The main research groups in the Statistics Department are:


The members of the Biostatistics Research Group use modern statistical methods to analyse epidemiological data, and they carry out epidemiological studies in collaboration with medical researchers. Current research includes menopause studies, hearing studies and survival and quality of life studies of persons with breast cancer.

The group has also been working on competing risks survival analysis, risk factors for HIV/AIDS, age-period-cohort modelling, the assessment of functional independence among the disabled, and the economic costs and benefits of strategies for health improvement.

The group has several full-time PhD students, maintains strong links with NHMRC centres in Sydney, and collaborates closely with epidemiologists in South East Asia.

The group is working with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia in presenting a nationwide cross-institutional postgraduate program in biostatistics.

The members of the group are:

Mathematical and Computational Statistics

Members of the Mathematical and Computational Statistics group work broadly within the areas of nonparametric statistics, image processing, signal processing, stochastic finance, time series analysis and optimisation. Applications of their work are in finance, animal nutrition, medicine, defence and quantum computing.

The members of the group are:

Researchers in the department publish their results in internationally respected journals and regularly present their work at international conferences.

Our Research Seminar Series covers a broad range of topics from different areas of statistics. The seminars are scheduled at 2-3pm on Tuesdays. All welcome, especially students.

An important aspect of our research is the close integration with Research degree supervision which can be seen from our Student Research Projects.

Each year in late July, the department holds a Research Celebration, where staff and postgraduate students present aspects of their current research.

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