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Cressie, Noel A. Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor

  • National Institute for Applied Statistical Research Australia
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics
  • Director - Centre for Environmental Informatics

Overview


Noel Cressie is Director of the Centre for Environmental Informatics in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA), Professor of Statistics, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri. Cressie received his BSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and an MA and PhD from Princeton University, USA. His past appointments have been at The Flinders University of South Australia, Iowa State University, and The Ohio State University. He has published in the areas of goodness-of-fit, statistical modelling, empirical-Bayesian and Bayesian methods, remote sensing, and spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, including geostatistics. Cressie has authored or co-authored three books, one in 1988 on goodness-of-fit (with Tim Read), one in 1993 on spatial statistics, and one in 2011 on spatio-temporal statistics (with Chris Wikle). He is the recipient of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies’ 2009 R.A. Fisher Award, of the Statistical Society of Australia’s 2014 Pitman Medal, of the Royal Statistical Society’s 2016 Barnett Award, and of the Institute for Mathematical Geosciences 2017 Matheron Award and Lectureship. 2018 elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. 2018 Moyal Medallist  Awardee. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Spatial Econometrics Association; and he is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2011 Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data

Research Overview


  • During the 37 years from 1976-2012, Prof N Cressie’s appointments at Flinders University (Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer), Iowa State University (Professor and then Distinguished Professor), and Ohio State University (Professor and then Distinguished Professor) involved research (40%), teaching (40%), and service (20%). Since 2012, Noel has been Professor and then Distinguished Professor at the University of Wollongong (UOW), in a 100% research-only position. During these six years, Noel has supervised and mentored three postdoctoral fellows, two of whom have gone on to be awarded the ARC's Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). Noel was awarded a Discovery Project 2015, which finished mid-2018.

    Prof Cressie’s UOW appointment allows him to maintain strong links with colleagues in the USA; from 2013-2017, he was a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Since 2011, Noel has been a member of the Science Team of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite, and in late 2017 he re-applied for membership for another three years. Since 2012, Noel has been a contractor on a seven-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award on hierarchical multiscale spatio-temporal statistical models for socio-demographic survey data. This has led to a 2017-2018 contract (joint with Dr. Zammit Mangion) with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to study Australia's unemployment spatially, temporally, and in small areas. From 2003-2014, Noel had research contracts with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to study the role of specific agricultural and marine processes in the carbon cycle. Noel was also a CSIRO Visiting Senior Research Fellow and a CSIRO Distinguished Visiting Scientist during this period of collaboration. 

    Prof Cressie first and latest academic appointments have been at ‘’younger" Australian universities in schools of mathematics; both universities (Flinders University and UOW) had/have very good research facilities. In between, he was at Iowa State University (1983-1998) and Ohio State University (1998-2012), both large US universities with high-quality Masters and PhD programs. During his career, Noel has supervised 24 PhD students to completion of their degrees, and he has supervised 12 postdocs. One of the factors that influenced his moving to UOW in 2012 was that he would be joining a statistics institute (NIASRA) that already contained three well established research professors working in areas that have some relation to his interests in spatial statistics. These colleagues share a passion for developing new statistical methodologies and applying them to important scientific problems, which has naturally led to our strong relationships with researchers in other organisations, such as CSIRO and the ABS. NIASRA provides an environment ideally suited to the training and mentoring of PhD students and Early and Mid-Career Researchers capable of driving the future of applied statistics in Australia.

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Member Of


Attended Event


Selected Publications


Presentations


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Deep statistical models with applications to environmental data Vu, Quan

Reviewer Of


Professional Service Activities


Awards And Honors


Keywords


  • Remote-Sensing | Environmental-Informatics | Spatio-Temporal-Statistics | Empirical-Bayes | Hierarchical-Statistical-Models | Small-Area-Estimation | Statistical-Modelling | Bayesian-Methods | Disease-Mapping | Statistics

Full Name


  • Noel A Cressie

Mailing Address


  • School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Fax


  • 02-42214998

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • B-8858-2009

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2011 Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data

Research Overview


  • During the 37 years from 1976-2012, Prof N Cressie’s appointments at Flinders University (Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer), Iowa State University (Professor and then Distinguished Professor), and Ohio State University (Professor and then Distinguished Professor) involved research (40%), teaching (40%), and service (20%). Since 2012, Noel has been Professor and then Distinguished Professor at the University of Wollongong (UOW), in a 100% research-only position. During these six years, Noel has supervised and mentored three postdoctoral fellows, two of whom have gone on to be awarded the ARC's Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). Noel was awarded a Discovery Project 2015, which finished mid-2018.

    Prof Cressie’s UOW appointment allows him to maintain strong links with colleagues in the USA; from 2013-2017, he was a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Since 2011, Noel has been a member of the Science Team of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite, and in late 2017 he re-applied for membership for another three years. Since 2012, Noel has been a contractor on a seven-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award on hierarchical multiscale spatio-temporal statistical models for socio-demographic survey data. This has led to a 2017-2018 contract (joint with Dr. Zammit Mangion) with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to study Australia's unemployment spatially, temporally, and in small areas. From 2003-2014, Noel had research contracts with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to study the role of specific agricultural and marine processes in the carbon cycle. Noel was also a CSIRO Visiting Senior Research Fellow and a CSIRO Distinguished Visiting Scientist during this period of collaboration. 

    Prof Cressie first and latest academic appointments have been at ‘’younger" Australian universities in schools of mathematics; both universities (Flinders University and UOW) had/have very good research facilities. In between, he was at Iowa State University (1983-1998) and Ohio State University (1998-2012), both large US universities with high-quality Masters and PhD programs. During his career, Noel has supervised 24 PhD students to completion of their degrees, and he has supervised 12 postdocs. One of the factors that influenced his moving to UOW in 2012 was that he would be joining a statistics institute (NIASRA) that already contained three well established research professors working in areas that have some relation to his interests in spatial statistics. These colleagues share a passion for developing new statistical methodologies and applying them to important scientific problems, which has naturally led to our strong relationships with researchers in other organisations, such as CSIRO and the ABS. NIASRA provides an environment ideally suited to the training and mentoring of PhD students and Early and Mid-Career Researchers capable of driving the future of applied statistics in Australia.

Member Of


Attended Event


Selected Publications


Presentations


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Deep statistical models with applications to environmental data Vu, Quan

Reviewer Of


Professional Service Activities


Awards And Honors


Keywords


  • Remote-Sensing | Environmental-Informatics | Spatio-Temporal-Statistics | Empirical-Bayes | Hierarchical-Statistical-Models | Small-Area-Estimation | Statistical-Modelling | Bayesian-Methods | Disease-Mapping | Statistics

Full Name


  • Noel A Cressie

Mailing Address


  • School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Fax


  • 02-42214998

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • B-8858-2009