# Kanapathi Thiru

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Professor of Statistics

## Office:* SSB 154E*

## Address*: 3211, Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508*

## Phone: *907-786-1958*

## R Project for Statistical Computing

**STAT**

## MATH

## Academic Preparation

** 1981: Ph.D. in Applied Statistics, University of California at Riverside under Dr. C. A. Robertson. Dissertation Title: ***Functional Equations Associated with Markov Models for Labor Mobility and with Distribution Theory.*
** 1979: M.S. in Statistics, University of California at Riverside **
** 1974: B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry; University of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka **

**Professional Experience**

**August 2013 - Present: Professor of Statistics in the Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.**
**June 2007 – July 2013: Chair of Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Responsible for the overall direction of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics programs in the Department.**
**July 2002 – August 2013: Professor of Statistics in the Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.**
**July 1992 – June 2002: Associate Professor of Applied Statistics in the Mathematical Sciences Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.**
**August 1987 – June 1992: Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics in the Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage.**
**Fall 1985 – Spring 1987: Adjunct Professor in the Department of Marketing and Management Science at the California State University in San Bernardino, California. **
**July 1979 – December 1984: Assistant Statistician in the Department of Entomology at the University California in Riverside. **
**August 1975 – June 1979: Teaching Assistant in the Department of Statistics at the University of California in Riverside.**
**March1974 – June 1975: Applied Mathematics Lecturer at Alexandra College, Colombo, Sri Lanka. **

## Research Interests

*Characterizations of Distributions Based on Order Statistics*

*Stochastic Modeling for Labor Mobilities*

*Modeling Environmental Issues*

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