Kerrie Mengersen

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Kerrie Mengersen
Born(1962-01-01)January 1, 1962
Alma materUniversity of New England
Scientific career
InstitutionsQueensland University of Technology
University of Newcastle
Central Queensland University
Bond University
ThesisComparison and Selection of Populations with Special Reference to the Normal Distribution (1988)
Doctoral advisorsEve Bofinger
Richard Tweedie

Kerrie Mengersen (born 1962) is an Australian statistician. As of 2017, she is Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Queensland University of Technology in the Science and Engineering Faculty.[1][2]

She earned BA (Hons I) and PhD degrees in Mathematics, majoring in Statistics and Computing, from the University of New England (Armidale, New South Wales, Australia) in 1985 and 1989, respectively.[1] She is the Director of the Bayesian Research and Applications Group (BRAG). This group is part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights.[3]

She has co-authored three books and edited two, and has written 27 book chapters and approximately 250 journal articles.[4][5] Her research cuts across a broad spectrum of statistical practice. She is primarily known for her work in Bayesian statistics and meta-analysis, and has worked in applications of statistics in medicine and environmental science.[6] In 2016, she was the first woman to be awarded the Statistical Society of Australia's Pitman Medal, which recognises outstanding achievement in the statistics discipline.[2] She talks about new challenges for statisticians in a YouTube video.[7] She has contributed to Australian biosecurity efforts.[8] In October 2015 her research in building virtual habitats was highlighted on the ABC.[9]

Mengersen was the National President of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI) in 2013, and was the International President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) in 2016.[10]

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  1. ^ a b Kerrie, Mengersen,. "QUT - Staff Profiles - Kerrie Mengersen". Archived from the original on 2015-12-24.
  2. ^ a b c "High praise for QUT's new Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, now a Pitman Medallist". Queensland University of Technology. 9 December 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Big data equals good news". Statistical Society of Australia. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Curriculum vitae: Professor Kerrie Mengersen" (PDF). Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Kerrie Mengersen - Google Scholar Citations".
  6. ^ "Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen". Research Data Australia.
  7. ^ ACEMS - ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers (6 September 2015). "Professor Kerrie Mengersen Science Week 2015 Lecture at QUT". Archived from the original on 10 February 2018 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Mengersen - CRC for Plant Biosecurity". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  9. ^ "Professor Kerrie Mengersen with a panoramic camera that is helping to build virtual habitats". ABC News. 6 October 2015. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Kerrie Mengersen (president elect)". International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). 4 September 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  11. ^ "ISBA fellows". International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  12. ^ "IMS Awards". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19.
  13. ^ "SCS Fellows Recognition". The Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Awards - MSSANZ - Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand". Archived from the original on 2016-02-28.
  15. ^ Anonymous (23 June 2015). "15 new Australian Laureate Fellows announced". Archived from the original on 18 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Professor Kerrie Mengersen". Retrieved 2018-06-16.

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