John Braun


Other Titles: Department Head
Office: SCI 388
Phone: 250.807.8032

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Computational statistics, with applications to fire science; statistical process control; statistical education.

Courses & Teaching

Data analysis; modelling and simulation.


R Tricks for Kids


PhD University of Western Ontario

Selected Publications & Presentations

Han, L., Braun, W.J. and Loeppky, J. Random coecient minification models. Accepted by Statistical Papers, April, 2018.

Hall, P.G., Braun, W.J. and Duchesne, T. Empirical Fourier methods for interval censored data. Accepted by Statistica Sinica, May 2017.

Braun, W.J., Hu, X.J. and Kang, X. Data sharpening guided by global constraint in local regression. Accepted by Statistica Sinica, October 2017.

Becker, D., Braun, W.J. and White, B.J.G. Interval-censored unimodal kernel density estimation via data sharpening. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 87 2023-2037, 2017.

Wolters, M.A. and Braun, W.J., Enforcing shape constraints on a probability density estimate using an additive adjustment curve. Accepted by Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, 2017.

Han, L. and Braun, W.J. Visualizing capability and stability on a single chart. Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, 14 454-477, 2017.

Braun, W.J. and Stafford, J. Multivariate density estimation for interval-censored data with application to a forest fire modelling problem. Environmetrics, 27 345-354, 2016.

Vingilis, E., Bishop, J., He, W., Yue, L., Braun, J, Seeley, J., Forchuk, C., Mitchell, B., Effects of client perceptions of therapeutic alliance, empowerment, attitudes toward medication and insight on functioning. International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health, 3 54-65, 2015.

Braun, W.J. Visualization of Evidence in Regression Analysis with the QR Decomposition. Computational Statistics, 30 907-927, 2015.

Han, L.S. and Braun, W.J. Block Bootstrap Calibration with Application to the Fire Weather Index. Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, 44 647-665, 2015.

Albert-Green, A., Braun, W.J., Martell, D.L. and Woolford, D.G. Visualization Tools for Assessing the Markov Property: Sojourn Times in the Ontario Fire Weather Index. Environmetrics, 25 417-430, 2014.

Han, L.S. and Braun, W.J. Dionysus: A Stochastic Fire Growth Scenario Generator. Environmetrics, 25 431-442, 2014.

Wilk, P., Vingilis, E., Bishop, J., He, W., Braun, J., Mitchell, B., Forchuk, C., Seeley, J. Distinctive Trajectory Groups of Mental Health Functioning Among Assertive Community Treatment Clients: An Application of Growth Mixture Modelling Analysis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 58 670-678, 2013.

Braun, W.J. and Woolford, D.G., Assessing a stochastic fire spread simulator. Journal of Environmental Informatics, 22 1-12, 2013.

Braun, W.J., White, B.G. and Craig, G. R Tricks for Kids. Teaching Statistics, 2013. doi: 10.1111/test.12016

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Deputy Director, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI)
Leader, Rocky Mountain Data Science Network



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