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Dr Gentry White
Associate Professor in Data Science and Government Statistics Chair
Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Discipline *
Statistics, Computation Theory and Mathematics, Criminology
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PhD Statistics (University of Missouri)


Bayesian, Point-process, Modelling, GPU, Terrorist Activity, Social Science

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr White is a Senior Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology Mathematical Sciences School and a Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at The University of Queensland, and was a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at The University of Queensland.

Dr White’s current research interests include point-process and contagion/diffusion models for terrorist activity, text analysis, computational strategies for high-dimensioned data analysis and the application of quantitative methods for intelligence analysis.  He has been an invited speaker at the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers 2013 Workshop, an invited discussant at the 2013 Joint Statistical Meeting, and presented his research at the US Department of Homeland Security, and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation.  He was a panellist and speaker at the American Society of Criminology meeting in Washington D.C. in November 2015.  He has published numerous well-received papers in the fields of Statistics, Computational Methods, Criminology, and Sociology.

Before coming to Australia, Dr White was a VIGRE postdoctoral fellow at North Carolina State University and Associate post-doctoral fellow at the Statistical and Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI).  Dr White received his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MA and PhD in Statistics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Subject Area Coordinator for Engineering Maths

  • Unit Coordinator MXB341 Semester 1 2019
  • Unit Coordinator MXB107 Semester 2 2019
  • Lecturer EGB 432 Semester 1 2019
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  • Research Projects for Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • Consulting Projects with Electoral Commission of Queensland
  • Consulting Projects with the Queensland Department of Natural Resources
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