Dr Yassir Rabhi

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS)
Dr Yassir Rabhi



  • PhD in statistics, McGill University, Canada, (2012)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex (1/4/2020 - present)

Other academic

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics, State University of New York (1/9/2018 - 31/8/2020)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics, University of Sherbrooke (1/10/2015 - 10/8/2018)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, ISBA, Université Catholique de Louvain (28/11/2014 - 1/10/2015)

  • Research Associate, Mathematics & Statistics, McGill University (4/1/2014 - 31/10/2014)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics & Statistics, University of Alberta (1/9/2012 - 1/9/2013)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Cure rate models

Open to supervise

Nonparametric/Semiparametric methods for multivariate length-biased and censored data

Open to supervise

Copulas and measures of dependence

Open to supervise

Time series and spectral analysis

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Statistics I (MA108)

  • Statistics II (MA200)


Journal articles (6)

Rabhi, Y. and Asgharian, M., (2021). A semiparametric regression under biased sampling and random censoring, a local pseudo-likelihood approach. The Canadian Journal of Statistics. 49 (3), 637-658

Rabhi, Y. and Bouezmarni, T., (2020). Nonparametric Inference for Copulas and Measures of Dependence Under Length-Biased Sampling and Informative Censoring. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 115 (531), 1268-1278

Bouezmarni, T., Van Bellegem, S. and Rabhi, Y., (2020). Nonparametric Beta Kernel Estimator for Long and Short Memory Time Series. The Canadian Journal of Statistics. 48 (3), 582-595

Bouezmarni, T., Rabhi, Y. and Fontaine, C., (2020). A semiparametric copula-based estimation of the regression function for right-censored data. Statistics. 54 (1), 46-58

Rabhi, Y. and Asgharian, M., (2017). Inference under biased sampling and right censoring for a change point in the hazard function. Bernoulli. 23 (4A), 2720-2745

Rabhi, Y. and Wiens, D., (2016). Robust sampling designs for a possibly misspecified stochastic process. Statistica Sinica. 26 (4), 1525-1542

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