Nusrat Jahan


Professor, Statistics
Year Started at JMU: 2005
Contact Info

Research Description

Dr. Jahan's research focus is integrating independent gene expression studies originating from different platforms and tissues, but investigating similar biological conditions. She is interested in the application of weight functions to reflect the lack of consistency among the significance information originating from different studies. High dimensionality is an inherent problem of genomics. Nusrat is also working on sparse sufficient dimension reduction techniques to identify linear combinations of the most important predictors that best explain the target variable prior to model building.

  • PhD in Mathematical Sciences/Statistics, 2006, Mississippi State University
  • MS in Statistics, 1992, Queen's University, Canada
  • BS in Statistics, 1987, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Select Publications
  • Joder, Dallas and Jahan, Nusrat (2017), “Weighted Meta-Analysis for small sample Microarray studies,” Journal of Advanced Statistics, Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 96–108. 10.22606/jas.2017.22003
  • Jahan, Nusrat and Harvill, J.L. (2008), “Bispectral-based goodness-of-fit tests of Gaussianity and linearity of stationary time series,” Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, Volume 37, No. 20, pp. 3216-3227. DOI: 10.1080/03610920802133319
  • Jahan, Nusrat and Harvill, J.L. (2003), “Goodness-of-Fit Test for Noncentral Chi-square Distribution with Unknown Noncentrality Parameter,” 2003 Proceedings of American Statistical Association, Nonparametric Statistics Section, VA: American Statistical Association: pp.1986-1990.

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