Said Maanan

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Said Maanan pursued a BSc in Applied Economics at the Mohammed V University, and an MSc in Applied Statistics at Jiangsu University. He joined The Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland as a PhD student during 2015. He is doing his research under the supervision of Dr Ciprian Giurcaneanu.

Research | Current

Said is currently working on improving the estimation methods related to graphical models representing the conditional independence structure of multivariate, stationary time series.

Teaching | Current

Computer lab tutoring (Satistics). The University of Auckland, New Zealand.


  • 2015-2018 : Received University of Auckland Department of Statistics Doctoral Scholarship.
  • 2013-2014 : Received Chinese Government Scholarship : Billateral Program.
  • 2012-2013 : Awarded distinction at Mohammed V University for BSc in Applied Economics.


  • PhD candidate.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)