Shakhawat Hossain

Mathematics and Statistics

Shakhawat Hossain Title: Associate Professor
Office: 6L22
Building: Lockhart
Phone: 204.786.9492


Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Windsor
M.Sc. in Statistics, University of Alberta
M.Sc. in Mathematics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.Sc.(Hons.) in Mathematics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Shakhawat Hossain's Website


Dr. Md Shakhawat Hossain received his M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Alberta in 2002, followed by a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Windsor in 2008. He then completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2008-2010) with the School of Public Health, at the University of Alberta. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Alabama A & M University, before joining the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Winnipeg in 2011. Dr. Hossain has extensive experience in analyzing Canadian health administrative databases.


Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Winnipeg, July 2015 – present.
Adjunct Professor, Natural Resource Institute, University of Manitoba, September 2017–present.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina, June 2015–present.
Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical computation and Simulation, 2017-present.

Research Interests:

  • James-Stein type shrinkage estimators.
  • Penalty methods (LASSO, Adaptive LASSO, and SCAD).
  • Generalized linear/partial linear mixed models.
  • Survival analysis and event history.
  • Longitudinal data analysis.
  • Health services/outcome research.
  • Joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data

Dr. Hossain currently holds an NSERC Discovery Grant, which allows him to support students in research positions. Contact him to learn about research opportunities.


Selected Publications:

Hossain, S. and Lac, L. A. (2019). Efficient estimation in partially linear single-index models for binary longitudinal data - submitted

Islam, S., Haque, E., Hossain, S. and Hanesiak, J. (2019). Climate variability, dengue vector abundance and dengue fever cases in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a time-series study - submitted

Saad, S., Hossain, S. and   Volodin, A. (2019)   Asymptotic Analysis of Method of Moments Estimators of Both Parameters for the Binomial Distribution: Theoretical Part - submitted

Islam, S., Haque, C. E., Hossain, S. and Walker, D. (2019) Association among ecological and behavioural attributes, dengue vector, and disease control: a cross-sectional study of the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Accepted to International Health.

Hossain, S. and Khan, S. A. (2019). Shrinkage estimation of the exponentiated Weibull regression model for time-to-event data - submitted

Hossain, S., Hiebert, I. and Mandal, S.  (2019).  Estimation strategy of multilevel model for ordinal longitudinal data- accepted to Japanese Journal of Statistics and Data Science.  

Islam, S., Haque, C. E., Hossain, S., Rochon, K. (2019). Role of container type, behavioural, and ecological factors in Aedes pupal production in Dhaka, Bangladesh: An application of zero-inflated negative binomial model-Acta Tropica, Vol 193, 2019, Pages 50-59.

Lac, L. A. and Hossain, S. (2018). Optimal shrinkage estimation of linear models for longitudinal data with random effects and AR(1) errors. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 88(16):3230-3247.

Norouzirad, M., Hossain, S. and Arashi M. (2018)  Shrinkage and penalized estimators in weighted least absolute deviations regression models. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 88 (8), 1557-1575.

Hossain, S. and Thomson, T. (2018). Shrinkage estimation in linear mixed models for longitudinal data, Metrika, 81(5), 569-586.

Thomson, T. and Hossain, S. (2018). Efficient shrinkage for generalized linear mixed models under linear restrictions. Sankhya A: The Indian Journal of Statistics, 80(2), 385–410.

Salman, M., Hossain, S., Alqublan, L. and  Bunge, M. (2018).  Cerebellar radiolo-gical abnormalities in  children with neurofibromatosis type 1: Part 1 - clinical and neuroimaging findings. Cerebellum & Ataxias.

Salman, M., Hossain, S., Gorun, S.,  Alqublan, L. and  Bunge, M. (2018). Cerebellar radiological abnormalities in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: Part 2 - A neuroimaging natural history study with clinical correlations- Cerebellum & Ataxias.

Chowdhury, P. D., Haque, C. E., Paul, K. K., Hossain, S., Lindsey, R., Dibernardo, A., Brooks, A. and Drebot, M. A. (2017). Dengue seroprevalence, seroconversion and risk factors in Dhaka, Bangladesh, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Hossain, S. and Howlader, H. (2017). Shrinkage estimation in lognormal regression model for censored data. Journal of Applied Statistics, 44(1), 162–180.

Thomson, T., Hossain, S. and Ghahramani, (2016).  Efficient estimation for time series following generalized linear models-Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 58(4) 493-513.

Hossain, S. and Ghahramani, M. (2016). Shrinkage estimation of linear regression models with GARCH Errors. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 15( 4), 405-423.

Hossain, S. and Ahmed, S. E., Yi, Y. and Chen, B (2016). Shrinkage and pretest estimators for longitudinal data analysis under partially linear models.  Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 28(3), 531-549.

Parnali, D., Hoque, C. M. Lindsay, R. and Hossain, S. (2016). Socioeconomic and  ecological factors influencing aedes aegypti abundance and distribution in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene,  94(6):1223-33.

Tripathi, A. Hossain, S., Singh, V. K., and Atrey, P. K.(2015). Assessing personality using demographic information from social media data. Regular paper at 2015 Social Media & Society Conference (SMSociety'15), Toronto, Canada, July 2015.

Hossain, S. and Howlader, H. A. (2015). Estimation techniques for regression model with zero-inflated Poisson data. International Journal of Statistics and Probability, 4(4), 64-76.

Hossain, S., Ahmed, S. E. and Doksum, K. A. (2015). Shrinkage, L1 penalty and pretest estimators for generalized linear models. Statistical Methodology,  24, 52-68.

Thomson, T., Hossain, S. and Ghahramani, M. (2014).  Application of shrinkage  estimation in linear regression models with autoregressive errors;  Journal of statistical computation and simulation, 85(16), 3335-3351.

Chowdhury, P. D., Haque, C. E., Driedger, S. M. and Hossain, S. (2014). Community perspectives of dengue transmission in the City of Dhaka, Bangladesh, International Health,  6(4), 306-316.

Hossain, S. and Ahmed, S. E. (2014). Shrinkage estimation and selection for a logistic regression model, CRM proceedings-contemporary mathematics, Volume 622, 2014.

Hossain, S. and Ahmed, S. E. (2014). Penalized and shrinkage estimation in the cox proportional hazards model. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, 43(5), 1026-1040.