Dr Darsy Darssan

Lecturer - Biostatistics

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
d.darssan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 55272

Overview

Dr. Darsy Darssan obtained three degrees in Statistics at mathematical sciences schools of three different universities. A Bachelor of Science with Honours in 2005 at University of Jaffna, a Master of Applied Science in 2008 at RMIT University and a Doctor of Philosophy in 2014 at Queensland University of Technology.

While doing his two years full time traditional face to face master degree, Darsy worked as a part time Statistician at Australian Council for Educational Research for a year.

Between the two bouts of postgraduate studies Darsy worked for two years. As a Statistician at University of New South Wales for an year and as an Associate Research Fellow in Applied Statistics at University of Wollongong.

While doing the highest degree in Statistics Darsy worked as a sessional academic, contributed to teaching introductory statistics to various cohorts of first year undergraduate students. Upon completion of the doctoral degree Darsy moved to University of Liverpool in UK to do his Postdoctoral research in Biostatistics.

Darsy returned home in late 2015 and worked as a Biostatistician at The University of Queensland for three year prior taking the current position.

Research Interests

  • Experimetal design methodology
    Statistical methods in designing clinical and lab based studies. Adaptive design methodologies in early phase clinical trial design. Continual reassessment method and its variations.
  • Personalized Predictive Modeling
    Dynamic prediction using statistical machine learning methods
  • Bayesian modelling
    Using statistical models under Bayesian paradigm

Qualifications

  • Master of Applied Science, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Qld. UT

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  • Doctor Philosophy

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