Dr Robert King

Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Statistics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

I am interested in the study of distributions, particularly the Generalised Lambda Distribution, as well as a number of applied statistical fields, including:

Bayesian "belief updating" in Robotics

Socio-Spatial Statistics - Describing spatial patterns of social measures

Evaluation of the goodness-of-fit of ecological models

Readability - measuring the readability of text, particularly science instructional texts

Statistics for Computing: Applying statistical methods to investigation of the software engineering process

Computing for Statistics: Computational methods for statistics, particularly simulation-based methods


Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Queensland

Keywords

  • Computational Statistics
  • Distribution Theory
  • Socio-Spatial Statistics
  • Statistical Ecology
  • Statistics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080299 Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified 15
010499 Statistics not elsewhere classified 55
080199 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1996 - 1/06/2001 Associate Lecturer Griffith University
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2006 World Champion, 4-legged league
Unknown

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Symposium on Fitting Statistical Distributions to Data
Organisation: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Description: I was invited to present at this symposium, and as a result of this, invited to provide a chapter for the upcoming book, "Handbook of Fitting Statistical Distributions" to be published by CRC Press
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 O'Neill P, McGuirk PM, Mee KJ, Wright SL, Markwell KW, Momtaz S, King RA, Urban Development and the Lower Hunter: Understanding Context, Connections and Flows, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W., 359 (2007) [A2]
Co-authors Salim Momtaz, Pauline Mcguirk, Sarah Wright

Journal article (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 van Staden PJ, King RAR, 'The quantile-based skew logistic distribution', Statistics and Probability Letters, 96 109-116 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.spl.2014.09.001
2014 Khan MS, King R, 'A New Class of Transmuted Inverse Weibull Distribution for Reliability Analysis', American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, 33 261-286 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01966324.2014.929989
2014 Diawara N, Oluyede B, King RAR, 'Structural equation modeling of multivariate gamma density', Afrika Matematika, 25 345-356 (2014) [C1]

There is an increased interest in the multivariate gamma distribution, not only in its properties and functionality but also in its parameter estimations. In this work, we present... [more]

There is an increased interest in the multivariate gamma distribution, not only in its properties and functionality but also in its parameter estimations. In this work, we present a review of the multivariate gamma distribution, and propose a multivariate gamma distribution based on a linear relationship of a structural equation modeling. The objective is to include proportional occurrence in the density formulation for limited data applications. The dependence in the structure is maintained, and our approach uses the familiar expectation-maximization technique. © 2012 African Mathematical Union and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/s13370-012-0121-7
2014 Khan M, King R, 'Transmuted Generalized Inverse Weibull Distribution', Journal of Applied Statistical Science, 20 15-32 (2014) [C1]
2014 Hong K, Chalup SK, King RAR, 'Affective visual perception using machine pareidolia of facial expressions', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 5 352-363 (2014) [C1]

This article presents a computer vision approach that can detect and classify abstract face-like patterns, including subliminal faces within a scene. This can be regarded as a way... [more]

This article presents a computer vision approach that can detect and classify abstract face-like patterns, including subliminal faces within a scene. This can be regarded as a way of simulating the phenomenon of pareidolia, that is, the tendency of humans to 'see faces' in random structures such as clouds or rocks. The paper describes the system consisting of a component-based face detector and an expression classifier. The face detector creates a number of component images from the original image at different resolutions. A component image is a binary edge image where the edges are segmented into components using a labelling method with a border-following technique. The component images are then overlaid to produce a component height map where large and notable components across all resolutions have high values, while specular and noisy components have low values. The method retains three-shape components, representing two eyes and a mouth, that have height map values that are larger than the noise cut-off value. Support vector machines using scale-invariant feature vectors are applied for ranking these three-shape components by their geometry and size, and their shape semblance to human faces in the training data. The outcome is a facial expression analysis system that uses face components, with the potential to estimate an emotional expression value for a scene by producing an array of emotion scores corresponding to Ekman's seven Universal Facial Expressions of Emotion. An advantage of this technique, when compared to a holistic method, is that the face components are explicitly isolated. This supports a process of abstraction that can facilitate the detection of distorted and minimal face-like patterns.

DOI 10.1109/TAFFC.2014.2347960
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2013 King RAR, Blackmore KL, 'Physical and political boundaries as barriers to the continuity of social vulnerability', Applied Geography, 44 79-87 (2013) [C1]

The dynamics of social vulnerability are of key interest to many government agencies and departments. Identifying the geographic distribution of vulnerability within regions, and ... [more]

The dynamics of social vulnerability are of key interest to many government agencies and departments. Identifying the geographic distribution of vulnerability within regions, and analysing how localised areas of social need change over time, is a key information requirement for decision-making, and the resultant allocation of resources. Typically, the delineation of areas for the determination of social vulnerability occurs using a combination of political and census boundaries. In many instances, the boundaries of these areas align to natural geographic features such as rivers or lakes. In other cases, a boundary is aligned to a man-made structure such as a road. The boundary may also be arbitrarily positioned based on some measure of distance and not align to any physical feature. In this research, we identify the various boundary types present in a political region. Using two measures of social vulnerability, we assess these boundaries as barriers to the continuity of social vulnerability. From our results, we identify motorways/highways and watercourses as potential barriers. We find no significant effects with lesser road structures suggesting there is no "wrong side of the street". These results have implications for decision-makers and emphasise the need to recognise the "softness" of boundaries, and consider the relationships between areas, when allocating resources. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.07.011
Co-authors Karen Blackmore
2013 Khan M, King R, 'Transmuted Modified Weibull Distribution: A Generalization of the Modified Weibull Probability Distribution', European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 6 66-88 (2013) [C1]
2013 Khan M, King R, 'Transmuted Modified Weibull Distribution: A Generalization of the Modified Weibull Probability Distribution', European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 6 66-88 (2013) [C1]
2013 Khan MS, King RA, Hudson IL, 'Characterizations of the transmuted inverse Weibull distribution', ANZIAM Journal, 55 C197-C217 (2013)
Co-authors Irene Hudson
2011 O'Toole JM, King RA, 'The deceptive mean: Conceptual scoring of cloze entries differentially advantages more able readers', Language Testing, 28 127-144 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0265532210375687
Co-authors Mitch Otoole
2010 O'Toole JM, King RA, 'A matter of significance: Can sampling error invalidate cloze estimates of text readability?', Language Assessment Quarterly, 7 303-316 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15434303.2010.515699
Co-authors Mitch Otoole
2010 King KJ, Douglas MJ, Unger W, Wong A, King RA, 'Five unit bolus oxytocin at cesarean delivery in women at risk of atony: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial', Anesthesia and Analgesia, 111 1460-1466 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181f8930a
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18
2010 Cassey JG, King RA, Armstrong P, 'Is there thermal benefit from preoperative warming in children?', Paediatric Anesthesia, 20 63-71 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2009.03204.x
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2010 O'Toole JM, King RA, 'Reading by the numbers: Reconsidering numerical estimates of reading difficulty', The International Journal of Learning, 17 181-194 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Mitch Otoole
2009 Allingham D, King RA, Mengersen KL, 'Bayesian estimation of quantile distributions', Statistics and Computing, 19 189-201 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11222-008-9083-x
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
2007 King RA, Macgillivray HL, 'Fitting the generalized lambda distribution with location and scale-free shape functionals', American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, 27 441-460 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1201/b10159-13
Citations Scopus - 1
2005 Moffiet TN, Mengersen K, Witte C, King RA, Denham R, 'Airborne laser scanning: Exploratory data analysis indicates potential variables for classification of individual trees or forest stands according to species', Isprs Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 59 289-309 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2005.05.002
Citations Scopus - 74Web of Science - 65
Co-authors Trevor Moffiet
2003 Ewen JG, Cassey P, King RA, 'An assessment of the randomization test for binomial sex-ratio distributions in birds', The Auk, 120 1-7 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1642/0004-8038(2003)120[0062:AOTRTF]2.0.CO;2
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2001 Cassey P, King RA, 'The problem of testing the goodness-of-fit of stochastic resource apportionment models', Environmetrics, 12 691-698 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
1999 King RAR, Macgillivray HL, 'A starship estimation method for the generalized ¿ distributions', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 41 353-374 (1999)

A development of the 'starship' method (Owen, 1988), a computer intensive estimation method, is presented for two forms of generalized ¿ distributions (g¿d). The method can be u... [more]

A development of the 'starship' method (Owen, 1988), a computer intensive estimation method, is presented for two forms of generalized ¿ distributions (g¿d). The method can be used for the full parameter space and is flexible, allowing choice of both the form of the generalized ¿ distribution and of the nature of fit required. Some examples of its use in fitting data and approximating distributions are given. Some simulation studies explore the sampling distribution of the parameter estimates produced by this method for selected values of the parameters and consider comparisons with two other methods, for one of the g¿d distributional forms, not previously so investigated. In the forms and parameter regions available to the other methods, it is demonstrated that the starship compares favourably. Although the differences between the methods, where available, tend to disappear with larger samples, the parameter coverage, flexibility and adaptability of the starship method make it attractive. However, the paper also demonstrates that care is needed when fitting and using such quantile-defined distributional families that are rich in shape, but have complex properties.

Citations Scopus - 28
1999 King RAR, MacGillivray HL, 'A starship method for fitting the generalized $¿ $ distributions', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 41 353-374 (1999)
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Conference (32 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Khan MS, King R, Hudson IL, 'Transmuted Weibull Distribution for Lifetime Modeling', Australian Statistical Conference. Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Irene Hudson
2014 Khan M Shuaib King Robert Hudson Irene, 'Transmuted Gompertz distribution with application', ANZMC 8, Melbourne at Parkville Campus the University of Melbourne (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Irene Hudson
2014 Hudson IL, Khan MS, King R, 'Transmuted Gompertz distribution with applications', -, University of Melbourne, Vic. Australia (2014)
Co-authors Irene Hudson
2014 Khan MS, King R, Hudson IL, 'Transmuted Weibull Distributions in the analysis of lifetime data', Australian Statistics Conference. Abstracts, Sydney, NSW. Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Irene Hudson
2013 Khan MS, King R, Hudson IL, 'Characterizations of the Transmuted Inverse Weibull Distribution', Proceedings of 11th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Irene Hudson
2013 Hong K, Chalup SK, King RAR, 'A component based approach for classifying the seven universal facial expressions of emotion', Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing, CICAC 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013, Singapore (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CICAC.2013.6595214
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2013 Hong K, Chalup SK, King RAR, Ostwald MJ, 'Scene Perception using Pareidolia of Faces and Expressions of Emotion', Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing (CICAC), Singapore, SINGAPORE (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CICAC.2013.6595224
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Stephan Chalup, Michael Ostwald
2012 Irish JL, King RA, 'What is the number of distinct surnames in a population?', Handbook. Australian Statistical Conference, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2012 King RA, 'Maximum product of spacings estimation of the generalized lamda distribution', Handbook. Australian Statistical Conference, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2012 Hong K, Chalup SK, King RA, 'An experimental evaluation of pairwise adaptive support vector machines', Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012), Brisbane (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2012 Saaid FA, Nur D, King RA, 'SDVAR algorithm for detecting fraud in telecommunications', World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Darfiana Nur
2010 Indika SHS, Diawara N, King RA, 'Efficient semi-parametric estimation for marginal correlated small sampled data', Proceedings of Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations, Atlanta Georgia, US (2010) [E2]
2010 Hong K, Chalup SK, King RA, 'A component based approach improves classification of discrete facial expressions over a holistic approach', 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IJCNN.2010.5596836
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2010 Allingham D, King RA, 'Optimizing a stochastic dynamic scheduling problem using mathematical statistics', Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, San Francisco (2010) [E1]
2009 Dean B, King RA, 'Versatile regression: Simple regression with a non-normal error distribution', ASEARC: Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009 Saaid FA, King RA, Nur D, 'Development of users' call profiles using unsupervised random forest', ASEARC: Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Darfiana Nur
2008 Henderson N, King RA, Chalup SK, 'An automated colour calibration system using multivariate Gaussian mixtures to segment HSI colour space', Proceedings of the 2008 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2008 Henderson N, King R, Middleton RH, 'An application of Gaussian mixtures: Colour segmenting for the four legged league using HSI colour space', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Atlanta, GA (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-68847-1_23
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2008 Stojanovski E, Lane JP, King RA, 'Spatial assessment of crime', Proceedings: IASC 2008: Joint Meeting of 4th World Conference of the IASC and 6th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC on Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Yokohama, Japan (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Elizabeth Stojanovski
2008 Allingham D, King RA, Nur D, Mengersen KL, 'Further DNA segmentation analysis using approximate Bayesian computation', Proceedings: IASC 2008: Joint Meeting of 4th World Conference of the IASC and 6th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC on Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Yokohama, Japan (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Darfiana Nur
2008 King RA, 'Sampling behaviour of estimators for the generalized lambda distribution using distributed computing', Proceedings: IASC 2008: Joint Meeting of 4th World Conference of the IASC and 6th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC on Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Yokohama, Japan (2008) [E1]
2007 Moffiet TN, Mengerson K, King RA, Witte C, 'Relationship modelling on bounded spaces with example application to the estimation of forest foliage cover by remote sensing', TIES North American Regional Meeting. Program, Seattle, WA (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Trevor Moffiet
2007 Henderson N, King RA, Middleton RH, 'An application of Gaussian mixtures: Colour segmenting for the four legged league using HSI colour space', 11th Annual RoboCup International Symposium 2007. Proceedings, Atlanta, Georgia (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2007 Allingham D, King RA, Nur D, Mengersen K, 'Analysis of DNA sequence segmentation using approximate bayesian computation', ISI 2007 Book of Abstracts. 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Lisboa, Portugal (2007) [E2]
Co-authors Darfiana Nur
2007 King KJ, Douglas J, Unger W, Wong AB, Espinosa V, King RA, '5U bolus oxytocin at cesarean section in women at risk of atony', ANESTHESIOLOGY, Banff, CANADA (2007)
2006 King RA, 'How do you believe that? Why Bayesians aren't subjective enough', Spring Bayes 2006: List of Abstracts, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006 Moffiet TN, Mengersen K, King RA, Armston JD, Witte C, 'Modelling of foliage projected cover using Landsat-7 spectral imagery: spectral indices for greenness and brightness', The 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Canberra, Australia (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Trevor Moffiet
2006 King RA, 'Investigating Response Times using the Generalised Lambda Distribution', The 55th Session of the International Statistical Institute: Proceedings, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006 Lane JP, King RA, 'C for Children: An adaptation of the ABS SEIFA targeted for children in a region', The 55th Session of the International Statistical Institute: Proceedings, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
2004 King RA, Gerlach RH, Wraith D, 'Starship Regression: A Regression Method with Flexibly-Shaped Errors', Conference Handbook, Cairns, Qld (2004) [E3]
2004 McGuirk PM, O'Neill PM, Mee KJ, King RA, Lane PA, Moore NM, et al., 'Creating loose can(n)ons: protocols and procedures for accessing agency data', Spatial Indicators and GIS in human geography workshop, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk
2003 King RA, 'What can we predict for the establishment success of novelty land bird introductions?', Proceedings, Lund (2003) [E3]
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Software (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 King RA, van Staden P, 'sld: R package for skew logistic distribution', 0.3, R foundation (2014) [G1]
2014 King RA, Dean B, Klinke S, 'gld R package', 2.2, The Comprehensive R Archive Network (2014) [G1]
2004 King RA, 'gld package for R,', 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna (2004) [G1]

Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Khan M Shuaib King Robert Hudson Irene, 'Theoretical Properties of Transmuted Lindley distribution', ( pp.3): Statistical Society of Australia, Inc (SSAI) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Irene Hudson
2014 Khan M Shuaib King Robert Hudson Irene, 'Theoretical Properties of Transmuted Lindley distribution', ( pp.3): Statistical Society of Australia, Inc (SSAI) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Irene Hudson

Report (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Mee KJ, McGuirk P, O'Neill P, Blackmore K, King R, 'Indicators of Social Vulnerability: Comparison of SDAP Composite Score, Hunter Region, 2008 and Census Composite Score, Hunter Region, 2006', Department of Premier and Cabinet Hunter Region, 16 (2010)
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk, Karen Blackmore
2010 O'Neill P, McGuirk P, Mee K, Blackmore K, King R, Dimeski B, 'Indicators of Social Vulnerability: Change in SDAP Composite Score 2006-2008', Department of Premier and Cabinet Hunter Region, 41 (2010)
Co-authors Karen Blackmore, Pauline Mcguirk
2010 Mee KJ, McGuirk P, O'Neill P, Blackmore K, King R, 'Indicators of Social Vulnerability 2006-2008, Hunter Region: Summary Report', Department of Premier and Cabinet Hunter Region, 15 (2010)
Co-authors Karen Blackmore, Pauline Mcguirk
2010 Mcguirk P, mee K, O'Neill P, Blackmore K, King R, Dimeski B, et al., 'Indicators of Social Vulnerability: SDAP Composite Score 2006, 2007, 2008, Hunter Region Sections 1 and 2', Department of Premier and Cabinet Hunter Region, 65 (2010)
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk, Karen Blackmore
2009 O'Neill P, Mee K, McGuirk P, Judd T, King R, 'Census Indicators of Social Vulnerability 2001 and 2006: CURS/URC Composite Score, Hunter Region: Summary Report', Department of Premier and Cabinet Hunter Region, 9 (2009)
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk
2009 McGuirk P, Mee K, O'Neill P, Judd T, King R, 'Census Indicators or Social Vulnerability 2001 and 2006: CURS/URC Composite Score, Hunter Region: Appendix', Department of Premier and Cabinet Hunter Region, 46 (2009)
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk
2009 McGuirk P, O'Neill P, Mee K, Judd T, King R, 'Census Indicators or Social Vulnerability 2001 and 2006: CURS/URC Composite Score, Hunter Region', Department of Premier and Cabinet Hunter Region, 121 (2009)
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 13
Total funding $509,848

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20081 grants / $1,075

Australian Statistical Conference 2008, Melbourne, 30/6/2008 - 3/7/2008$1,075

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert King
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189205
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $215,000

Enabling inter-agency data sharing to support the spatial analysis of social vulnerability in a transforming region$155,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Pauline McGuirk, Professor Phillip O'Neill, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Robert King, Doctor Lesley Instone
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187218
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Enabling inter-agency data sharing to support the spatial analysis of social vulnerability in a transforming region$60,000

Funding body: Regional Coordination Management Group

Funding body Regional Coordination Management Group
Project Team Professor Pauline McGuirk, Professor Phillip O'Neill, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Robert King, Doctor Lesley Instone
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188090
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20061 grants / $10,000

Rapid Convergence for Reinforcement Learning with Legged Robots$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Dr Michael Quinlan, Doctor Robert King, Professor Rick Middleton
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186068
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $13,537

Dealing with jumps in numerical data to produce a new and powerful quantitative indicator for readability in science text$7,537

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Mitchell O'Toole, Doctor Robert King
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184700
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Estimation and modelling for flexibly shaped distributions$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert King, Doctor Richard Gerlach
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184698
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $1,138

2004 Australian Statistical Conference, ASC2004 and XXIInd International Biometric Conference 11 to 16 July 2004$1,138

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert King
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183695
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20035 grants / $268,496

Building technologies and engagement processes for using spatialised data to enhance family and community outcomes in a region experiencing major change$201,682

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Pauline McGuirk, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Robert King
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182828
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Building technologies and engagement processes for using spatialised data to enhance family and community outcomes in a region experiencing major change$30,000

Funding body: NSW Premiers Department

Funding body NSW Premiers Department
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Pauline McGuirk, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Robert King
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183249
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Building technologies and engagement processes for using spatialised data to enhance family and community outcomes in a region experiencing major change$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter Area Health Service
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip O'Neill, Professor Pauline McGuirk, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Robert King
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183250
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Modelling the appearance and longevity of bugs in the Debian GNU/Linux computer system$9,998

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert King
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182747
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Statistics in Public Resources and Utilities and in Care of the Environment (SPRUCE), Sweden 15-19 June, 2003$1,816

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert King
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182947
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $602

ANZ Statistical Association - Christchurch, New Zealand - 10/12/01 - 13/12/01$602

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert King
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181637
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Some Studies of Surname Frequency Data
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013 Transmuted Families of Lifetime Distributions with Mixture and Covariates Regression Modelling to Analyse Survival Data
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Automatic Landmark Detection for Localisation and Navigation
Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013 Scene Perception Using Machine Pareidolia of Facial Expressions
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013 Improved Estimation and Regression Techniques with the Generalised Lambda Distribution
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013 MODELING OF GENERALIZED FAMILIES OF PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE QUANTILE STATISTICAL UNIVERSE
Statistics, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2010 Statistical Techniques for Analysing and Reporting on Healthcare
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2008 Bivariate Relationship Modelling on Bounded Spaces with Application to the Estimation of Forest Foliage Cover by Landsat Satellite ETM-plus Sensor
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2007 Statistical Methods to Maximise Information in Natural Resource Problems
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Robert King

Position

Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Statistics

Contact Details

Email robert.king@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5548
Fax (02) 4921 6898

Office

Room V133
Building Mathematics
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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