Afternoon Plenary Lecture
Cure Rate Modeling and Applications
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.