Dr Peter Baxter completed his 4 year contract with CARM in December 2014 and accepted a position at QUT. We would like to thank Peter for his many contributions.  In particular, he supervised a number of PhD, Honours and Masters students, and helped develop MATH2070 (Natural Resource Mathematics), a second-year undergraduate course that received excellent student evaluations and was rated as “outstanding” by 100% of respondents. We wish Peter all the best.

Welcome to our new research students who join us this year.  They are:

Andrew Harvey
Peter Rankin
Ryan Henegan

Natsumi Nishikawa
Sophie Horsfall

Jessica Savage
Ysharda Clement

For more information on the title of their projects, please go to our website http://smp.uq.edu.au/CARM/students



We have the following R workshops scheduled for 2015 so mark your calendars now.  More information will be available on our website closer to the start dates:

Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th June, 2015
Introduction to R with Clare McGrory & Claire Alston

Monday 29th June – Wednesday 1st July, 2015
Introduction to R with Anthony Richardson & Dave Schoeman, with a focus on marine and terrestrial ecology.

Monday 30th November – Wednesday 2nd December, 2015
Introduction to R with Anthony Richardson & Dave Schoeman

Monday 7th– Wednesday 9th December, 2015
Advanced R with Bill Venables



Zhao, YD., Brown, B. and Wang, Y-G (2014), Smoothed Rank-based Procedure for Censored Data, Electronic Journal of Statistics. ARC rank: A

Wang, Y-G., Fu, L. and Xu, J. (2015). The book entitled “Analysis of Longitudinal Data” (in Chinese) is now complete and accepted for publication by Higher Education Press. This book is written as a textbook to meet the teaching demand of graduate students (MSc and PhD) in statistics in Chinese universities. An English version of this book is now in progress.


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Published 29 January, 2015