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 for Spatial and High-Dimensional Data (Tier II)
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 primarily on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of neuroimaging data and imaging genetics. We apply and develop Bayesian approaches for statistical modelling and computation.  A secondary focus is the development of Bayesian methods for cognitive science and general biostatistics research.

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 friendly people. See some pictures here.

Lab News:

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) and STAT 460/560 (Bayesian Statistics). Course material will be distributed in class.

Conference Organization: