Dr. Md Hasinur Rahaman Khan

Associate Professor

Office: Room No. 209 (1st floor)
Phone:
Email: hasinur@isrt.ac.bd

My webpage: www.isrt.ac.bd/people/hasinur

My teaching site: https://sites.google.com/view/khanteaching

Education

  • PhD in Statistics (Warwick, UK)
  • MSc in Statistics (Warwick, UK)
  • MSc in Applied Statistics (Dhaka)
  • BSc in Applied Statistics (Dhaka)

 

Awards

  • International Society for Clinical Biostatistics Conference Awards for Scientists 2016, (ISCB 2016) Birmingham, UK, August 2016
  • Dhaka University Faculty Dean’s Honor Award 2015 (received in 2016), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • International Society for Clinical Biostatistics Conference Awards for Scientists 2015, (ISCB 2015) Utrecht, Netherlands, August 2015
  • Dhaka University Faculty Dean’s Honor Award 2013 (received in 2014), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Grants

  • Change-point and Spatio-temporal Analysis of Climate Data in Bangladesh (with Paritosh K. Roy), Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh Govt., 2017-18
  • Poverty and Inequality Mapping in Bangladesh, UGC of Bangladesh, 2017-18
  • Trends and Determinants of Common Non-communicable Diseases in Bangladesh: Evidence from Recent BDHS Studies (with Tahmina Akter), UGC of Bangladesh, 2017-18
  • Determinants of Diabetes Mellitus in Oman (with Dr. Faisal Ababneh), SQU, Oman, 2017-18
  • Non-communicable diseases and their mapping in Oman (with Dr. Faisal Ababneh), SQU, Oman, 2015-17
  • Literacy and literrate life expectancy in Oman (with Dr. M Mazharul Islam), SQU, Oman, 2015-17
  • Change–point analysis of earthquake data in Bangladesh, UGC of Bangladesh, 2015-16
  • Disease mapping in Bangladesh (with Dr. M Shafiqur Rahman), UGC of Bangladesh, 2013-14
  • Detail gander and spatial scenario of literate life expectancy at birth in Bangladesh, UGC of Bangladesh, 2013-14

Research Interests

Hasinur Khan works in high-dimensional data analysis (both censored or complete), with his main research interest being in variable selection, model selection regularized techniques and also in statistical inference with censored data mainly found in fields like Statistical Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics etc.

He is also interested to work in statistical computing, Machine Learning, Bayesian Statistics and Social Statistics. Besides, he is interested in statistical consultancy which includes general advice on the application of statistical methods including study design, data analysis and interpretation, and on all statistical aspects of business and academic research.

Current Research Works

  • Variable selection for promotion time cure rate models with a class of adaptive elastic net techniques (with Prof. Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
  • Estimation and Variable Selection for Censored Data with Quantile Regression Models (with Nasim Saba Nishat; MS Student Thesis work)
  • Predictive Performance of the Logistic Regression Model under Separation Problem and Minimal EPV (with Kazi Farhat Tabassum; MS Student Thesis work)
  • Iterative Least-squares Regression with Censored Data: A Survival Ensemble of Learning Machine (with Nayma Hossain; MS Student Thesis work)
  • Childhood anemia in Bangladesh (with Dr. Enayetur Raheem and Dr. Shahed Masud)
  • Fertility Projection Overviews and Dynamics for Bangladesh (with Dr. Mazharul Islam)
  • Trends and Determinants of Common Non-communicable Diseases in Bangladesh (with Tahmina Akter)
  • Poverty and Inequality Mapping in Bangladesh
  • Change-point and Spatio-temporal Analysis of Climate Data in Bangladesh (with Paritosh K. Roy)
  • Diabetes Mellitus and Its Risk Factors in Oman, (with Dr. Faisal Ababneh, SQU, Oman)

Future Research Works (MS Thesis)

  • Robust Estimation of Embedded Likelihood Function based Score Estimating Equations for Accelerated Failure Time Model (Proposal hints: The aim of this research will be to solve the class of score estimating equations (Ning et al., 2014, JASA, 109(508): 1625–1635) with more robust and efficient way. Note that these estimating equations are based on the score functions for the transformed data, which are derived from the full likelihood function under commonly used semi-parametric models such as the Cox proportional hazards or proportional odds model. The proposed robust estimation will be carried out in light with Jin et al. work [Jin et al., Biometrika, 2006, 93 (1): 147–161)]).
  • A Marginal Cure Rate Accelerated Failure Time Model for Spatial Survival Data (Proposal hints:  The aim of this research will be to show how to use a AFT model with a surviving fraction to model the clustered correlated data and account for dependence between nearby subjects by using spatial frailties which are modeled as linear combinations of positive stable random effects. This work would be an extension of Schnell et al.’s work (2015, JRSS(C), 64(4): 673–691) to AFT model in light with Lu (2010, Statistic Sinica, 20: 661-674)).

Publications (recent selected)

2019

  • P.K. Roy, M.H.R. Khan, T. Akter and M.S. Rahman (2019). Exploring socio- demographic-and geographical-variations in prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in Bangladesh: Bayesian spatial analysis of national health survey data. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology (forthcoming).
  • M.H.R. Khan and J.E.H. Shaw (2019). Variable Selection for Accelerated Lifetime Models with Synthesized Estimation Techniques. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 28(3): 937-952 (doi: 10.1177/0962280217739522).

2018

  • M.H.R. Khan  (March, 2018). On The Performance of Adaptive Pre-processing Technique in Analysing High-dimensional Censored Data. Biometrical Journal, 60(4): 687-702 (doi: 10.1002/bimj.201600256); winner of the ISCB awards for scientists for 2016.
  • M.M. Islam, M.H.R. Khan and T. Hawlader (February, 2018). Modified Profile Likelihood Estimation for the Weibull Regression Models in Survival Analysis. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, 1-15 (doi: 10.1080/03610926.2018.1472784, published online).
  • M.B. Hossain and M.H.R. Khan (February, 2018). Role of Parental Education on Reduction of Prevalence of Childhood Undernutrition in Bangladesh. Public Health Nutrition, (doi: 10.1017/S1368980018000162, published online).
  • M.B. Hossain, M.H.R. Khan, F. Ababneh and J.E.H. Shaw (January, 2018). Identifying Factors Influencing Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh: Evidence from BDHS 2014 Data, BMC Public Health, 18:192 (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5098-1, published online).

2017

  • M.M. Islam, F. Ababneh and M.H.R. Khan (August, 2017). Consanguineous Marriage in Jordan: An Update. Journal of Biosocial Science,  pp. 1-6 (doi:10.1017/S0021932017000372, published online).
  • T.T. Islam and M.H.R. Khan (August, 2017). Optimal Portfolio Determination for Developing Country’s Vulnerable Stock Market Data. Journal of Statistics & Management Systems. 20(3): 337-354.

2016

  • M.H.R. Khan and J.E.H. Shaw (September, 2016). On Dealing with Censored Largest Observations under Weighted Least Squares. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 86(18): 3758-3776. Software
  • M.H.R. Khan and J.E.H. Shaw (May, 2016). Variable Selection for Survival Data with a Class of Adaptive Elastic Net Techniques. Statistics and Computing, 26(3): 725-741. Software
  • M.H.R. Khan, A. M. Azharul Islam and F. Ababneh (March, 2016). Substantial Gender Gap Reduction in Bangladesh Explained by the Proximity Measure of Literacy and Life Expectancy. Journal of Applied Statistics, 43(13): 2377-2395.
  • M.H.R. Khan and J.E.H. Shaw (January, 2016). Robust bias estimation for Kaplan-Meier Survival Estimator with Jackknifing. Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 10(1): 7-19. Software

Preprint/Working Paper (selected):

  • With Shaila Sharmin (September, 2017). Analysis of Unobserved Heterogeneity via Accelerated Failure Time Models Under Bayesian and Classical Approaches. Preprint (arXiv:2001391).
  • With Anamika Bhadra and Tamanna Howlader (April, 2016). Stability Selection for Lasso, Ridge and Elastic Net Implemented with AFT Models. Preprint (arXiv:1604.07311).
  • With Md. Mazharul Islam (March, 2016). Improved Likelihood Estimation for the Generalized Extreme Value and the Inverse Gaussian Lifetime Distributions. Preprint (arXiv:1603.08388).

My paper on Google scholar; ResearchGate, ORCID

Software

  • R packages available from CRAN:

    • mapReasy (2017): For producing Administrative Boundary Map with Additional Features Embedded
    • DNAseqtest (2016): For generating and testing DNA sequences
    • MPlikelihoodWB (2016): For computing modified profile likelihood estimates forWeibull shape and regression parameters
    • AdapEnetClass (2013): This provides a class of adaptive elastic net methods for high-dimensional censored data
    • jackknifeKME (2013): For obtaining jackknife estimates of Kaplan-Meier estimators or integrals
    • imputeYn (2012): For imputing the last largest censored observation/observations under weighted least squares

Conferences/Talks (selected)

  • “Desire for Children Still Norm in Bangladesh: Evidences from National Surveys Using Machine Learning Techniques” presented in 2018 International Symposium on Big Data and Applied Statistics (ISBDAS2018), November 2-4, 2018, Guangzhou, China. [Keynote Talk]
  • “Variable Selection for AFT Models Using Generalized Linear Mixed Modeling Approach” (winner of the IBS travel grant) presented in International Biometric Conference (IBC) 2018, July 8-13, Bercelona, Spain. [Talk]
  • “Ranking Based Variable Selection for Censored Data Using AFT Models” (winner of the CFDC conference fund) presented in International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) 2017 conference, July 9 – 13, 2017, Vigo, Spain. [Poster]
  • “Incidence and Risk Factors for Small Size at Birth in Bangladesh” presented in Quantitative Methods for Public Health Researchers of the SAARC Countries Workshop, December 28-30, 2016, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India. [Poster]
  • “Literacy and Literate Life Expectancy in Oman” presented in December 25, 2016 in Department of Statistics and Mathematics, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. [Talk]
  • “On The Performance of Adaptive Pre-processing Technique in Analysing High-dimensional Censored Data” presented in International Society for Clinical Biostatistics Conference (ISCB2016) 2016, August 21-25, Birmingham, UK (winner of the conference awards for scientists). [Talk]
  • “Stability Selection for Lasso, Ridge and Elastic Net Implemented with AFT Models” presented in International Society for Clinical Biostatistics Conference (ISCB2015), 2015, August 23-27, Utrecht, the Netherlands (winner of the conference awards for scientists). [Talk]
  • “Literate Life Expectancy: A Proximity Measure of Literacy and Life Expectancy” presented in Statistics and Society international workshop, 2015, April 4-6, Sarder Patel University, Anand, Gujarat, India. [Talk]
  • “Variable Selection with The Modified Buckley–James Method and The Dantzig Selector for High-Dimensional Survival Data” presented in November 20, 2014 in Department of Statistics and Mathematics, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. [Talk]
  • “Variable Selection with The Modified Buckley–James Method and The Dantzig Selector for High-Dimensional Survival Data” presented in “59th ISI World Statistics Congress ; 2013“, August 25-30, Hong Kong, China. [Talk]
  • “Variable Selection with The Modified Buckley–James Method and The Dantzig Selector for High-Dimensional Survival Data” presented in “Young Researchers Meetings; 2012“, June 19, Statistics Department, University of Warwick, UK. [Talk]
  • “On Some Aspects of Weighting under Right Censoring” presented in “34th Research Students Conference in Probability and Statistics; 2011“, April 04-07, University of Cambridge, UK. [Talk]
  • “Variable Selection Technique for AFT Models with Regularized Weighted Least Squares” presented in “Young Researchers Meetings; 2010“, December 16, Statistics Department, University of Warwick, UK. [Talk]
  • “Penalized regression approaches to variable selection for AFT models in high dimensions” presented in “31st Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics; 2010“, August 20-September 02, Montpellier, France. [Poster]
  • “Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Variable Selection for Parametric AFT Models in High Dimensions” presented in “9th Valencia International Meeting on Bayesiann Statistics 2010“, June 03-08, Benidorm, Spain. [Poster]
  • “The Bayesian Elastic Net and Related Methods” presented in “Model Uncertainty Workshop; 2010“, May 30-June 01, University of Warwick, UK. [Poster]
  • “Penalized Weighted Least Squares Variable Selection Method for AFT Models with High Dimensional Covariates” presented in ”The 33rd Research Students’ Conference in Probability and Statistics 2010“, April 12-15, University of Warwick, UK. [Talk]
  • ”The Sensitivity of Priors in Bayesian Variable Selection for Parametric AFT Models in High Dimensions” presented in ”The 30th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) 2009“, August 23-27, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. [Talk]
  • ”Bayesian Variable Selection Methods for Parametric AFT Models in High Dimensions” presented in ”The 32nd Research Students’ Conference in Probability and Statistics 2009“, March 23-26, Lancaster University, UK. [Talk]

Forthcoming Conferences

Theses

  • Variable Selection and Estimation Procedures for High-Dimensional Survival Data. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, UK. Supervisor: Dr Ewart Shaw.
  • Multilevel Logistic Regression Analysis of Contraceptive Prevalence in Bangladesh. Unpublished M Sc Thesis (2008 (PDF)), Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, UK. Supervisor: Dr Ewart Shaw.
  • Interpretation of the Odds Ratio from Logistic Regression after A Transformation of the Covariate Vector: An Application to BDHS Child Mortality Data. Unpublished MSc Thesis (2001), ISRT, University of Dhaka. Supervisor: Dr Shahadut Hossain.  Thesis abstract.

Editorial and Refereeing Experience (selected)

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Biomedical Analytics
  • Biometrics
  • BMJ Open
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • BMC Public Health
  • BMC Research Notes
  • BMC Medical Research Methodology
  • Journal of Applied Statistics
  • Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine
  • Asian Population Studies
  • Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment
  • Wiley book proposal
  • MRC research grant proposal
Current (2019) Teaching (New Site)
  • AST408 (old 409): Generalized Linear Models (B.S. 4th year level)
    • Course Materials: outline; handout, assignment and code– visit new site.
  • AST525: Statistical Machine Learning (M.S. level)
    • Course Materials: outline; handout, assignment and code– visit new site.
    • AST525: Statistical Machine Learning (M.S. level)
  • AST530: Statistical Computing I (M.S. level)
Recent Teaching
  • AST201: Probability Distributions and Simulation (2013, 2014(partial))
  • AST405: Lifetime Data Analysis (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • AST430: Statistical Computing IX (2016, 2017)
  • AST409: Generalized Linear Models (2017, 2018, 2019–)
  • AST501: Applied Bayesian Statistics (2016, 2017)
  • AST525: Statistical Machine Learning (2018, 2019–)
  • AST530: Statistical Computing I (2019–)
  • AST532: Comprehensive Statistical Computing (2014, 2015)
  • Tutorial of Probability A & B (at Warwick University; 2010/11)
  • Tutorial of Mathematical Statistics B (at Warwick University; 2011)
  • Lab Tutorial of Advanced Data Analysis (in Warwick Business School, Warwick University; 2011)
  • Tutorial of Statistical Laboratory 1 (at Warwick University; 2010)
  • Tutorial of Mathematical Statistics A (at Warwick University; 2010)
  • Tutorial of Probability A & B (at Warwick University; 2008/09)
  • Tutorial of Statistical Laboratory 1 (at Warwick University; 2009)
  • Tutorial of Probability A & B (at Warwick University; 2009/10)
Memberships 
  • Member (2018-), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF), Bangladesh
  • Regular member (2017-), International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • Student member (2009-2012), Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
  • Student member (2010-2012), International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
  • Member (2009-), International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB)
  • Life member, Bangladesh Statistical Association (BSA)
PhD Genealogy 

My PhD genealogy includes Ewart Shaw as supervisor, Adrian Smith as grandsupervisor, Dennis Lindley as great-grandsupervisor, Euler as great-grandsupervisor (10th), Leibniz as great-grandsupervisor (14th), and Copernicus as great-grandsupervisor (20th).


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