Dr. Michael Gallaugher

Dr. Michael Gallaugher
Assistant Professor of Statistical Science
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Assistant Professor of Statistical Science


  • Ph.D., Statistics, McMaster University, 2020
  • M.S., Statistics, McMaster University, 2017
  • B.S., Statistics, McMaster University, 2015

CV for Dr. Michael Gallaugher


I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I recently completed my Ph.D. at McMaster University, where I held a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and worked under the supervision of Dr. Paul McNicholas. While awaiting the start of my position at Baylor in January, I currently hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research council of Canada. My research interests are primarily in the area of clustering and classification, which is the foundation of machine learning. I am particularly interested in clustering techniques for matrix data, and during my postdoctoral fellowship I have looked at extensions to tensor variate (multi-way) data. Other topics of interest include clustering techniques for mixed type data, clickstream data, very high dimensional data, cluster weighted models, and outlier detection in clustering. Outside of academia, I enjoy playing several musical instruments including piano, violin, and pipe organ, as well as playing golf and tennis. I very much look forward to being at Baylor!

Selected Publications

Gallaugher, M. P. B. and McNicholas, P. D. (2020), `Mixtures of skewed matrix variate bilinear factor analyzers'. Advances in Data Analysis and Classification,14, 415-434.

Gallaugher, M.P.B. and McNicholas, P.D. (2019), `On fractionally-supervised classification: Weight selection and extension to the multivariate t-distribution', Journal of Classification, 36(2), 232{265.

Gallaugher, M.P.B and McNicholas, P.D. (2019), `Three skewed matrix variate distributions', Statistics and Probability Letters, 145, 103{109.

Morton, R.W., Sata, K., Gallaugher, M.P.B., Oikawa, S.Y., McNicholas, P.D., Fujita, S. and Phillips, S.M. (2018), `Muscle androgen receptor content but not systemic hormones is associated with resistance training-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy in healthy, young men', Frontiers in Physiology, 9, 1373.

Gallaugher, M.P.B. and McNicholas, P.D. (2018), `Finite mixtures of skewed matrix variate distributions', Pattern Recognition, 80, 83{93.

Gallaugher, M.P.B. and McNicholas, P.D. (2017), Discussion of `Random-projection ensemble classification' by Cannings and Samworth, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B, 79(4), 1011{1012.

Gallaugher, M.P.B. and McNicholas, P.D. (2017), `A matrix variate skew-t distribution', Stat, 6(1), 160{170.

Gallaugher M., Canty A.J., Paterson A.D. (2016), `Factors associated with heterogeneity in microarray gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from large pedigrees.', BMC Proceedings, 10(7), 91{95.

Buzano, M., Dancer, A.S., Gallaugher, M., Wang, M. (2015), `Non-Khler expanding Ricci solitons, Einstein metrics, and exotic cone structures', Pacific Journal of Mathematics, 273(2), 369{394.