Isuru Dassanayake

Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Statistics, College of Engineering and Computing

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 1727
Mail Stop: 4A7

Biography

Isuru Dassanayake is an Assistant Professor of Statistics. He received his PhD in Mathematics majoring in Statistics and a Master of Science in Statistics from Texas Tech University.

His research interests include Machine Learning, Statistics Computing, Heteroscedastic Mixed Effects Models, Spatial data analysis, Bayesian Statistics, High dimensional data analysis. His dissertation was mainly focused on Exploring Social and Economic Predictors for US Government Elections using advanced Statistical modeling and Machine Learning techniques (including Neural Networks and Data Visualization tools: ggplot, Tableau, plotly etc) to investigate the capacity to maintain the stability of the United States Government after an election.

Prior to joining George Mason University, he worked as a Graduate Part-Time instructor at Texas Tech University and as a Lecturer at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He teaches probability & statistics for engineering and scientists 1 (STAT344) and applied statistics & visualization for analytics (STAT515).

Research

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Statistics Computing, Heteroscedastic Mixed Effects Models, Spatial data analysis, Bayesian Statistics, High dimensional data analysis

Degrees

  • PhD, Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics, Texas Tech University
  • MS, Statistics, Texas Tech University
  • BS, Statistics, University Peradeniya, Sri Lanka