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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Nazim was born in Suva, Fiji. Once he had completed his early studies in Fiji, he came on a Commonwealth scholarship to UWA to study Electrical Engineering in 1976. Nazim later returned to Fiji in 1980 to work as a lecturer at the Fiji Institute of Technology. He returned to Perth and took up a position as Tutor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, here at UWA from 1986-1989 and also completed a BSc (hons) in Mathematics and Statistics. Nazim then completed his PhD in statistics in 2004. He has worked in several universities in Brisbane between 2002 and 2003 before returning to UWA in 2004 as Consultant/Lecturer.

Nazim is very active in statistical consulting and has delivered several short courses in statistics to various research groups and postgraduate students.

When Nazim isn’t working, he enjoys chess, martial arts and squash.

Roles and responsibilities

Honours co-coordinator (2009), Co-chair of school Outreach Committee, Member of Faculty Wise committee, Faculty Board member (2007), Chair and convenor of school Expo committee, School TLC.
Run a programme on achieving excellence.

Future research

Fitting models to ion channel data using linear modeling techniques and time series methods

Funding overview

Mr Kevin Murray, Associate Professor Martin Hazelton, Dr Nazim Khan 2005, 'RFT521205 - Statistical Analysis of Building Relocation Service Costs', Department of Housing and Works, Government of Western Australia, Funds Approved: $4,400.00. RFCD

Previous positions

Consultant Statistician, School Faculty of Biological and Life Sciences, UQ (2003),
Research Associate for Professor Geoff McLachlan, School of Mathematics, UQ (2002-2003),
Lecturer, Griffith University (2002-2003),
Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, QUT (2002-2003),
Tutor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UWA (1986-1989),
Lecturer, Fiji Institute of Technology, Fiji (1981-1983),
Deputy Principal, Currie Hall (1990-2002, 2004-2007)

Current projects

Standard errors for parameter estimates within the EM algorithm
Analysis of water structure in the presence of acceptor ions

Teaching overview

Business Statistics, Applied Statistics, Statistics unit for MBA


Probability and Stochastic Processes,
stochastic modelling,
Hidden Markov Models,
the EM algorigthm,
Computational methods in Statistics,
Experimental Design,
Applications in Engineering and Life Sciences,
Modelling and analysis of ion channel data


Fluent in written and oral English

Research expertise keywords

  • Computational Methods
  • Hidden Markov models
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Ion channel modelling and analysis
  • Applied statistics
  • Biometrics
  • Computational statistics
  • Finite mixture models
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Markov process
  • Statistical clustering
  • Survival analysis
  • Mathematics and statistics education
  • Statistical computing
  • Time series analysis
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and probability
  • Statistics in medicine
  • Time series modelling
  • Statistical model/variable selection


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