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

    6009 Perth


  • 387 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
1979 …2019
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Inge Koch was appointed Professor of Statistics and Data Science in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UWA, and started this position in early 2019.  Inge’s research focusses on multivariate and high-dimensional data, analysis of such data, and application of new statistical approaches to diverse domains.  She is interested in statistical learning and in particular in dimension reduction and feature extraction, clustering and classification and sparsity.  She has been collaborating with medical researchers and biochemists on flow cytometry in the detection and progression of diseases, on challenges in cancer research using proteomics mass spectrometry, with electrical engineers on signal processing of fMRI images, and with astronomers on source detection of astronomy surveys.  

As head of Statistics and Data Science at UWA and in her previous work at other Australian universities, Inge has been active in encouraging young women to study and take up careers requiring mathematics. From mid-2015 to early 2019, Inge has been the Executive Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and its BHP-funded CHOOSEMATHS program which aims to increase participation of girls and young women in mathematics and STEM.

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Independent component analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Proteomics Mathematics
Sample Size Mathematics
Feature extraction Engineering & Materials Science
Estimator Mathematics
Higher Dimensions Mathematics
Canonical Correlation Mathematics
kernel Mathematics

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Research Output 1979 2019

Kernel naive Bayes discrimination for high-dimensional pattern recognition

Koch, I., Naito, K. & Tanaka, H., 1 Dec 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics. 61, 4, p. 401-428 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Naive Bayes
Pattern Recognition
Discriminant Function
Sample Size
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sparse Principal Component Analysis with Preserved Sparsity Pattern

Seghouane, A. K., Shokouhi, N. & Koch, I., 1 Jul 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 28, 7, p. 3274-3285 12 p., 8626121.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Principal component analysis
Feature extraction
Blind source separation
Pattern recognition
Image processing

Attitude towards Mathematics and Confidence in Mathematical Ability of Students. Can it Change?

Koch, I., 2018, CHOOSEMATHS – an Australian Approach to Increasing Participation of Women in Mathematics: Making Waves, Opening Spaces. Hunter, J., Darragh, L. & Perger, P. (eds.). Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Vol. 41. p. 85-88

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

CHOOSEMATHS Days for Year 9 and 10 Students 2018, No 3 - 2018

Collins, J. & Koch, I., 2018, Melbourne: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

Open Access
Open Access

Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Statistics Seminar Series

Inge Koch (Organiser)
May 2019 → …

Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

UWA Data Science Forum

Inge Koch (Chair)
Jul 2019 → …

Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar, course