Granada 13 - 14 February, 2014
Rob J Hyndman is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University and Director of the Monash University Business & Economic Forecasting Unit. Since 2005, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting and a Director of the International Institute of Forecasters.
He completed a Science honours degree at the University of Melbourne in 1988 and a PhD on nonlinear time series modelling at the same university in 1992. After lecturing at his alma mater for two years, he moved to Monash University as a lecturer in 1995 where he has been ever since. He was promoted to a personal chair in 2003.
Rob is the author of over 100 research papers in statistical science. In 2007, he received the Moran medal from the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to statistical research, especially in the area of statistical forecasting. He is best known for his research on exponential smoothing, hierarchical forecasting, demographic forecasting and nonparametric smoothing. He has an h-index of 35 with 13 publications receiving over 100 citations each.
Rob is the coauthor of "Forecasting: methods and applications" (Wiley, 1998) with Makridakis and Wheelwright, and more recently of a free online textbook with George Athanasopoulos. He is also the founder of OTexts --- an online textbook publishing platform, and Cross-validated --- an online question and answer service in statistics and machine learning.
For 25 years, Rob has maintained an active consulting practice, assisting hundreds of companies and organizations. His recent consulting work has involved forecasting electricity demand, tourism demand, the Australian government health budget and case volume at a US call centre.