David McDonald


David McDonald
Emeritus Professor


Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2027

Work E-mail: dmdsg@uOttawa.ca

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Supervised Students and Postdocs:

  • Graduate Students:
    • Collingwood, Jesse

Research Interests:

I am interested primarily in applied probability with an emphasis on telecommunications. My recent work deals with the analysis of rare events such as buffer overflows in a network of queues. I have also considered overflows of an ATM switch driven by heterogeneous traffic sources. The asymptotic theory suggests methods for accelerating simulations of large systems. To put these methods into practice I undertake simulation projects using the C++ library Sims. Some of my projects are collaborations with local high tech companies.

I have secondary interests in nonparametric regression and quality control as well as the analysis of ion channels in cellular membranes.

Research Group(s): Statistics and Probability

Fields of Interest

  • Applied Probability
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