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Biography

During my career I have had significant administrative responsibilities that have reduced the time available for research. For example I was:

President of the N.S.W. Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia from March 2002 to March 2004, and Council Member from March 1995 to March 1998 and March 1999 to 2006;

Foundation Head of the Department of Applied Statistics at the University of Wollongong from January 1993 to December 1995;

Foundation Head of the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics at the University of Wollongong from July 1997 to June 2000;

Coordinator of the Data Interpretation and Financial Analysis Program within the Institute of Mathematical Modelling and Computer Systems for 2001, Faculty of Informatics Faculty Research Committee Chair Autumn session 2002 and Director of the Institute of Mathematical Modelling and Computational Systems for 2002 and 2003, all substantive research management positions at the University of Wollongong;

Head of the Statistics discipline at the University of Newcastle from my appointment here in February 2006.

As Statistics Area Editor of the Journal Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences I have published in my 'own' journal to support it. Similarly I have edited and published in proceedings of local/small workshops that I helped organise. The main goal here was to support early career and local researchers, not unnecessarily inflate my own output.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wollongong, 17/05/1995
  • Master of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney, 31/12/1971
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney, 31/12/1968

Research

Research keywords

  • goodness of fit
  • nonparametric statistics

Research expertise

My areas of research expertise are goodness of fit (statistical model assessment) and nonparametric statistics (that makes minimal modelling assumptions). I have published prolifically with quality publishers and in quality journals, including Chapman & Hall/CRC, Oxford University Press, Biometrika, Biometrics, Technometrics, Statistics and Probability Letters, and Communications in Statistics. My publications include over 110 articles in refereed journals, book chapters, conference proceedings and encyclopedias, four significant co-editorships and five books.

In goodness of fit I have written over 40 articles for refereed journals, book chapters, conference proceedings and encyclopedias. Recently an anonymous reviewer of a journal submission said of the 1989 Smooth Tests of Goodness of Fit published by Oxford University Press: the seminal work by Rayner and Best on smooth goodness-of-fit tests (reflected in their monograph as well as numerous joint papers) basically reinvigorated and redefined the previously comatose area of goodness-of-fit. I am currently preparing a second edition of this book. Some 1200 copies of the first edition have been sold. The main contribution is an optimal method of statistical model assessment that can be applied to virtually any statistical model. It provides a method for deriving new tests of fit, and a standard against which any new procedure should be compared. It has been the springboard for much new research.

I was invited to give a plenary presentation to an international workshop on goodness of fit in Paris in May 2000. I have also accepted invitations to write review articles in this, and related areas, for the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences and the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

In nonparametric statistics with John Best I have co-authored two books, A Contingency Table Approach to Nonparametric Testing, and Nonparametrics for Sensory Science: A More Informative Approach. We have also written over 30 articles for refereed journals, book chapters, conference proceedings and encyclopedias. We have pioneered a generic approach that generates penetrating new nonparametric data analysis techniques. For experimental designs where there are known nonparametric tests, the approach generates extensions of these tests. For designs where previously there were no nonparametric tests, the approach generates a suite of tests that give a detailed and informative scrutiny of the data.

An invited joint presentation (with John Best) on some of this material was given to the NSW Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia in July 1999.

I gave an invited plenary address to the New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium at Massey University in December 2001.

I was for ten years the Statistics Editor of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, and am currently a member of their editorial board, as I am for the Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice.

I have served on the International Organizing or Advisory Committees for six International Conferences on Statistics, Combinatorics and Related Areas between 2001 and 2006. These were held at Wollongong (I was one of the editors of the Proceedings of this conference), Allahabad, India, Southern Maine, USA, Lucknow, India, Auburn, Alabama, USA and at Lisbon in 2006.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010400Statistics70
140300Econometrics20
080200Computation Theory And Mathematics10

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Statistics Area Editor (1998 to 2006) - Journal Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences
  • Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice

Learned Academy.

  • President, March 2002 - March 2004, Council Member, balance of 2001 to 2006. - N.S.W. Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia

Invitations

Invited plenary speaker
New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium, New Zealand (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2001
Faculty of Science at the Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology , Australia (External Reviewer - Programs.)
2007

Administrative

Administrative expertise

At the University of Wollongong I successfully headed both the Department of Applied Statistics and the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, both for three years from their difficult beginnings. In the former I oversaw a period of steady growth of student numbers and in the research achievement of my colleagues.

When the Departments of Applied Statistics and Mathematics were combined into the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics I was appointed foundation Head, with the brief that the new School had to shed seven staff. Ultimately four of 20 plus academic positions were lost as opportunities were found to service growth areas to replace previously serviced areas in decline. This was done while maintaining morale and enabling staff to remain focused on producing quality outcomes in both research and teaching.

Since joining the University of Newcastle I have been head of the discipline of Statistics.

During 2003 I was the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service at the University of Wollongong. Since joining the University of Newcastle I successfully lobbied for new funding for the Statistical Support Service. The Service has been reorganised and revitalised.

Demonstrably I have positively influenced the research culture of my statistics colleagues. At the University of Wollongong in 2001 I was Coordinator of the Data Interpretation and Financial Analysis Program, one of five programs within the Institute of Mathematical Modelling and Computer Systems, and later Director of the Institute in 2002 and 2003. I was Chair of the Faculty of Informatics Faculty Research Committee during autumn session 2002.

Since joining the University of Newcastle I have served on the Leaders and Deputies Committee of the ARC Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control.

In March 2002 I gave a well-received presentation On Building an Academic Research Profile (see http://www.math.uow.edu.au/research/docs/rprofile.pdf). This was attended by over 40 academics and researchers from across the University.

I have served on the Council of the NSW Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia for a decade from 1995. From March 2002 to March 2004 I was President of the Branch, the biggest and arguably the most important branch of the Society. As a consequence of my presidency the branch adopted better financial practices and took on new initiatives in providing services to members. For example, one initiative was to replace the awarding of prizes and scholarships, at a considerable and variable recurrent cost, with a Postgraduate Awards event. In this event research students from each university in the state make 20 minute presentations on their research, for cash and other prizes. Since 2003 this has been a sponsored event and run at a profit to the Branch.

I was an external reviewer for the Faculty of Science at the Queensland University of Technology for a new undergraduate course, the Bachelor of Mathematics, and an international reviewer for the National Science Foundation of USA in 2005.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

I have extensive experience that includes:

  • nearly four decades of lecturing the full gamut of statistics courses - service and mainstream courses, large and small classes, remedial to postgraduate students;
  • marking Higher School Certificate examinations in both Australia and New Zealand, and Moderator of the New Zealand Higher School Certificate Bursaries Mathematics with Statistics paper 1990 and 1991; and
  • publishing advice on statistical and mathematical education at a variety of levels.

I have written several articles about learning statistics. They demonstrate that I have been thinking and writing about student learning for some time, and doing so at a level that is of considerable interest to my peers. My first published book was advice to Higher School Certificate students in New Zealand on project writing. At that time, in the late 1980s, project work contributed 20% to the assessment of the New Zealand Bursaries paper Mathematics with Statistics. Over 3,000 copies were sold. I wrote a parallel book for honours and thesis students. That book has been used at Otago University since I wrote it, and at Wollongong University since my arrival there in 1992. In 2000 I made this material available over the web (http://www.math.uow.edu.au/students/current/writing_02.pdf).

I was Education Officer of the New Zealand Statistical Association (1987-1990) and was Secretary of the Local Organising Committee for the International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 3) Dunedin, New Zealand, August 1990. This event was attended by over 600 mainly international delegates.

I initiated and have jointly edited a special Statistical Education edition of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences that appeared in 2003.

My experience and focus on student learning enabled me to promote an environment of quality student learning during my two headships at the University of Wollongong. For individuals I did this in a variety of ways, including a peer mentoring scheme, individual counselling, a local workshop I organised that focused on the School's Award Winning Teachers, and following its success, a similar Inspiring Teaching workshop I organised for the NSW Branch of the Australian Statistical Society. During my headship of the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, three staff won teaching awards, two at Faculty level and one at national level.

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Publications

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Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Rayner JC, Thas O, Best DJ, Smooth Tests of Goodness of Fit: Using R, John Wiley & Sons (Asia), Singapore, 272 (2009) [A3]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2005Rayner JCW, Best DJ, Brockhoff PB, Rayner GD, Nonparametrics For Sensory Science: A More Informative Approach, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, United States of America, 175 (2005) [A1]
2001Rayner JCW, Best DJ, A Contingency Table Approach to Nonparametric Testing., Chapman & Hall/CRC, 256 (2001) [A1]

Chapter (8 outputs)

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2003Rayner JCW, 'Generalised correlations and Simpson''s paradox', Lecture notes in statistics; an easy learning approach, Modelling and Simulation Research, Penrith, NSW, Australia 63-73 (2003) [B2]
2003Rayner JCW, 'More informative new nonparametric testing for important experimental designs', Lecture notes in statistics; an easy learning approach, Modelling and Simulation Research, Penrith, NSW, Australia 157-171 (2003) [B2]
2003Rayner JCW, 'Extended analysis for ranked data with ties', Lecture notes in statistics; an easy learning approach, Modelling and Simulation Research, Penrith, NSW, Australia 193-201 (2003) [B2]
2002Rayner JCW, 'Partially Parametric Testing', , Birkhauser, Boston, 423-431 (2002) [B1]
2002Rayner JCW, 'Testing Equality of Corresponding Variances from Multiple Covariance Matrices', , World Scientific Press, Singapore, 157-166 (2002) [B1]
2002Rayner JCW, 'Using Contingency Tables to Construct both Traditional and New Nonparametric Tests.', , World Scientific Press, Singapore, 247-257 (2002) [B1]
2002Rayner JCW, 'Chisquared Components as Tests of Fit for Discrete Distributions', , World Scientific Press, Singapore, 23-31 (2002) [B1]
2001Rayner JCW, 'Goodness-of-fit tests and diagnostics', , Elsevier, Adelaide, 6305-6310 (2001) [B1]
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Journal article (93 outputs)

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2014Best DJ, Rayner JCW, Allingham D, 'A note on formulae for CMH statistics for JAR data', Food Quality and Preference, 31 19-21 (2014) [C1]
2013Rayner JCW, Thas O, Pipelers P, Beh EJ, 'Calculating bivariate orthonormal polynomials by recurrence', AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, 55 15-24 (2013) [C1]
2013Rayner JCW, Best DJ, 'Extended Anova And Rank Transform Procedures', Australian & New Zealand Journal Of Statistics, 55 305-319 (2013) [C1]
2012Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Comparison of some tests of fit for the inverse Gaussian distribution', Advances in Decision Sciences, 2012 150303 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2012Thas O, Clement L, Rayner JC, Carvalho B, Van Criekinge W, 'An omnibus consistent adaptive percentile modified Wilcoxon rank sum test with applications in gene expression studies', Biometrics, 68 446-454 (2012) [C1]
2012Thas O, Best DJ, Rayner JC, 'Using orthogonal trend contrasts for testing ranked data with ordered alternatives', Statistica Neerlandica, 66 452-471 (2012) [C1]
2012Allingham D, Rayner JC, 'Testing equality of variances for multiple univariate normal populations', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 6 524-535 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: DAVID ALLINGHAM

2011De Boeck B, Thas O, Rayner JC, Best DJ, 'Generalised smooth tests for the generalised Pareto distribution', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 5 737-750 (2011) [C1]
2011Best DJ, Rayner JC, Allingham D, 'A statistical test for ranking data from partially balanced incomplete block designs', Journal of Sensory Studies, 26 81-84 (2011) [C1]
2011Rayner JC, Thas O, Best DJ, 'Smooth tests of goodness of fit', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 3 397-406 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2011De Boeck B, Thas O, Rayner JC, Best DJ, 'Smooth tests for the gamma distribution', Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 81 843-855 (2011) [C1]
2011Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Easily appled tests of fit for the Rayleigh distribution', Sankhya B - Applied and Interdisciplinary Statistics, 72 254-263 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2011Allingham D, Rayner JC, 'A nonparametric two-sample wald test of equality of variances', Advances in Decision Sciences, 2011 748580 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: DAVID ALLINGHAM

2010Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Four tests of fit for the beta-binomial distribution', Journal of Applied Statistics, 37 1547-1554 (2010) [C1]
2010Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Moment tests of fit for some discrete distributions with ecological applications', International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, 17 1-15 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2010Rippon PG, Rayner JC, 'Generalised score and Wald tests', Advances in Decision Sciences, 2010 Article ID 292013 (2010) [C1]
2009Thas O, Rayner JC, Best DJ, De Boeck D, 'Informative statistical analyses using smooth goodness of fit tests', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 3 705-733 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2009Rayner JC, Beh EJ, 'Towards a better understanding of correlation', Statistica Neerlandica, 63 324-333 (2009) [C1]
2009Rayner JC, Beh EJ, 'Components of Pearson's statistic for at least partially ordered m-way contingency tables', Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, 2009 1-9 (2009) [C1]
2009Rayner JC, Carolan AM, 'Partially parametric testing', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 3 735-750 (2009) [C1]
2009Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Anscombe's Tests of fit for the negative binomial distribution', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 3 555-565 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2009Rayner JC, Best DJ, Thas O, 'Generalised smooth tests of goodness of fit', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 3 665-679 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2009Rayner JC, Best DJ, Thas O, 'Guest editors', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 3 (2009) [C2]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2009Rayner JC, Thas O, Best DJ, 'Introduction to modern goodness of fit methods', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 3 537-541 (2009) [C3]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2008Rayner JC, Thas O, De Boeck B, 'A generalised Emerson recurrence relation', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 50 235-240 (2008) [C1]
2008Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'X-2 and its components as tests of normality for grouped data', Journal of Applied Statistics, 35 481-492 (2008) [C1]
2008Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Tests of fit for the logarithmic distribution', Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, 2008 463781 (2008) [C1]
2008Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Comparison of some tests of fit for the Laplace distribution', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 52 5338-5343 (2008) [C1]
2007Best DJ, Rayner JC, 'Chi-squared components for tests of fit and improved models for the grouped exponential distribution', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 51 3946-3954 (2007) [C1]
2007Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Comparison of five tests of fit for the extreme value distribution', Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 1 89-99 (2007) [C1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2007Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Goodness of fit for the zero-truncated Poisson distribution', Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 77 585-591 (2007) [C1]
2006Best DJ, Brockhoff PB, Rayner JCW, 'Tests for balanced incomplete block ranked data with ties', STATISTICA NEERLANDICA, 60 3-11 (2006) [C1]
2006Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Improved testing for the binomial distribution using chi-squared components with data-dependent cells', JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL COMPUTATION AND SIMULATION, 76 75-81 (2006) [C1]
2006Thas O, Best DJ, Rayner JC, 'Nonparametric analysis of blocked ordered categories data: some examples revisited', Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, 2006 (2006) [C1]
2005Thas O, Rayner JCW, 'Smooth tests for the zero-inflated poisson distribution', BIOMETRICS, 61 808-815 (2005) [C1]
2005Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Improved testing for the Poisson distribution using chisquared components with data dependent cells', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-SIMULATION AND COMPUTATION, 34 85-96 (2005) [C1]
2005Thas O, Rayner JCW, Best DJ, 'Tests for symmetry based on the one-sample Wilcoxon signed rank statistic', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-SIMULATION AND COMPUTATION, 34 957-973 (2005) [C1]
2005Rayner JCW, Thas O, 'More informative testing for bivariate symmetry', AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, 47 211-217 (2005) [C1]
2004Brockhoff PB, Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Partitioning Anderson's statistic for tied data', JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PLANNING AND INFERENCE, 121 93-111 (2004) [C1]
2004Brockhoff PB, Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'An application of extended analysis for ranked data with ties', AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, 46 197-204 (2004) [C1]
2003Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Tests of fit for the geometric distribution', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-SIMULATION AND COMPUTATION, 32 1065-1078 (2003) [C1]
2003Brockhoff PB, Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Using Anderson's statistic to compare distributions of consumer preference rankings', JOURNAL OF SENSORY STUDIES, 18 77-82 (2003)
2001Rayner GD, Rayner J, 'Power of the Neyman smooth tests for the uniform distribution', Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, 5 181-191 (2001) [C1]
2001Best DJ, Rayner J, 'Application of the Stuart test to sensory evaluation data', Food Quality and Preference, 12 353-357 (2001) [C1]
2001Carolan AM, Rayner J, 'One sample tests for the location of modes of nonnormal data', Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, 5 1-19 (2001) [C1]
2001Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Nonparametric analysis for trinary sensory data', JOURNAL OF SENSORY STUDIES, 16 249-260 (2001)
2000Carolan AM, Rayner JCW, 'Wald tests of location for symmetric nonnormal data', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 42 777-792 (2000)
2000Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Extended statistical analysis of ranked data from balanced incomplete block and paired comparison designs', JOURNAL OF SENSORY STUDIES, 15 383-392 (2000)
2000Carolan AM, Rayner JCW, 'One sample tests of location for nonnormal symmetric data', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, 29 1569-1581 (2000)
2000Jones G, Lai CD, Rayner JCW, 'A bivariate gamma mixture distribution', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, 29 2775-2790 (2000)
1999Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Goodness of fit for the Poisson distribution', STATISTICS & PROBABILITY LETTERS, 44 259-265 (1999)
1999Rayner JCW, 'Modelling ties in the sign test', BIOMETRICS, 55 663-665 (1999)
1998Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Nonparametric analysis of ordinal categorical response data with factorial structure', JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES C-APPLIED STATISTICS, 47 439-446 (1998)
1998Best DJ, Rayner JCW, Stephens LG, 'Small-sample comparison of McCullagh and Nair analyses for nominal-ordinal categorical data', COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS, 28 217-223 (1998)
1998Rayner JCW, Rayner GD, 'S-sample smooth goodness of fit testing: Rederivation and Monte Carlo assessment', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 40 651-663 (1998)
1997Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Goodness of fit for the binomial distribution', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, 39 355-364 (1997)
1997Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Crockett's test of fit for the bivariate Poisson', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 39 423-430 (1997)
1997Rayner JCW, 'The asymptotically optimal tests', STATISTICIAN, 46 337-346 (1997)
1997Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Product maps for ranked preference data', STATISTICIAN, 46 347-354 (1997)
1997Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Goodness of fit for the ordered categories discrete uniform distribution', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, 26 899-909 (1997)
1997Rayner JCW, Best DJ, 'How order affects the sign test', BIOMETRICS, 53 1416-1421 (1997)
1996Rayner JCW, Best DJ, 'Smooth extensions of Pearsons's product moment correlation and Spearman's rho', STATISTICS & PROBABILITY LETTERS, 30 171-177 (1996)
1996Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Nonparametric analysis for doubly ordered two-way contingency tables', BIOMETRICS, 52 1153-1156 (1996)
1996Davy PJ, Rayner JCW, 'Multivariate geometric distributions', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, 25 2971-2987 (1996)
1995RAYNER JCW, BEST DJ, MATHEWS KL, 'INTERPRETING THE SKEWNESS COEFFICIENT', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, 24 593-600 (1995)
1994BEST DJ, GRAHAM D, RAYNER JCW, 'ESTIMATING CORRELATION FROM CATEGORIZED BIVARIATE NORMAL DATA', JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL COMPUTATION AND SIMULATION, 49 141-149 (1994)
1992RAYNER JCW, LIDDELL GF, SEYB AJ, 'THE EFFECT OF CATEGORIZATION ON BALANCED INCOMPLETE BLOCKS AND LATIN SQUARES', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 34 37-55 (1992)
1992BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'DISEASE CLUSTERING IN TIME - REPLY', BIOMETRICS, 48 327-327 (1992)
1991RAYNER JCW, BEST DJ, LIDDELL GF, 'OPTIMAL TESTING IN A 3 WAY ANOVA MODEL', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-SIMULATION AND COMPUTATION, 20 411-425 (1991)
1991BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'DISEASE CLUSTERING IN TIME', BIOMETRICS, 47 589-593 (1991)
1990RAYNER JCW, MCALEVEY LG, 'SMOOTH GOODNESS OF FIT TESTS FOR CATEGORIZED COMPOSITE NULL HYPOTHESES', STATISTICS & PROBABILITY LETTERS, 9 423-429 (1990)
1990RAYNER JCW, BEST DJ, 'SMOOTH TESTS OF GOODNESS OF FIT - AN OVERVIEW', INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, 58 9-17 (1990)
1990RAYNER JCW, BEST DJ, 'A COMPARISON OF SOME RANK-TESTS USED IN TASTE-TESTING', JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND, 20 269-272 (1990)
1989MANLY BFJ, RAYNER JCW, 'CONSIDERATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE SIMULATION STUDY ANALYSIS - COMMENTS', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-SIMULATION AND COMPUTATION, 18 1241-1244 (1989)
1989BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'GOODNESS OF FIT FOR THE GEOMETRIC DISTRIBUTION', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 31 307-311 (1989)
1988RAYNER JCW, BEST DJ, 'SMOOTH TESTS OF GOODNESS OF FIT FOR REGULAR DISTRIBUTIONS', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, 17 3235-3267 (1988)
1988RAYNER JCW, 'CONSTRUCTING A USABLE OVERLAPPING CELLS X2 GOODNESS OF FIT TEST', STATISTICS & PROBABILITY LETTERS, 6 257-261 (1988)
1988BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'A TEST FOR BIVARIATE NORMALITY', STATISTICS & PROBABILITY LETTERS, 6 407-412 (1988)
1987BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'GOODNESS-OF-FIT FOR GROUPED DATA USING COMPONENTS OF PEARSON-X2', COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS, 5 53-57 (1987)
1987BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'WELCH APPROXIMATE SOLUTION FOR THE BEHRENS-FISHER PROBLEM', TECHNOMETRICS, 29 205-210 (1987)
1987MANLY BFJ, RAYNER JCW, 'THE COMPARISON OF SAMPLE COVARIANCE MATRICES USING LIKELIHOOD RATIO TESTS', BIOMETRIKA, 74 841-847 (1987)
1986RAYNER JCW, DODDS KG, BEST DJ, 'THE EFFECT OF CATEGORIZATION ON A SIMPLE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE MODEL', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 28 159-170 (1986)
1986RAYNER JCW, BEST DJ, 'NEYMAN-TYPE SMOOTH TESTS FOR LOCATION-SCALE FAMILIES', BIOMETRIKA, 73 437-446 (1986)
1985RAYNER JCW, 'MAXIMUM-LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION OF MU AND SIGMA FROM A MULTIVARIATE NORMAL-DISTRIBUTION', AMERICAN STATISTICIAN, 39 123-124 (1985)
1985RAYNER JCW, MCINTYRE RI, 'USE OF THE SCORE STATISTIC FOR TESTING GOODNESS-OF-FIT OF SOME GENERALIZED DISTRIBUTIONS', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 27 159-166 (1985)
1985BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'LANCASTERS TEST OF NORMALITY', JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PLANNING AND INFERENCE, 12 395-400 (1985)
1985BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'A COMPARISON OF THE MPN AND FISHER-YATES ESTIMATORS FOR THE DENSITY OF ORGANISMS', BIOMETRICAL JOURNAL, 27 167-172 (1985)
1985BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'UNIFORMITY TESTING WHEN ALTERNATIVES HAVE LOW ORDER', SANKHYA-THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS SERIES A, 47 25-35 (1985)
1985RAYNER JCW, 'BIAS OF THE PEARSON CHI-SQUARED TEST', JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL COMPUTATION AND SIMULATION, 21 329-331 (1985)
1985RAYNER JCW, BEST DJ, 'THE EFFECT OF CATEGORIZATION ON TESTING FOR AN EXPONENTIAL SCALE SHIFT', JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PLANNING AND INFERENCE, 11 197-206 (1985)
1982RAYNER JCW, 'CONSTRUCTING OPTIMAL UNIVARIATE TESTS', COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS PART A-THEORY AND METHODS, 11 1903-1917 (1982)
1981BEST DJ, RAYNER JCW, 'A NOTE ON MINEO GROUPING METHOD FOR THE CHI-SQUARE TEST OF GOODNESS OF FIT', SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, 8 185-186 (1981)
1975RAYNER JCW, 'VARIANCE BOUNDS', SANKHYA-THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS SERIES B, 37 135-138 (1975)
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Conference (10 outputs)

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2011Rayner JC, Best DJ, 'Nonparametric tests for two factor designs with an application to latin squares', Proceedings of the 4th Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC) Conference, Parramatta, NSW (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2011Allingham D, Rayner JC, 'Two-Sample testing for equality of variances', Proceedings of the 4th Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC) Conference, Parramatta, NSW (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: DAVID ALLINGHAM

2011Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Smooth tests of fit for a mixture of two Poisson distributions', Proceedings of the 4th Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC) Conference, Parramatta, NSW (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2011Rippon PG, Rayner JC, 'Assessing Poisson and logistic regression models using smooth tests', Proceedings of the 4th Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC) Conference, Parramatta, NSW (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: PAUL RIPPON

2009Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Nonparametric tests for randomized block data with ties and ordered alternatives', ASEARC: Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2009Rayner JC, Rippon PG, 'Testing the poisson regression model', ASEARC: Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: PAUL RIPPON

2008Best DJ, Rayner JC, Thas O, 'Tests of fit for the beta binomial distribution', JSM 2008 Abstract Book, Denver, CO (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: JOHN BEST

2001Gulati CM, Best DJ, Mather K, Lin X-Y, Rayner JC, Mishra SN, 'Advances in Statistics, Combinatorics and Related Areas', University of Wollongong, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Best DJ, Rayner JCW, 'Application of the Stuart test to sensory evaluation data', FOOD QUALITY AND PREFERENCE, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (2001)
2000Best DJ, Rayner JCW, O'Sullivan MG, 'Product maps for consumer categorical data', FOOD QUALITY AND PREFERENCE, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (2000)
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants6
Total funding$6,665,321

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2008 (3 grants)

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$5,400,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone, Conjoint Professor John Rayner
SchemeRole
ARC Centres of ExcellenceInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,400,00020082010
GNo:G0188623

CDSC Sub-Account: Statistical Inference and Modelling$180,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Conjoint Professor John Rayner
SchemeRole
ARC Centres of ExcellenceInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00020082010
GNo:GS090008

Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC)$140,001
Funding Body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Project Team
Conjoint Professor John Rayner, Professor David Steele, Dr Bernard Ellem, Dr Eric Beh
SchemeRole
Diversity and Structural Adjustment FundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$140,00120082010
GNo:G0188530

2007 (2 grants)

Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration$934,005
Funding Body: Department of Education, Science and Training

SchemeRole
COLLABORATION AND STRUCTURAL REFORM FUNDInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$934,00520072007
GNo:13635247

Assessing Statistical Models Using Smooth Tests$9,988
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor John Rayner
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,98820072007
GNo:G0187560

2006 (1 grants)

Australian Statistical Conference ASC/NZSA 2006 3-7 July 2006$1,327
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor John Rayner
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,32720062006
GNo:G0186501
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Statistics)Co-SupervisorApplication of Smooth Tests of Goodness of Fit to Generalized Linear Models
2007PhD (Statistics)Principal SupervisorEstimation of the Binomial Parameter: In Defence of Bayes (1763)
2005Honours Statistics
University of Wollongong
Co-SupervisorAn Empirical Study into the Distribution of All-Ordinaries Index Stock
2003Honours Statistics
University of Wollongong
Sole SupervisorA smooth test of goodness of fit for the zero-inflated Poisson distribution
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Conjoint Professor John Rayner

Work Phone(02) 4921 5737
Fax(02) 4921 6898
Email
PositionConjoint Professor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaStatistics
Office
V126,
Mathematics,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-rayner