Hélène Massam

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Hélène Menexia Massam is a Canadian statistician known for her research on the Wishart distribution and on graphical models. She is a professor of mathematics and statistics at York University.[1][2]

Massam earned a bachelor's degree from McGill University in 1971. She stayed on at McGill for graduate studies, earning a master's degree in 1973 and completing her doctorate in 1977.[2] Her dissertation, Mathematical Programming with Cones, was supervised by Sanjo Zlobec.[3]

In 2008 Massam was named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics "for contributions to Wishart distributions and to graphical models".[2][4]


  1. ^ Faculty, York University Mathematics and Statistics, retrieved 2018-02-10
  2. ^ a b c "Alumnotes" (PDF), McGill News: 51–52, Winter 2008–2009
  3. ^ Hélène Massam at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ 2008 IMS Fellows Named, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, retrieved 2018-02-10