Dr. Kevin Burke was
appointed to a Lectureship in Statistics at the University of Limerick in 2015.
Kevin has recently been appointed as the director of the Industrial Mathematics Unit at MACSI, UL where he has instated and fostered several industrial collaborations including; National Vehicle Distribution, DePuy Synthes, Vistakon and Teva.
Dr. Kevin Burke research interests lies in the area of survival
analysis which is the statistical
analysis of time-to-event data, i.e., where the response is the time until some
event occurs. In a medical setting (where survival analysis finds its main
application) the event under study may be death of a patient due to a disease
(e.g., cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease) or the occurrence of some
other health-related event (e.g., seizure, fall of elderly individual,
successful pregnancy). Thus, the purpose of survival analysis is to understand
the mechanisms which influence the hazard (or risk) of such events occurring.
As Director of MACSI's Industrial Mathematics Unit Kevin is also interested in a wide variety of statistical research problems that arise in industry.