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Hamdy Mahmoud

Collegiate Assistant Professor


  • 2014 – Ph.D. in Statistics, Virginia Tech, (Advisor: Inyoung Kim)
  • 2010 – M.S. in Statistics, Virginia Tech,
  • 2005 – M.S. in Statistics, Cairo University, Egypt
  • 1996 – B.S. in Statistics, Cairo University, Egypt


  • 2017-present Collegiate Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
  • 2015-present Assistant Professor, Assiut University, Egypt
  • 2015/2016 Adjunct Professor, Ahram Canadian University, Egypt
  • 2014/2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Awards & Honors

  • Nominated for Graduate Teaching Excellence - Instructor of Record Award - at Virginia Tech by the statistics department - 2014
  • Jesse C. Arnold Award for Teaching Excellence, Statistics Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012-2013 academic year
  • Travel Fund Award, GSA Travel Fund Program (TFP), Virginia Tech Fall 2014
  • Inducted into Mu Sigma Rho: National Statistical Honor Society – Virginia Tech chapter, Fall 2011.

Professional Membership

  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • International Biometric Society, Eastern North American Region (ENAR)
  • STAT 4444/4444G Applied Bayesian Statistics, Spring 2020 and 2021
  • CMDA 2005 Integrated Quantitative Science I, Fall 2020
  • STAT 2004 Introductory Statistics, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Spring 2018
  • STAT 3005 Statistical Methods I, Spring 2013
  • STAT 3006 Statistical Methods II, Fall 2013
  • STAT 3615 Biological Statistics, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Spring 2018
  • STAT 4204/5204G Experimental Designs: Concept and Applications, Spring 2018
  • STAT 4514/5514G Contingency Table Analysis, Spring 2015
  • Semi/nonparametric regression models
  • Change point(s) detection
  • Environmental statistics
  • Spatial/spatio-temporal analysis

Refereed Journal Articles

  • I. Kim, L. Shan, J. Lin, W. Gao, B-J. Kim, and H.F.F. Mahmoud. (2020). Multiple and multilevel graphical models. WIREs Computational Statistics , 12(5), e1497.
  • S.F. Farhat, A.K. McLean, and H.F.F. Mahmoud. (2020). “Welfare Assessment and Identification of the Associated Risk Factors Compromising the Welfare of Working Donkeys (Equus asinus) in Egyptian Brick Kilns”. Animals, 2020, 10, 1611. doi:10.3390/ani10091611
  • H.F.F. Mahmoud (2020). Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches Robustness in Variance Components Estimation. Journal of Statistics Applications and Probability, 9(3):435. doi: 10.18576/jsap/090301.
  • S.A.A. Khaled, E. NasrEldin, Y.S. Makarem, and H.F.F Mahmoud. (2020). Value of Platelet Distribution Width and Mean Platelet Volume in Disease Activity Score of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Inflammation Research, 13:595-606.
  • H.F.F. Mahmoud, Byung-Jun Kim, and I. Kim. (2020).“Robust Nonparametric Derivative Estimator”. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, doi:10.1080/03610918.2020.1722836
  • M.A.H. Abdelhakiem, A.E. Abdelbaset, M. Abd-Elkareem, M.S. Rawy, H.F.F. Mahmoud. (2019). “Clinical blood gas indices and histopathological effects of intrathecal injection of tolfenamic acid and lidocaine HCl in donkeys”. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 29, 83-93. doi:10.1007/s00580-019-03025-7
  • A.S. AbdelKhalek, H.A. Youssef, M.F. Ali, Magda M. Ali, M.A.H. Abdel-Hakim, H.F.F. Mahmoud. (2019). “An assessment of clinical, biometric, cosmetic and microscopic outcomes of four suture techniques for cutaneous closure of laparotomy wounds: an experimental study in rabbits”. Journal of Dairy Veterinary Animal Research, 8(1), 42-53. doi:10.15406/jdvar.2019.08.00241
  • H.F.F. Mahmoud, and I. Kim. (2019). Semiparametric Spatial Mixed Effects Single Index Models. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 136, 108-122.
  • H.F.F. Mahmoud (2018), "Simultaneous Change Points Detection Approach with an Application on Chicago Mortality Data", Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, accepted.
  • H.F.F. Mahmoud, I. Kim and H. Kim (2016), "Semiparametric Single Index Multi-Change Points Model with an Application of Environmental Health Study on Mortality and Temperature", Environmetrics, Volume 27, Issue 8, pp. 494-506. 

Conference Proceedings

  • H.F.F. Mahmoud and A.R. Zahran (2005), "Bayesian Estimation of Variance Components in 3-Fold Nested mixed Model Using Gibbs Sampling", The Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of Statistics Department, Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt, pp. 123-140. 


Hamdy Mahmoud

Collegiate Assistant Professor

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