I am a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, elected Ordinary Member of the R Foundation, and current editor of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. My primary research focuses on data visualisation, high-dimensional using tours of projections, and bridging the gap between exploratory and confirmatory statistics by treating the plot as a statistic. I have experimented with virtual environments, doing visual perception experiments using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and eye-tracking. Software development includes xgobi, ggobi, cranvas and a number of R packages. I am most happy when working on applying methods to problems, and this has included backhoes, drug studies, mud crab growth, climate change, gene expression analysis, butterfly populations in Yellowstone, stimulus funds spending, NRC rankings of graduate programs, technology boom and bust, election polls, soybean breeding, common crop population structures, insect gall to plant host interactions, Melbourne pedestrian traffic sensors, soccer and tennis statistics. See CV for more details.
PhD in Statistics, 1993
MS in Statistics, 1991
BSc/Dip Ed in Mathematics, Statistics and Biochemistry, 1982
University of New England
Leading the R community forwards in widening the participation of women and other under-represented groups.
Non-Uniform Monash Business Analytics Team: This is a research working group consisting of facutly, post-docs and students in Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. The group meets regularly to discuss current research and host visitors talking to the group. If you would like to visit and present your work to the group, send email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference useR! 2018 will be held in Australia July 10-13, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is the first time that it has been held outside Europe or North America.
I am the instructor for the following courses at Monash University:
My current and recent PhD students are: