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Meet our executives

Our team is led by two co-directors driving our research strategy.

Sally Cripps

Co-Director

Professor Sally Cripps is an ARC Future Fellow (2014-18), a professor of statistics and the Chair of the International Society of Bayesian Analysis’ Section on Bayesian Education Research and Practice (BERaP). 

An internationally recognised scholar in Bayesian statistics, Sally’s research focus is on developing novel methods to flexibly model and analyse complex data. This includes: 

  • using mixture models for complex phenomenon
  • modelling longitudinal data
  • nonparametric regression
  • the spectral analysis of time series
  • constructing transitions kernels in MCMC schemes which efficiently explore posterior distributions of interest. 

Since forming the Centre for Translational Data Science at the University of Sydney, Sally has shifted her research focus to developing probabilistic models that have real-world applications. Working with researchers across science and engineering, their aim is to develop statistical methods that can provide solutions to a wide range of global problems.  

Fabio Ramos

Co-Director

Associate Professor Fabio Ramos is an expert in machine learning and robotics at the School of Information Technologies. He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2001 and 2003 respectively, and a PhD at University of Sydney in 2008. Between 2008 and 2010 he was an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow and from 2012 to 2014 he was an ARC DECRA fellow. He has more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and has received numerous awards. His research focuses on statistical machine learning techniques for large-scale data fusion, with applications in robotics, mining, environmental monitoring and healthcare.