Thompson Rivers University

Mateen Shaikh

Name: Dr Mateen Shaikh
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: (250) 377-6023

Research Interests

Computational statistics; Statistical and Machine learning, both supervised and unsupervised.

I enjoy developing new and applying analysis methods to unique and data, including new kinds of data and those posing analysis challenges. I also like to focus on addressing computational issues in implementing these issues.

Funded positions are currently available to potential graduate and undergraduate students to advance my research program.


Post-doctoral fellow, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University (2013-2017)
PhD (Statistics), University of Guelph (2013)
MSc (Statistics), University of Guelph (2009)
BMath (Statistics, pure math), University of Waterloo (2008)


Stearns, Jennifer C, Michael A Zulyniak, Russell J de Souza, Natalie C Campbell, Michelle Fontes, Mateen Shaikh, Malcolm R Sears, Allan B Becker, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Padmaja Subbarao, et al. "Ethnic and diet-related differences in the healthy infant microbiome". In: Genome Medicine 9.1 (2017), p. 32.

Shaikh, Mateen R and Joseph Beyene. "Statistical Models and Computational Algorithms for Discovering Relationships in Microbiome Data". In: Statistical applications in genetics and molecular biology (2016).

Shaikh, Mateen and Joseph Beyene. "Testing genotypes-phenotype relationships using permutation tests on association rules". In: Statistical applications in genetics and molecular biology 14.1 (2015), pp. 83-92.

Courses Taught

Statistics for Business
Introductory Statistics for Health Sciences
Introductory Statistics


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