Prof Aihua XIA

Professor / Deputy Head of School

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 220
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Limit Theory in Stochastic Processes
  • Markov processes
  • Point Processes
  • Poisson and compound Poisson approximations
  • Queueing Networks

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • A. Barbour, M. Luczak, A. Xia. Multivariate approximation in total variation, I: Equilibrium distributions of Markov jump processes. Annals of Probability, 46, 1351-1404, 2018. doi: 10.1214/17-AOP1204.

  • A. Barbour, M. Luczak, A. Xia. Multivariate approximation in total variation, II: Discrete normal approximation. Annals of Probability, 46, 1405-1440, 2018. doi: 10.1214/17-AOP1205.

  • H Paul Keeler, N. Ross, A. Xia. When do wireless network signals appear Poisson?. Bernoulli, 24, 1973-1994, 2018. doi: 10.3150/16-BEJ917.

  • Robert G Staudte, A. Xia. Divergence from, and convergence to, uniformity of probability density quantiles. Entropy, 20, 317 (10pp), 2018. doi: 10.3390/e20050317.

  • P. Keeler, N. Ross, A. Xia, Bartlomiej Blaszczyszyn. Stronger Wireless Signals Appear More Poisson. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 5, 572-575, 2016. doi: 10.1109/LWC.2016.2601913.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Xuan (Kevin) VO "Convergence of instantaneous markov processes"

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Han Liang GAN "Locally Dependant Extremes"
Xiaoxin WANG "Approximate distributions of the number of run occurrences"

Current MSc Students

Name Project title
Hangrui LIN

Past MSc Students

Name Project title
Tianshu CONG
Sarah FODA "Extreme Value Theory and its Applications to Foreign Exchange Rates"
Edward LAM
Xinyi LIN
David RINGER "Association behaviour in non-linear death processes"
Charley XIA

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2015 - 2018 ARC Discovery Random Discrete Structures: Approximations and Applications
2012 - 2014 ARC Discovery Random network models with applications in biology
2007 - 2009 ARC Discovery Quantifying cortical thickness and white matter hyperintensity volumes and determining their relationship on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in ageing brains
2003 - 2010 ARC Centre Of Excellence ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems


Year Name Organisation
2018 Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Institute of Mathematical Statistics


  • Chair of Belz Committee
  • Deputy Head of School
  • Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator
  • Stochastic Processes


  • Belz Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Management Committee
  • Math. Sciences Library Users Committee
  • Postgraduate Programs Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee