Professor Ross Maller

Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Position: Professor
Phone: +61 2 612 53650
Office: Room 4.56, CBE Bld (26C)

Professor Ross Maller


 Ph.D. Australian National University, 1977:  "Limit Distributions for Sums of Independent Random Variables''. Supervisors: C. C. Heyde (ANU), E. Seneta (U. of Sydney).


Maller, Prof. R.A.
Professor,  School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics, Australian National University.

Prof. Maller has held a variety of positions relating to Statistics, Probability and Financial Mathematics, ranging from consultant statistician at the CSIRO (1968-1988,  including Senior Regional Officer, WA Branch of the Division of  Mathematics and Statistics, 1985-1988), to Lecturer and later Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Accounting and Finance at the University  of  Western Australia. Most recently,  he has been Professor of Financial Mathematics, Centre for Mathematical Analysis and  School of Finance and Applied Statistics, at the Australian National University, before taking his present position.

He has extensive lecturing experience, having taught Probability and Statistics at all levels from first year through to Honours, and Advanced Finance and Derivatives courses at third year and Honours levels. Supervision includes over 24 completed Honours/Diploma students and 9 completed PhD students to date. 

Current research interests include Probability, Statistics, Insurance and Quantitative Finance, Quantitative Criminology (Recidivism Studies).

He has editorial, refereeing, and reviewing experience with major international  and Australian mathematical,  statistical and applications journals.

Professional visitors  and collaborators  have included major international figures in Probability/Statistics from the US, UK and Europe. He has been involved in many collaborative research projects in Australia, varying over agriculture, fisheries, and especially criminology, applications. He is author of over 100 research papers in  probability, statistics and applications journals, and co-author of two books: "Survival Analysis with Long-term Survivors" (with Xian Zhou, Wiley, 1996) and "Mathematical Ecology of Plant Species Competition" (with A.G. Pakes, Camb.Univ. Press, 1989).


He has held a number of ARC and other grants including an  ARC Discovery Grant and Australian Professorial Fellowship, 2010-2014.

G. W. Snedecor Prize, 1984 (American Statistical Association).

2014 – Professor, School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics,  Australian National University.
2010-2014 Professor of Mathematical Finance,
Mathematical Sciences Institute,  Australian National University.
2003-2010 Professor of Mathematical Finance,
joint appointment, School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Applied Statistics and Mathematical Sciences Institute,  Australian National University.
1999 - June 2003, Professor of Quantitative Finance,
Dept. of Accounting & Finance, University  of  WA.
1998 -1999, Professorial Research Fellow, Univ of
Manchester, UK.
1988-1999, Associate Professor,  Dept. of 
Mathematics  & Statistics, University  of  WA.
1968-1988,  Principal Research Scientist,  CSIRO
Division  of  Mathematics &  Statistics.

 Stochastic Processes, Statistics, Applied Statistics,  Probability, Quantitative Finance, Options, Portfolio Analysis, Random Walks.


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