The Annual UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference

The 10th Annual UNCG RMSC, Saturday, November 1, 2014

Afternoon Plenary Lecture

Cure Rate Modeling and Applications

presented by

Professor Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Abstract: In this talk, I will introduce the concept of "cure rates" and associated statistical models known in the literature as "cure rate models". After explaining the stochastic principle underlying these models, I will introduce some popular cure rate models. I shall then describe some issues concerning the fitting of these models and some associated inferential results. Finally, I will illustrate the results with a cutaneous melanoma data, and conclude the talk explaining some further issues of interest.

Biosketch: Professor Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan is a Distinguished University Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. He received his Ph. D. in Statistics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1981. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Communications in Statistics�Theory and Methods, Communications in Statistics�Simulation and Computation, the Revised Edition of Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences published by John Wiley & Sons, the Series Statistics for Industry and Technology of books and volumes published by Birkhauser, Boston and for the Series Handbooks on Methods and Applications of Statistics published by John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of over 20 books, more than 350 journal publications and he has supervised or supervising close to 50 graduate students.