Timothy E. O'Brien


Loyola University Chicago

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Professor of Mathematics & Statistics and Statistical Consultant


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Mailing Address: Loyola University Chicago, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660-1537 USA

Office: Room 405, BVM Hall - Institute for Environmental Sustainability IES Building (6349 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago)

E-mail:    tobrie1 AT luc DOT edu

Office Phone: 773.508.2129

Office Fax: 773.508.2123

my curriculum vitae





From July 11 to August 9, 2015, I was a Fulbright Specialist in Global and Public Health at UGM and UII in Indonesia photos

From June 2 to June 16, 2015, I was a Fulbright Specialist in Global and Public Health at Kathmandu University in Nepal photos

Awarded a Jefferson Science Fellowship during the 2011-12 academic year at Department of State / USAID: Read bio-sketch

From May 23 to July 3, 2010, I was a Fulbright Specialist in Global and Public Health at the CMU Faculty of Medicine: Press Release

In 2006-07, I served as a Fulbright Scholar (Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program) at Chiang Mai University, Dept. of Statistics link

In 1980-1982, I completed my Peace Corps service in Benin, French West Africa (enseignant Maths dans le CEMG de Savalou).


Teaching: Course Information


Research (click here to download PDF copies) My current research focus involves likelihood methods, curvature and differential geometry; statistical modelling and simulation; sampling and optimal/experimental design; bioassay, relative potency and synergy (interaction); biostatistics, bioinformatics and environmental statistics; and statistics education and medical/statistical ethics.


Other Places I have Worked and Given Courses


China 2010

Finland 2014

Hanoi 2015

Japan, HCMC, Philippines since 2008

Thailand since 2007



Some Past and Upcoming Seminars and Short Courses (send me an email to request copies of talks or courses)


June 8-12, 2009

Experimental and Optimal Design at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMC, Vietnam)

July 13-17, 2009

Statistical Methods in Medical Research at Chiang Mai University Faculty of Medicine (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

July 27-28, 2009

Applied Nonlinear Modelling Workshop at Radiation Effects Research Foundation (Hiroshima, Japan)

September 11-12, 2009

Advanced Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Workshop at Kurume University, Dept. of Biostatistics (Fukuoka, Japan)

December 17-19, 2009

Invited Talk at International Conference on Mathematics & Applications at Mahidol University (Bangkok, TH)

December 25, 2009

Overview of Current Optimal Design Research and Applications at Kasetsart University (Bangkok, TH)

March 8-10, 2010

Applied Econometrics and Time Series Workshop in Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

March 11, 2010

Recent Developments in Optimal Design and Modelling, United Arab Emirates University (Al Ain, UAE)

May 28, 2010

Keynote Speech, Teaching Statistics to Non-Statisticians at the 11th Annual Thai Statistics Conference (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

July 5-23, 2010

3-week Ph.D. Course Nonlinear Statistical Theory and Methods at Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand)

July 26, 2010

Short Course, Essentials of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Bioinformatics at University of the Philippines (Diliman, PH)

September 29, 2010

Curvature, Robustness & Optimal Design in Applied Generalized Nonlinear Models at UIC (Chicago, USA)

October 12, 2010

Novel Use of SAS Software in Industrial and Biomedical Consulting, Research MWSUG (Milwaukee, USA)

November 16, 2010

Peace Corps Meet Biostatistics: Challenges of Cross-Culturalism and Internationalization in Public Health Chicago Chapter Luncheon Talk, American Statistical Association (Chicago USA)

November 21-26, 2010

Visiting Professor, Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine (Kuwait City, Kuwait)

December 21-23, 2010

Short Course, Practical Aspects of Statistical Modelling at Zhejiang Wanli University (China) photos

March 7-11, 2011

Professor in Residence, Infectious Disease Institute of Makerere University (Kampala Uganda) photo

May 18-20, 2011

Invited Speaker at 2011 National Statistics and Applied Statistics Conference, Hat Yai, Thailand

May 26-27, 2011

Short Course, Nonlinear Modeling with Applications in Biomedicine at Chiang Mai University Faculty of Medicine

July 29, 2011

Applications of Bioinformatics in Tropical Disease Modeling Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine

December 17-19, 2011

Invited Talk, International Conference on Mathematics and Applications at Mahidol University (Bangkok, TH)

February 6-10, 2012

Short Course, Using R Software in Biomedical Research, Infectious Disease Institute, Kampala, Uganda

July 10, 2012

Biostatistics and International Development: Experiences as a Jefferson Science Fellow, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD

September 6 to October 4, 2012

Introduction to R (Weekly Seminars in 5 parts), Loyola University Chicago

September 26, 2014

Invited Talk, Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Cartagena, Colombia photo