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Pirathiban, Ramethaa Dr

UOW PERL Fellow

  • School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics
  • Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences
  • National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia

Overview


Ramethaa Pirathiban did her undergraduate studies at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, completing a BSc (Hons) in Statistics in 2011. Following her graduation, she joined the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Peradeniya as a Temporary Lecturer teaching Statistical programming for the first-year undergraduate students. In 2013, she received the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Postgraduate Research Award to pursue her PhD in Applied statistics at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), QUT under the supervision of Associate Professor Sama Low Choy and Professor Tony Pettitt. Her PhD was on incorporating expert knowledge into statistical models to answer real world problems in landscape ecology. 

In 2017, Ramethaa joined the Centre for Biometrics and Data Science in Sustainable Primary Industries (CBADS-SPI) in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research (NIASRA) as an Associate Research fellow to work on the Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry (SAGI) project funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. Most recently, Ramethaa has been awarded a University of Wollongong Prioritising Emerging Research Leaders (PERL) Fellowship 2021, to be located in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics. As a UOW PERL Fellow, she will engage in research activities that align with UOW’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and priorities. 

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Frontiers in Plant Science
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2015)

Presentations


Keywords


  • Statistics, Biometrics, Agriculture, Linear Mixed Model, Factor Analysis, Genomic Selection, Genome-Wide Association Studies, Experimental Designs, ASReml, R, Species Distribution Modelling, Expert Elicitation, Informative priors, Bayesian Hierarchical Model

Full Name


  • Ramethaa Pirathiban

Mailing Address


  • 39A Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Frontiers in Plant Science
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2015)

Presentations


Keywords


  • Statistics, Biometrics, Agriculture, Linear Mixed Model, Factor Analysis, Genomic Selection, Genome-Wide Association Studies, Experimental Designs, ASReml, R, Species Distribution Modelling, Expert Elicitation, Informative priors, Bayesian Hierarchical Model

Full Name


  • Ramethaa Pirathiban

Mailing Address


  • 39A Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia