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Lahiru Wickramasinghe

Lahiru Wickramasinghe Title: Assistant Professor, Statistics
Phone: 204-786-9227
Office: 6L21
Building: Lockhart Hall
Email: l.wickramasinghe@uwinnipeg.ca


PhD Statistics, University of Manitoba
MSc Statistics, University of Manitoba
BSc Statistics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka



Dr. Lahiru Wickramasinghe joined the University of Winnipeg as an assistant professor in 2021. He received his B.Sc. degree in Statistics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He then completed his M.Sc. degree in Statistics at the University of Manitoba in 2015. Due to his interests in Statistics, he pursued a Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of Manitoba and completed his Ph.D. degree in 2021.


Research Interests:

  • Bayesian methods
  • Spatial and temporal data analysis
  • Sparse multinomial data
  • Biostatistics
  • Mark-recapture methods
  • Sports analytics
  • Smoothing methods
  • Machine learning


Semi-parametric Bayesian Estimation of Sparse Multinomial Probabilities with an Application to the Modelling of Bowling Performance in T20I Cricket: Wickramasinghe, L., Leblanc, A. and Muthukumarana, S. (2023), Annals of Biostatistics and Biometric Applications, 5(2), 1-13, DOI: 10.33552/ABBA.2023.05.000605

Bayesian Inference on Sparse Multinomial Data Using Smoothed Dirichlet Distribution with an Application to COVID-19 Data: Wickramasinghe, L., Leblanc, A. and Muthukumarana, S. (2023), Model Assisted Statistics and Applications, 18(3)

Model-based Estimation of Baseball Batting Metrics: Wickramasinghe, L., Leblanc, A. and Muthukumarana, S.
(2020), Journal of Applied Statistics. DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2020.1775792

Geographical Variation and Factors Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Central Canadian
Province: Wickramasinghe, L., Blanchard, J., Bernstein, C., Singh, H., Torabi, M., and Yu, N. (2019), Inflammatory
Bowel Diseases. DOI: 10.1093/ibd/izz168

Geographical Variation and Factors Associated with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Manitoba:
Wickramasinghe, L., Dawe, D., Singh, H., Pitz, M. and Torabi, M. (2017), Canadian Respiratory Journal. DOI:

Assessing Non-Inferiority Hypothesis in Two-Arm Trials with Log-normal Data: Wickramasinghe, L. and
Muthukumarana, S. (2016), SM Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics. DOI: 10.36876/smjbb.1001