Professor of Statistics and Head of the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics., Monash University
His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. He is an accredited statistician with the Statistical Society of Australia.
Rob has researched and consulted with a wide range of business, industry and government clients. His most recent work includes demand forecasting for the electricity industry, estimating life expectancy for the Australian indigenous population, and forecasting Australian tourism demand.
He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a member of the International Institute of Forecasters, International Association for Statistical Computing, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Statistical Society of Australia. He was editor-in-chief of International Journal of Forecasting from 2005-2018.
Rob has received several awards for his research including the 2007 Moran Medal from the Australian Academy of Science. He has also been a recipient of the Dean’s Award for excellence in innovation and external collaboration (2010), the HP Innovation Research Award (2010), the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Postgraduate Supervision (2008) and the Dean’s award for excellence in research (2008).
Rob’s research interests include forecasting, time series analysis, computational statistics, and exploratory data analysis. He has also supervised more than 25 PhD and Masters students, with current projects including energy analytics, data visualization, hierarchical forecasting, anomaly detection and time series forecasting.