Australian Academy of Science announces new Fellows


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 10 July 2018
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The Australian Academy of Science has recently announced the election of 21 new Fellows for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.

Amongst those honoured are Noel Cressie, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wollongong and a leading name in statistical methodology for analysing spatial and spatio-temporal data, and its applications to environmental science. His fundamental contributions changed the basic paradigm for analysing observations in space and space-time. Professor Cressie has also contributed to research on pollution monitoring, climate prediction, ocean health, soil chemistry, and glacier movement, and he is a NASA Science Team Member for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission. Responding to the huge volumes of complex data in environmental research, Professor Cressie has made ground-breaking innovations for `big data analytics' for remote sensing and climate change. With Wiley, he has written Statistics for Spatial Data (original and revised editions) and Statistics for Spatial Temporal Data, the latter with Christopher K. Wikle. Professors Cressie and Wikle have each generously contributed many articles to Statistics Views, and Professor Cressie is an advisory editor for the Wiley Book Series in Probability and Statistics.

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Kerrie Mengerson, Distinguished Professor at Queenland University of Technology, who also honoured who has made internationally recognised contributions to the field of Bayesian statistics. She has consistently maintained a dual focus on statistical methodology and its application, with methodological contributions at the frontier of Bayesian theory, methodology and computation, and applied contributions to substantive problems in health, environment and industry. Professor Mengersen is also well known for her leadership ability and passion for developing young researchers in statistics and the applied sciences. She has contributed numerous articles to Significance and the Royal Statistical Society Journals. An interview with Professor Mengersen will be appearing soon on Statistics Views.

A full list of fellows elected this year is available here.

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