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Rob J Hyndman

Rob J Hyndman is Professor of Statistics and Director of the Business & Economic Forecasting Unit at Monash University, Australia. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and four children.

He completed a Science honours degree at the University of Melbourne in 1988 and a PhD on nonlinear time series modelling at the same university in 1992. He has worked at the University of Melbourne, Colorado State University, the Australian National University and Monash University.

Rob is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting and a Director of the International Institute of Forecasters. He also served as Theory and Methods Editor of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics from 2001-2004. He is author of over 100 research papers in statistical science. In 2007, he received the Moran medal from the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to statistical research.

For over 25 years, Rob has maintained an active consulting practice, assisting hundreds of companies and organizations on forecasting problems. His recent consulting work has involved forecasting electricity demand, tourism demand and the Australian government health budget.

Rob is co-author of the best-selling textbook Forecasting: methods and applications with Makridakis and Wheelwright (Wiley, 1998) -- the forerunner to Forecasting: principles and practice on this site -- and has also co-authored Forecasting with Exponential Smoothing (Springer, 2008).