Tsirizani Kaombe is a Mathematics & Statistics graduate from The Polytechnic and later Chancellor College, University of Malawi and current and 4th Coordinator of the MSc. Biostatistics programme since 2013. He serves as Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences since December 2012. His masters thesis looked at comparing Bayesian and Parametric statistical methods in analyzing under-five child diarrhoea data and was titled “Modelling distribution of under-five child diarrhoea across Malawi”. His supervisor was Assoc. Prof. Jimmy Namangale. He has since published his thesis work with the Journal of Mathematics and System Science as well as in 30th SAMSA Conference, 2012. Some of his other publications are available on the link publications.
He is currently winding up his Ph.D in Biostatistics studies with University of Malawi under the World Bank's Skills Develepment Project. His Ph.D project is titled “Identifying influential clusters in multivariate survival studies” and the Lead Supervisor is Professor Samuel Manda of South Africa Medical Research Council, co-supervised by Dr. Sarah White of College of Medicine-University of Malawi.
At present, he helps with co-supervision of masters students' research in the Biostatistics programme as well as teaching practical courses, especially STATA package, as well as in Research Ethics and Academic writing. He is a member to International Biometric Society (IBS) and Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA).
Recent Consultancy Assignments
On his free time, Tsirizani serves local organisations through Statistical Consultancies. His recent assignments include:
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