Rob J. Hyndman

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Rob J Hyndman
Born (1967-05-02) 2 May 1967 (age 51)
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
Known forForecasting research
AwardsMoran Medal (2007)
Scientific career
ThesisContinuous-Time Threshold Autoregressive Modelling (1992)
Doctoral advisorPeter J. Brockwell
Gary K. Grunwald

Robin John "Rob" Hyndman (born 2 May 1967) is an Australian statistician known for his work on forecasting. He is Professor of Statistics at Monash University[1] and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting.[2] In 2007 he won the Moran Medal from the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to statistical research.[3]

Hyndman grew up in Beechworth, Victoria and moved to Melbourne at the age of 15. He studied statistics and mathematics at the University of Melbourne, graduating with first class honours in 1988. He completed his PhD at the same university in 1993.

Hyndman was a well known and very active member of the Christadelphian church. He spoke at many Christadelphian gatherings and conferences across Australia and overseas, as well as authoring several books on the Bible which are still widely used. [4] In 2013, however, he gave up his religious beliefs for lack of evidence of the existence of a god and wrote a book to explain his deconversion, under the apt title "Unbelievable".

Major books[edit]

  1. Makridakis, S., Wheelwright, S., and Hyndman, R.J. (1998) Forecasting: methods and applications, Wiley.
  2. Hyndman, R.J., Koehler, A.B., Ord, J.K., and Snyder, R.D. (2008) Forecasting with exponential smoothing: the state space approach, Springer.
  3. Hyndman, R.J., and Athanasopoulos, G. (2014) Forecasting: principles and practice, OTexts.
  4. Hyndman, R.J. (2015) Unbelievable, CreateSpace.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rob Hyndman - Monash University". Monash University. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Editors". International Journal of Forecasting. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  3. ^ "Rob Hyndman awarded with prestigious Moran Medal". Monash University Business and Economics. 5 June 2007. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
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