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Rob J Hyndman FAA FASSA is Professor of Statistics and Head of the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. From 2005 to 2018 he was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting and a Director of the International Institute of Forecasters. Rob is the author of over 200 research papers and 5 books in statistical science. He is an elected Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. 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. In 2021, he received the Pitman medal from the Statistical Society of Australia. For over 30 years, Rob has maintained an active consulting practice, assisting hundreds of companies and organizations around the world. He has won awards for his research, teaching, consulting and graduate supervision.
Office: Room 762, Menzies Building, Clayton campus, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia.
In the news
Here is a list of recent news articles about me.
- Head, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University.
- Editor, Journal of Statistical Software.
- Associate Editor, International Journal of Forecasting.
- Editor of the NEP forecasting report.
- Member of the Scaling committee, Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. This committee is responsible for producing the ATAR for VCE students.
- Member of the Interstate Transfer Index Technical Group for the Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admissions Centres.
- Member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistical and Technical Advisory Group for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Fellowships and Memberships
I am a fellow of the following organizations:
- Australian Academy of Science
- Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
- International Institute of Forecasters
I am additionally a member of the following organizations:
- International Statistical Institute (elected member)
- International Association for Statistical Computing
- International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics
- Statistical Society of Australia
- Foundation for Open Access Statistics
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 play tennis for the Heathmont Parker Reserve Tennis Club, and I’m coached by Ben Longridge.
- Previously I played cricket for the Heathwood Cricket Club. I’m also an accredited umpire with Cricket Australia.