Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen

  • Co-Director of Centre for Data Science
  • Queensland University of Technology

Kerrie Mengersen is a Distinguished Research Professor in Statistical Science and the Director of the QUT Centre for Data Science at QUT. She holds a concurrent role as Associate Member in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford, UK.

She was a Deputy Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (2015-2021) and an ARC Laureate Fellow (2015-2021).

In 2018 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (QAAS). She is an active member of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, International Biometrics Society, International Statistical Institute and the Statistical Society of Australia. Professor Mengersen’s research focuses on using and developing new statistical and computational methods that can help to solve complex problems in the real world. These problems are in the fields of environment, genetics, health and medicine, and industry. Her research interests include, complex systems modelling and Bayesian statistical modelling, computational methods and applications.

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