Dr Shuvo Bakar

Ph.D. in Statistics (UK)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 6412

Research interests

  • Data Analytics
  • Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling and Algorithms
  • Spatio-temporal Modelling
  • Programming (e.g., R, C/C++)
  • Environmental and Ecological Statistics
  • Social Statistics 
  • Small Area Estimation


Shuvo’s research focuses on understanding complex data using hierarchical Bayesian approach and algorithms. As a ‘data scientist’ by training, Shuvo is a predictive analyst and modeller with experience on using professional statistical tools to solve real-life data problems. He is a competent programmer and has experience in working with large databases. He developed two R packages “spTimer” and "spTDyn" for modelling high dimensional spatio-temporal data.

Shuvo obtained his PhD from University of Southampton (UK) and moved to Australia to join as a researcher at the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He then moved to USA and started his Assistant Professorship at Yale University. He again returned to Australia and commenced as a Lecturer at the ANU Centre for Social Research & Methods.


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