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Azizur Rahman

School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Azizur Rahman
From 2007 to 2010, PhD , Australia
From 2005 to 2006, MPhil , Australia
From 2002 to 2003, MSc , Bangladesh
From 1996 to 2001, BSc (Hon's) , Bangladesh
Work Experiences
From 03/2012 to continuing, Lecturer , Charles Sturt University, Australia
From 07/2011 to continuing, Adjunct Associate Professor , University of Canberra, Australia
From 07/2011 to 02/2012, Research Fellow , University of Adelaide, Australia
From 2007 to 06/2011, Statistical Consultant and Teaching/Research fellow , University of Canberra, Australia
From 2012 to 2016, Early childhood health and development , Early nutrition and health, social factors and welfare distributions have potential significant impact on childhood health and cognitive development. This project aims to test social and economic notion of investing in early childhood health and education gives more effective results than investing in health and education for adolescents or young adults. In other words, earlier is better.
From 2010 to 2015, An evaluation of the nurse practitioners - aged care models of care program , The main objectives of this project are - to determine whether the nurse practitioners projects reached a sufficient level of implementation to allow them to potentially impact on later objectives; to increase the nurse practitioner workforce in aged care; to improve access to primary care for residents and care recipients; and to demonstrate effective and economically viable models of practice. The evaluation will also address the standard areas of process, impact and outcomes, while considering the key questions of efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness.
From 2008 to 2015, Small area estimation and microsimulation modelling , The objectives of this project are to produce new theoretical research into the current methodologies of small area estimation, and to develop a sophisticated microsimulation modelling technology to address various research issues in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
From 2002 to 2022, Malnutrition in developing countries , Childhood malnutrition affects the future productivity of a society and it is an associated cause in about half of all deaths occurring among children in developing countries. Recent global estimates indicate that nearly 60 million children have a moderate, and 13 million have a severe form of malnutrition. Health assessment serves as a means for evaluating health condition and survival of children and provides indirect measurements of a range of significant indicators in public health, socioeconomic developments and quality of life of a population. This project aims to investigate the prevalence of childhood malnutrition in developing countries and then identify some common significant determinants of malnutrition. The government and community organizations require such explicit information for informed decision making process. It is also important to design more specific intervention by focusing on the key determinants that directly influence the malnutrition in developing worlds.
Biostatistics and public health
Theoretical and applied statistics
Bayesian statistical modelling
Small area estimation and microsimulation modelling
Reweighting techniques and computational statistics
Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2016). Small Area Estimation and Microsimulation Modelling. The Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics Series in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Chapman and Hall/CRC, London. [ISBN 9781482260724]
Rahman, A. and Upadhyay, S. (2015). A Bayesian reweighting technique for small area estimation. In Current Trends in Bayesian Methodology with Applications, Satyanshu, et el., (eds.), Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, London [ISBN 9781482235111]
Rahman, A. (2008). Bayesian Predictive Inference for Some Linear Models under Student-t Errors. VDM-Verlag, Saarbrucken. [ISBN: 9783639040869]
Journal Articles
Kuddus, A. and Rahman, A. (2015). Human right abuse: A case study on child Labor in Bangladesh, International Journal of Management and Humanities, 1(8), pp. 1-4.
Kuddus, A. and Rahman, A. (2015). Affect of Urbanization on Health and Nutrition, International Journal of Statistics and Systems, 10(2), pp. 165-174.
Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2014), “Spatial analysis of housing stress estimation in Australia with statistical validation”, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies 20(3), pp. 452-486.
Rahman, A. and Kuddus, A. (2014), “A new model to study on physical behaviour among susceptible infective removal population”, Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 46(2), pp. 115-135.
Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2013), “Prevalence of overweight and obesity epidemic in Australia: some causes and consequences”, JP Journal of Biostatistics, 10(1), pp. 31-48.
Megabiaw B, and Rahman A. (2013), "Prevalence and determinants of chronic malnutrition among under-5 children in Ethiopia", International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 2(3), pp. 230-236.
Rahman, A., Harding, A., Tanton, R. and Liu, S. (2013), “Simulating the characteristics of populations at the small area level: New validation techniques for a spatial microsimulation model in Australia”, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 57(1), pp. 149-165.
Sally, B., Gormez, A., Rahman, A., and colleagues (2012), “Jurisdictional, socioeconomic and gender inequalities in child health and development: Analysis of a national census of 5 year olds in Australia”, BMJ Open, 2(5):e001075, pp. 1-15.
Rahman, A. (2011), “Bayesian predictive inference for multivariate simple regression model with matrix-T error”, Pioneer Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics, 1(2), pp. 99-112.
Islam, J., Quazi, A. and Rahman, A. (2011), “Nexus between cultural dissonance, management accounting systems and managerial effectiveness: Evidence from an Asian developing country”, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, 12(3), pp. 280-303.
Rahman, A., Harding, A., Tanton, R. and Liu, S. (2010), “Methodological issues in spatial microsimulation modelling for small area estimation”, The International Journal of Microsimulation 3(2), pp. 3-22.
Rahman, A. and Biswas, S.C. (2009), "Nutritional status of under-5 children in Bangladesh", South Asian Journal of Population and Health 2(1), pp. 1-11.
Rahman, A., Chowdhury, S., and Hossain, D. (2009), "Acute malnutrition in Bangladeshi children: levels and determinants", Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 21(3), pp. 294-302.
Rahman, A., Chowdhury, S., Karim, A. and Ahmed, S. (2008), "Factors associated with nutritional status of children in Bangladesh: A multivariate analysis", Demography India, 37(1), pp. 95-109.
Rahman, A. and Khan, S. (2008), "Prediction distribution for linear regression model with multivariate Student-t errors", Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 24(1), pp. 35-48.
Rahman, A. and Chowdhury, S. (2007), "Determinants of chronic malnutrition among preschool children in Bangladesh", Journal of Biosocial Science, 39(2), pp.161-173.
Islam, J., Rahman, A. and Boland, G. (2011), “Nexus of learning style with satisfaction and success of accounting students: a cross cultural study at an Australian university”, International Journal of Learning and Change, 5(3), pp. 288 – 304.
Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2011), “Social and health costs of tobacco smoking in Australia: Level, trend and determinants”, International Journal of Statistics and Systems, 6(4), pp. 375-387.
Conference Papers
Rahman, A. (2014). Effects of different prior distributions on the Bayesian predictive inference, Paper presentation at the 2014 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) in conjunction with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Annual Meeting, Sydney (July 7 – 10).
Rahman, A. (2013). New validation tools for spatial microsimulation models with confidence interval estimations, Paper presented at the 4nd General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, The College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University, Canberra (December 11 - 13).
Rahman, A. (2013). A Bayesian reweighting technique for small area estimation, Paper presented at the 2013 International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Regional Meeting and International Workshop/Conference on Bayesian Theory and Applications (IWCBTA) in Varanasi, India (January 6 – 10).
Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2013). Tenure specific small area estimation of housing stress in Australia, Paper presented at the 2013 International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Conference in Chennai, India (January 2 – 5).
Rahman, A. (2012). Recent developments in small area estimation: a microsimulation technology, Paper presented at the 7th Asian Business Research Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, (December 21 – 22).
Rahman, A. (2012). A Bayesian reweighting technique for simulating small area micropopulation datasets in Australia, Paper presented at the 2012 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC12) The Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1-18 (July 9 – 12).
Rahman, A. and Harding, A. (2012). A new analysis of the characteristics of households in housing stress: results and tools for validation, Paper presented at the 6th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2012 (AHRC12) The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1-23 (February 8 – 10).
Rahman, A., Harding, A., Liu, S. and Tanton, R. (2011). Alternative validation tools for small area estimates generated by spatial Microsimulation models, Paper presented at the 3nd General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, The City Conference Center, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 1- 19 (June 8 to 10).
Rahman, A., Harding, A., Tanton, R. and Liu, S. (2010). Simulating the population characteristics at small area level: A new validation technique for SMM in Australia, In the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings, Social Statistics Section, American Statistical Association, Alexandria, pp. 2022-2036.
Islam, J., Rahman, A. and Boland, G. (2010). Learning style and satisfaction and success of accounting students at the University of Canberra: a cross cultural study, Paper presented at the 10th Pacific Employment Relations Association (PERA) conference, The Gold Coast, Australia, (November 15 – 18).
Rahman, A. (2009). Small area estimation through spatial microsimulation models: Some methodological issues, Paper presented at the 2nd General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, The National Conference Centre Ottawa, Canada, pp. 1- 45 (June 8 to 10).
Rahman, A. (2009). Objective Bayesian prediction for the matrix-T error regression model, Paper presented at the 2009 International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology (O-Bayes09), The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA, pp. 1-13 (June 05 to 09).
Rahman, A. (2008). The possibility of using Bayesian prediction theory in small area estimation, Paper presented at the ARCRNSISS/ANZRSAI Annual Conference, National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide, (November 30 – December 3)
Rahman, A. (2008). Methodologies, tools and techniques in small area estimation: an overview, Paper presented at the ARC Research Network in Spatially Integrated Social Science (ARCRNSISS) - Methodologies, Tools and Techniques forum symposium, Newcastle, Australia (June 5 & 6)
Rahman, A. (2007). Prediction distribution for linear regression model with multivariate Student-t errors under the Bayesian approach, In: Ismail et al., (ed.). Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics (ICREM3), Institute of Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, vol. II, pp. 188-193 (April 10 to12).
Rahman, A. (2006). Risk Factors for Malnutrition in Bangladeshi Children, Paper presented at the Showcasing Toowoomba Area Health Research conference (STAHR-06), University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia (August 25)
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