Irene Vrbik, Assistant Professor, MDS Okanagan

Irene Vrbik

“The need for Data Scientists has grown rapidly over a relatively short amount of time. I am proud to be contributing to a program that is keeping pace with this demand.”

Irene Vrbik completed her PhD in Statistics at the University of Guelph and is a newly appointed instructor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. As a former NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (UBC Okanagan) and postdoctoral researcher (McGill University), her research has covered a range of topics including: modelling the spread of fire, developing semi-supervised learning algorithms, presenting theoretical results for robust distributions, and analyzing HIV transmission dynamics with phylogenetic data.