Rob J. Hyndman
|Rob J Hyndman|
2 May 1967 |
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
|Known for||Forecasting research|
|Awards||Moran Medal (2007)|
|Thesis||Continuous-Time Threshold Autoregressive Modelling (1992)|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter 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 and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting. In 2007 he won the Moran Medal from the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to statistical research.
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.  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".
- Makridakis, S., Wheelwright, S., and Hyndman, R.J. (1998) Forecasting: methods and applications, Wiley.
- Hyndman, R.J., Koehler, A.B., Ord, J.K., and Snyder, R.D. (2008) Forecasting with exponential smoothing: the state space approach, Springer.
- Hyndman, R.J., and Athanasopoulos, G. (2014) Forecasting: principles and practice, OTexts.
- Hyndman, R.J. (2015) Unbelievable, CreateSpace.
- "Staff Profiles - Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics". Monash University. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- "Editors". International Journal of Forecasting. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- "Rob Hyndman awarded with prestigious Moran Medal". Monash University. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-20.