DARE Centre Director


Professor Sally Cripps (University of Sydney)

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
PhD (Mathematics & Statistics)

Sally Cripps is an internationally recognised scholar and Professor in Bayesian statistics, a Professor of Maths and Statistics at the University of Sydney and Director of the Centre for Translational Data Science (CTDS). She holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, an MBA from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in statistics from the University of NSW. She is also Chair of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis’s section Bayesian Education and Research in Practice.

Sally’s research focus is the development of new and novel probabilistic models which are motivated by the need to solve an applied problem with the potential for impact. She has particular expertise in the use of mixture models for complex phenomenon, modelling longitudinal data, nonparametric regression, the spectral analysis of time series, and the construction of transitions kernels in MCMC schemes which efficiently explore posterior distributions of interest.

Sally is the Director of the ARC Training Centre in Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE Centre). Sally has extensive experience in translating world leading novel data science models to deliver practical, evidence driven solutions for industry and government. Sally has advised some of Australia’s leading organisations including CBA, McKinsey, Newcrest, The Nature Conservancy, NSW Government, Ramsay Health and is developing collaborative projects with the DARE Centre industry partners.