Dr. Nikolai Volodin

Dr. Nikolai Volodin has an M.Sc. (Hons) from the Tashkent State University and a PhD in Probability and Statistics from the Institute of Mathematics in Tashkent. He has a distinguished academic record including book published in Springer – Verlag and more than 35 scientific papers published in the leading statistical and mathematical journals.
Some of Dr Volodin practical experience in statistical analysis and modelling, lecturing and computing is outlined below:
Statistical analysis
 Application of time series statistical procedures to seismogram analysis and event identification.
 Research and development of multidimensional psychometric models with estimated latent variables. EM algorithm and Monte Carlo simulations were the main tools in this investigation,
 Statistical analysis in a number of Australian and international projects for students’ abilities assessment.
 Statistical analysis for mortgages and small to medium business portfolios.
Computing
 Extensive use of Microsoft ACCESS, Excel, Word and familiarity with PowerPoint.
 Extensive use of statistical packages SAS, SPSS, familiarity with SPlus and Minitab.
 Extensive use of SQL Server, Oracle and DB2 with Brio and Golden.
 Programming in VBA, C++, some use of Visual Basic for Excel.
 Experience with Matematika, MAPL, Tex and LaTex.
Lecturing
 Delivered courses of Mathematical Analysis, Statistics and Probability, and Operations Research to under graduated students.
 For post graduated students delivered such special courses as Theory of Games, Time Series Analysis, Discrete Analysis, Queuing Theory and others.
 Supervised a number of Master Degree students and two students making their PhD.
Outside of work, he enjoys going to the Opera, Reading, Gardening, Tennis.
Published Books and Papers
AZLAROV, T. A., VOLODIN, N. A. Characterization problems associated with the exponential distribution. SpringerVerlag, New York Inc., 1986, iv + 137 p.
VOLODIN, N. A. Spherically symmetric logistic distribution. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Vol. 70, No. 2 (1999), pp. 202 – 206.
VOLODIN, N. A. Multinomial coefficients modulo a prime. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 127, No. 2 (1999), pp. 349 – 353.
VOLODIN, N. A. Number of Multinomial Coefficients not Divisible by a Prime. Fibonacci Quarterely, Vol. 32 , No. 3 (1994), pp. 402 – 406.
VOLODIN, N. A., KOTZ, S., JONSON, N. L. Use of moments in distribution theory: a multivariate case. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 1 (1993), pp. 112 – 119.
VOLODIN, N. A., UMAROV, A. YU. On the stability of some characterization properties of geometrical and exponential distributions. Theory of Probability and its Applications, Vol. 36, No. 4 (1991), pp. 848 – 849.
VOLODIN, N. A. On random sums of independent identically distributed random vectors with zero means. Journal of Soviet Mathematics, Vol. 59, No. 4 (1992), pp. 885  890.
VOLODIN, N. A. Distribution mod of polynomials coefficients. Mathematical Notes, Vol. 45, No. 3 (1989), pp. 195  199.
VOLODIN, N. A. On some classes of spherically symmetric distributions. Stability Problems for Stochastic Models, Journal of Soviet Mathematics, Vol. 57, No. 4 (1991), pp. 3189  3192.
VOLODIN, N. A., SHUKURLAEVA, SH. KH. Rate of convergence of random sums of random vectors to MarshallOlkin distribution. Stability Problems for Stochastic Models (Moscow, 1987), Journal of Soviet Mathematics, Vol. 47, No. 5 (1989), pp. 2681  2684.
VOLODIN, N. A., UMAROV, A. YU., SHUKURLAEVA, SH. KH. Characterization properties of a multidimensional exponential distribution and their stability. Stability Problems for Stochastic Models (Varna, 1985), Journal of Soviet Mathematics. Vol. 47, No. 1 (1989), pp. 2299  2302.
AZLAROV, T. A., VOLODIN, N. A. Two estimates of the closeness of distributions with monotone failure rates to an exponential distribution. Serdica, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1983, pp. 218  222.
AZLAROV, T. A., VOLODIN, N. A. On the discrete analog of MarshallOlkin's distribution. Stability Problems for Stochastic Models. Lecture Notes in Mathhematics, Vol. 982, Springer, Berlin  New York, 1983, pp. 17  23.
AZLAROV, T. A., VOLODIN, N. A. Laws of large numbers for identically distributed Banachspace valued random variables. Theory of Probability and its Applications, Vol. XXVI, No. 3 (1981), pp. 573  580.