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Professor Shahjahan Khan

Professor Shahjahan Khan
Name Shahjahan Khan
Position Professor (Statistics)
Section School of Sciences
Office D207A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5532
Extension 5532
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Jahangirnagar , MSc Jahangirnagar , MSc Western Ontario , PhD Western Ontario
Languages Bengali (non accredited translator)
Urdu (non accredited translator)
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Statistics not elsewhere classified ( 010499 )
  • Biostatistics ( 010402 )
  • Epidemiology ( 111706 )

Research interests
Evidence-based decision and meta-analysis, statistical inference, decision theory, predictive inference, preliminary test and shrinkage estimation, Student t distribution, multivariate analysis, testing after pretest, biostatistics, econometrics.

Professional memberships
Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS), since 2013
Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, UK (since 1997)
Elected President, Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS), 2005-2011
Elected Member of International Statistical Institute (ISI), Netherlands (since 1997)
Elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), United Kingdom (since 1996)
Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA (since 2012)
Member, Statistical Society of Australia (since 1994)

Industry affiliations
Foundation Chief Editor, Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, Dixie W Publishing, USA (since 2006).
Member, Scientific Review Committee, Toowoomba District Health Services, since 2011
Member of the Statistical Society of Australia
Member Statistical Society of Canada
Life Member of Bangladesh Statistical Association
Life Member of ISOSS

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
STA2300 Data Analysis
STA2301 Distribution Theory
STA2302 Statistical Inference
STA3300 Expermental Design
STA3301 Statistical Models
Level 8 courses: Multivariate Statistics, Baysian Methods, Stochastic Process Modelling, Nonparametric Methods, Advance Inferential Methods

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
39 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Elected Member, USQ Academic Board/Senate (2012-2015), (2015-2018)
Research and Postgraduate Coordinator (2011-2013)
Statistics Discipline Coordinator (2009 - 2012)
Master of Science Coureswork (Mathematics and Statistics), Coordinator (2011-2013)
Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics), MSMS Coordinator (2008-2010)

Research most recent
1 Osland, E; Yunus, R; Khan, S; Memon, B; and Memon, A. (2017). Weight loss outcomes in laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LVSG) versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) procedures: A meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, Vol. 27, 8-28
2 Menon, M A; Memon, B; Yunus, R M; and Khan, S. (2016). Suture cruroplasty versus prosthetic hiatal herniorrhaphy for large hiatal hernia: A meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Annals of Surgery, 263(2), 258-66. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001267.
3 Doi, S; Barendregt, J ; Khan, S; Thalib, L; Williams, G (2015). Advances in the Meta-analysis of heterogeneous clinical trials I: The inverse variance heterogeneity model, Contemporary Clinical Trials, Vol. 45, 130-138

Research most notable
Founding Chief Editor, Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics (JAPS) since 2006.
Main Ograniser:
11th ISOSS Conference, 18-21 December 2011, Lahore, Pakistan.
10th ISOSS conference, 20-23December 2009, Cairo, Egypt.
9th ISOSS conference, 14-16 December 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Chair, International Scientific Committee: Recent development of Statistical sciences, 26-27 December 2008, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Associate Editor of Several International Journals
Successful Supervision of several PhD Students

Publications in ePrints

Taranto, Aldo ORCID: and Khan, Shahjahan (2020) Bi-directional grid absorption barrier constrained stochastic processes with applications in finance and investment. Risk Governance & Control: Financial Markets & Institutions, 10 (3). pp. 20-33. ISSN 2077-429X

Taranto, Aldo ORCID: and Khan, Shahjahan (2020) Drawdown and Drawup of Bi-Directional Grid Constrained Stochastic Processes. Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 16 (1). pp. 182-197. ISSN 1549-3644

Taranto, Aldo ORCID: and Khan, Shahjahan (2020) Gambler’s ruin problem and bi-directional grid constrained trading and investment strategies. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 17 (3). pp. 54-66. ISSN 1810-4967

Nguyen-Huy, Thong ORCID: and Deo, Ravinesh C.ORCID: and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Khan, Shahjahan (2020) Probabilistic seasonal rainfall forecasts using semiparametric d-vine copula-based quantile regression. In: Handbook of probabilistic models. Elsevier (Butterworth-Heinemann), Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 203-227. ISBN 978-0-12-816514-0

Siddaiah-Subramanya, Manjunath and Yunus, Rossita Mohamad and Khan, Shahjahan and Memon, Breda and Memon, Muhammed Ashraf (2019) Anterior Dor or posterior Toupet with Heller Myotomy for Achalasia Cardia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. World Journal of Surgery . ISSN 0364-2313

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