Rob J Hyndman is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting and a Director of the International Institute of Forecasters. Rob is the author of over 150 research papers and books in statistical science. In 2007, he received the Moran medal from the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to statistical research, especially in the area of statistical forecasting. For 30 years, Rob has maintained an active consulting practice, assisting hundreds of companies and organizations around the world. His recent consulting work has involved forecasting electricity demand, tourism demand, the Australian government health budget and case volume at a US call centre.
The ability to detect anomalies or outliers in time series, and to develop algorithms that can find them at the earliest possible sign of a deviation from expected behaviour, is critical for many applications including those arising in security, epidemiology, and monitoring of critical infrastructure. This project aims to develop new methods to characterise the expected time series behaviour of systems, even in the presence of significant noise and concept drift, and with spatio-temporal and multivariate time series.