Dr. Harshini Fernando

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics Purdue University North Central
Westville, IN 46391



Office: SWRZ 305
Office Phone: (219) 785-5471
Fax: (219) 785-5507


Ph.D., Mathematics/Statistics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock,Texas, 2006

M.Sc., Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 2001

B.Sc.(Honors), Statistics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1997


Teaching Experience

Purdue University North Central, Department of Mathematics Statistics and Physics, Associate Professor, 2011-Present.

Purdue University North Central, Department of Mathematics Statistics and Physics, Assistant Professor, 2006-2011.

Texas Tech University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Graduate Instructor, 2001-2006

University of South Florida, Department of Physics, Teaching Assistant, 1998-2000

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Department of Computer Science and Statistics, Instructor, 1997.

Holy Family Convent, Sri Lanka, Teacher, 1990-1992.


Resent Courses

Spring 2014: STAT301 , STAT311   MA152, MA153, MA490

Fall 2013: STAT113 ,STAT301 , MA152, MA490

Spring 2013: STAT113 , MA152, MA153, MA490

Summer 2013: STAT301



Research Interests

Statistics Education, Saddlepoint methods, Likelihood inference, Nonlinear regression models, Semiparametric models.  


H. Fernando, “Statistical Thinking and Case Studies”, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Chicago, Illinois, May, 2010.

R. Paige, A. Trindade and  H. Fernando, Saddlepoint-Based Bootstrap Inference for Quadratic Estimating Equations Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Vol. 36, 98-111, (2009)

R. Paige and H. Fernando, Robust Inference in Conditionally Linear Nonlinear Regression Models , Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Vol. 35, 158-168, (2008). 

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Small Sample Inference in Nonlinear Regression Models”, Texas Tech University, (2006).

Other publications and related research - see my cv

Curriculum Vitaetae

Statistics and Mathematics links

American Statistical Association.

Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Statistical Computing Software: SAS, Minitab, SPSSR.

StatSoft, the Electronic Statistics Textbook.

Rice University's Virtual Statistics Lab.



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