Associate Professor Samuel Mueller

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9036 7878
Fax 9351 4534

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Biographical details

Selected Professional Service

  • Postgraduate Director, since 2012
  • Assessor for the ARC
  • Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews

Editorial Appointments

  • Guest Editor, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (CSDA), 2015.
  • Associate Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics (ANZJS), since 2013.

Bio Sketch

Samuel Müller was born and educated in Switzerland and received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Bern in November 2002. He joined the University of Sydney in 2008 as a Lecturer, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010 and to Associate Professor in 2015. He is currently the Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Previous appointments include a postdoc at the ANU (2003-2004) as well as academic positions at the University of Bern (2004-06) and the University of Western Australia (2006-2008).

Research interests

Samuel Müller is a member of the Statistics Research Group. His specialties include Model Selection, Applied Statistics, Robust Methods and Extreme Value Theory. His research is mostly motivated by statistical problems that enable to learn more from omics, neuroscience and other complex data.

Teaching and supervision

Postdocs and Students

Timetable


PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • Prediction, inference and their application to modelling correlated data; Welsh A, Mueller S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Vertically integrated statistical modelling in multi-layered omics studies; Yang J, Mueller S, Mann G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Building models for complex data; Welsh A, Mueller S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Garcia, T., Mueller, S., Carroll, R., Walzem, R. (2014). Identification of important regressor groups, subgroups and individuals via regularization methods: application to gut microbiome data. Bioinformatics, 30(6), 831-837. [More Information]
  • Garcia, T., Mueller, S. (2014). Influence of Measures of Significance based Weights in the Weighted Lasso. Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 68(2), 131-144.
  • You, C., Ormerod, J., Mueller, S. (2014). On Variational Bayes Estimation and Variational Bayes Information Criteria for Linear Regression Models. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 56(1), 73-87. [More Information]
  • Oates, J., Casikar, I., Campain, A., Mueller, S., Yang, J., Reid, S., Condous, G. (2013). A prediction model for viability at the end of the first trimester after a single early pregnancy evaluation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(1), 51-57. [More Information]
  • Sampson, J., Chatterjee, N., Carroll, R., Mueller, S. (2013). Controlling the local false discovery rate in the adaptive Lasso. Biostatistics, 14(4), 653-666. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Scealy, J., Welsh, A. (2013). Model selection in linear mixed models. Statistical Science, 28(2), 135-167. [More Information]
  • Murray, K., Mueller, S., Turlach, B. (2013). Revisiting fitting monotone polynomials to data. Computational Statistics, 28(5), 1989-2005. [More Information]
  • Garcia, T., Mueller, S., Carroll, R., Dunn, T., Thomas, A., Adams, S., Pillai, S., Walzem, R. (2013). Structured variable selection with q-values. Biostatistics, 14(4), 695-707. [More Information]
  • Tarr, G., Mueller, S., Weber, N. (2012). A robust scale estimator based on pairwise means. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 24(1), 187-199. [More Information]
  • Feher, K., Whelan, J., Mueller, S. (2012). Exploring Multicollinearity Using a Random Matrix Theory Approach. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 11(3), Article 15 - 1-Article 15 - 33. [More Information]
  • Firmin, L., Mueller, S., Rosler, K. (2011). A method to measure the distribution of latencies of motor evoked potentials in man. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122, 176-182. [More Information]
  • Feher, K., Whelan, J., Mueller, S. (2011). Assessing modularity using a random matrix theory approach. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 10(1), 1-34. [More Information]
  • Martinez, J., Carroll, R., Mueller, S., Sampson, J., Chatterjee, N. (2011). Empirical Performance of Cross-Validation With Oracle Methods in a Genomics Context. The American Statistician, 65(4), 223-228. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Chhay, H. (2011). Partially smooth tail-index estimation for small samples. Computational Statistics, 26(3), 491-505. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., Connell, K., Mueller, S., McArthur, C. (2011). Predation risk and competitive interactions affect foraging of an endangered refuge-dependent herbivore. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 14(4), 447-457. [More Information]
  • Martinez, J., Carroll, R., Mueller, S., Sampson, J., Chatterjee, N. (2010). A note on the effect on power of score tests via dimension reduction by penalized regression under the null. The International Journal of Biostatistics, 6(1), Art 12-1-Art 12-12. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2010). On model selection curves. International Statistical Review, 78(2), 240-256.
  • Mueller, S., Vial, C. (2009). Partially linear model selection by the Bootstrap. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 51(2), 183-200.
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2009). Robust model selection in generalized linear models. Statistica Sinica, 19(3), 1155-1170.
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2009). Robust model selection in generalized linear models (supplementary material). Statistica Sinica, 19(3), 1-5.
  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2009). Smooth tail-index estimation. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 79(9), 1155-1167. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2008). On the max-domain of attraction of distributions with log-concave densities. Statistics and Probability Letters, 78, 1440-1444.
  • Mueller, S., Conforto, A., Z’Graggen, W., Kaelin-Lang, A. (2006). Estimating the Number of Motor Units Using Random Sums with Independently Thinned Terms. Mathematical Biosciences, 202(1), 29-41.
  • Husler, J., Li, D., Mueller, S. (2006). Weighted Least Squares Estimation of the Extreme Value Index. Statistics and Probability Letters, 76(9), 920-930.
  • Mueller, S., Husler, J. (2005). Iterative Estimation of the Extreme Value Index. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 7(2), 139-148. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2005). Outlier Robust Model Selection in Linear Regression. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100(472), 1297-1310.
  • Mueller, S. (2005). Two-Stage Support Estimation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 47(4), 463-472.
  • Karoussis, I., Mueller, S., Salvi, G., Heitz-Mayfield, L., Braegger, U., Lang, N. (2004). Association Between Periodontal and Peri-Implant Conditions: a 10-Year Prospective Study. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 15(1), 1-7.
  • Mueller, S. (2003). Tail Estimation Based on Numbers of Near m-Extremes. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 5(2), 197-210.
  • Borner, M., Dietrich, D., Stupp, R., Morant, R., Honegger, H., Wernli, M., Herrmann, R., Pestalozzi, B., Saletti, P., Hanselmann, S., Mueller, S., et al (2002). Phase II Study of Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin in First and Second-Line Treatment of Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 20(7), 1759-1766.
  • Wittwer, M., Fluck, M., Hoppeler, H., Mueller, S., Desplanches, D., Billeter, R. (2002). Prolonged Unloading of Rat Soleus Muscle Causes Distinct Adaptations of the Gene Profile. The F A S E B Journal, 16(8 (June)), 884-886.
  • Glaus, A., Mueller, S. (2001). Messung derMudigkeit bei Krebskranken im Deutschen Sprachraum: Die Entwicklung des Fatigue Assessment Questionnaires. Pflege: die wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift fuer Pflegeberufe, 14(3), 161-170.
  • Aeberli, D., Mueller, S., Scmutz, R., Schmid, H. (2001). Predictive Value of Radiological Criteria for Disintegration Rates of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. Urologia Internationalis, 66, 127-130.

Conferences

  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2005). Robust Model Selection in Linear Regression Models. 55th session of the international statistical institute.
  • Mueller, S. (2003). Iterated Tail Index Estimation. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute 54th Session.

Report

  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2006). Smooth tail index estimation.
  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2006). Smoothed Semi-Parametric Tail Index Estimation.
  • Mueller, S. (2005). A Comparison of human and pseudo-uniform random numbers.
  • Mueller, S., Vial, C. (2005). Partially Linear Model Selection.
  • Assoulin, D., Dietrich, D., Mueller, S., Schaller, M. (2001). Der Grundwasserspiegel und seine Abhangigkeit vom Niederschlag.
  • Mueller, S., Husler, J. (2001). Schlussbericht Betriebszählung 1995.

Other

  • Rufibach, K., Mueller, S. (2006), smoothtail: Smooth estimation of GPD shape parameter.

2014

  • Garcia, T., Mueller, S., Carroll, R., Walzem, R. (2014). Identification of important regressor groups, subgroups and individuals via regularization methods: application to gut microbiome data. Bioinformatics, 30(6), 831-837. [More Information]
  • Garcia, T., Mueller, S. (2014). Influence of Measures of Significance based Weights in the Weighted Lasso. Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 68(2), 131-144.
  • You, C., Ormerod, J., Mueller, S. (2014). On Variational Bayes Estimation and Variational Bayes Information Criteria for Linear Regression Models. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 56(1), 73-87. [More Information]

2013

  • Oates, J., Casikar, I., Campain, A., Mueller, S., Yang, J., Reid, S., Condous, G. (2013). A prediction model for viability at the end of the first trimester after a single early pregnancy evaluation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53(1), 51-57. [More Information]
  • Sampson, J., Chatterjee, N., Carroll, R., Mueller, S. (2013). Controlling the local false discovery rate in the adaptive Lasso. Biostatistics, 14(4), 653-666. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Scealy, J., Welsh, A. (2013). Model selection in linear mixed models. Statistical Science, 28(2), 135-167. [More Information]
  • Murray, K., Mueller, S., Turlach, B. (2013). Revisiting fitting monotone polynomials to data. Computational Statistics, 28(5), 1989-2005. [More Information]
  • Garcia, T., Mueller, S., Carroll, R., Dunn, T., Thomas, A., Adams, S., Pillai, S., Walzem, R. (2013). Structured variable selection with q-values. Biostatistics, 14(4), 695-707. [More Information]

2012

  • Tarr, G., Mueller, S., Weber, N. (2012). A robust scale estimator based on pairwise means. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 24(1), 187-199. [More Information]
  • Feher, K., Whelan, J., Mueller, S. (2012). Exploring Multicollinearity Using a Random Matrix Theory Approach. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 11(3), Article 15 - 1-Article 15 - 33. [More Information]

2011

  • Firmin, L., Mueller, S., Rosler, K. (2011). A method to measure the distribution of latencies of motor evoked potentials in man. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122, 176-182. [More Information]
  • Feher, K., Whelan, J., Mueller, S. (2011). Assessing modularity using a random matrix theory approach. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 10(1), 1-34. [More Information]
  • Martinez, J., Carroll, R., Mueller, S., Sampson, J., Chatterjee, N. (2011). Empirical Performance of Cross-Validation With Oracle Methods in a Genomics Context. The American Statistician, 65(4), 223-228. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Chhay, H. (2011). Partially smooth tail-index estimation for small samples. Computational Statistics, 26(3), 491-505. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., Connell, K., Mueller, S., McArthur, C. (2011). Predation risk and competitive interactions affect foraging of an endangered refuge-dependent herbivore. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 14(4), 447-457. [More Information]

2010

  • Martinez, J., Carroll, R., Mueller, S., Sampson, J., Chatterjee, N. (2010). A note on the effect on power of score tests via dimension reduction by penalized regression under the null. The International Journal of Biostatistics, 6(1), Art 12-1-Art 12-12. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2010). On model selection curves. International Statistical Review, 78(2), 240-256.

2009

  • Mueller, S., Vial, C. (2009). Partially linear model selection by the Bootstrap. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 51(2), 183-200.
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2009). Robust model selection in generalized linear models. Statistica Sinica, 19(3), 1155-1170.
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2009). Robust model selection in generalized linear models (supplementary material). Statistica Sinica, 19(3), 1-5.
  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2009). Smooth tail-index estimation. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 79(9), 1155-1167. [More Information]

2008

  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2008). On the max-domain of attraction of distributions with log-concave densities. Statistics and Probability Letters, 78, 1440-1444.

2006

  • Mueller, S., Conforto, A., Z’Graggen, W., Kaelin-Lang, A. (2006). Estimating the Number of Motor Units Using Random Sums with Independently Thinned Terms. Mathematical Biosciences, 202(1), 29-41.
  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2006). Smooth tail index estimation.
  • Mueller, S., Rufibach, K. (2006). Smoothed Semi-Parametric Tail Index Estimation.
  • Rufibach, K., Mueller, S. (2006), smoothtail: Smooth estimation of GPD shape parameter.
  • Husler, J., Li, D., Mueller, S. (2006). Weighted Least Squares Estimation of the Extreme Value Index. Statistics and Probability Letters, 76(9), 920-930.

2005

  • Mueller, S. (2005). A Comparison of human and pseudo-uniform random numbers.
  • Mueller, S., Husler, J. (2005). Iterative Estimation of the Extreme Value Index. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 7(2), 139-148. [More Information]
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2005). Outlier Robust Model Selection in Linear Regression. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100(472), 1297-1310.
  • Mueller, S., Vial, C. (2005). Partially Linear Model Selection.
  • Mueller, S., Welsh, A. (2005). Robust Model Selection in Linear Regression Models. 55th session of the international statistical institute.
  • Mueller, S. (2005). Two-Stage Support Estimation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 47(4), 463-472.

2004

  • Karoussis, I., Mueller, S., Salvi, G., Heitz-Mayfield, L., Braegger, U., Lang, N. (2004). Association Between Periodontal and Peri-Implant Conditions: a 10-Year Prospective Study. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 15(1), 1-7.

2003

  • Mueller, S. (2003). Iterated Tail Index Estimation. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute 54th Session.
  • Mueller, S. (2003). Tail Estimation Based on Numbers of Near m-Extremes. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 5(2), 197-210.

2002

  • Borner, M., Dietrich, D., Stupp, R., Morant, R., Honegger, H., Wernli, M., Herrmann, R., Pestalozzi, B., Saletti, P., Hanselmann, S., Mueller, S., et al (2002). Phase II Study of Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin in First and Second-Line Treatment of Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 20(7), 1759-1766.
  • Wittwer, M., Fluck, M., Hoppeler, H., Mueller, S., Desplanches, D., Billeter, R. (2002). Prolonged Unloading of Rat Soleus Muscle Causes Distinct Adaptations of the Gene Profile. The F A S E B Journal, 16(8 (June)), 884-886.

2001

  • Assoulin, D., Dietrich, D., Mueller, S., Schaller, M. (2001). Der Grundwasserspiegel und seine Abhangigkeit vom Niederschlag.
  • Glaus, A., Mueller, S. (2001). Messung derMudigkeit bei Krebskranken im Deutschen Sprachraum: Die Entwicklung des Fatigue Assessment Questionnaires. Pflege: die wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift fuer Pflegeberufe, 14(3), 161-170.
  • Aeberli, D., Mueller, S., Scmutz, R., Schmid, H. (2001). Predictive Value of Radiological Criteria for Disintegration Rates of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. Urologia Internationalis, 66, 127-130.
  • Mueller, S., Husler, J. (2001). Schlussbericht Betriebszählung 1995.

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