Statistics and Operations Research
Academy of Social Sciences 2018 Fellow
Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen has been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2018.
Innovations in blended and online learning
Dr Belinda Spratt received a 2018 SEF Values award for excellence, collegiality and innovation. This award recognises her work incorporating blended and online learning in large first year mathematics units.
Stats, water quality and the Great Barrier Reef
Professor You-Gan Wang has been developing novel statistical methods with Queensland Government departments to quantify contaminants flowing into the Great Barrier Reef. You-Gan’s methods look at errors and uncertainty in historical flow patterns, and provide a more accurate assessment of government initiatives in water management.
Monitoring environmental contamination using statistics
Dr. Helen Thompson’s environmental research uses statistics to identify contamination zones of potential risk to health, and to determine critical areas for contamination treatment.
Getting the biggest environmental bang for buck
Dr Kate Helmstedt uses maths and modelling to guide smart decision-making for environmental resources. She looks at how we can manage threatened and invasive species better while still getting the economic, social, and nutritional benefits we need from the environment.
We focus on statistical and computational methods for translating data into information and providing optimised solutions for complex decision-making processes.
Our world-leading researchers are devoted to:
- teaching statistics and operations research with a strong, real-world focus
- developing new methods for analysing data and making informed decisions
- working closely with our partners to solve challenging, high impact problems in government and industry.
Our discipline brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and high profile research outcomes.
Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing research our discipline is leading in statistics and operations research.