Department of Mathematics & Computing Science

Dr. Bashir Khan


Ph.D., Statistics (1997), University of Regina, Canada 1997.

Thesis: Some Contributions to the Pretest and Positive-Part Shrinkage Estimation in Various Models; M.Sc., Statistics (1985), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA;

M.Sc., Statistics (1977), University of Karachi, Pakistan


Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Introduction to Probability Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Distribution Theory, Inference Theory.


My research is mainly focused on Preliminary test estimator, James-Stein estimator, and their improved versions. The performances of these estimators are compared to the usual estimators in various situations and problems through biases, mean squares errors, and risk functions.

Profile description:

My teaching career started in 1978 as lecturer at the Department of Statistics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. I was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1986 and then to Associate Professor in 1996. I joined the Department of Statistics, Saint Cloud State University, USA in 1998 and worked their as Assistant Professor for one year. My Canadian teaching career began in 1999 as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. In 2001, I joined the Department of Mathematics and Computing Science at Saint Mary's University, where I am still working as an Associate Professor.