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

    6009 Perth


  • 227 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

Honours Coordinator - Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

Future research

Spatial Point process modeling and applications; 

Analysis of point patterns on linear networks;

Combinatorial methods for M/G/1 type Queues



Visiting Scientist

Teaching overview

GENG5507: Risk, Reliability and Saftey
STAT3063: Spatial Statistical Modelling 


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
Relative Risk Mathematics
Random Time Change Mathematics
Kernel Smoothing Mathematics
Compensator Mathematics
Burr Distribution 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

Open Access

Estimation of relative risk for events on a linear network

Baddeley, A., Nair, G. & McSwiggan, G., 21 Aug 2019, In : Statistics and Computing. p. 1-16

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linear networks
Highway accidents
Relative Risk
4 Citations (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

Projects 2019 2019

Urban Monitor (D61 Challenge: E03)

Nair, G.



Project: Research