Andrew Robinson BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Deputy Director, CEBRA & Senior Lecturer, Applied Statistics.

I've been seconded to CEBRA, the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis, which is a jointly funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments, to work on statistical and risk analysis problems in biosecurity. I am Deputy Director of the centre. I was previously seconded to ACERA, which was the predecessor to CEBRA.

I'm co-author of three books, namely Introduction to Scientific Programming and Simulation Using R, Forest Analytics with R, and Methods of Statistical Model Estimation.

My locations are Room 113 Richard Berry Building and CEBRA, Natural Philosophy Building, both on the Parkville (main) campus of the University of Melbourne. My phone number is 03 8344-6410. I often work from home, so email (see below) is usually the best way to get in touch.

My curriculum vita is available as a pdf here and in html format here.

I like teaching. I have a page with some thoughts about teaching here.

Here's a link to my R users group directory. You can find the icebreakeR, which are my introductory notes for R, here. I use these notes and some associated exercises as the basis of a two- or three-day workshop that introduces managers, scientists, and analysts to R, which I have presented to various groups in Australia and the United States. If you are interested in such a workshop then please contact me.

If you would like to send me e-mail, my address is A.Robinson (at)

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