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PhD

  1. Aaron Tin Long Lun, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, August 2015 (awarded January 2016)
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth and Stephen Nutt
    Statistical analyses of high-throughput sequencing data to study chromatin structure and organisation
  2. Yunshun (Andy) Chen, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, October 2013 (awarded January 2014)
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth and Terry Speed
    Differential expression analysis of complex RNA-seq experiments
  3. Eugene Kapp, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, May 2013
    Supervisors: Terry Speed and Gordon Smyth
    Improved bioinformatics tools for the analysis of mass spectrometry and proteomics data
  4. Joshy George, PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of Melbourne, March 2013
    Supervisors: David Bowtell and Gordon Smyth
    Integrated analysis of distinct molecular profiles of tumour data
  5. Belinda Phipson, PhD (Mathematics and Statistics), University of Melbourne, March 2013
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth and Peter Hall
    Empirical Bayes modelling of expression profiles and their associations
  6. Charity Law, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, January 2013
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth and Terry Speed
    Precision weights for gene expression analysis
  7. Di Wu, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, January 2011
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth and Terry Speed
    Finding hidden relationships between expression profiles with application to breast cancer biology
  8. Carolyn de Graaf, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, October 2010
    Supervisors: Doug Hilton, Gordon Smyth and Li Wu
    Genetic regulation of hematopoiesis
  9. Tobias J Sargeant, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, October 2008
    Supervisors: Terry Speed and Gordon Smyth
    Studying the evolution of apicomplexa. New methods for species tree inference using protein domains.
  10. Mark Robinson, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, October 2008
    Supervisors: Terry Speed, Gordon Smyth and Tom Brodnicki
    Methods for the analysis of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data
  11. Penelope Bryant, PhD (Paediatrics), University of Melbourne, May 2008.
    Supervisors: Nigel Curtis, Roy Robins-Browne and Gordon Smyth
    The use of global gene expression analysis and the investigation of the pathogenesis of rheumatic fever
  12. Catherine Carmichael, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, February 2008.
    Supervisors: Hamish Scott and Gordon Smyth
    Investigation into genetic predispositions to haematopoietic malignancies
  13. Matthew Ritchie, PhD (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne, May 2005
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth and Terry Speed
    Quantitative quality control and background correction for two-colour microarray data
  14. Natalie Thorne, PhD (Mathematics and Statistics), University of Melbourne, May 2004.
    Supervisors: Terry Speed, Gordon Smyth, Simon Foote and Ian Gordon
    Single-channel normalisation and analysis of two-colour cDNA microarray data
  15. Peter Dunn, PhD (Mathematics), University of Queensland, December 2001
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth
    Likelihood-based inference for Tweedie generalized linear models
  16. Heather Podlich, PhD (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1999.
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth and Malcolm Faddy
    Extended Poisson process models for count data
  17. William Dixon, PhD (Chemistry), University of Queensland 1997.
    Supervisors: Barry Chiswell and Gordon Smyth.
    The spatial optimization of water quality monitoring programs by simulated annealing

Honours and Masters

  1. Guido Pacini, Masters of Statistical Sciences (Project), University of Bologna, July 2015
    Supervisors: Angela Montanari and Gordon Smyth
    Simulation analyses on ROMER, a rotation-based gene set testing method
  2. Stephanie Ana Conos, Honours (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne 2012
    Supervisors: Paul Ekert and Gordon Smyth
    miR-150 antagonises Hoxb8 dependent immortalisation of myeloid cells
  3. Davis McCarthy, Honours (Mathematics and Statistics), University of Melbourne 2009
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth
    Accounting for biological variation in digital gene expression experiments
  4. Ella Wilkins, Honours (Medical Biology), University of Melbourne 2005
    Supervisors: Hamish Scott and Gordon Smyth
    Identification of genes involved in differentiation, proliferation and developmental networks
  5. Michael Lazzarini, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1998.
    Keeping indigenous people out of custody: generalized linear modelling of arrests data from the NATSIS
  6. Douglas Lincoln, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1998.
    Smoothing splines in statistical Analysis: application to malaria vaccine trials
  7. Leighton Ayre, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1997.
    Regression graphics and applications
  8. Murray Keir, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1997.
    An empirical Bayes approach to random effects models
  9. Michael Larner, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1997.
    Using modified time series methods to model sales and labour data at Pizza Hut
  10. Geoff Mallon, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1994.
    Mixed linear models and applications
  11. Jeremy O'Reilly, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1994.
    Point processes and the analysis of environmental data
  12. Joseph Ting, Bachelor of Medicine (Child Health), University of Queensland 1992
    Supervisors: John Vance and Gordon Smyth
    The relationship between gastro-oesophageal reflux and sleeping position in infants (implication to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  13. Sharon Raiteri, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1991.
    Methods of analysing Taguchi experiments
  14. Robert G Clark, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1990.
    Non-standard generalized linear models and algorithms
  15. Joanne White, Honours (Mathematics), University of Queensland 1989.
    Nonlinear estimation, with application to the rate-reducing resistance of Stylosanthes scabra
  16. Sumit Roy, Master of Arts (Statistics & Applied Probability), University of California, Santa Barbara 1988.
    Supervisors: SR Jammalamadaka, RC Tiwari and Gordon Smyth
    Algorithms for computation of the likelihood function

Undergraduate Research Projects

  1. Soroor Hediyeh Zadeh, Science Research Project, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, March-June 2015
    Supervisors: Gordon Smyth
    Differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data
  2. Lynn Wang, UROP 2013-2014
  3. Davis McCarthy, UROP 2006-2009
  4. Yifang Hu, UROP 2007

 


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