Our People

Wanhua Su

Associate Professor, Statistics

PhD (Waterloo), M.Sc. (NUS), B.Sc. (ECNU)

5-107J, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Su received her B.Sc. in Applied Math from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China; M.Sc. in Statistics from the National University of Singapore, Singapore; Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Waterloo, Canada. After her study, Dr. Su came to Edmonton to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. She became a full-time instructor at MacEwan University on July 1, 2010. She teaches statistics. Dr. Su’s research interests include data mining, multivariate analysis, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methodology. She enjoys collaborating researchers from other disciplines.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Data Mining, multivariate analysis, biostatistics, Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)

Teaching and Research Interests

Courses taught:

  • STAT 141
  • STAT 151
  • STAT 252
  • STAT 265
  • STAT 266
  • STAT 314
  • STAT 372

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Ing, E., Su, W., Schonlau, M., & Torun, N. (2019). Support Vector Machines and logistic regression to predict temporal artery biopsy outcomes. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 54(1), 116-118.

Ing, E. B., Miller, N. R., Nguyen, A., Su, W., Bursztyn, L. L., Poole, M., ... & Muladzanov, A. (2019). Neural network and logistic regression diagnostic prediction models for giant cell arteritis: development and validation. Clinical Ophthalmology (Auckland, NZ), 13, 421.

Lamb, T., Punithakumar, K., Hareendranathan, A., Su, W., Choy, M., Noga, M., ... & Becher, H. (2018). Multiview 3D fusion echocardiography using a novel transducer and respiratory tracking technique: First results in humans. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 31(6), : 1-172.

Yuan, Y., Su, W., & Zhu, M. (2015). Threshold-free measures for assessing the performance of medical screening tests. Frontiers in Public Health, 3, 57.

Su, W., Yuan, Y., & Zhu, M. (2015, September). A relationship between the average precision and the area under the roc curve. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on The Theory of Information Retrieval. 349-352.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships


  • MacEwan Teaching and Innovation Fund, 2020
  • MacEwan USRI (for Dylan Miller), June–September 2020
  • MacEwan Open Textbook Fellowship Grant, 2019-2021
  • MacEwan USRI (for Dan Richard), co-supervise with Dr. Karen Buro, May–August 2018
  • MacEwan RSACAF, 2017 

Boards / Committees

  • Member of Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)