Kanapathi Thiru, Ph.D.

Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
SSB 154E
(907) 786-1958
kthiru@alaska.edu
http://hosting.uaa.alaska.edu/kthiru

Education

  • 1981: Ph.D. in Applied Statistics, University of California at Riverside under Dr. C. A. Robertson. Dissertation Title: Functional Equations Associated with Markov Models for Labor Mobility and with Distribution Theory.
  • 1979: M.S. in Statistics, University of California at Riverside
  • 1974: B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry; University of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Research Interests

Characterizations of Distributions Based on Order Statistics
Stochastic Modeling for Labor Mobilities
Modeling Environmental Issues

Career History/Work Experience

  • August 2013 - Present: Professor of Statistics in the Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • June 2007 – July 2013: Chair of Mathematical Science Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Responsible for the overall direction of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics programs in the Department.
  • July 2002 – August 2013: Professor of Statistics in the Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • July 1992 – June 2002: Associate Professor of Applied Statistics in the Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • August 1987 – June 1992: Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics in the Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • Fall 1985 – Spring 1987: Adjunct Professor in the Department of Marketing and Management Science at the California State University in San Bernardino, California.    
  • July 1979 – December 1984: Assistant Statistician in the Department of Entomology at the University California in Riverside.
  • August 1975 – June 1979: Teaching Assistant in the Department of Statistics at the University of California in Riverside.
  • March1974 – June 1975: Applied Mathematics Lecturer at Alexandra College, Colombo, Sri Lanka.