Dr. Purna Gamage

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Kirby 117A

Email: gamageps ‘at’



  •  BsC in 2013 (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
  • MsC. in Statistics in 2015(Texas Tech University, Texas)
  • PhD in Mathematics in 2018 (Texas Tech University, Texas)

Research Interests: Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling, Spatial Data Analysis, Ecological Statistics.

Dissertation: A Model Based Data Fusion Algorithm using Bayesian Hierarchal Modeling for Density Estimation of Rare Species (published in the Library)

Journal Publications:

Greg Pavur, Philip Gipson, , John Baccus, Purna Gamage, Souparno Ghosh, Colton Laws, Manuel Deleon. “Status of swift foxes (Vulpes velox) in Texas, The Southwestern Naturalist.

Journal Publications in Preparation:

Purna Gamage, Souparno Ghosh, Greg Pavur, Philip Gipson. “A Model Based Data Fusion Algorithm using Bayesian Hierarchal Modeling for Density Estimation of Rare Species”, JABES

Classes: Topics in Statistics (prep class for Actuarial Exam P, Fall 2018), Calculus (Spring 2019), Elementary Probability and Statistics (Spring 2019)

Personal Interests: Reading, Traveling, Cooking, Movies

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