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The Australian National University

Professor Michael Martin

BSc (UQ), PhD (ANU)

Position(s):Professor of Statistics, PFHEA, Lead of Promoting Excellence Team (CHELT)
Phone:Ext. 54852
(+61) 2 612 54852
Fax:(+61) 2 612 50087
Office:Room 4.01
College of Business and Economics Building (26C)
Mailing Address:
Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics
ANU College of Business and Economics
College of Business and Economics Building 26C
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Michael Martin

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Check out my YouTube lecture on Statistical Graphics - Truth or Dare! You can read the associated article from the ANU reporter here.

And when the OzLotto hit $100 million, WIN news took an interest and came and asked me what numbers to choose. Since every choice has an equally likely chance to come up, your best bet is to choose numbers that others are less likely to choose (so if you win, you'll be less likely to have to share the prize).

If you are curious about statistical careers, here is a presentation with some information.

Disciplines & research interests

  • Statistics

Statistics! But particularly resampling based methods like the bootstrap and the jackknife and other nonparametric techniques. Statistics can be applied just about everywhere, so I have an interest in a large number of areas, from broadband take-up, to breast cancer, to finger ratios and what they tell us about you.


Teaching Statistics is a passion for me - Statistics is a discipline that is about the whole box of wax, about life and death, because just about everything is subject to variation. So to be able to help people learn about this incredibly important feature of life is a real privilege.

Consultation times

Please e-mail me for an appointment.

Professional responsibilities

Theory and Methods Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

Chair, Statistical Education Section, Statistical Society of Australia

Chair, ANU Humanities and Social Sciences Delegated Ethical Research Committee

Co-Chair, ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme Committee

Promoting Excellence Team Lead (CHELT)

Further information

1994 Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Humanites and Sciences, Stanford University

1998 ANU Faculty of Economics and Commerce Award for Teaching Excellence

2000 ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

2007 Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (National Teaching Citation)

2007 Carrick Award for Teaching Excellence (National Teaching Award)

2012 ANU University Education Scholar

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)

Updated: 23 April 2014 /Responsible Officer: Dean, Business & Economics /Page Contact: College Web Team