Farouk S. Nathoo

PhD, Statistics, Simon Fraser University

MMath, Statistics, University of Waterloo 

BSc, Combined Honours, Mathematics and Statistics, University of British Columbia  


Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics (Tier 2, 2013 - 2023)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria

Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 3P4


Adjunct Professor

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6

Curriculum Vitae

Short Professional Biography

Office: DTB (formerly SSM) A-545
Phone: 250-472-4693
 Fax: 250-721-8962
 nathoo at math dot uvic dot ca

I am a co-leader of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Collaborative Research Team: "Joint Analysis of Neuroimaging Data: High-dimensional Problems, Spatio-Temporal Models and Computation" 2016 - 2019.


Research Program:

We focus on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of neuroimaging data (EEG, MEG, fMRI) and the joint analysis of neuroimaging and genetic data. Within this context we apply and develop approaches for statistical modelling and computation.  A secondary focus is the development of Bayesian methods for cognitive science and general biostatistics research. Our group is receptive to starting new collaborations with researchers involved with neuroimaging studies requiring statistical expertise in the analysis of existing data, the development of new methods for novel neuroimaging data or statistical problems, and in the design of experiments for neuroimaging or imaging-genetic studies.

Lab News:

Current Lab Members:  

 Yin presenting an e-poster at JSM 2018.

Li presenting an e-poster at JSM 2018.

Interested in joining our lab and doing your graduate work at UVic? We live, work and play in Victoria, British Columbia. Home to Canada's mildest climate, best restaurants, beaches, beautiful scenery and lots of super friendly people. See some pictures here.

I am currently recruiting PhD students (MSc students in outstanding cases) to work on a number of projects involving Bayesian methods for neuroimaging data. Potential applicants should have very strong programming skills (we emphasize R and Matlab but some students use Python), a good undergraduate math background. Interested candidates should contact Farouk Nathoo (nathoo@uvic.ca), send me your undergraduate and graduate transcripts, your publications if any, and let me know if you have a specific interest.

Editorial Service:

2016 - present: Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Statistics
2013: Guest Co-Editor, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, Special Issue on Statistics for Imaging


Student Supervision:


In Fall 2018 I am teaching MATH/STAT 452/552 (Stochastic Processes/Applied Stochastic Models; course outline) and STAT 460/560 (Bayesian Statistics; course outline). Course material will be distributed in class.

Conference Organization: