Haziq Jamil

I am an Assistant Professor in Statistics at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). My expertise lie in statistical methodology and computation, with applications towards the natural and social sciences.

I am passionate about bringing data and technology to the forefront of our daily interaction with the world. Using the R programming language, I build statistical models to analyse data to gain insights, make predictions, and aid decision-making. I am frequently engaged in cross-disciplinary research collaborations and statistical consultations.

Research Interests
Latent variable models     Structural equation models
Binary and multinomial probit models     Truncated normal distribution
Bayesian estimation     EM algorithms
Variational inference    

Education

year what
2014 — 2018 PhD in Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Supervisors: Wicher Bergsma1 and Irini Moustaki2
Thesis: Regression modelling using priors depending on Fisher information covariance kernels (I-priors)3
2013 — 2014 MSc in Statistics (distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science

2006 — 2010 BSc & Master in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (first class honours), University of Warwick
Supervisor: David Firth4
Dissertation: The analysis of paired comparison data using Bradley-Terry models with applications to football data

Awards & honours

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2020 Arnold Zellner Thesis Award in Econometrics and Statistics (honourable mention)5, American Statistical Association (Business and Economic Statistics Section)
2013 — 2018 In-Service Training Scheme Scholarship, Public Service Commission, Prime Minister’s Office, Brunei
2006 — 2010 Supreme Commander of The Royal Brunei Armed Forces Scholarship6, Ministry of Defence, Brunei
2006 Anugerah Penuntut Terbaik Tahun 2005 (Best Student Award 2005), Persatuan Guru-Guru Melayu Brunei (PGGMB)


Employment

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2019 — present Assistant Professor in Statistics
Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam7
My teaching duties include SM-1402 Basic Statistics, CU-0304 Sciences for University Study, SM-4331 Advanced Statistics, SM-2401 Geometry, and SR-5101 Advanced Research Skills. I also have final-year mathematics project students whom I supervise. In addition to my teaching duties, I am one of the Discovery Year8 advisors (2019-21).
2014 — 2018 Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science9
I held various teaching roles ranging from secondary teaching to marking for masters (ST416 Multilevel Modelling, ST421 Development in Statistical Methods) and undergraduate level courses (ST312 Applied Statistics Project) at the LSE. In addition, I also held assistant invigilator and examiner roles for both the LSE and the University of London International Examinations respectively.
2010 — 2019 Research Officer
Centre for Science and Technology, Research and Development (CSTRAD), Ministry of Defence, Brunei10
I provided analytical insight into matters arising from strategic procurement activities of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF). This entailed market research, cost-benefit analyses, and writing technical reports. I was a core team member for the procurement and delivery of 12 Sikorsky S-70i helicopters11 (US$325M), and also the focal point for the development of tender evaluation criteria using the Analytic Hierarchy Process.

Service

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2020 — present Ad-hoc Reviewer
Annals of Applied Statistics12; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C13
2020 — present Review Editor
Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics14
2020 Guest Lecturer
Universiti Teknologi Brunei15
2014 — 2015 MSc Programme Facebook Administrator
Department of Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Acted as student liaison for incoming cohort of MSc Statistics 2015/16.
2013 — 2015 Auditor
Brunei Down’s Syndrome Association (ABLE)16

Consultancy

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2017 — 2018 Data Analyst and Consultant
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Project: The unmet needs of cancer carers in Brunei Darussalam.
2021 Data Analytics Consultant
Ministry of Defence, Brunei
Project: Human performance optimisation research

Grants and funding

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2021 — 2024 Extension of I-prior methodology to nominal response models (~BND 7,000), Faculty of Science Research Grant, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Role: Principal Investigator
2021 — 2023 Examining spillover effects in regional trading blocs (~BND 17,000), School of Business and Economics Research Grant, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Role: Member
2021 — 2024 Mathematical Modeling of Genetic Assimilation (~BND 8,000), Faculty of Science Research Grant, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Research output

Articles (peer-reviewed)

year number citation
2021 A5 Advocating Blended Learning for University Undergraduate Level Mathematical Instruction Beyond Covid-19
H. Jamil, H. M. Ramli, E. Leong
In: Engineering and Sciences Teaching and Learning Activities: New Systems Throughout COVID-19 Pandemics, pp. 33-45. Ed. by Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim and Saiful Azmi Hussain. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 381. Cham: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-79613-6.
A4 Pairwise likelihood estimation for confirmatory factor analysis models with categorical variables and data that are missing at random
M. Katsikatsou, I. Moustaki, H. Jamil
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bmsp.12243.
A3 Latent Class Analysis: Insights about design and analysis of schistosomiasis diagnostic studies
A. Koukounari, H. Jamil, E. Erosheva, C. Shiff, I. Moustaki
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 15(2):e0009042.
2020 A2 Bayesian Variable Selection for Linear Models Using I-Priors
H. Jamil, W. Bergsma
In: Theoretical, Modelling and Numerical Simulations Toward Industry 4.0, pp. 107–132. Ed. by Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 319. Singapore: Springer. ISBN: 978-981-15-8986-7.
2018 A1 Regression modelling using priors depending on Fisher information covariance kernels (I-priors)
H. Jamil
PhD Thesis. London School of Economics and Political Science.
Arnold Zellner award, honourable mention (top 3)

Working papers (preprints and unpublished reports)

year number citation
2021 W8 I think I understand: Investigating misconceptions regarding hypothesis test concepts among university students
A. Zaini, H. Jamil, E. Leong
EdArXiv. DOI: 10.35542/osf.io/dj6x9
2020 W7 Iron and manganese mobilisation due to dam height increase for a tropical reservoir in South East Asia
S. Gӧdeke, H. Jamil, M. Schirmer, A. Bretzler, N. Shamsuddin, N. H. Mansor
W5 Factors Affecting Readmission to the Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Brunei Darussalam
F. Jali, E. Leong, H. Jamil
W6 Regression modelling with I-priors: With applications to functional, multilevel and longitudinal data
W. Bergsma, H. Jamil
arXiv:2007.15766 [math, stat].
W4 Investigating the effect of load carriage on soldiers’ performances using Bayesian structural equation models
H. Jamil, A. Salleh, L. Thieng Chan
2019 W3 iprior: An R Package for Regression Modelling using I-priors
H. Jamil, W. Bergsma
arXiv:1912.01376 [stat].
2017 W2 Discussion contribution
W. Bergsma, H. Jamil
TI Cannings, RJ Samworth (2017). Random-projection ensemble classification. JRSSB, 79.4, pp. 959-1035.
2010 W1 Analysis of paired comparison data using Bradley-Terry models with applications to football data
H. Jamil
Masters Thesis. University of Warwick.

Talks

Further information regarding the following events are available at haziqj.ml/talk

year number what
2020 T13 IADA Seminar, UBD, Brunei
A latent variable model for maximal performance testing with dropouts for military applications
T12 Social Statistics Group Meetings, LSE, London, UK
Investigating the effect of load carriage on soldiers’ performances using structural equation models
2019 T11 UBDSBE Seminar Invitation, UBD, Brunei
Bayesian Variable Selection for Linear Models
T10 CSTRAD Sharing Session, Ministry of Defence, Brunei
Misconceptions in Demography
2018 T09 FOS Research Seminar, UBD, Brunei
A Brief Guide to Variational Inference
T08 Inaugural Workshop on Data Science Theory and Practice, LSE, London, UK
Binary and Multinomial Regression using Fisher Information Covariance Kernels (I-priors)
T07 Social Statistics Group Meetings, LSE, London, UK
A Beginner’s Guide to Variational Inference
2017 T06 Turing Data Study Group, The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK
Can data science help identify potential drivers of extremism?
T05 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), University of Zürich, Switzerland
Regression Modelling with I-Priors
T04 Department of Statistics PhD Presentation Event, LSE, London, UK
Binary probit regression with I-priors
2016 T03 Social Statistics Group Meetings, LSE, London, UK
I-priors in Bayesian Variable Selection: From Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces to Hamiltonian Monte Carlo
2015 T02 Postgraduate Research Seminar, LSE, London, UK
Two-stage Bayesian variable selection for linear models using I-priors
T01 Department of Statistics PhD Presentation Event, LSE, London, UK
Regression Modelling using I-priors

Skills

  Programming, data analysis and visualisation using R, BUGS/JAGS, Stan, Stata, Mplus, and Mathematica

  Reproducible research using R Markdown, LaTeX, Git and AWS EC2

  Web development using HTML, Hugo, Jekyll, GitHub Pages and Netlify


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