Who we are

OTexts is the brainchild of two people --- Professor Rob J Hyndman (Monash University, Australia), and Souhaib Ben Taieb (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium).

Rob is Professor of Statistics at Monash University and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting. He is an experienced textbook author having written three books with three different publishers. His experience with having his textbooks published with commercial publishers led him to think that there must be a better way.

Souhaib is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Business Analytics and Data Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is actively working on the new OTexts platform and is excited to bring free and high-quality textbooks to anybody with an internet connection.