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Lecturer in Biostatistics

Location:
Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
Posted:
May 19, 2018

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Dr. Owen Paweni Loss Mtambo

*** ********* ******, ****** ******, Windhoek, Namibia, 264

Phone: +264********* e-mail: ac5iv0@r.postjobfree.com

Executive Summary

Accomplished teaching professional with a background in Mathematical Sciences Education (Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science), as well as 12 years of university lecturing and 5 years of high school teaching, designing curriculum, researching and publishing, and community engagement.

• Conferences: 4 international conference presentations and 2 national conference presentations.

• Student research supervision: 2 master’s students and 4 honour’s students.

• Publications: 8 peer-reviewed journal publications, 24 article manuscripts currently under review, and 2 conference proceedings.

• Current research: Spatio-temporal quantile interval models for childhood stunting, overweight, and obesity in sub-Saharan Africa. Key Skills

• Mathematics, Mathematical statistics, Computer science, Big data analysis, Spatio-temporal data analysis, Survival data analysis, Bayesian data analysis, Biostatistics, Operations research, Stochastic processes modelling, Multivariate data analysis, Econometric modelling, Longitudinal analysis, Statistical quality control, Design and analysis of experiments, Infectious disease modelling, Time series data analysis, Project management, Clinical trials, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Nonparametric methods, Data mining, Program monitoring and evaluation, Decision analysis. Technical Skills

• EXCEL, STATA, SPSS, R / RSTUDIO, SAS, EPIDATA, MATLAB, PYTHON, C / C++, VISUAL BASIC, JAVA, ACCESS, SQL, ORACLE Education

University of South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa PhD in Statistics (May 2018)

• Thesis: Spatio-temporal quantile interval regression models using R-INLA with applications to childhood malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. University of Malawi, Chancellor College Campus, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi

Master of Science in Biostatistics (Oct 2012)

• Thesis: Bayesian structured additive quantile regression models with Applications to childhood nutritional status in Malawi. University of Malawi, Polytechnic Campus, Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with Distinction (Jul 2007)

• Mathematics, Statistics, Computing

Domasi College of Education, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi College Diploma in Education with Distinction (Nov 2001)

• Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

Professional Experience

Namibia University of Science and Technology Windhoek, Namibia (Mar 2014 - Present)

Lecturer in Biostatistics

• Lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students, designing curriculum, supervising postgraduate students, researching and publishing, and community engagement.

University of Malawi, Polytechnic Campus Blantyre, Malawi (Jul 2007 - Mar 2014)

Lecturer in Statistics

• Lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students, designing curriculum, supervising postgraduate students, researching and publishing, and community engagement.

Ministry of Education Lilongwe, Malawi (Jan 2002 - Jul 2007) Secondary Mathematics Teacher

• Teaching students, designing curriculum, maintaining scholastic records, and community engagement.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL AND CONTACT DETAILS

Name : Dr. Owen Paweni Loss Mtambo

Sex : Male

Religion : Christianity

Marital Status : Married (with 3 children)

Country of Birth : Malawi

Nationality : Malawian

Mobile Phone : +264-**-***-****

Contact Address : C/O Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST),

Mathematics and Statistics Department,

Private Bag 13388, Windhoek, Namibia

Permanent Address : Mzambazi, P.O. Box 44, Euthini, Malawi E-mail Addresses : ac5iv0@r.postjobfree.com

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Skype Username : owen.mtambo

Skype Email Address : ac5iv0@r.postjobfree.com

ORCID : 0000-0002-1896-9544

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/owen-mtambo-88b01259 Page 2 of 8

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2018: PhD in Statistics

2012: Master of Science in Biostatistics with Credit 2007: Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with Distinction

(Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science)

2001: Diploma in Education (Sciences) with Distinction 1994: Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) 1991: Junior Certificate of Education (JCE)

1989: Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education PSLCE) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN STATISTICS (2018)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (UNISA)

Thesis: Spatio-temporal quantile interval regression models using R-INLA with applications to childhood malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOSTATISTICS (2012)

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI (UNIMA)

STA6101 - Statistical Computing & Data Management

STA6102 - Probability and Distribution Theory

STA6103 - Generalized Linear Modelling

STA6104 - Experimental Designs

STA6105 - Statistical Inference

STA6106 - Nonparametric Methods

STA6201 - Practical Statistics

STA6201 and STA6301 - Practical Statistics & Data Analysis STA6202 - Discrete (Categorical) Data Analysis

STA6203 - Survival Data Analysis

STA6204 - Multivariate Data Analysis

STA6205 - Longitudinal Data Analysis & Time Series STA6206 - Bayesian Data Analysis

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STA6302 - Clinical Trials

STA6303 - Statistical Models in Epidemiology

STA6304 - Modelling Infectious Diseases

STA6305 - Stochastic Processes & Operational Research STA6306 - Spatial Statistics

STA6307 - Statistical Quality Control

STA6309 - Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

STA6401 - Statistical Research Project

Thesis: Bayesian structured additive quantile regression models with applications to childhood nutritional status in Malawi BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (2007) UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI (UNIMA)

Mathematics

Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Numerical Methods, Linear Algebra, Linear Model Theory, Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Optimization, Econometrics, Abstract Algebra

Statistics

Advanced Mathematical Statistics

Advanced Applied Statistics with SPSS

Computing

Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Data Communications, Computer Graphics, Computer Networking, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Programming (Pascal, C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, Python), Web Designing, Database Administration and Management using MySQL, Project Management

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DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION SCIENCES (2001)

DOMASI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (DOMCOL)

Education

History of Education, Sociology of Education, Psychology of Education, Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Studies, and Testing, Measurement and Evaluation

Mathematics

College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Vectors, Differential equations Statistics

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Introduction to Applied Statistics with SPSS

Physics

Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

WORK EXPERIENCE

2014 March – Present: Lecturer in Biostatistics at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Windhoek,

NAMIBIA

2007 July – 2014 February: Both Junior Lecturer and Lecturer in Statistics at University of Malawi, Blantyre, MALAWI

2002 January – 2007 June: Teacher at Robert Laws Secondary School

(Mathematics, Biology, and Physics), Mzuzu,

MALAWI

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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

1. Title: Prevalence of Skin Allergies in Adolescents in Namibia. Journal: International Journal of Allergy Medications. Date published online: February 2017. URL: (https://clinmedjournals.org/articles/ijam/international- journal-of-allergy-medications-ijam-3-022.pdf)

2. Title: Frequency of Bacterial Organisms Isolated from Cerebrospinal Fluid

(CSF) of Children under Five Years in Windhoek from 2010 to 2014. Journal: Open Journal of Medical Microbiology (Scientific Research Publishing). Date published online: September 2016. URL: (http://www.scirp.org/journal/OJMM/)

3. Title: Occupancy Factor Model for Exposure to Natural Radionuclides along the Coastline of Erongo Region, Namibia.

Journal: Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (Scientific Research Publishing). Date published online: May 2016. URL: (http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/gep.2016.45012)

4. Title: Analysis of Severe Childhood Stunting in Namibia. Journal: International Journal of Statistics & Applications (Scientific & Academic Publishing). Date published online: April 2016. URL: (http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.statistics.20160602.06.html) 5. Title: Spatial Quantile Regression using INLA with Applications to Childhood Overweight in Malawi.

Journal: ELSEVIER Journal of Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology

(SSTE). Date published online: April 2015.

URL:

(http://authors.elsevier.com/redirect/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sste.2.2015. 04.001)

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6. Title: Modeling Growth Patterns of Swift Terns Using Non-Linear Mixed Effects Models.

Journal: International Journal of Statistics & Applications (Scientific & Academic Publishing). Date published online: October 2014. URL: (http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.statistics.20140405.02.html) 7. Title: Analysis of Childhood Stunting in Malawi Using Bayesian Structured Additive Quantile Regression Model.

Journal: International Journal of Statistics & Applications (Scientific & Academic Publishing). Date published online: June 2014. URL: (http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.statistics.20140403.04.html) POSTGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SUPERVISION

1. Title: A spatial and temporal analysis of the wellbeing of households with orphaned children in Namibia (Masters level student, 2017). 2. Title: Prevalence of Skin Allergies in Adolescents in Namibia (Honours level student, 2017).

3. Title: Volatility forecasting models for the Namibian Stock exchange- comparison of GARCH family models (Honours level student, 2015). 4. Title: Factors affecting enrolment of students in public and private higher education institutions in Namibia (Honours level student, 2015). 5. Title: Determinants of women fertility in Namibia (Honours level student, 2014).

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

1. 6th International Conference on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I presented my accepted abstract “Spatio-temporal quantile interval regression using R-INLA with applications to childhood overweight and obesity in sub-Saharan Africa” (13-14 November 2017). Page 7 of 8

2. R-Programming with Applications to statistical data analysis. I attended entire workshop for postgraduate students at University of South Africa

(UNISA) Science (Florida) Campus, South Africa (1-3 November 2016). 3. Joint Workshop on Geo-magnetically Induced Currents (GICs) in Southern Africa. I attended entire Conference and also presented “Statistical methods for extreme value modelling of sparse data in space science” at University of Cape Town (UCT) and South Africa National Space Agency

(SANSA) Space Science Conference Hall at Hermanus, South Africa (24-28 August 2015).

4. 1st sub-Saharan Conference of Spatial and Spatiotemporal Statistics. I attended entire Conference and also presented “Spatial Quantile Regression using INLA with applications to Childhood Overweight in Malawi” at University of Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa (17-20 November 2014).

5. Chris Kaap’s Workshop on Scientific and Academic Writing. I attended entire workshop at College of Medicine Campus, University of Malawi, Malawi (08-12 July 2013).

MISCELLANEOUS SKILLS

Education, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information and Technology, Project Management, Financial Mathematics, Big Data Analysis, Statistical Data Sciences, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Survival Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Operational Research, Stochastic Processes, Queuing Theory, Spatial Analysis, Spatio- temporal Analysis, Longitudinal Analysis, Statistical Quality Control, Experimental Designs, Infectious Disease Modelling, Multivariate Analysis, Time Series Analysis, Hierarchical and Multi-level Modelling, Functional Analysis, Network Analysis, Project Management, Clinical Trials, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Nonparametric Methods, Data Mining, Software Development, Structural Equation Modelling, Page 8 of 8

Epidemiology Statistical Modelling, Causal Statistical Inference, Econometrics, Decision Analysis, EXCEL, ArcGIS, CSPro, STATA, MLwiN, STATISTICA, EPI- Info, SPSS, R, SAS, MINITAB, BayesX, WinBugs, MATLAB, MAPLE, PYTHON, PASCAL, C/C++, JAVA, PHP, VISUAL BASIC, MySQL, MHTL, ORACLE, etc. REFERENCES

1. Prof. Legesse K Debusho, Professor in Statistics, University of South Africa (UNISA),

P/Bag X6, Florida Park, Roodepoort, South Africa

E-mail: ac5iv0@r.postjobfree.com Mobile: +278********

2. Dr. Innocent Maposa, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics, University of Witwatersrand (WITS),

Johannesburg, South Africa

E-mail: ac5iv0@r.postjobfree.com Mobile: +271*-***-**** 3. Dr. Dismas Ntirampeba, Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), P/Bag 13388, Windhoek, Namibia

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