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

    6009 Perth


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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.

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

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


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