Tony Ng

Hon Keung Tony Ng received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, in 2000, and 2002, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Statistical Science with Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA. He is an Associate Editor of Communications in Statistics, Computational Statistics, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, and Statistics and Probability Letters. His research interests include reliability, censoring methodology, ordered data analysis, nonparametric methods, and statistical inference. Dr. Ng is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, an elected senior member of IEEE and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

The Title of Talk: Analysis of System-based Reliability Data 


Professor Ömer Öztürk

Omer Ozturk is a professor of Statistics at the Ohio State University His research interest is in ranked set and related sampling designs, robust and nonparametric statistical inference. He frequently visits the United States Census Bureu as a Summer Scholar at Census. He is a Fellow fo American statistical Association. He serves as an associated editor in several journals including Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Statistics and Probability Letters, Communication in statistics.

The Title of Talk: Two-StageCluster Samples with Ranked Set Sampling Design


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