Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Azizur Rahman

Dr Azizur Rahman

BSc (Honours), MSc (Thesis) Chittagong, MPhil Qld, PhD Canberra, GCL THE CSU

Dr Azizur Rahman is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics, and the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics within the School of Computing and Mathematics at the Charles Sturt University. He came from the School of Population Health and Clinical Practice at the University of Adelaide where he was a Research Fellow in Biostatistics and Population Health. At the University of Adelaide he was collaborated with Professor John Lynch, NHMRC Australia Fellow and some other key researchers in Australia, UK and Canada. Prior to that Azizur worked at the University of Canberra within the Mathematics and Statistics discipline for about one year as a Statistical Consultant and Teaching Fellow and at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) for three years as a Research Fellow. Earlier than these he held several positions in academia for about five years in Australia and Bangladesh.

Azizur earned his PhD from NATSEM at the University of Canberra in 2011. His doctoral project was supervised by Professor Ann Harding, one of the prominent researchers in Australia, and in this project he has developed "alternative methodologies in micro-simulation modelling techniques" which are very useful tools to socioeconomic policy analysis and small area estimation. He was the only research student there who has been awarded three prestigious competitive scholarships (an Endeavour-IPRS, the ACT-LDA Postgraduate Research Scholarship and the NATSEM-TopUp Scholarship) for doing PhD research in Economics and Social Statistics. Azizur's other academic qualifications include an MPhil degree in Bayesian Statistics awarded in 2007 from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, an MSc (with Thesis) in Biostatistics awarded in 2002 and a BSc (honours) degree in Statistical Science with Mathematics and Economics awarded in 2000 from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.   

Azizur is currently also appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at UC. He is a member of the Statistical Society of Australia and the American Statistical Association.

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Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • MTH105 Introductory Mathematics
  • QBM120 Business Data Analysis
  • STA201 Scientific Statistics
  • STA308 Experimental Design and Analysis

Postgraduate:

  • STA347 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics
  • STA404 Statistical Reasoning
  • STA427 Generalised Linear Models
  • STA502 Spatial Statistics
  • STA508 Postgraduate Experimental Design and Analysis

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Research

Research Focus:

Dr Azizur's research interests span theoretical and applied statistics, Bayesian statistical modelling, predictive inference, biostatistics and public health, microsimulation modelling, small area estimation and business data analysis. He has a particular interest in early childhood health and development (e.g., Australian Early Development Index), indigenous health in Australia, malnutrition in developing countries, interaction of housing and spatial factors to population health outcomes, health related behaviours estimates, multilevel modelling, reweighting techniques and computational statistics. He has published various peer-reviewed manuscripts on his research areas.

As an interuniversity level research team Azizur and his colleagues from UC, ANU, AIHW, NATSEM and Oxford together have received a grant from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging (DoHA) to undertake "an evaluation of the nurse practitioners – aged care models of care program" research project in Australia.

Research Students:

  • Prihandinisari, Carolina. [DBA project; Principal Supervisor].
  • Shafigh, Saman. [PhD project; Co-supervisor].
  • Saleh, Samer. [PhD project; Principal Supervisor].
  • Reza, Ravaonbod [PhD project; Co-supervisor].
  • Woo, Edith. [Masters project; Graduated in 2014; Co-supervisor].
  • Williams, Sarah. [Honours project; Graduated in 2013; Co-supervisor].

 Potential research students are encouraged to contact Dr Rahman via email at azrahman.csu.edu.au.

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Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
  • Member of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. (SSAI);
  • Member of the  International Indian Statistical Association (IISA);
  • Member of the  International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA);
  • Member of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA)
  • Member of the ARC research network in Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (SISS), Australia.
  • Member of the Australia Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), Australia.
  • Member of the ANZSOG Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra, Australia.
  • Member of the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH) at the University of Canberra, Australia.
  • Statistical consultant within the "Quantitative Consulting Unit (QCU)" at the Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Grants and Awards   

  • Burmeister, O. and Rahman, A. (2014) Citation analysis and journal ranking in ICT Ethics, Charles Sturt University's Faculty of Business Compact Grant, $9,434 (from 2014 to 2015).
  • Rahman, A. Russell, K. and Gong, K. (2014) Applied Statistics and Public Policy Analysis Conference 2014 (ASPPAC2014), 11th & 12th December, 2014 Charles Sturt University, The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Events Grant, $3,000.
  • Rahman, A., Harding, A. and Russell, K. (2013) Small Area Estimation of Housing Stress in Australia, Charles Sturt University's Faculty of Business Compact Grant, $11,956 (from 2013 to 2015).
  • Davey, R., Gibson, D., Goss, J., Rahman, A., Hungerford, C., Parker, R., Phillips, C.,  McRae, I. and Anderson, P. (2011) Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioners – Aged Care models of care program, Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging (DoHA) Grant, $1,900,000 (from 2011 to 2015).
  • Harding, A., Tanton, R. and Rahman, A. (2007) Small Area Housing Stress Estimation in Australia: Microsimulation Modelling and Statistical Reliability, The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Grant, $90,000 (from 2007 to 2011).
  • Conference support grant from the University of Washington for attending the 2011 Seminar on Bayesian Inference in Econometrics and Statistics (SBIES), April 29 – 30, 2011 the University of Washington, St. Louis, USA.
  • An Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) travel grant for attending the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Postgraduate Scholar's Symposium, November 14 – 17, 2010 The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • The CRiSM Young Academic Award from the Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology at The University of Warwick for attending the Subjective Bayes – 2009 Workshop, December 14 – 16, 2009, Warwick, UK.
  • Student travel grant from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for attending the 2009 International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology (O-Bayes09),  June 5 – 9, 2009 Philadelphia, USA.
  • Postgraduates travel funding from the ARC research network in "Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS)" for attending the ARCRNSISS/ANZRSAI Annual Conference, Nov 30 –Dec 03, 2008 The National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide.
  • An Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) travel grant for attending the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Postgraduate Scholar's Symposium, November 14 – 17, 2008 The Rydges Hotel, Melbourne.
  • Selected PhD scholars' workshop grant from the University of Queensland for participating the ARC Research Network in Spatially Integrated Social Science (ARCRNSISS) Summer School workshop, February 3 – 13, 2008 The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • An Endeavour – International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (E-IPRS) from the Commonwealth Government of Australia (2007 to 2010).
  • The ACT – Land Development Agency (ACT-LDA) Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the Government of Australian Capital Territory, Australia (2007 to 2010).
  • The NATSEM Top-Up Scholarship from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra, Australia (2007 to 2010).
  • PhD offer at the University of Melbourne with an "Endeavour-IPRS" and a Research Assistantship position (2007 to 2010, not availed).
  • PhD offer at Macquarie University with part-time Associate Lectureship position and an "international Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES)" (2007 to 2010, not availed).
  • PhD offer at the University of South Australia with the "University President Scholarship (UPS)" & a "Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) scholarship", and a prospective statistical consultancy position (2007 to 2010, not availed).
  • Merit Scholarship for being achieving excellent academic results throughout an MSc (Thesis) and a BSc (Honours) programs at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (1997 to 2002).

Scholarly Activities

Reviewer:

  • BMC Public Health, 1 x 2015
  • Economic Development and Cultural Change, (ERA: A), 1 x 2015
  • Journal of Business and Policy Research, (ERA: C), 1 x 2015
  • Science Journal of Public Health, 1 x 2015
  • International Journal of Public Health, (ERA: A*), 1 x 2014
  • Science Journal of Public Health, 3 x 2014
  • Statistical applications of decision theory (Book: Springer), 1 x 2013
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (ERA: C), 1 x 2013
  • International Journal of Microsimulation (ERA: C), 1 x 2013
  • Journal of Multimedia, 1 x 2012
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (ERA: C), 1 x 2011
  • Demography India (ERA: B), 1 x 2010

Editorial Memberships

  • International Journal of Microsimulation, Associate Editor
  • International Review of Business Research Papers, Associate Editor
  • Science Journal of Public Health, Editorial Board Member
  • World Review of Business Research, Associate Editor
  • Science Technology and Development, Associated Editor

Conference Organising Committee:

  • Organising Committee Co-chairs in the Applied Statistics and Public Policy Analysis Conference 2014 (ASPPAC2014), 11th & 12th December, 2014 Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
  • Scientific Committee/panel member in the 5th European Business Research Conference, 10 & 11 September, 2015 Rome, Italy.
  • Scientific Committee/panel member in the 32nd International Business Research Conference, 23 – 25 November, 2015 Melbourne, Australia.
  • Program Committee member in the 2nd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computing Science & Engineering, 2 – 4 December, 2015 Fiji.

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Selected Publications

Azizur has published more than 50 research papers in many International Journals and conferences. Below are some recent publications:

Selected Publications

2016:

  • Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2016). Small Area Estimation and Microsimulation Modelling. The Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics Series in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Chapman and Hall/CRC, London [ISBN 9781482260724; forthcoming].
  • Rahman, A. (2016). Significant Risk Factors for Childhood Malnutrition: Evidence from an Asian Developing Country. Science Journal of Public Health, 4(1), pp. 16-27.
  • Shiraz, M., Gani, A., Khokhar, R., Rahman, A., Iftikhar, M. and Chilamkurti, N. (2016). A Model for Distributed and Elastic Application Processing in Mobile Cloud Computing, Wireless Personal Communications [forthcoming]
  • Hakim, A.M. and Rahman, A. (2016). Health and Nutritional Condition of Street Children of Dhaka City: An Empirical Study in Bangladesh. Science Journal of Public Health, Special Issue: Childhood Malnutrition in Developing Countries, 4(1), pp. 6-9.
  • Rahman, A. and Hakim, A.M. (2016). Malnutrition Prevalence and Health Practices of Homeless Children: A Cross-Sectional Study in Bangladesh. Science Journal of Public Health, Special Issue: Childhood Malnutrition in Developing Countries, 4(1), pp. 10-15.
  • Hasan, N., Ashraf, M. and Rahman, A. (2016). Effects of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the Childhood Developments and Lives of Disabilities: A Multivariate Analysis. Science Journal of Public Health, Special Issue: Childhood Malnutrition in Developing Countries, 4(1), pp. 28-37. 

2015:

  •  Islam, D., Ashraf, M., Rahman, A. and Hasan, R. (2015). Quantitative Analysis of Amartya Sen's Theory: An ICT4D Perspective, International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development, 7(3), pp. 13-26.
  • Rahman, A. Harding, A. and Tanton, R. (2015). Calculating Confidence Intervals for a Spatial Microsimulation Model Using a Z-statistic Error, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics [forthcoming].
  • Rahman, A. (2015). Effects of different prior distributions on the Bayesian predictive inference, Journal of Mathematics and Statistics [forthcoming].
  • Kuddus, A. and Rahman, A. (2015). Affect of Urbanization on Health and Nutrition, International Journal of Statistics and Systems, 10(2), pp. 165-174.
  • Rahman, A. and Upadhyay, S. (2015). A Bayesian reweighting technique for small area estimation. In Current Trends in Bayesian Methodology with Applications, Satyanshu, et el., (eds.), Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, London, pp. 503-520 [ISBN 9781482235111].
  • Kuddus, A. and Rahman, A. (2015). Human right abuse: A case study on child Labor in Bangladesh, International Journal of Management and Humanities, 1(8), pp. 1-4.

2014:

  • Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2014). Spatial analysis of housing stress estimation in Australia with statistical validation, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies 20(3), pp. 452-486.
  • Rahman, A. and Kuddus, A. (2014). Effects of some sociological factors on the outbreak of chickenpox disease, JP Journal of Biostatistics, 11 (1), pp. 37-53.
  • Kuddus, A. and Rahman, A.,Talukder, M.R. and Hoque, A.(2014). A modified SIR model to study on physical behaviour among smallpox infective population in Bangladesh, American Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 4(5), pp. 231-239.
  • Rahman, A. and Kuddus, A. (2014). A new model to study on physical behaviour among susceptible infective removal population, Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 46(2), pp. 115-135.
  • Rahman, A. (2014). Small area estimation and micro simulation modelling for social policy analysis, Paper presentation at the Applied Statistics and Public Policy Analysis Conference 2014 (ASPPAC2014), Wagga Wagga (Dec. 11-12).
  • Rahman, A. and Sapkota, M. (2014). Knowledge on vitamin A rich foods among mothers of preschool children in Nepal: impacts on public health and policy concerns, Science Journal of Public Health, 2(4), pp. 316-322.Rahman, A. (2014). Effects of different prior distributions on the Bayesian predictive inference, Paper presentation at the 2014 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) in conjunction with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Annual Meeting, Sydney (Jul. 7 – 10).

2013:

  • Rahman, A.,Harding, A., Tanton, R. and Liu, S. (2013). Simulating the characteristics of populations at the small area level: New validation techniques for a spatial microsimulation model in Australia, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 57(1), pp. 149-165.
  • Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2013). Prevalence of overweight and obesity epidemic in Australia: some causes and consequences, JP Journal of Biostatistics, 10(1), pp. 31-48.
  • Megabiaw B,and Rahman A. (2013).Prevalence and determinants of chronic malnutrition among under-5 children in Ethiopia. International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 2(3), pp. 230-236.
  • Rahman, A. (2013). New validation tools for spatial microsimulation models with confidence interval estimations, Paper presented at the 4nd General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, The College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University, Canberra (Dec. 11 - 13);
  • Rahman, A. (2013). A Bayesian reweighting technique for small area estimation, Paper presented at the 2013 International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Regional Meeting and International Workshop/Conference on Bayesian Theory and Applications (IWCBTA) in Varanasi (Jan. 6 – 10).
  • Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2013). Tenure specific small area estimation of housing stress in Australia, Paper presented at the 2013 International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Conference in Chennai (Jan. 2 – 5);

2012:

  • Sally, B., Gormez, A., Rahman, A., and colleagues (2012). Jurisdictional, socioeconomic and gender inequalities in child health and development: Analysis of a national census of 5 year olds in Australia, BMJ Open, 2(5):e001075, pp. 1-15.
  • Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2012). A new analysis of the characteristics of households in housing stress: results and tools for validation, In the 6th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2012 (AHRC12) Proceedings, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1-23 (Feb. 8 – 10).
  • Rahman, A. (2012). Recent developments in small area estimation: a microsimulation technology, Paper presented at the 7th Asian Business Research Conference in Dhaka, (Dec. 21 – 22);
  • Rahman, A. (2012). A Bayesian reweighting technique for simulating small area micropopulation datasets in Australia, Paper presented at the 2012 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC12) The Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, pp. 1-18 (Jul. 9 – 12).

2011:

  • Islam, J., Rahman, A. and Boland, G. (2011). Nexus of learning style with satisfaction and success of accounting students: a cross cultural study at an Australian university, International Journal of Learning and Change, 5(3), pp. 288 – 304.
  • Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2011). Social and health costs of tobacco smoking in Australia: Level, trend and determinants, International Journal of Statistics and Systems, 6(4), pp. 375-387.
  • Rahman, A. (2011). Bayesian predictive inference for multivariate simple regression model with matrix-T error, Pioneer Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics, 1(2), pp. 99-112.
  • Islam, J., Quazi, A. and Rahman, A. (2011).Nexus between cultural dissonance, management accounting systems and managerial effectiveness: Evidence from an Asian developing country, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, 12(3), pp. 280-303.
  • Rahman, A., Harding, A., Liu, S. and Tanton, R. (2011). Alternative validation tools for small area estimates generated by spatial Microsimulation models, Paper presented at the 3nd General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, The City Conference Center,  Stockholm, pp. 1- 19 (Jun. 8 to 10).

2010:

  • Rahman, A.,Harding, A., Tanton, R. and Liu, S. (2010). Methodological issues in spatial microsimulation modelling for small area estimation, International Journal of Microsimulation 3(2), pp. 3-22.
  • Rahman, A.,Harding, A., Tanton, R. and Liu, S. (2010). Simulating the population characteristics at small area level: A new validation technique for SMM in Australia, In the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics Section, American Statistical Association, Alexandria, pp. 2022-2036.
  • Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2010). Some health related issues in Australia and methodologies for estimating small area health related characteristics, Online Working Paper Series: WP-15, NATSEM, University of Canberra, pp. 1-59 [ISBN 9781740883016];
  • Islam, J., Rahman, A. and Boland, G. (2010). Learning style and satisfaction and success of accounting students at the University of Canberra: a cross cultural study" Paper presented at the 10th Pacific Employment Relations Association (PERA) conference, The Gold Coast, (Nov. 15 – 18).

2009:

  • Rahman, A., Chowdhury, S., and Hossain, D. (2009). Acute malnutrition in Bangladeshi children: levels and determinants. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 21(3), pp. 294-302.
  • Rahman, A. and Biswas, S.C. (2009). Nutritional status of under-5 children in Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Population and Health 2(1), pp. 1-11.
  • Rahman, A. (2009). Small area estimation through spatial microsimulation models: Some methodological issues, Paper presented at the 2nd General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, The National Conference Centre Ottawa, Canada, pp. 1- 45 (Jun. 8 - 10).
  • Rahman, A. (2009). Objective Bayesian prediction for the matrix-T error regression model, Paper presented at the 2009 International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology (O-Bayes09), The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA, pp. 1-13 (Jun. 5 - 9);

2008:

  • Rahman, A. (2008). Bayesian Predictive Inference for Some Linear Models under Student-t Errors. VDM-Verlag. [ISBN: 9783639040869].
  • Rahman, A., Chowdhury, S., Karim, A. and Ahmed, S. (2008). Factors associated with nutritional status of children in Bangladesh: A multivariate analysis. Demography India, 37(1), pp. 95-109.http://iasp.ac.in/jourdi.htm
  • Rahman, A. (2008). Prediction distribution for linear regression model with multivariate Student-t errors. Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 24(1), pp. 35-48.
  • Rahman, A. (2008). A review of small area estimation problems and methodological developments, Online Discussion Paper Series: DP-66, NATSEM, University of Canberra, pp. 1-56 [ISBN 978-174-088-3030].

2007:

  • Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S. (2007). Determinants of chronic malnutrition among preschool children in Bangladesh, Journal of Biosocial Science, 39(2), pp.161-173.
  • Rahman, A. (2007). Prediction distribution for linear regression model with multivariate Student-t errors under the Bayesian approach, In: Ismail et al., (ed.).Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics (ICREM3), Institute of Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, vol. II, pp. 188-193 (Apr. 10 - 12).

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