Professor Tim Brown


Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD
Position: Director

Phone: 61 3 8344 1779

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Tim Brown has been Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) since 2019 following several years as Professor of Statistical Data Science at the University of Melbourne.

Tim was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at La Trobe University (2008-2013),
Dean of the College of Science (2005-2007), Dean of the Faculty of Science (2002-2007) and Professor of Statistics at the Australian National University. Tim was President of the Australian Council of Deans of Science (2004-2006), President of the Statistical Society of Australia (1992-1994) and elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

Other academic positions include:

• Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2000-2002), Head of the Department of Statistics (1992-1996), Professor of Statistics (1992-2002) at the University of Melbourne
• Professor of Mathematics (Probability/Statistics) at the University of Western Australia (1987-1992)
• Foundation Director of the Statistical Consulting Centre at the University of Melbourne (1984-1987)

Research interests have been in probability, especially probability approximations and stochastic processes, applied statistics and educational measurement (with applications to Year 12 moderation, scaling and interstate-transfer).

Tim was on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Assessment Committee from 1994 to 2002, Chair of the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre Scaling Committee from 1993 to 1998 and was Chair of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies in 2007.