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, visit our page on staff and 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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