|Alma mater||University of New England|
|Awards||Australian Laureate Fellowship 2015|
|Institutions||Queensland University of Technology|
University of Newcastle
Central Queensland University
|Thesis||Comparison and Selection of Populations with Special Reference to the Normal Distribution (1988)|
|Doctoral advisors||Eve Bofinger|
|Scholia has an author profile for Kerrie Mengersen.|
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. 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.
She has co-authored three books and edited two, and has written 27 book chapters and approximately 250 journal articles. 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. 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. She talks about new challenges for statisticians in a YouTube video. She has contributed to Australian biosecurity efforts. In October 2015 her research in building virtual habitats was highlighted on the ABC.
Honors and awards
- 2014 Elected Fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis
- Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- Elected Fellow of the Society for Modelling and Simulation
- 2015 Biennial Medalist of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ)
- 2015 Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship
- 2016 Statistical Society of Australia Pitman Medal
- 2018 Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
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- "Mengersen – CRC for Plant Biosecurity". legacy.crcplantbiosecurity.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
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- "SCS Fellows Recognition". The Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Awards – MSSANZ – Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand". www.mssanz.org.au. Archived from the original on 28 February 2016.
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- Mengersen, Kerrie (1988). Comparison and Selection of Populations with Special Reference to the Normal Distribution. Doctoral thesis. University of New England.
- Kerrie Mengersen Deputy director ACEMS
- QUT: Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen
- Google Scholar: Kerrie Mengersen