Arfan Afzal

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Faculty of Nursing

Ph.D. in Statistics

University of Calgary, 2018

M.Sc. in Applied Statistics

University of Dhaka, 2010

B.Sc. in Applied Statistics

University of Dhaka, 2009

Contact information

Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Survival/time-to-event data
  • Longitudinal data
  • High-dimensional data
  • Machine learning
  • Hierarchical models


Dr. Afzal is a Biostatistician with the Alberta Health Services, and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Calgary. Dr. Afzal has extensive experience in research and statistical consultation within the health sciences and services setting and involved in diverse public health researches including clinical trials. He has a passion for teaching and provides guest lectures in the Quantitative Designs and Analysis course in the Nursing faculty. He enjoys teaching/translating technical concepts to non-statisticians at a simpler and understandable level.


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