Bachelor of Mathematics/Information Technology, QUT
Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours), QUT
Hi there, my name is Chris Drovandi. I began my University studies at QUT in 2001, where I completed a double degree in Mathematics and Information Technology by 2005. I stayed on for an honours degree in statistics. I then decided I needed a break from research and moved to Canberra for two years where I enjoyed the laid back lifestyle of a Government employee. During this time, and while braving the cold weather, I worked as a statistician at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Bureau of Rural Sciences. After deciding that research was my true passion, I came back to QUT to start a PhD in 2009, and this is where I am currently at today.
Areas of Interest:
Algorithms for Bayesian analysis, e.g. Markov chain Monte Carlo, Sequential Monte Carlo, Likelihood free inference.
Markov process models in Biology
Sequential Monte Carlo methods for Approximate Bayesian computation.
Sequential Monte Carlo method for Motor Unit Number Estimation
Apart from everything statistical, I enjoy playing guitar, touch football and watching anything that could possibly be classified as a sport, even Poker!