Prof Howard BONDELL

Professor / Head of School

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: G33 - Head of School Office
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Statistics
  • Data Science
  • Mathematical Biology

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • R Li, BJ Reich, H. Bondell. Deep distribution regression. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 159, 107203, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.csda.2021.107203.

  • S. Zhou, H. Bondell, A. Tordesillas, BIP Rubinstein, J Bailey. Early identification of an impending rockslide location via a spatially-aided gaussian mixture model. Annals of Applied Statistics, 14, 977-992, 2020. doi: 10.1214/20-AOAS1326.

  • R Szczytko, KT Stevenson, MN Peterson, H. Bondell. How combinations of recreational activities predict connection to nature among youth. The Journal of Environmental Education, 462-476, 2020. doi: 10.1080/00958964.2020.1787313.

  • Y. Zhang, BP Naughton, H. Bondell, BJ Reich. Bayesian Regression Using a Prior on the Model Fit: The R2-D2 Shrinkage Prior. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 1-13, 2020. doi: 10.1080/01621459.2020.1825449.

  • Z Liu, H. Bondell. Binormal Precision–Recall Curves for Optimal Classification of Imbalanced Data. Statistics in Biosciences, 141-161, 2019. doi: 10.1007/s12561-019-09231-9.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title

Current MSc Students

Name Project title
William RUDD
Ruohua YAN
Puyang ZHAO "to be confirmed"
Qianwen XUE "to be confirmed"


  • Head of School
  • Master of Data Science Coordinator


  • Belz Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Management Committee
  • Research and Industry Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee