New Faculty Welcome: Sherwin Cedeno


The Department of Statistics is excited to welcome several new faculty members in the fall of 2020. Each week as we approach the start of the semester, we'll introduce one of them with a little bit of background about their interests. Today we would like to welcome:

Sherwin Cedeno

Sherwin Peter Cedeno is currently a Lecturer of Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He is a native of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

He started his formal education at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in Astrophysics. He returned to Trinidad and Tobago in 2010 and attended the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Physics and his Master’s Degree in Statistics. Sherwin will earn his PhD in Statistics later in 2020 from the University of the West Indies. His work focused on Multiple Hypothesis Testing procedures and improvements in false discovery rates in high dimensional data. During his doctoral training he became very interested in genetics, infectious disease dynamics, and the application of Mathematical analysis to these problems.

He has received both onsite and online training from the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge, the Wellcome Genome Campus, and the World Health Organisation on Molecular Phylogenetics, Computational Molecular Evolution, and a host of advanced courses on bacterial genomes, severe acute respiratory infections, infectious diseases and pandemics. Additionally he has received online training in several areas of Teaching & Learning, Ethics, Psychology and Neuroplasticity from Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University, Monash University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Leeds, and the University of Reading.

Sherwin is a very committed and passionate teacher who believes that every student can learn stereotypically complicated ideas and concepts. Apart from academic work he is interested in hiking, logging trails using G.P.S., photography, classical music, and cooking.