National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia

The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) is committed to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to important problems. It undertakes a range of fundamental and contract research, major consulting projects, and professional education in statistical methodology.

Our aim is to provide leading-edge research and consulting capacity in applied statistics for Australia and our region through the skills and activities of our staff and research students. We collaborate extensively with researchers and professionals in universities, governments, businesses and industries in Australia and overseas.

Our research in applied statistics is focused on Biometry and Bioinformatics, Environmental Informatics, and Survey Methodology. NIASRA has expertise and extensive experience in design and analysis for complex data and populations.

Read more about the Institute on the 'Introduction to NIASRA' page.


Upcoming Events

2020 Statistical Science Lecture


Title: “Zen and the Art of Bayesian Geology/Hydrology/Ecology”
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020
Time: 2.45pm for 3pm start. Lecture is followed with drinks/canapés
Venue: UOW Building 43, Room G01



Past Events

The G38 Research Fellows Meeting will be held at the Goulburn Soldiers Club on 1 April 2020. (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Please email Angela Fiakos on to register your interest and to receive further information about future Research Fellows Meetings. 

Stats Week 2020, Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 February 2020.

Research Fellows MeetingGoulburn, 20 November 2019. 

Statistical Design and Analysis for Data Science Workshoppresented with our ASEARC partners. Sydney, 7 November 2019. 

Statistical Science Lecturepresented by Distinguished Professor Peter Diggle. Wollongong, 6 November 2019. 

Climate-change research in UOW's Centre for Environmental Informatics, presented by Dr Michael Bertolacci, Dr Andrew Zammit Mangion, Professor Noel Cressie (and Bohai Zhang). Climate-Change Week, 17 October, 2019

Randomization, Bootstrap and Monte Carlo Methods in Biology Workshoppresented by Professor Bryan Manly. Wollongong, 3 October 2019.

Spatio-Temporal Statistics with R Short Course, presented by Noel Cressie and Andrew Zammit Mangion. Sydney, 29-30 April 2019.

Research Fellows Meeting, Goulburn, 3 April 2019.

Stats Week 2019, Monday 4 to Thursday 7 February 2019.

Multilevel Modelling in R Short Course, presented by Mark Tranmer (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK). Wollongong, 23 November 2018.

Prof Ray Chambers: Nudging a Pseudo-Science Towards a Science, NSW Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia Annual Lecture 6.00pm Wednesday 28 November, UTS Function Centre, Sydney.

SAGI Symposium, Wollongong, 8-9 August 2018.

Symposium on Bioinformatics and Biometrics for Plant Breeding Programs, Wollongong, 25-26 July 2018.

High-Dimensional Data Analysis Short Course, presented by Olivier Thas. Wollongong, 5-6 February 2018.

International Conference on Robust Statistics, Wollongong, 3-7 July 2017.