DARE Theme Lead – Building Models


Dr Edward Cripps (University of Western Australia)

Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Statistics (First Class Honours)
PhD (Mathematics and Statistics)

Edward has a Bachelor of Economics from University of Western Australia (UWA) and Honours (First Class) in Statistics from University of NSW where he also completed his PhD at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW.

He has worked in post-doctoral positions at the Business School, UNSW, and the Department of Probability and Statistics, Sheffield University, and as a statistical consultant at The Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.

Currently, he is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of WA. His research interests are in Bayesian longitudinal analysis and spatio-temporal models, and the integration of statistical and physical models for uncertainty quantification. His primary applications are in the statistical modelling of environmental, meteorological and oceanographic processes and their interaction with engineering decision making and asset management.

In addition to the DARE Centre, Edward has extensive experience in industry collaboration and translating academic research output into commercially industrial applications. He is involved with two other Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ARC ITRH for Offshore Floating Facilities and ARC ITTC Transforming Maintenance through Data Science) researching uncertainty quantification of oceanographic and meteorological processes and the consequences for offshore engineering operations and design on the North West Shelf off the Australian Coast.

He is currently working in collaboration with Shell, Woodside, Lloyds and the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national data science institute.