Professor Andrew ROBINSON


School of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests

  • Model Validation
  • Mixed-Effects Models
  • Forest Biometrics
  • Environmental and Ecological Statistics
  • Sampling Theory
  • Applied statistics

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • Stephen E Lane, Tracey Hollings, Keith R Hayes, Felicity R McEnnulty, Mark Green, Eugene Georgiades, A. Robinson. Risk factors for fouling biomass: evidence from small vessels in Australia.. Biofouling, 1032-1045, 2019. doi: 10.1080/08927014.2018.1536202.

  • G. Decrouez, A. Robinson. Bias-Corrected Estimation in Continuous Sampling Plans. Risk Analysis, 38, 177-193, 2018. doi: 10.1111/risa.12811.

  • Tracey Hollings, Mark Burgman, Mary van Andel, Marius Gilbert, A. Robinson. How do you find the green sheep? A critical review of the use of remotely sensed imagery to detect and count animals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 881-892, 2018. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12973.

  • S. Lane, Anthony D Arthur, Christina Aston, S. Zhao, A. Robinson. When Does Poor Governance Presage Biosecurity Risk?. Risk Analysis, 38, 653-665, 2018. doi: 10.1111/risa.12873.

  • M Van Andel, T Hollings, R Bradhurst, A. Robinson, M Burgman, MC Gates, P Bingham, T Carpenter. Does size matter to models? Exploring the effect of herd size on outputs of a herd-level disease spread simulator. Frontiers in veterinary science, 5, 78 (11pp), 2018. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00078.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Thiripura Sivapalan VINO

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Farshid JAMSHIDI "Problems in nonparametric curve estimation"
Natalie KARAVARSAMIS "Methods for estimating occupancy"
Stephen LANE "Non-parametric estimation and prediction of tree size class distributions."
David LAZARIDIS "L\(q\)-Norm Shrinkage Regression"

Past MSc Students

Name Project title
Hannah CAPES
Stephen LANE "Generalized Estimating Equations for Pedigree Analysis"
David LAZARIDIS "Shrinkage Regression"
Peixin YUAN

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2011 - 2013 ARC Discovery New models for effective surveillance
2009 - 2013 ARC Discovery Inverse and related problems in statistics


  • Director of CEBRA