Gopalan Nair

Dr, BSc MSc Calicut, PhD Melb.

  • The University of Western Australia (M019), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.07, Mathematics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 203 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
1984 …2019
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Personal profile


Dr Gopalan Nair completed his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Calicut University, India with Statistics and Physics as minor subjects. Subsequenlty he spent two years at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Centre at Bangalore, India as a research scholar. In 1989 he completed a PhD in the area of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He held academic positions at Auburn University, The University of Queensland, Curtin University of Technology, The University of California (Santa Barbara) and the National University of Singapore, before joining the University of Western Australia in 2008.

Roles and responsibilities

Second and Third year student adviser

Future research

Analysis of point patterns on linear networks; Combinatorial methods for M/G/1 type Queues

Previous positions

Visiting Scientist

Teaching overview

Semester 2, 2012
STAT1520: Economic & Business Statistics
STAT3364: Applied Probability in Commerce and Finance


Spatial Point Process and applications
Queuing Theory
Time series & Financial modeling
Probability Theory


and can manage some Tamil and Hindi.


  • Probability theory
  • Point processes
  • Spatial processes
  • Stochastic processes
  • Queueing theory
  • Stochastic financial modelling

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Point Process Mathematics
Poisson Approximation Mathematics
Quasi-stationary Distribution Mathematics
Random Time Change Mathematics
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Birth-death Process Mathematics
Monte Carlo Test Mathematics

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Research Output 1984 2019

A combinatorial analysis of the M/M [ m ] /1 queue

Mercankosk, G. & Nair, G. M., 3 Mar 2019, Developments in Mathematics. Springer, Vol. 58. p. 327-342 16 p. (Developments in Mathematics; vol. 58).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

M/M/1 Queue
Combinatorial Analysis
Matrix-geometric Method

Computation of Lacunarity from Covariance of Spatial Binary Maps

Hingee, K., Baddeley, A., Caccetta, P. & Nair, G., 15 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 24, 2, p. 264-288 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Missing Data

Efficient Code for Second Order Analysis of Events on a Linear Network

Rakshit, S., Baddeley, A. & Nair, G., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Statistical Software. 90, 1, p. 1-37 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Fast Kernel Smoothing of Point Patterns on a Large Network using Two-dimensional Convolution

Rakshit, S., Davies, T., Moradi, M. M., McSwiggan, G., Nair, G., Mateu, J. & Baddeley, A., 6 Jun 2019, In : International Statistical Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kernel Smoothing
Relative Risk
Adaptive Smoothing
135 Downloads (Pure)

Multiple volatility real option approach to investment under uncertainty

Chandra, A., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Investment under uncertainty
Real options
Decision making
Investment project

Projects 2019 2019

Urban Monitor (D61 Challenge: E03)

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Project: Research