Xiaoping Shi

Assistant Professor

Mathematics, Statistics
Office: SCI 108
Phone: 250.807.9289
Email: xiaoping.shi@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Change point analysis; saddle point approximation; inverse moment approximation; k-sample inference, and cluster analysis.


Dr. Xiaoping Shi received his PhD in Statistics from York University. Following postdoctoral research at the University of Toronto, and teaching there and at York University and St. Francis Xavier University, he joined TRU in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. His promotion to Associate Professor at TRU was announced in 2021. Later, he joined UBCO as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.




PhD (York University)

Research Interests & Projects

His current areas of expertise include change point analysis, data sharpening, saddle point approximation, inverse moment approximation, k-sample inference, and cluster analysis.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Google Scholar

Selected Grants & Awards

  • 2024.1-2025.1, $25,000, NSERC¬†Alliance International Catalyst Grants (PI)
  • 2023.2-2023.12, $30,000, Mitacs Accelerate (PI)
  • 2022-2027 and 2016-2022, $18,000 per annum, NSERC, Discovery grant (PI)
  • 2021-2024, $80,000, UBC Aspire funds (PI)
  • 2021-2022, $50,000, The Interior Universities Research Coalition and the BC Ministry of Health (CI)



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