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Wiranthe Herath, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Dr. Herath is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Drake University. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2022. For his performance in both teaching and conducting research at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, he was awarded an outstanding graduate teacher award and a dissertation research award. His research interests are in the areas of dimension reduction methods of multivariate time series. He is mainly interested in the usage of the envelope methods and the reduced-rank methods in VAR models.

Contact Information

Email: wiranthe.herath@drake.edu
Phone: 515-271-3730
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 349

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics, Southern Illinois University
  • M.S., Mathematics with a specialization in Statistics, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S., Statistics and Operations Research, University of Peradeniya

Areas of Expertise

  • Time series analysis
  • Regression analysis
  • Dimension reduction
  • Envelope methods
  • Matrix and tensor data analysis
  • Reduced-rank models
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