Directors of NIASRA and the research centres

Professor Marijka Batterham
Director, NIASRA, Data and Decision Science Network (DDSN), Statistical Consulting Centre
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Senior Professor Brian Cullis
Director, Centre for Biometrics and Data Science for Sustainable Primary Industries
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Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie
Director, Centre for Environmental Informatics
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Senior Professor David Steel
Director, Centre for Sample Survey Methodology
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Professor Alberto Nettel-Aguirre
Director, Centre for Health and Social Analytics
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Dr Michael Bertolacci (Research Fellow)

Dr Matthew Berryman (Statistical Computing Support)

Dr Carole Birrell (Senior Lecturer)
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Dr David Butler (Principal Research Fellow)

Dr Beverley Gogel (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr David Gunawan (Lecturer) 

Nicholas Lambert (Associate Research Fellow)

Christopher Lisle (Research Fellow)

Dr Andrew Zammit Mangion (ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer)
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Dr Ky Mathews (Senior Research Fellow)

Luke Mazur (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Aidan McGarty (Associate Research Fellow)

Jess Meza (Associate Research Fellow)

Dr Matt Moores (Lecturer)

Dr Pauline O'Shaughnessy (Lecturer)

Dr Ramethaa Pirathiban (Research Fellow)

Dr Alison Smith (Principal Research Fellow)

Dr Thomas Suesse (Senior Lecturer)
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Bradley Wakefield (Statistical Consultant)

Lu Wang (Associate Research Fellow) 

Amie Simmons (Administrative Assistant)

Karin Karr (Administrative Assistant)

Dr Yi Cao (IT Technical Officer)

 

Dr Margo Barr (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Professor Raymond Chambers (Honorary Professorial Fellow)
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Dr James Chipperfield (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Associate Professor Robert Clark (Honorary Principal Fellow)
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Dr Pam Davy (Honorary Senior Fellow)

Dr William Gross (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Chandra Gulati (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Professor Steve Haslett (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Diane Hindmarsh (Honorary Fellow)

Dr Craig McLaren (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Associate Professor Anne Porter (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Mossemet Kamrun Nesa (Honorary Fellow)

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Professor John Rayner (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Mohammad Reza (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Siu-Ming Tam (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Emi Tanaka (Honorary Fellow)
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Professor Robin Thompson (Honorary Fellow)

Professor Olivier Thas (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Professor Mark Tranmer (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Virginia Wheway (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Chong You (Honorary Fellow)

Dr Bohai Zhang (Honorary Research Fellow)

Laura Cartwright - Emulation For Spatio-Temporal Sensitivities With Application To Atmospheric Transport Models
Supervisor: Andrew Zammit Mangion and Nicholas Deutscher

David Hughes - The design of factorial experiments using a model-based approach
Supervisors: Brian Cullis and Alison Smith

Josh Jacobson - Statistical Methods to Predict Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fluxes
Supervisor: Noel Cressie and Andrew Zammit Mangion

Monique Jordan - Statistical Models and Tools for Single Step Genomic Selection in Multi-environment Plant Breeding Trials
Supervisors: Brian Cullis and Alison Smith

Victoria Leaver - Theoretical and Practical Extensions of Methods for Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Survey Sampling
Supervisor: Carole Birrell, Robert Clark and Pavel Krivitsky

Christopher Lisle - Improving the accuracy of estimated breeding values in outcrossing plant species
Supervisors: Alison Smith, Brian Cullis and Carole Birrell 

Luke Mazur - Computational Methods for the Analysis of 'Big Data' - Linear Mixed Model With Application to Genomics
Supervisors: Brian Cullis, Thomas Suesse, Emi Tanaka and David Butler

Wei Mi - A case study of synthetic longitudinal data
Supervisor: Pauline O'Shaughnessy and Yan-Xia Lin

Alan Pearse - Statistical Aggregation of Remote Sensing Data for Atmospheric Inversion of CO2
Supervisor: Noel Cressie, David Gunawan and Andrew Zammit Mangion

Jesse Rand - Statistical Models and Tools for Single Step Genome-wide Association and Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis for Multi-environment Plant Breeding Trials
Supervisor: Brian Cullis, Beverley Gogel and Hannah Robinson

Matthew Sainsbury-Dale - Long-and-Short-Term-Memory and Focused Bayesian Inference for Spatio-Temporal Models
Supervisor: Noel Cressie and Andrew Zammit Mangion

Quan Vu - Deep statistical models with applications to environmental data
Supervisor: Andrew Zammit Mangion, Noel Cressie and Matt Moores

Bradley Wakefield - Data Privacy and Data Utility - Data Masking Schemes and Their Applications
Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin,  Andrew Zammit Mangion and Pauline O'Shaughnessy

Fui Chee Woon - Associations of Maternal Vitamin D Status and Feeding Practices with the Development of Allergic Diseases and Malnutrition among Infants in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Supervisor: Marijka Batterham and Yit Siew Chin

2020

Ma Yue - Investigating attribute risk associated with noise-multiplied microdata and noise-infused tabular data, and constructing linkage error model for probabilistically-linked data
Principle Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin


2018

Georgina Davies - Statistical Kernel Principal Components Analysis
Supervisor: Noel Cressie

Nesa Mossamet - Multivariate Small Area Estimation for Health Indicators
Principle Supervisor: Robert Clark


2017

James Dawber - Advancements in M-quantile estimation
Supervisors: Ray Chambers and Thomas Suesse

Martin Murphy - Non-response in Australian education surveys
Supervisors: David Steel and Carole Birrell


2016

Margo Barr - Quality issues in multipurpose ongoing population health surveys
Supervisors: David Steel and Carole Birrell

Sumonkanti Das - Robust Inference in Poverty Mapping
Supervisors: Ray Chambers and David Steel

Shen Wang - Variational Inference Machines for Semiparametric Regression
Supervisors: Matt Wand and David Steel


2015

John Carmody - Driving with dementia: obstacles and solutions
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Sayne Mam Dalton - Characterising whole grains in nutrition research and practice
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Payam Mokhtarian Dehkordi - Outlier Robust Bounded Bootstrap Small Area Estimation
Principal Supervisor: Raymond Chambers, Co-Supervisor: Thomas Suesse

Carson Drummond - Financial Time Series Analysis and the Hilbert-Huang Transform
Supervisors: Pam Davy and Chandra Gulati

Sasiwimon Iwsakul - The Design of Adaptive Clinical Trials
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Luise Lago - Imputation of Household Survey Data using Mixed Models
Principal Supervisor: Robert Clark, Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers


2014

Bothaina Bukhatwa - Improving mathematics education in the Middle East: A focus on technology, learning design and professional development

Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter

Maria Chan - Nutritional Factors and Clinical Outcomes of Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease (Implications for practice from researching the practice framework)
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Maman Fathurrohman - Creating and Modifying Mathematical Learning Resources and Learning Designs for use in Developing Countries
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter

Mohammed Aba Oud - The Dynamics of Oil Prices and Valuation of Oil Derivatives
Co-Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin


2013

Ali Hamed Algarni - Comparing Worked Examples and Problem-Solving Methods in Teaching Mathematics to ESL Students at Tertiary Level
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter, Co-Supervisor: Carole Birrell

Alexandra Burden - Zone Issues in the Analysis of Small Area Health Data
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Anne Porter

Diane Hindmarsh - Small Area Estimation for Health Surveys
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers

Jinda Kongcharoen - Statistical Explorations of Gene Structure and Its Correlation with Gene Expression and Function
Principal Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin

Chaiwat Kosapattarapim - Improving Volatility Forecasting of GARCH Models: Applications to Daily Returns in Emerging Stock Markets
Principal Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin, Co-Supervisor: Chandra Gulati

Sarah Neville - Elaborate Distribution Semiparametric Regression via Mean Field Variational Bayes
Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers


2012

Norhayati Baharun - Improving Students Learning of Statistics: The Impact of Web-based Learning Support on Student Outcomes
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter

Rebecca Hudson - Modelling Secondary Mathematics Teacher's Use and Non Use of Technology in Teaching
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter

Wilford Molefe - Sample Design for Small Area Estimation
Principal Supervisor: Robert Clark

Elizabeth Neale - Food or Nutrients? A Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficacy of Increased Fish and Long Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplement Consumption in the Context of Metabolic Health
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Deborah Nolan-Clark - Exposing the Position of Dairy Products on Health in the Context of Obesity and Gut Health: Implications for Research and Practice
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Heni Puspaningrum - Pairs Trading Using Cointegration Approach
Principal Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin

Mohammad Namazi Rad - What Level Should We Use in Small Area Estimation?
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers

Klairung Samart - Analysis of Probabilistically Linked Data
Principal Supervisor: Raymond Chambers, Co-Supervisor: David Steel


2011

Loai Mahmoud Alzoubi - Adaptive Inference and Design for Multistage Surveys
Principal Supervisor: Robert Clark, Co-Supervisor: David Steel

James Chipperfield - Split Questionnaire Designs and Missing Data in Multi-Level Models
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Robert Clark

2020

Professor Sally Cripps, School of Mathematics and Statistics and Director of the DARE Centre, University of Sydney


2019

Professor Peter Diggle, Distinguished Professor, Lancaster University and Health Data Research UK

Professor Olivier Thas, Professor of Biostatistics Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics (I-Biostat) Hasselt University (Belgium), Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling Ghent University (Belgium)

Professor Angela Wade, Director, Centre for Applied Statistics Courses University College London, Institute of Child Health


2018

Mirko Draca, Associate Professor Department of Economics, University of Warwick

Dr Hsin-Cheng Huang, Research Fellow at Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica Taiwan

Dr Petra Kuhnert, Research Statistician, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Dr Renate Meyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics, University of Auckland

Dr Liuhua Peng, Lecturer in Statistics, University of Melbourne

Professor Olivier Thas, Professor of Biostatistics, Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics (I-Biostat), Hasselt University (Belgium), Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Ghent University (Belgium)

Mark Tranmer, Professor of Quantitative Social Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK


2017

Associate Professor Olivier Thas, Department of Applied Mathematics, Biometrics and Process Control, Ghent University

Professor Christopher John Skinner, London School of Economics and Political Science

Professor Alfred Stein, Institute of Statistical Science, Professor in Spatial Statistics and Image Analysis, University of Twente, Netherlands


2016

Dr Cecile Hardouin, Maitre de Conferences, Team MODAL’X, Universite Paris Quest

Dr Hsin-Cheng Huang, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica

Professor Martina Morris, Professor of Sociology and Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle

Professor Chris Skinner, London School of Economics and Political Science

Associate Professor Olivier Thas, Department of Applied Mathematics, Biometrics and Process Control, Ghent University

Dr Mark Tranmer, Social Sciences, University of Manchester (UK), Social and Political Sciences University of Glasgow (UK)

Associate Professor Eun-Hye Enki Yoo, Department of Geology,State University of New York at Buffalo


2015

Professor Roberto Benedetti, University of Chieti-Pescara Italy

Assistant Professor Ivor Cribben, Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta

Professor Dani Gamerman, Professor of Statistics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Professor Thomas Lumley, University of Auckland

Frederica Piersimoni, Italian National Institute

Associate Professor Olivier Thas, Department of Applied Mathematics, Biometrics and Process Control, Ghent University

Dr Nikos Tzavidis, Social Sciences, University of Southampton

Professor Li-Chun Zhang, Professor of Social Statistics, University of Southampton


2014

Dr Pamela Campanelli, United Kingdom

Assistant Prof. Edward Cripps, University of Western Australia

Prof. Peter Diggle, Lancaster University

Dr Jay ver Hoef, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Prof. Bimal Sinha, University System of Maryland Research Mathematical Statistician, US Census Bureau

A/Prof. Olivier Thas, Ghent University Belgium

Prof. Chris Wikle, University of Missouri


2013

Dr Amy Braverman, NASA

Dr Pamela Campanelli, United Kingdom

Dr Fabrizio Ruggeri, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Milan Italy

Prof. Matthias Schonlau, University of Waterloo, Canada

A/Prof. Olivier Thas, Ghent University Belgium

Prof. Soujin Wang, Texas A & M


2012

Professor Roberto Benedetti, G. d'Annunzio University, Italy - 10 December - 5 March

Federica Piersimoni, G. d'Annunzio University, Italy - 10 December - 5 March

Dr Natalie Shlomo, University of Southampton, UK - April

Dr Jorg Dreschsler, Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg Germany - May

Prof Muhammad Hanif, Lahore University, Pakistan - June


2011

Dr James Brown, University of Southampton, UK - 17 July - 13 August

Professor Roberto Benedetti, G.d'Annunzio University, Italy - 10 December - 5 March

Federica Piersimoni, G.d'Annunzio University, Italy - 10 December - 5 March


2010

Assistant Professor Jaroslaw Harezlak, University of Indiana, USA - 6 March - 21 March

Jeffrey Goldsmith, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, School of Public Health, Baltimore USA - 25 May - 25 June

Professor Suojin Wang, Texas A&M University, USA - 7 June - 29 June

Professor Raazesh Sainudiin, University of Canterbury, UK - 10 June - 30 July

Dr Kim-Anh Do, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, USA -10 July - 18 July

Dr Byuong UK Kang, - 26 July - 6 August

Dr James Brown, University of Southampton, UK - 18 July - 21 August

Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie, The Ohio State University, USA - 25 October - 27 October

Jiguo Cao, AUSCAN Scholar Tour, 24 October - 2 November

Professor David Balding, University College London, UK, 15th November - 3rd December

Dr Kim-Anh Do, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, USA 13 December - 17 December


2009

Professor Takakazu Sugiyama, Chuo University, Tokyo Japan - 16.01.2009 to 25.01.2009

Dr Christel Faes, University of Hasselt, Belgium - 05.03.2009 - 02.04.2009

Professor Douglas Simpson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,USA - 10.04.2009 to 20.05.2009

Professor Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University, CO - 16.05.2009 - 06.06.2009

Associate Professor Mary Meyer, Colorado State University, CO - 16.05.2009 - 06.06.2009

Professor Anoop Chaturvedi, University of Allahabad, India - 28.05.2009 - 10.07.2009

Dr James Brown, University of Southampton, UK - 19.07.2009 - 14.08.2009

Dr Mark Tranmer, University of Manchester, UK - 18.09.2009 - 02.10.2009

Dr Craig McLaren, Office for National Statistics, UK - 10.11.2009 - 22.11.2009


2008

Dr Mark Tranmer, Centre for Census and Survey Research,The University of Manchester, UK - 21.12.2007 to 15.12.2007

Dr James Brown, University of Southampton, UK - 16.12.2007 to 15.01.2008

Dr Milorad Kovacevic, Statistics Canada - 26.12.2007 to 31.03.2008

Distinguished Professor Ray Carroll, Texas A&M University, USA - 01.07.2008 to 03.07.2008

Professor Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University, USA - 29.07.2008

A/Professor Jerry Reiter, Duke University, USA - 07.08.2008 to 10.08.2008

Professor Fiona Steele, Centre for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol, UK - 14.07.08

Dr Nick Longford, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain - 30.08.08 to 03.09.08

Professor Li Chun Zhang, Stats Norway - 19.10.08 to 31.10.08

Dr Mark Tranmer, Centre for Census and Survey Research, The University of Manchester, UK - 22.11.2008 to 20.12.2008

Professor Brian Francis, Centre for Applied Statistics, Lancaster University, UK - 25.11.2008 to 5.12.2008