Higher degree research
The Department of Statistics offers programs leading to the following postgraduate research degrees:
Programs may be taken either by full-time or by part-time study and arrangements may be made under certain conditions for supervision of research to be conducted externally.
Student research projects
|The Importance of Line Width Measurements in Discriminating between Pencil Types in Forensic Handwriting Investigations|
|Non-parametric statistical methods in optimal portfolio selection|
|The use of colour as a variable in statistical graphs|
Prof. Barry Quinn
|Robust Statistical techniques to estimate the parameters of heavy-tailed distributions|
|Annette Kifley||PhD;STAT||Gillian Heller||Statistical methods and issues in analysis of health – related trade offs|
|Braddon Lance||PhD;STAT||Graham Wood||Sequential comparative modelling of tertiary protein structure|
|Alex Moore||PhD:STAT||Peter Petocz||Bayesian Stochastic search for group level parameters in a discrete choice system|
|Timothy Peters||PhD;STAT||David Bulger||Selection of Microarray Elements for Optimal Linear Discrimination with Potential Application in Cancer Therapy|
Professor Graham Wood|
Dr. Jonathan Ellis
|A Study of Rules for Cotranslational Protein Structure Formation|
|Proportional and other Semi-Parametric Hazard Models Fitting by Directly Maximizing the Penalized Likelihood|
|Latent variable models of infant growth|
|Application of levy processes in optimal portfolio selection|
|Shanley Chong||Suicide patterns in Australia, Canada and United States: Statistical Analysis (Awarded 2007)|
Prof. Graham Wood|
|Investigation of the sequential aspect in protein folding|
|Siew Vui Dorothy Wong||PhD;STAT||
|Multivariate Methods for the Analysis of Genomic and Proteomic Data|
|Modelling the origin of introns|
|Peter Humburg||PhD;STAT||David Bulger||Tiling Arrays|
|Aggregated analysis for multivariate medical data|
|Statistical models for recurrent events data: with application to study of radiotherapy re-treatment in lung cancer patients.|
|Rachel O’Connell||PhD;STAT||Malcolm Hudson||Development and assessment for prognostic indices for assessing risk|
|Sangdao Wongsai||PhD;STAT||Peter Petocz||Statistical Analysis for Waterborne Hazard to Human Health|
|Duangdaw Sirisatien||PhD;STAT||Prof. Graham Wood||Optimal Animal Nutrition|
How to apply
For all research degrees, supervision must be available and candidates can be accepted only where suitable specialised supervision is available. Candidates should check the research interests of members of the department and approach potential supervisors prior to making application to the university.
Prospective candidates should also contact the Department’s Research Degree Co-ordinator Associate Professor Jun Ma for discussion prior to filling out an application.
You can also visit the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO) section for more information, entry requirements and how to apply.
For more information about Higher Degree Research and Research Training Pathways contact our HDR Office or call us at +61 2 9850 7987.