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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.
In the news
Here is a list of recent news articles about me.
- Director, Monash University Business and Economic Forecasting Unit.
- Director, International Institute of Forecasters
- Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Forecasting.
- Editor, Journal of Statistical Software.
- Previously (2001-2004) Theory & Methods Editor for the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics.
- Editor of the NEP forecasting report.
- Member of the Scientific Program Advisory Group for the Statistical Society of Australia.
- Member of the Scaling committee, Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. This committee is responsible for producing the ATAR for VCE students.
- Scientific Adviser to Thrive Technologies.
- Scientific Adviser to Tableau Software.
- Scientific Adviser to Fourworkx.
I am a member of the following organizations
- International Institute of Forecasters (director)
- International Statistical Institute (elected member)
- International Association for Statistical Computing
- Statistical Society of Australia
- Foundation for Open Access Statistics
Things I’ve started
- CrossValidated.com: a Q&A site for questions on statistics modelling, machine learning, data analysis, data visualization, etc. (Further information in this interview.)
- Time Series Data Library: About 800 time series, including data from many time series textbooks. Now hosted on DataMarket. (Further information in this blog post.)
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.
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.