Dr. Leila Amiri

Postdoctoral Fellow


I received my PhD in Statistics from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, in August 2017. My PhD
thesis research focused on modeling of high dimensional mixed continuous and discrete data. I
was awarded the University Distinguished Research Award for the Best Researcher between
entire students at the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences of Shahid Beheshti University. Then I
worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Community Health Sciences at the
University of Manitoba, under supervision of Dr.s Mahmoud Torabi and Robert Deardon, from
2018 to 2021. During my postdoc, I concentrated on spatial modeling of infectious diseases. I am
currently a Postdoctoral at York University under the mentorship of Prof. Jianhong Wu.

Research Interests :
Infectious disease modeling, Spatial and temporal models, Mixed Continuous and Discrete Data Analysis and Measurement errors.