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Rob J Hyndman FAA FASSA is a Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University, and an elected Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He is the author of over 200 research papers and 5 books 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. 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.

Address

Mail: Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia.

Office: Room 355, 29 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton campus, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc.(Hons), University of Melbourne, 1988.
  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne, 1992.
  • A.Stat., Statistical Society of Australia, 2000.

Employment history

  • Professor, Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University, 2003–.
  • KNAW Visiting Professor, TU/Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2016.
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, 2002.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University, 2001–2003.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University, 1998–2000.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, 1998.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Monash University, 1997–1998.
  • Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Monash University, 1995–1996.
  • Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Melbourne, 1993–1994.
  • Statistical consultant, Department of Statistics, University of Melbourne, 1985–1992.

Fellowships

I am a fellow of the following organizations:

Society memberships

Society leadership

Academic and research leadership

  • Head, Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University. 2019–2022.
  • Director, Business & Economic Forecasting Unit, Monash University. 2001–2017.
  • Director of Consulting, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University. 2000–2014.
  • Director, Monash University Statistical Consulting Service, 1997–1998.
  • Director, Key Centre for Statistical Science, 1996–1998.

Editorial boards

Advisory boards

Conference organization

  • Chair, IIF Workshop on Forecast Reconciliation, 2023.
  • Organizing committee, UserR! 2018.
  • Organizing committee, Shonan high-dimensional time series workshop, 2018.
  • General Chair, International Symposium on Forecasting, 2017.
  • Program Chair, International Symposium on Forecasting, 2012.
  • Program Co-Chair, International Symposium on Forecasting, 2004.

Awards and honours

  • Australian Awards for University Teaching citation for outstanding contributions to student learning (2022)
  • Pitman Medal, Statistical Society of Australia (2021)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (2021)
  • MSA Teaching Excellence Award for Business and Economics, Monash Student Association (2020)
  • Dean’s Award for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, Monash Business School (2020)
  • Commendation for the Dean’s Award for Research Impact, Monash Business School (2018)
  • Nominee for MPA Supervisor of the Year, Monash Postgraduate Association (2014)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration, Monash Business School (2010)
  • HP Innovation Research Award (2010)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Monash Business School (2008)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year, Monash University (2008)
  • Moran Medal for Statistical Science, Australian Academy of Science (2007)
  • Award for excellence in teaching, Monash Science Society (1998)
  • Finalist, Channel Ten Young Achiever Awards (1990)
  • Dwights Prize in Statistics, University of Melbourne (1988)
  • Norma McArthur Prize in Statistics, University of Melbourne (1987)
  • Second Maurice H Belz Prize in Statistics, University of Melbourne (1986)

In the news

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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

Other interests

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