CURRICULUM VITAE Amadou Sarr Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University,P.O. Box 36 Al-Khoud, PC 123, Sultanate of Oman, Tel: (oﬃce): +968 24 14 2258, Fax: +968 24 14 1490 Email: [email protected] , [email protected] Nationality: Canada & Senegal Education • Ph.D. in Statistics, Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2006. • MSc. in Statistics, Department of Statistics, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France, 1997. • MSc. in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France, 1996. • BSc. in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France, 1995. Research Interests • Generalized Multivariate Statistical Analysis. • Decision Theory. • Distribution Theory: Applications in Signal Processing, Finance and Biology. • Random Matrices Academic Employment History • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman: 09.2014 - Present • Visiting Faculty, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman: 11.2013 - 06.2014 • Mathematics Tutor at Columbia International College, Hamilton,Canada, 10.2012 11.2013. • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada: 09.2010 - 06.2011 • Post-Doctoral fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada: 07.2008 - 06.2010. 1 • Post-Doctoral fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA: 01.2007 - 06.2008. • Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva, Switzerland: 11.1999 - 10.2004. Publications • Ramirez-Echeverria F., Sarr A.,Shmaliy Y.S. Optimal memory for discrete-time FIR filters in state-space. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 62, Issue 3 (2014), 557-561. • A. Sarr and A.K. Gupta. Exponential scale mixture of matrix variate Cauchy distributions. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 139(2011), 1483-1494. • A. Sarr and A.K. Gupta. Local score test for the mixing proportion for the contaminated elliptical distributions. PanAmerican Mathematical Journal, Vol. 21(2011), 3, 31-41. • A. Sarr and A.K. Gupta. Estimation of the precision matrix of multivariate Kotz type model. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 2009. Vol.100,n0 4, pp. 742-752. • A. Sarr, A.K. Gupta, and A.H. Joarder. Estimation of the precision matrix of multivariate Pearson type II model. Metrika, 2009. Vol.69, n0 1, pp.31-44. • A. Sarr. Estimation of the precision matrix and the covariance matrix of multivariate elliptical models, PhD thesis, University of Geneva, Switzerland 2006. • A. Sarr. On a Kotz-Wishart Distribution: Multivariate Varma Transform. Submitted, available in ArXiv, April 2014. Chapter in Book (ISBN: 978-1-62100-305-2) Probability: Interpretation, Theory and Applications. Edited by Yuriy S. Shmaliy (2012), Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Chapter 11, pp. 325-361: Statistical inference for elliptically contoured distributions. Technical report, Papers in progress, and under preparation • Generalized Wishart distribution for probabilistic structural dynamics. • Matrix Variate Kumaraswamy Distribution. • Generalized myriad filtering for robust signal processing. • Scale mixture of Pearson type VII distributions. • Computing the value at risk (VAR) using a skewed-Kotz type distribution,(TR.) 2 Committees • MSc thesis: Wong, Hoi Suen, Jan.20, 2011, department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University. • Committee of the Bachelor degree. Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva, 2000-2004. • Committee of the high school degree at Geneva, 2003 -2006. Computing Knowledge • Math-Statistics Software:SPSS, MINITAB, R, MAPLE. • Word processing: Microsoft Word, Latex, Beamer, Prosper. Languages: English, Fluent French, Serer (mother tongue). Research Presentations • Mixture of elliptical distributions. Colloquium , September 17 2010, Department of Maths & Stats, McMaster University. • Multivariate approach to testing the significance of gene expression data. Genome Canada Meeting, May 22, 2009, McMaster University. • Estimation of the precision matrix of multivariate Kotz type model. Statistics Seminar, February 2009, Department of Maths & Stats, McMaster University. • Estimation of the precision matrix of multivariate elliptical models. Ph.D. Dissertation, April 2006, Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva. • Score Test on the ε-contaminated elliptical distributions. Probab. & Stats Seminar, January 2006, Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva. • Estimation of the covariance matrix of multivariate elliptical models. Probab. & Stats Seminar, May 2005, department of Mathematics, University of Geneva. • Application of Whittaker’s functions. Probab. & Stats Seminar, April 2004, Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva. • Some applications of the stochastic representation. Probab. & Stats Seminar, June 2003, Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva. • Mixture of matrix variate normal distribution. Probab. & Stats Seminar, February 2003, Department of Mathematics, University of Geneva. Courses Taught: University of Geneva, Switzerland • Introduction to Probability and Statistics; 3 • Distribution theory, random variables; Statistical inference; linear models; Discriminant analysis. McMaster University, Canada • Fall 2008: STATS 4M03/6M03, Multivariate Analysis, (undergrad. and graduate course), • Winter 2009: STATS 743, Foundations of Statistics,(graduate course) • Winter 2010: STATS 4F03/6F03, Categorical Data Analysis, (undergrad. and graduate course) • Summer 2010: STATS 2B03, Statistical Methods for Science, (undergrad. course) • Fall 2010: STATS 3D03 Mathematical Statistics, (undergrad. course). • Winter 2011: STATS 758 Multivariate Analysis and Applications, (graduate course). STATS 3Y03 Statistical analysis for Engineering, (undergrad. course). • Summer 2011: STATS 2B03 Statistical Methods for Science. Sultan Qaboos University, Oman • Fall 2013: STAT 2102 Introduction to Probability. • Spring 2014: STAT 1001 & STAT 2103. • Fall 2014: STAT 2102 & STAT 6011. Refereeing • Journal of Multivariate Analysis. • Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice. 4

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