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Associate Professor Azizur Rahman is an applied statistician and data scientist with expertise in both developing and applying novel methodologies, models and technologies. Azizur is able to assist in understanding multi-disciplinary research issues within various fields including how to understand the individual activities which occur within very complex behavioural, socio-economic and ecological systems.

He develops "alternative methods in microsimulation modelling technologies" which are very useful tools to socioeconomic policy analysis and evaluation. His 2016 book has contributed significantly to the field of small area estimation and microsimulation modelling. Azizur's research interests encompass issues in simple to multi-facet analyses in various fields ranging from the mathematical sciences to the law and legal studies. He obtained the SOCM Research Excellence Award 2018 and the Charles Sturt RED Achievement Award 2019.

A/Prof Rahman leads “Statistics and Data Mining Research Group” within the Data Science Research Unit at Charles Sturt

Research Interests

  • Bayesian inference, multilevel modelling and big-data analysis
  • Model validation with uncertainty or reliability estimates
  • Socioeconomic, demographic and health research
  • Spatial analysis and small area estimation
  • Statistics, data mining and deep learning

Professional Information

Membership of Editorial Panels:

  • Editor, Sustaining Regions: The Newsletter of ANZRSAI
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Microsimulation
  • Editorial Board Member, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Editorial Board Member, World Review of Business Research
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Community and Social Development
  • Associate Editor, International Review of Business Research Papers



  • MTH105 Introductory Mathematics
  • QBM120 Business Data Analysis
  • STA201 Scientific Statistics
  • STA308 Experimental Design and Analysis


  • STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics
  • STA404 Statistical Data Analysis
  • STA427 Advanced Statistical Modelling
  • STA448 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • STA501 Scientific Data Analysis
  • STA502 Spatial Statistics
  • STA508 Postgraduate Experimental Design and Analysis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics and Applied Statistics), University of Canberra


Master of Science (Thesis) in Statistics, University of Chittagong


Bachelor Science (Statistical Science) (Honours), University of Chittagong


External positions

Secretary, The Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc (ANZRSAI Inc)


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