Statistics
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Our current Postgraduate Students

PhD and MSc students


Farzana Afroz

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Computationally efficient measurement of overdispertion

Supervisor: David Fletcher


Email: fafroz@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Timothy Bilton

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Developing statistical methods for genetic analysis using genotyping-by-sequencing data     (See more)

Supervisor: Matthew Schofield


Email: tbilton@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Paula Bran Cardona

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Properties of gibbs samplers used for inference using genetics markers in capture-recapture models.     (See more)

Supervisor: Richard Barker


Email: pbran@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Zhanglong Cao

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Human behaviour prediction with time series analysis and artifical neural network analysis     (See more)

Supervisor: Matthew Parry


Email: zcao@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Boris Daszuta

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: The numerical initial boundary value problem for the generalised conformal field equations and asymptotically special space-times

Supervisor: Jörg Frauendiener


Email: dasbo917@student.otago.ac.nz  


Megan Drysdale

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Modelling overdispersed data: a comparison of methodologies from a frequentist perspective with applications

Supervisor: Tilman Davies


Email: mdrysdale@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Leon Escobar Diaz

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Studies of spacetimes with spatial topologies S3 and S1 x S2.     (See more)

Supervisor: Jörg Frauendiener


Email: lescobar@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Gordon Hiscott

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: The analysis of evolutionary models in population genetics using inferential methods for inverse problems     (See more)

Supervisor: David Bryant


Email: ghiscott@maths.otago.ac.nz  


John Holmes

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Investigation into optimisation of genetic evaluation accuracy and bias in the New Zealand sheep industry     (See more)

Supervisor: Richard Barker


Email: jholmes@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Chuen Yen Hong

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Model averaging in meta-analysis     (See more)

Supervisor: David Fletcher


Email: honch468@student.otago.ac.nz  


Alastair Lamont

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Estimation of genetic breeding values: Development of a missing data approach, with comparison to established literature models     (See more)

Supervisor: Matthew Schofield


Email: alamont@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Zoe Luo

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Semiparametric estimation of dispersal kernels in stochastic spatiotemporal epidemic models.

Supervisor: Matthew Parry


Email: luope825@student.otago.ac.nz  


Johannes Mosig

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Modelling energy dissipation undergone by ocean waves as they propagate through fields of sea ice

Supervisor: Vernon Squire


Email: jmosig@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Yosafat Pangalela

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Operator algebras associated to graphs, development of integrated line transect models     (See more)

Supervisor: Iain Raeburn


Email: yosafat.pangalela@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Heloise Pavanato

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Quantitative ecology of marine mammals, distance sampling methods     (See more)

Supervisor: Richard Barker


Email: hpavanato@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Joshua Ritchie

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Linerisation of hyperbolic form of the constraint equations

Supervisor: Florian Beyer


Email: ritjo945@student.otago.ac.nz  


Vee Liem Saw

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Further investigations on the general method of constructing spacetime by generating manifolds of revolution around a given curve     (See more)

Supervisor: Jörg Frauendiener


Email: sawve240@student.otago.ac.nz  


Amina Shahzadi

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Hidden markov models with nonhomogeneous transition probabilities.     (See more)

Supervisor: Ting Wang


Email: amina@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Vijay Surada

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study:

Supervisor: —


Email: survi146@student.otago.ac.nz  


Ilija Tolich

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Operator algebras associated to semigroups of endomorphisms     (See more)

Supervisor: Astrid an Huef


Email: itolich@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Daniel van Wyk

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: C*-dynamical systems     (See more)

Supervisor: Astrid an Huef


Email: vanda941@student.otago.ac.nz  


Yunan Wang

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Time series, point process, change-point analysis and hazard analysis     (See more)

Supervisor: Ting Wang


Email: wanyu607@student.otago.ac.nz  


Diploma and Honours students


Jayshree Bhana

Studying for Postgraduate Diploma of Science

Email: bhaja532@student.otago.ac.nz  


Sam Bremer

Studying for Honours

Email: bresa877@student.otago.ac.nz  


Jodie Buckby

Studying for PG Diploma in Applied Statistics

Email: bucjo360@student.otago.ac.nz  


Michael Cawte

Studying for Honours

Email: cawmi131@student.otago.ac.nz  


Jie Kang

Studying for PG Diploma in Applied Statistics

Email: kanji709@student.otago.ac.nz  


Joshua Mills

Studying for Honours

Email: miljo893@student.otago.ac.nz  


Fergus O'Leary

Studying for Honours

Email: olefe908@student.otago.ac.nz  


Robert Pollock

Studying for PG Diploma in Applied Statistics

Email: polro179@student.otago.ac.nz  


Yiwen Qi

Studying for Honours

Email: qiyi7471@student.otago.ac.nz  


Julia Wilson

Studying for PG Diploma in Applied Statistics

Email: wilju890@student.otago.ac.nz  


Yu Yang

Studying for Honours

Email: yanyu921@student.otago.ac.nz  


Rachel Young

Studying for Honours

Email: youra090@student.otago.ac.nz