I am a lecturer in statistics at
the University of Newcastle, in the
of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
My office is V133. See blackboard for my consultation hours.
I am interested in the study of distributions, particularly the Generalised Lambda Distribution, other quantile-defined distributions, such as the quantile-defined skew logistic distribution and transmuted families of distributions, as well as a number of applied statistical fields, including:
In 2017, I am teaching
I have a number of almae matres (thanks Javier!). My undergraduate study was at the University of Queensland. My PhD was under the supervision of Associate Professor Helen MacGillivray at the Queensland University of Techonology. My PhD thesis, New distributional fitting methods applied to the asymmetric λ distribution, was concerned with finding better ways of fitting the generalised lambda distribution to data. This also improved the methods for approximating other distributions using the gλd.
Before coming to Newcastle, I worked in the Faculty of Environmental Science at Griffith University
I am also interested in other things besides statistics. Have a look here to find out.
|Statistical/Mathematical||Other Interesting stuff!|
|Archive of the R-help mailing list||Christian links: part 1, part 2|
|Research interests and publications||Radio - Alistair Cooke|
|Generalised lambda distribution||htp: An HTML pre-processor|
|My statistical software||Radio - Radio Prune I'm sorry, I'll read that again|
|Generalised Linear Models (additional material)||Books|
|Statistical Computing (3rd year course)||The pirate Paolo Uccello page|
|Web based teaching material for statistics in Environmental Sciences at Griffith|
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