Professor of Statistics at UNSW, President of the Statistical Society of Australia and a Deputy Director of the Australian Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, UNSW

My research is in computational statistics. In particular, I enjoy working to try and solve "intractable" (computationally or analytically) statistical problems. This covers many areas, some of which are Bayesian statistics, big data, computational techniques and simulation-based algorithms, statistical extreme value theory (with environmental applications) and I cover a diverse range of scientific applications.

I am the current president of the Statistical Society of Australia, and a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers in Big Data, Big Models and New Insights (ACEMS).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW

Education

  • 2002 
    Bristol University, PhD in Statistics
  • 1997 
    Lancaster University, MSc in Environmental Statistics and Systems
  • 1996 
    Lancaster University, BSc in Mathematics and Statistics