My research focuses on Bayesian statistics, machine learning, dimension reduction techniques, and time-varying parameter models. I have a strong interest in developing methodology statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms in applied research areas.

Methodology research:

- Bayesian time series analysis

- Machine learning and neural network in time series

- High dimensional modelling

- Modelling uncertainties

- Spatial analysis and point pattern analysis


Applied research 

- Macroeconomic (forecasting and understanding impacts of economic uncertainities, policies on an economy)

- Economic Health

- Economic geography

- Health application  



-  "Emergency departmnet waiting time prediction in real-time"  funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation, $36,733 https://emergencyfoundation.org.au/projects/emergency-department-waiting-time-predictions-in-real-time/


  • Bayesian statistics
  • Dimension reduction techniques
  • State Space Models
  • Time-series
  • Forecasting
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Bioinformatics
  • Macroeconomics
  • 2017 to 2019 - Data Scientist, Data61,CSIRO (Brisbane)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2013 to 2017 - UQ Scholarship for Post Graduate Students
  • 2013 to 2014 - Distinguished Teaching Awards
  • 2011 to 2012 - UQ Summer Research Scholarship
  • 2009 to 2011 - UQ Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

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Emergency Medicine Foundation - Rural and Remote Grant

ED waiting time predictions in real-time: development of data acquisition system and performance evaluation of advanced statistical models.

Indicative Funding
$36,733 over 1 year (administered by Metro South Hospital and Health Service)
Emergency department (ED) waiting times are a significant predictor of the patient experience. This project aims to use advanced statistical models and machine-learning algorithms to capture dynamic fluctuations in waiting time, to implement and validate the prediction performance of these models. A solution that is capable of sourcing data from ED information systems and feed it into prediction models to generate waiting time forecasts would bring practical benefits for staff and patients. There is also potential to assist clinicians and nurses to estimate demand for care and calibrate workflow.
Andrew Staib, Anton Pak and Kelly Trinh in collaboration with Rob Eley and Brenda Gannon (Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Science & Engineering and The University of Queensland)
Waiting time prediction; Data acquisition system; Machine learning; Emergency department

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Enhancing Elderly Care in Institutional Setting Through Machine Learning: A Focus on Frailty (PhD , External Advisor)
  • Machine Learning for Stress Measurement using Wearable Sensor Biomarkers (2023, Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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