Dr Maia Lesosky

Senior Lecturer & Biostatistician Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Lesosky has previously worked as Senior Lecturer – Medical Statistics – in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, as Extraordinary Lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Pretoria and as a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Institutes of Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infections Research and the Roslin Institute and at the Institute of Mathematics, Aalto University. She completed her PhD in 2009 in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph, Canada with research on statistical inverse problems. Current interests are in supervised learning as related to cytokine and other biomarker assay profiles, particularly in TB disease progression and Bayesian mixture models for longitudinal HIV viral load data. Constant distractions are statistical graphics, ‘composite’ statistical methods, algorithmic statistical methods (aka machine learning) and R programming.