Dr. Paul McNicholas
Paul D. McNicholas is part of the MECCE Project Indicator Expert Group. He is the Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics at McMaster University, where he is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. His research focuses on the use of mixture model-based approaches for classification, with particular attention to clustering applications, and he has published extensively within the field. He is developing new, computationally intensive statistical methods to get a better insight into big, and otherwise complex, data. He will focus on methods that find subgroups of similar observations that are applicable in any setting where ultra high-dimensional data exists—from management science to disease diagnostics and bioinformatics. Paul is an associate editor for several journals and has served as a guest editor for a number of special issues on mixture models.