Nicholas Tierney


I recently completed my PhD in Statistics at QUT, and am now a Research Fellow in Statistics at Monash University working with Rob Hyndman and Di Cook in the NUMBAT group. My research aims to improve data analysis workflow. This includes statistical modeling, calculating diagnostics, drawing inferences and making decisions. Crucial to this work is producing high quality software to accompany each research idea. My work so far has focussed on the importance of knowing your data (visdat), and on creating principles and tools that make it easier to work with, explore, and model missing data (naniar). I have also implemented theoretical optimization models to identify and relocate facilities to maximize their coverage on a population, in the R package maxcovr, and am interested in testing if commonly used diagnostics for MCMC methods are used effectively by researchers. I love the R programming language and how it has transformed my world.

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