Md Tuhin Sheikh


Office: On study leave




Research Interests

  • Competing risks survival data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian computation, joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data, deep neural network modeling, microbiome data analysis, interim analysis in clinical trials, and public health.


  • [Aug, 2017 – Present] Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
  • [Aug, 2015 – Present] Lecturer of Applied Statistics, Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • Sheikh, M. T., Chen, M. H., Gelfond, J. A., and Ibrahim, J. G. (2022). A Power Prior Approach for Leveraging External Longitudinal and Competing Risks Survival Data within the Joint Modeling Framework. Statistics in Biosciences 14: 318-336, doi:
  • Sheikh M. T., Ibrahim J. G., Gelfond J. A., Sun W., and Chen M-H. (2021). Joint modelling of longitudinal and survival data in the presence of competing risks with applications to prostate cancer data. Statistical Modelling, 21(1–2): 72–94. doi: 10.1177/1471082X20944620.


Honors and Awards

  • IBM Student Research Award, at the New England Statistics Symposium 2021.
  • ISBA 2022 Travel Award, awarded by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.
  • Trainers’ Award (with a scholarship) for conducting the workshop on Introduction to R at the UConn Sports Analytics Symposium 2019.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (with a scholarship), Department of Statistics, UConn, 2019.
  • UConn Provost’s Letter of Appreciation for excellence in teaching in Spring 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2018.
  • First Prize in Young Statistician Award, Second International Conference on Statistics 2015, Dhaka University Statistics Department Alumni Association, for the paper titled “Effect of Longitudinal Blood Glucose Levels on Diabetes Complication: A Joint Modelling Approach”.
  • Dean’s Award-2015, Faculty of Science, University of Dhaka, awarded for outstanding performance in B.S. (Honors) in Applied Statistics, 2013.
  • University of Dhaka Talent Pool Scholarship, awarded for the result of B.S. (Honors) in Applied Statistics, 2013.
  • ISRT merit scholarship for B.S. (Honors) results, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
  • Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA), EBL-DUAA scholarship for B.S (Honors) 2nd (2012) and 3rd (2013) year results.
  • Moulavi Ahmed Ullah Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship for B.S. (Honors) 2nd year result, 2012.
  • University of Dhaka Undergraduate Scholarship for B.S. (Honors) 1st year result, 2011.


  • [M. S. Thesis]: “Standard Error Estimations under Joint Modeling Setting with an Application to Diabetes Data”, M.S. Thesis, ISRT, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015. Supervisor: Dr. Mahbub Latif.
  • [B.S. Project]: “Comparative Study of Image Histogram Equalization Techniques”, B.S. Project, ISRT, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013. Supervisor: Dr. Tamanna Howlader.


  • “Standard Error Estimations under Joint Modeling Setting with an Application to Diabetes Data”, ISRT, University of Dhaka, March 15, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • “Comparative Study of Image Histogram Equalization Techniques”, ISRT, University of Dhaka, August 22, 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • Conducted a workshop on “Introduction to R” as part of the UConn Sports Analytics Symposium in 2019, 2020, and 2021.



  • STAT 3345: Probability Models for Engineers [Fall 2021].
  • STAT 3375: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I [Fall 2019].
  • STAT 1100D: Introduction to Statistics I [Fall 2017 – Spring 2019].


  • AST 103: Programming with C [2016, 2017].
  • AST 232: Statistical Computing V (design and analysis of experiment) [2016, 2017].
  • AST 332: Statistical Computing VIII (population studies and sampling technique) [2016].
  • AST 402: Statistical Inference II [2017].
  • AST 406: Industrial Statistics and Operational Research [2016].


Life Member, Bangladesh Statistical Association.

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