Research team

  • Potential PhD students: please read Advice to PhD Applicants
  • Potential research fellows: All available positions are filled.

Current research fellows

  1. Pablo Montera Manso
  2. Puwasala Gamakumara

Current PhD students

  1. Lakshan Bernard. Analytical tools for future power networks (PhD, begun 2020).
  2. Fan Cheng. Manifold learning on empirical probability distributions (PhD, begun 2019).
  3. Sayani Gupta Visualization of probability distributions of deconstructed temporal data (PhD, begun 2018).
  4. Cameron Roach. Time series modelling and forecasting of disaggregated electricity data, (PhD, begun 2016).
  5. Fin Yang. Forecast reconciliation with linear combinations, (PhD, begun 2020).

Former research fellows

  1. Muhammad Akram
  2. George Athanasopoulos
  3. Baki Billah
  4. Gary Deng
  5. Bircan Erbas
  6. Shu Fan
  7. Bin Jiang
  8. Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi
  9. Yanfei Kang
  10. Ingrida Steponavičė
  11. Nick Tierney
  12. Shanika Wickramasuriya

Former postgraduate students

  1. Roman Ahmed. Forecasting hierarchical time series. (Ph.D., graduated 2010). Now Principal Data Scientist Consultant at ANZ Bank.
  2. Muhammad Akram. Stability properties of state space models for exponential smoothing, (Ph.D., graduated 2005). Now a Research Fellow at the ACU Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.
  3. Sengarapillai Arivalzahan. Discrimination and classification in functional data analysis, (Ph.D., graduated 2008). Now a Senior Lecturer at University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  4. David Bashtannyk. Kernel conditional density estimation, (Ph.D., graduated 2001). Now Retail Credit Risk Manager at ANZ Bank.
  5. Souhaib Ben Taieb, Machine-learning strategies for multi-step time series forecasting (PhD, graduated 2014). Winner of a Solvay Award for his PhD thesis. Now Assistant Professor at University of Mons.
  6. Ashton de Silva. Vector innovations structural time series framework. (Ph.D., graduated 2007). Now an Associate Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT.
  7. Alexander Dokumentov, Smoothing, decomposition and forecasting of multidimensional and functional time series using regularisation (PhD, graduated 2016). Now a data scientist at Growing Data.
  8. Bircan Erbas. Statistical methodological issues in studies of respiratory disease and air pollution, (Ph.D., Uni of Melbourne, graduated 2001). Now a Professor in the School of Public Health at La Trobe University.
  9. Puwasala Gamakumara, Probabilistic forecast reconciliation: theory and applications (PhD, graduated 2020). Now a research fellow at Monash University.
  10. Abdul Aziz Hayat. Identifying GDP volatility and modeling changing seasonality. (Ph.D., graduated 2007). Now a Senior Lecturer in the Deakin Business School.
  11. Atikur Khan. Singular spectrum analysis. (Ph.D., graduated 2013). Now a data scientist at Qantares.
  12. Yeasmin KhandakarAutomatic ARIMA forecasting. (Ph.D., graduated 2010). Now a senior data scientist at Officeworks.
  13. Andrey Kostenko. Intermittent demand forecasting. (Ph.D., graduated 2013). Now a senior data scientist at IAG.
  14. Hugh O’Reilly. Analysis of trading strategies for futures markets. (M.Com., graduated 2004).
  15. Ahmad Farid Osman. A new approach to forecasting based on exponential smoothing with independent regressors. (Ph.D., graduate 2012). Now a Lecturer at the University of Malaya.
  16. Ivet Pitrun. Smoothing splines in nonparametric regression, (Ph.D., graduated 2002). Now a teacher at Monash College.
  17. Han Lin Shang. Visualizing and forecasting functional time series. (Ph.D., graduated 2010). Winner of Mollie Holman doctoral medal in Business & Economics, 2010. Now an Associate Professor at ANU.
  18. Thilaksha Silva. Estimating and forecasting a time series of densities using a functional data approach. (PhD, graduated 2015). Now a Data Scientist for CitiPower and Powercor.
  19. Leanna Tedesco. Non-Gaussian first order autoregressive time series models. (M.Sc., Uni of Melbourne, graduated 1995). Now working for AEMO.
  20. Dilini Talagala, Anomaly detection in streaming time series data (PhD, graduated 2019). Now a Lecturer at the University of Moratuwa.
  21. Thiyanga Talagala, Computationally efficient forecasting methods for large-scale real-time applications (PhD, graduated 2019). Now a Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  22. Shahid Ullah. Demographic forecasting using functional data analysis. (Ph.D., graduated 2007). Now a Senior Biostatistician at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
  23. Laura VillanovaResponse surface optimization for high-dimensional systems with multiple responses. (Ph.D., graduated 2010). Now working at the Technische Universität Graz, Austria.
  24. Earo Wang, Tidy tools for supporting fluent workflow in temporal data analysis (PhD, graduated 2019). Now a Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
  25. Xiaozhe Catherine Wang (Lopes). Characteristic-based forecasting for time series data, (Ph.D., graduated 2005). Winner of Mollie Holman doctoral medal in IT, 2005. Now head of data science and machine learning at AGL Energy Limited.
  26. Shanika Wickramasuriya. Optimal forecasts for hierarchical and grouped time series, (PhD, graduated 2017). Now a Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
  27. Farah Yasmeen. Functional linear models for mortality forecasting. (Ph.D., graduated 2011). Now an Assistant Professor at the University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  28. Bruce Yu. Analysis of flood frequency data. (M.Sc., graduated 1998). Now Head of Compensation and Benefits with Fortune Fountain Capital.