Mr Sumonkanti Das

M.Sc. in Statistics, PhD in Statistics
Research Fellow
ANU College of Business and Economics
T: +61422681412

Areas of expertise

  • Statistics 4905
  • Time Series And Spatial Modelling 490511
  • Computational Statistics 490503
  • Statistics Not Elsewhere Classified 490599

Research interests

Complex Survey Data Analysis, Multilevel Time Series Modelling, Survey Methodology, Small Area Estimation, Spatial and Spatio-temporal modelling, Spatial Mapping of Demographic and Health Indicators


Sumonkanti Das completed his PhD in statistics from the University of Wollongong. He did his PhD in the area of small area estimation (SAE) focusing on robust inference in poverty mapping with a particular interest in developing countries like Bangladesh. After his PhD, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Quantitative Economics department within the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, during the period of 2018-2021. He contributed to several joint research projects of Maastricht University and the Statistics Netherlands (CBS), where he extensively worked on multilevel time series modelling to estimate mobility trends for small domains of the Dutch population by accounting for survey redesigns over the period 1999-2019. Before joining in the School of Demography, he was also affiliated as a faculty member of the Department of Statistics, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Bangladesh. Mr. Das has an immense interest in implementation of SAE methodology in the field of population health, nutrition, demography, and poverty. He has expertise in multilevel modelling of complex survey data.

Researcher's projects

1. Smoking Prevalence of Australia using Reliable Small Area Estimation (SPARSE)

2. Big Data for Sustainable Development: Small area estimation of child mortality using Big Data for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals

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