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McNicholas, Paul


Paul McNicholas is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Director of the MacDATA Institute at McMaster University. He is the (Tier 1) Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics and a member of The College of the Royal Society of Canada. Paul focuses on computational statistics, particularly mixture model-based clustering and classification. His current research interests include non-Gaussian mixtures, matrix variate distributions, and real problems in big data analytics.


  • PhD in Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • MSc in High Performane Computing, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • BA/MA in Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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