• The University of Western Australia (M019), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Darfiana Nur received her BMath degree from The University of Gadjahmada (UGM) Indonesia in 1988, MSc (Research) from The University of Western Australia in 1993 and her PhD in Statistics from Curtin University of Technology Australia in 1999 respectively. After completing her doctorate, she became a postdoctoral researcher in Queensland University of Technology (1999-2001) and then at The University of Newcastle in 2001-2003 respectively, before taking up an academic appointment at The University of Newcastle in the period between 2003 until 2014. In 2014, she took a lecturer position at Flinders University, Australia, and then moved to Curtin University in 2020 for a senior lecturer position, taught Statistics, Data Science and Actuarial Science. She is now a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the UWA. 

Research. Nonlinear time series analysis and modelling, focusing on Smooth Threshold Autoregressive (STAR) models and regime switching volatility models; Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) related algorithms; DNA sequence modelling in Bioinformatics; Bayesian Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) in Genetics and Deep Neural Network in nonlinear time series. The output:

  • a total of 23 journal publications, some in high-ranked Statistics journals;
  • 10 refereed conference papers and
  • 35 non-refereed conference papers during my career.

Completed supervision

  • 7 PhD students and 1 MMath(Research at the FU) (2 at the UoN, 4 at the FU, 1 at UWA);
  • a total of 9 Masters by Coursework (3 at the UoN, 4 at the FU, 2 at Curtin Uni);
  • 7 Honours (4 at the UoN, 1 at the FU and 2 at Curtin Uni).

Teaching. Main areas of expertise are data science, mathematical statistics, time series analysis and Bayesian inference. Darfiana has taught various courses/topics, ranging from first year (70 to 750 students) to postgraduate level (Regression and Nonparametric Inference (STAT1006, Curtin); Introduction to Data Science (STAT1003, Curtin); Biostatistics (STAT1122, FU); Statistics for the Sciences (STAT1070, UoN); Analytics for Observational Data (STAT2004, Curtin); Computer Simulation (STAT2005, Curtin); Fundamental Statistics (UoN); Stochastic Processes (STAT3005, Curtin); Survival Analysis (MATH3008, Curtin); Statistical Modelling (STAT3001, Curtin); Statistical Inference; Time Series Analysis; Applied Bayesian Methods; Generalised Linear Models; Surveys and Experiments; Heteroscedastic Financial Modelling.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research expertise keywords

  • Time series modelling
  • Bayesian inference
  • Machine learning / deep learning


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