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Pushpakanthie Wijekoon

Professor
Department of Statistics and Computer Science
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Biography

Currently a Professor, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Peradeniya. Graduated from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka obtaining a B.Sc. Special Degree in Mathematics in 1982, and appointed as a probationary Assistant Lecturer to the Dept. of Mathematics, University of Peradeniya in December, 1983. Proceeded to University of Dortmund, Germany for postgraduate studies and completed the Ph.D. in 1990 in Statistics. Promoted to the Grade of Professor of Statistics in 2009.

Research Interest

Mixed estimation, Ridge and Liu type estimation, Stein-Rule estimation and Preliminary test estimation in the Linear Regression Model. Misspecified Linear Models, and Binomial –Mixture models. Improved methods in Estimation in the Exponential Family of Distributions. Applications using Time Series Analysis, Copula methods, Multivariate methods, Circular Statistics and Spatial Statistics.

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