Francis Bilson Darku

 

 

 

Francis Bilson Darku

Teaching Assistant

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Texas

 

 

 

 

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University of Texas at Dallas

Dept.  of Mathematical Sciences

Graduate School

International Students Services

Newman Catholic Ministry

Contact Information

School Address:

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Texas at Dallas

800 W. Campbell Rd, FO35

Richardson, TX 75080

 

Office: Founders Building, FO 2.610

Email: [email protected]

 

Website:

 

Education

·         PhD Statistics: University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA (Expected, May 2018)

Advisors: Bhargab Chattopadhyay, Frank Konietschke

 

·         MSc Statistics: University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA (May 2017)

 

·         BSc Actuarial Science: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (May 2011)

Thesis Tile: Regression Analysis on Road Accident Fatalities: Case Study - Central Region of Ghana

Supervisor: Nana Kena Frempong

 

·         Actuarial Professional Exams

Exam FM/2 (Financial Mathematics)

Exam P/1 (Probability)

VEE (Corporate Finance, Economics, Applied Statistical Methods)

 

Courses Tutored

·         2017 Fall: MATH 2420 – Differential Equations with Applications

·         2017 Fall: STAT 6337 – Advanced Statistical Methods I

·         2017 Spring: MATH 2420 – Differential Equations with Applications

·         2016 Fall: STAT 6337 – Advanced Statistical Methods I

·         2016 Fall: MATH 2418 – Linear Algebra

·         2016 Spring: MATH 2414 – Integral Calculus

·         2015 Fall: MATH 2417 – Calculus 1

·         2015 Summer: MATH 2413 – Differential Calculus

·         2015 Spring: MATH 2414 – Integral Calculus

·         2014 Fall: MATH 2414 – Integral Calculus

·         2014 Summer: MATH 2413 – Differential Calculus

·         2014 Spring: MATH 2414 – Integral Calculus

·         2013 Fall: MATH 2413 – Differential Calculus

 

Research Interest

·         Sequential Analysis

·         Nonparametric Methods

·         Econometrics

 

Publications

1.      Kelley, K., Bilson Darku, F., and Chattopadhyay, B. (2017). Accuracy in Parameter Estimation for Effect Sizes: A Sequential Approach. Psychological Methods. DOI: 10.1037/met0000127

2.      Dontwi, I. K., Obeng-Denteh, W., Darku, F. B., Owusu-Mensah, I., & Amoah-Mensah, J. (2014). On the study of memorization trends. Physical Sciences Research International, 2(2), 44-48.

3.      Dontwi, I. K., Obeng-Denteh, W., Bilson Darku, F., Tackie Otoo, J., Batsa Tetteh, F., Aboraa Sarpong, J., Ewoenam, K., Owusu-Mensah, I., and Amoah-Mensah, J (2013). Modeling memorization and forgetfulness using differential equations. Progress in Applied Mathematics, 6(1), 1-11.  DOI:10.3968/j.pam.1925252820130601.3421

 

Conferences & Presentations

·         Contributed Talk: Joint Statistical Meeting, Baltimore, MD (Aug 2017)

·         3MT Competition: University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (Apr 2017)

·         Poster Presentation: Conference of Texas Statisticians, Dallas, TX (Mar 2017)

·         Speed Talk & Poster Presentation: Joint Statistical Meeting, Chicago, Il (Aug 2016)

·         Workshop: 22nd Industrial Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Workshop, Raleigh, NC (Jul 2016)

·         Poster Presentation: Conference of Texas Statisticians, San Antonio, TX (Apr 2016)

·         Contributed Talk: UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference, Greensboro (Nov 2015)

 

Research Projects

·         Finding Patterns in Protein Chip Data to Probe the Immunological Mechanisms of Nut Allergies (July 2016)

·         Economic Globalization - A Cause or Solution to Africa's Poverty (May 2016)

·         Geospatial Analysis of Population of Ghana (May 2015)

·         Forecasting the Weather Temperature for Dallas Using Time Series (May 2015)

 

Honors & Awards

·         Quality & Productivity Section JSM Student Travel Award (Aug 2017)

·         Betty & Gifford Johnson Scholarship Award (Apr 2017)

·         Finalist for Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition (Apr 2017)

·         COTS Best Poster in Applied Statistics/Interdisciplinary category for Doctoral Students (Mar 2017)

·         ASA Travel Award to JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program (Aug 2016)

·         Statistical & Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Travel Award to IMSM Workshop (Jul 2016)

·         UNCG Travel Award to Regional Conference (Nov 2015)

·         Natural Sciences and Mathematics Scholarship, University of Texas at Dallas (Aug 2013 - Present)

·         IABA Foundation Scholarship, USA (Jun 2013)

·         Overall Best Student of College of Science, 45th Congregation, KNUST, Ghana (Jun 2011)

·         Overall Best Student of Department of Actuarial Science, KNUST, Ghana (Apr 2011)

·         Overall Best Student, Vice Chancellor's Awards, KNUST, Ghana (Feb 2011)

·         Winner of Inter-Tertiary Institution Mathematics Competition, Ghana (Apr 2010)

·         Dean's Honor List, KNUST, Ghana (Apr 2009)

·         Best Student in Computing, and Core Mathematics, St. Augustine's College, Ghana  (Mar 2006)

 

Computer Skills

·         Programming: R, SAS, Stata, VBA, MATLAB

·         Other Packages: SPSS, Minitab, LISREL, Mplus, HLM, LaTeX

·         Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Outlook

 

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© Francis Bilson Darku

…to God be the Glory

Last Updated: July 2017