Dr. Idika E. Okorie
Dr. idika e. okorie Senior Lecturer Mathematics

Contact Information
idika.okorie@ku.ac.ae +971557903046

Biography

Dr. Okorie earned his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, following his M.Sc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) from the University of Manchester, UK in 2014, and B.Sc. in Statistics from the Abia State University, Nigeria in 2009. Between 2012 and 2015, he served as a Graduate Assistant and later Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Statistics at the Abia State University, Nigeria.

Before moving to Khalifa University in 2020, Dr. Okorie worked as a Research Associate in the Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health at the University of Manchester, UK where he developed a novel Statistical Classification (Machine Learning) algorithm for predicting patients' outcomes for chronic respiratory diseases including chronic cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

His research area includes distribution theory and applications, applied statistics, and statistical modeling in finance. He enjoys playing table tennis. Dr. Okorie is a Certified Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and a Member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). He has peer-reviewed many research articles for many reputable statistics and related journals.


Education
  • PhD Statistics 2020 - The University of Manchester, UK
  • MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) 2014 - The University of Manchester, UK
  • BSc Statistics 2009 - Abia State University, Nigeria

Teaching
  • Calculus I (MATH111)
  • Multivariate Statistics and Data Analysis (MATH318)
  • Probability and Statistical Inference (MATH244)

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Research
Research Interests
  • Distribution Theory
  • Extreme Value Theory
  • Statistical Learning