Edward Susko

Killam Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics
Dalhousie University


Telephone: (902) 494-8865
Fax : (902) 494-5130
Office: Room 202 in the Chase Building
mail: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
         Dalhousie University
         Halifax, Nova Scotia
         Canada B3H 4R2

My main research interests are in computational biology and bioinformatics with a particular emphasis on statistical issues in molecular evolution. I am also interested, more generally, in statistical inference and applications.

Representative publications include

- Wang, H., Susko, E. and Roger, A.J.(2014). An amino acid substitution-selection model adjusts residue fitness to improve phylogenetic estimation. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 31:779--792.

- Susko, E. (2014). Tests for Two Trees using Likelihood Methods. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 31:1029--1039.

- Susko, E. (2013). Likelihood ratio tests with boundary constraints using data-dependent degrees of freedom. Biometrika. 100:1019--1023.

- Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2013). Problems with estimation of ancestral frequencies under stationary models. Systematic Biology. 62:330--338.

- Zou, L., Susko, E. Field, C. and Roger, A.J.(2012). Fitting Nonstationary General-time-reversible Models to Obtain Edge-lengths and Frequencies for the Barry-Hartigan Model. Systematic Biology. 61:927--940.

- Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2012). The Probability of Correctly Resolving a Split as an Experimental Design Criterion in Phylogenetics. Systematic Biology. 61:811--821.

- Susko, E. (2011). Improved Least Squares Topology Testing and Estimation. Systematic Biology. 60:668--675.

- Wu, J. and Susko, E. (2011). A Test for Heterotachy Using Multiple Pairs of Sequences. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 28:1661--1673.

- Susko, E. (2010). First-Order correct bootstrap support adjustments for splits that allow hypothesis testing when using maximum likelihood estimation. Molecular Biology and Evolution.27:1621--1629.

- Wu, J. and Susko, E. (2010). Phylogenies can be inferred through pairwise sequence comparisons for most general time reversible models. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 263:587--589.

- Wang, H., Susko, E. and Roger, A.J. (2009). PROCOV: maximum likelihood estimation of protein phylogeny under covarion models. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 9:225.

- Wu, J. and Susko, E. (2009). General Heterotachy and Distance Method Adjustments. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 26:2689--2697.

- Susko, E. (2009). Bootstrap Support is Not First Order Correct. Systematic Biology. 58:211--233.