Statistics and Data Science

Statistics and Data Science in the Faculty of Science are one of the most respected research disciplines in Australia, achieving an ERA 5 rating, placing it “well above-world standard” in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings. Our expertise covers a range of areas within statistics and data science.

Dr Elizabeth Stojanovski

Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Head of Discipline

Multivariate statistics, Methods of meta-analyses, STEM Education, Biostatistics

Professor Eric Beh

Professor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Categorical data analysis, Correspondence analysis, Ecological inference, Measures of Association

Professor Ricardo Gabrielli Barreto Campello

Professor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Data mining and machine learning, Electrical engineering, Statistical learning, Machine learning

Professor Peter Howley

Professor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Bayesian hierarchical models, STEM education, Systems and process improvement, Healthcare systems

Dr Robert King

Senior Lecturer/Casual Research Assistant
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences|School of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Computational statistics, Distribution theory, Socio-spatial statistics, Statistical ecology

Dr Ian Renner

Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Ecological statistics, Species distribution models

Dr Ali Eshragh

Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Combinatorial optimisation, Discrete-event simulation, Markov decision processes, Time series forecasting

Dr Frank Tuyl

Honorary Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Bayesian statistics, Applied statistics, Biostatistics, Statistical theory

Dr Glen Livingston

Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

MCMC algorithms, Bayesian statistics, Non-linear multivariate time series, Big time series

Dr Hamish Waterer

Senior Lecturer in Data Science
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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