Lasanthi Watagoda


  • Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale


  • Statistical Learning
  • Regression
  • Variable Selection
  • Bootstraps
  • Predictions


About Lasanthi Pelawa-Watagoda:

I joined the Appalachian state University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in August 2017. My research interests lie in the fields of Linear Regression, Variable Selection, Prediction Intervals and the Bootstrap. The goal of my recent research work is to develop methods for inference after variable selection. The regression model uses several predictor variables to predict a response variable. Variable selection attempts to choose a subset of the predictor variables without any important loss of information. A prediction interval gives an interval of reasonable values for a future value of the response variable given fixed values of the predictor variables. Prediction regions use for bootstrap hypothesis tests. I am interested in Actuarial science as well.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Mathematical Sciences

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2867

Fax: (828) 265-8617

Office address
340 Walker Hall