Professor John Robinson

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney


Selected grants

2008

  • Correlative Microscopy; Robinson J; University of Sydney/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).

2007

  • Asymptotic Expansions and Large deviations in Probability and Statistics: Theory and Applications; Robinson J, Weber N; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • Empirical saddlepoint approximation & self-normalized limit theorems; Robinson J, Wang Q; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Retracing the early evolution of Metazoa using novel methods and strategies; Jermiin L, Robinson J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2000

  • Stochastic modelling and inference for synaptic activity.; Robinson J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Jermiin, L., Jayaswal, V., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J. (2017). Identifying Optimal Models of Evolution. In Jonathan M Keith (Eds.), Bioinformatics: Volume I: Data, Sequence Analysis, and Evolution (Second Edition), (pp. 379-420). New York: Humana Press. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J. (2017). On multivariate Edgeworth expansions - Introduction. In Nancy Reid, Torben Martinussen (Eds.), Inference, Asymptotics, and Applications: Selected Papers of Ib Michael Skovgaard, with Introductions by his Colleagues, (pp. 37-40). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
  • Jermiin, L., Jayaswal, V., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J. (2008). Phylogenetic Model Evaluation. In Jonathan M Keith (Eds.), Bioinformatics; Volume 1: Data, Sequence Analysis and Evolution, (pp. 331-364). New Jersey: Humana Press. [More Information]

Journals

  • Samonenko, I., Robinson, J. (2018). A new permutation test statistic for K-sample multivariate designs. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 60(1), 132-139. [More Information]
  • Samonenko, I., Robinson, J. (2017). A likelihood ratio like permutation test for one way designs. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 29(3), 515-530. [More Information]
  • Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2017). Nonparametric tests for multi-parameter M-estimators. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 158(June 2017), 103-116. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J., Welsh, A. (2017). Peter Gavin Hall 1951-2016. Historical Records of Australian Science, 28, 171-182. [More Information]
  • Samonenko, I., Robinson, J. (2015). A New Permutation Test Statistic for Complete Block Designs. Annals of Statistics, 43(1), 90-101. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Wong, T., Robinson, J., Poladian, L., Jermiin, L. (2014). Mixture Models of Nucleotide Sequence Evolution that Account for Heterogeneity in the Substitution Process Across Sites and Across Lineages. Systematic Biology, 63(5), 726-742. [More Information]
  • Vera-Ruiz, V., Lau, K., Robinson, J., Jermiin, L. (2014). Statistical tests to identify appropriate types of nucleotide sequence recoding in molecular phylogenetics. BMC Bioinformatics, 15(Suppl 2), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Burke, W., Robinson, J. (2014). The Occurrence of Migraine Auras and Possible Triggers. Health, 6(19), 2688-2696. [More Information]
  • Field, C., Robinson, J. (2013). Relative Errors for Bootstrap Approximations of the Serial Correlation Coefficient. Annals of Statistics, 41(2), 1035-1053. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2012). Tail approximations for samples from a finite population with applications to permutation tests. ESAIM: Probability and Statistics, 16, 425-435. [More Information]
  • Ma, C., Robinson, J. (2011). Lot acceptance and compliance testing based on the sample mean and minimum/maximum. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 141, 2440-2448. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Ababneh, F., Jermiin, L., Robinson, J. (2011). Reducing Model Complexity of the General Markov Model of Evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28(11), 3045-3059. [More Information]
  • Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2011). Saddlepoints approximations for likelihood ratio like statistics with applications to permutation tests. Annals of Statistics, 39(6), 3357-3368. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Jermiin, L., Poladian, L., Robinson, J. (2011). Two Stationary Nonhomogeneous Markov Models of Nucleotide Sequence Evolution. Systematic Biology, 60(1), 74-86. [More Information]
  • Huang, A., Jin, R., Robinson, J. (2009). Robust permutation tests for two samples. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 139(8), 2631-2642. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Ma, C., Robinson, J. (2008). Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized mean under stratified random sampling. Statistics and Probability Letters, 78(4), 396-401. [More Information]
  • Petrov, V., Robinson, J. (2008). Large deviations for sums of independent non identically distributed random variables. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 37(18), 2984-2990. [More Information]
  • Borovskikh, Y., Robinson, J. (2008). Large deviations of bootstrapped U-statistics. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 99, 1793-1806. [More Information]
  • Field, C., Robinson, J., Ronchetti, E. (2008). Saddlepoint approximation for multivariate M-estimates with applications to bootstrap accuracy. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 60(1), 205-224. [More Information]
  • Perera, D., Peiris, M., Robinson, J., Weber, N. (2008). The empirical saddlepoint method applied to testing for serial correlation in panel time series data. Statistics and Probability Letters, 78(17), 2876-2882. [More Information]
  • Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2007). Conditional saddlepoint approximations for non-continuous and non-lattice distributions. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 137(1), 133-147. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2007). Cramer-Type Large Deviations for Samples from a Finite Population. Annals of Statistics, 35(2), 673-696. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2007). Edgeworth expansions for a sample sum from a finite set of independent random variables. Electronic Journal of Probability, 12(Paper no. 52), 1402-1417. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Robinson, J., Jermiin, L. (2007). Estimation of Phylogeny and Invariant Sites under the General Markov Model of Nucleotide Sequence Evolution. Systematic Biology, 56(2), 155-162. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Petrov, V., Robinson, J. (2007). On large deviations of sums of independent random variables. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 36(10), 1981-1992. [More Information]
  • Fung, H., Robinson, J. (2006). Continuity corrections for integer-valued saddlepoint approximations. Statistics and Probability Letters, 76(14), 1465-1469. [More Information]
  • Ababneh, F., Jermiin, L., Robinson, J. (2006). Generation of the Exact Distribution and Simulation of Matched Nucleotide Sequences on a Phylogenetic Tree. Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, 5(3), 291-308. [More Information]
  • Ababneh, F., Jermiin, L., Ma, C., Robinson, J. (2006). Matched-pairs tests of homogeneity with applications to homologous nucleotide sequences. Bioinformatics, 22(10), 1225-1231. [More Information]
  • Perera, D., Peiris, M., Robinson, J., Weber, N. (2006). Saddlepoint approximation methods for testing of serial correlation in panel time series data. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 76(11), 1001-1015. [More Information]
  • Agho, K., Dai, W., Robinson, J. (2005). Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized ratio and regression estimates for finite populations. Statistics and Probability Letters, 71(3), 237-247. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Jermiin, L., Robinson, J. (2005). Estimation of phylogeny using a general Markov model. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 1, 62-80.
  • Stewart, M., Robinson, J. (2005). Extremes of normed empirical moment generating function processes. Extremes: Statistical Theory and Applications in Science Engineering and Economics, 6, 319-333.
  • Welsh, A., Robinson, J. (2005). Fisher and inference for scores. International Statistical Review, 73(1), 131-150. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2005). On the Self-Normalized Cramer-type Large Deviation. Journal of Theoretical Probability, 18(4), 891-909. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J. (2004). Multivariate Tests Based On Empirical Saddlepoint Approximations. Metron - International Journal of Statistics, LXII (1), 1-14.
  • Jermiin, L., Ho, S., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J., Larkum, A. (2004). The Biasing Effect Of Compositional Heterogeneity On Phylogenetic Estimates May Be Underestimated. Systematic Biology, 53(4), 638-643. [More Information]
  • Anderson, M., Robinson, J. (2003). Generalized discriminant analysis based on distances. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 45(3), 301-318. [More Information]
  • Jermiin, L., Ho, S., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J., Larkum, A. (2003). Hetero: a program to simulate the evolution of DNA on a four-taxon tree. Applied Bioinformatics, 2(3), 159-163.
  • Jin, R., Robinson, J. (2003). Robust permutation tests for one sample. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 116(2), 475-487. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J., Ronchetti, E., Young, G. (2003). Saddlepoint approximations and tests based on multivariate M-estimates. Annals of Statistics, 31(4), 1154-1169. [More Information]
  • Jing, B., Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2002). Partial saddlepoint approximations for transformed means. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics: theory and applications, 29(4), 721-731. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J., Dai,, W. (2001). Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized mean under simple random sampling. Statistics and Probability Letters, 53, 331-337.
  • Anderson, M., Robinson, J. (2001). Permutation tests for linear models. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 43, No. 1, 75-88.

Conferences

  • Jin, R., Robinson, J. (2003). Saddlepoint approximations of the two-sample Wilcoxon statistic. Symposium in Honor of the 70th Birthday of W.Jackson Hall, USA: Institute of Mathematics.

2018

  • Samonenko, I., Robinson, J. (2018). A new permutation test statistic for K-sample multivariate designs. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 60(1), 132-139. [More Information]

2017

  • Samonenko, I., Robinson, J. (2017). A likelihood ratio like permutation test for one way designs. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 29(3), 515-530. [More Information]
  • Jermiin, L., Jayaswal, V., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J. (2017). Identifying Optimal Models of Evolution. In Jonathan M Keith (Eds.), Bioinformatics: Volume I: Data, Sequence Analysis, and Evolution (Second Edition), (pp. 379-420). New York: Humana Press. [More Information]
  • Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2017). Nonparametric tests for multi-parameter M-estimators. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 158(June 2017), 103-116. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J. (2017). On multivariate Edgeworth expansions - Introduction. In Nancy Reid, Torben Martinussen (Eds.), Inference, Asymptotics, and Applications: Selected Papers of Ib Michael Skovgaard, with Introductions by his Colleagues, (pp. 37-40). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
  • Robinson, J., Welsh, A. (2017). Peter Gavin Hall 1951-2016. Historical Records of Australian Science, 28, 171-182. [More Information]

2015

  • Samonenko, I., Robinson, J. (2015). A New Permutation Test Statistic for Complete Block Designs. Annals of Statistics, 43(1), 90-101. [More Information]

2014

  • Jayaswal, V., Wong, T., Robinson, J., Poladian, L., Jermiin, L. (2014). Mixture Models of Nucleotide Sequence Evolution that Account for Heterogeneity in the Substitution Process Across Sites and Across Lineages. Systematic Biology, 63(5), 726-742. [More Information]
  • Vera-Ruiz, V., Lau, K., Robinson, J., Jermiin, L. (2014). Statistical tests to identify appropriate types of nucleotide sequence recoding in molecular phylogenetics. BMC Bioinformatics, 15(Suppl 2), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Burke, W., Robinson, J. (2014). The Occurrence of Migraine Auras and Possible Triggers. Health, 6(19), 2688-2696. [More Information]

2013

  • Field, C., Robinson, J. (2013). Relative Errors for Bootstrap Approximations of the Serial Correlation Coefficient. Annals of Statistics, 41(2), 1035-1053. [More Information]

2012

  • Hu, Z., Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2012). Tail approximations for samples from a finite population with applications to permutation tests. ESAIM: Probability and Statistics, 16, 425-435. [More Information]

2011

  • Ma, C., Robinson, J. (2011). Lot acceptance and compliance testing based on the sample mean and minimum/maximum. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 141, 2440-2448. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Ababneh, F., Jermiin, L., Robinson, J. (2011). Reducing Model Complexity of the General Markov Model of Evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28(11), 3045-3059. [More Information]
  • Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2011). Saddlepoints approximations for likelihood ratio like statistics with applications to permutation tests. Annals of Statistics, 39(6), 3357-3368. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Jermiin, L., Poladian, L., Robinson, J. (2011). Two Stationary Nonhomogeneous Markov Models of Nucleotide Sequence Evolution. Systematic Biology, 60(1), 74-86. [More Information]

2009

  • Huang, A., Jin, R., Robinson, J. (2009). Robust permutation tests for two samples. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 139(8), 2631-2642. [More Information]

2008

  • Hu, Z., Ma, C., Robinson, J. (2008). Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized mean under stratified random sampling. Statistics and Probability Letters, 78(4), 396-401. [More Information]
  • Petrov, V., Robinson, J. (2008). Large deviations for sums of independent non identically distributed random variables. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 37(18), 2984-2990. [More Information]
  • Borovskikh, Y., Robinson, J. (2008). Large deviations of bootstrapped U-statistics. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 99, 1793-1806. [More Information]
  • Jermiin, L., Jayaswal, V., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J. (2008). Phylogenetic Model Evaluation. In Jonathan M Keith (Eds.), Bioinformatics; Volume 1: Data, Sequence Analysis and Evolution, (pp. 331-364). New Jersey: Humana Press. [More Information]
  • Field, C., Robinson, J., Ronchetti, E. (2008). Saddlepoint approximation for multivariate M-estimates with applications to bootstrap accuracy. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 60(1), 205-224. [More Information]
  • Perera, D., Peiris, M., Robinson, J., Weber, N. (2008). The empirical saddlepoint method applied to testing for serial correlation in panel time series data. Statistics and Probability Letters, 78(17), 2876-2882. [More Information]

2007

  • Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2007). Conditional saddlepoint approximations for non-continuous and non-lattice distributions. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 137(1), 133-147. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2007). Cramer-Type Large Deviations for Samples from a Finite Population. Annals of Statistics, 35(2), 673-696. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2007). Edgeworth expansions for a sample sum from a finite set of independent random variables. Electronic Journal of Probability, 12(Paper no. 52), 1402-1417. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Robinson, J., Jermiin, L. (2007). Estimation of Phylogeny and Invariant Sites under the General Markov Model of Nucleotide Sequence Evolution. Systematic Biology, 56(2), 155-162. [More Information]
  • Hu, Z., Petrov, V., Robinson, J. (2007). On large deviations of sums of independent random variables. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 36(10), 1981-1992. [More Information]

2006

  • Fung, H., Robinson, J. (2006). Continuity corrections for integer-valued saddlepoint approximations. Statistics and Probability Letters, 76(14), 1465-1469. [More Information]
  • Ababneh, F., Jermiin, L., Robinson, J. (2006). Generation of the Exact Distribution and Simulation of Matched Nucleotide Sequences on a Phylogenetic Tree. Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, 5(3), 291-308. [More Information]
  • Ababneh, F., Jermiin, L., Ma, C., Robinson, J. (2006). Matched-pairs tests of homogeneity with applications to homologous nucleotide sequences. Bioinformatics, 22(10), 1225-1231. [More Information]
  • Perera, D., Peiris, M., Robinson, J., Weber, N. (2006). Saddlepoint approximation methods for testing of serial correlation in panel time series data. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 76(11), 1001-1015. [More Information]

2005

  • Agho, K., Dai, W., Robinson, J. (2005). Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized ratio and regression estimates for finite populations. Statistics and Probability Letters, 71(3), 237-247. [More Information]
  • Jayaswal, V., Jermiin, L., Robinson, J. (2005). Estimation of phylogeny using a general Markov model. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 1, 62-80.
  • Stewart, M., Robinson, J. (2005). Extremes of normed empirical moment generating function processes. Extremes: Statistical Theory and Applications in Science Engineering and Economics, 6, 319-333.
  • Welsh, A., Robinson, J. (2005). Fisher and inference for scores. International Statistical Review, 73(1), 131-150. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J., Wang, Q. (2005). On the Self-Normalized Cramer-type Large Deviation. Journal of Theoretical Probability, 18(4), 891-909. [More Information]

2004

  • Robinson, J. (2004). Multivariate Tests Based On Empirical Saddlepoint Approximations. Metron - International Journal of Statistics, LXII (1), 1-14.
  • Jermiin, L., Ho, S., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J., Larkum, A. (2004). The Biasing Effect Of Compositional Heterogeneity On Phylogenetic Estimates May Be Underestimated. Systematic Biology, 53(4), 638-643. [More Information]

2003

  • Anderson, M., Robinson, J. (2003). Generalized discriminant analysis based on distances. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 45(3), 301-318. [More Information]
  • Jermiin, L., Ho, S., Ababneh, F., Robinson, J., Larkum, A. (2003). Hetero: a program to simulate the evolution of DNA on a four-taxon tree. Applied Bioinformatics, 2(3), 159-163.
  • Jin, R., Robinson, J. (2003). Robust permutation tests for one sample. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 116(2), 475-487. [More Information]
  • Robinson, J., Ronchetti, E., Young, G. (2003). Saddlepoint approximations and tests based on multivariate M-estimates. Annals of Statistics, 31(4), 1154-1169. [More Information]
  • Jin, R., Robinson, J. (2003). Saddlepoint approximations of the two-sample Wilcoxon statistic. Symposium in Honor of the 70th Birthday of W.Jackson Hall, USA: Institute of Mathematics.

2002

  • Jing, B., Kolassa, J., Robinson, J. (2002). Partial saddlepoint approximations for transformed means. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics: theory and applications, 29(4), 721-731. [More Information]

2001

  • Robinson, J., Dai,, W. (2001). Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized mean under simple random sampling. Statistics and Probability Letters, 53, 331-337.
  • Anderson, M., Robinson, J. (2001). Permutation tests for linear models. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 43, No. 1, 75-88.

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