About me

Brief bio

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Rob J Hyndman is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University and Director of the Monash University Business & Economic Forecasting Unit. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting and a Director of the International Institute of Forecasters. Rob is the author of over 100 research papers in statistical science. In 2007, he received the Moran medal from the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to statistical research, especially in the area of statistical forecasting. For 25 years, Rob has maintained an active consulting practice, assisting hundreds of companies and organizations. His recent consulting work has involved forecasting electricity demand, tourism demand, the Australian government health budget and case volume at a US call centre.

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In the news

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Administrative responsibilities

Memberships

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Things I’ve started

Trivia

My mathematical genealogy goes back to Leibniz, Bernoulli, Euler, Lagrange and Poisson.

My Erdös number is 3 in two different ways.

  • via Peter Brockwell / Kai-Lai Chung / Paul Erdös
  • via J. Keith Ord / Peter C Fishburn / Paul Erdös

I am a professional cricket umpire with the Ringwood District Cricket Association.

Religion

For nearly 30 years, until July 2013, I was an active Christian believer, writer and speaker. I have written several books on the Bible and I have spoken at many Christian conferences in Australia and in several other countries. I even helped establish a new church.

I am no longer a Christian. Eventually I came to the view that there was little or no evidence that the Bible was inspired, or that God (if he exists at all) was interacting with humans in any way. So if you’re looking for my religious materials, they are still here, but that part of this site is now closed, and that part of my life is now over.

Reviews

I try to leave reviews for very good and very bad service, in an attempt to reward the good guys and punish the bad guys.

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