Olivier Thas

Olivier Thas

Professor

Olivier Thas is professor of statistics at the Department of Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Bio-Informatics, Faculty of Bio-Science Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium. He is also honorary professor at the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA), School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong, Australia. His research interests include nonparametric and semiparametric statistics and their applications to high thoughput genomics, particularly expression studies and second generation sequencing. He often serves as the principal statistician in collaborative research with biologists, genomicists and MDs. He is one of the founders of StatGent, a university consortium for contract research, and he chairs the program committee of the Master of Science in Statistical Data Analysis at Ghent University. He is co-founder of Statter, a Ghent University spin-off that offers statistical services to industry and government.

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