Mathematical Modeller, Statistics & Probability Researcher, Data Scientist and Educator
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Mathematics and Physics and the School of Public Health of The University of Queensland. My advisors are A/Prof Yoni Nazarathy and Dr Amalie Dyda. My current research groups are: Safe Blues, AI4PAN, and ID-NET.
Previous notable positions include postdoctoral research at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Queensland University Technology and associate lecturer at the Maldives National University. My advisors at QUT were Distinguished Prof Kerrie Mengersen and Prof Chris Drovandi.
I received my PhD in 2015 from The University of Queensland, in the area of probability & statistics, focused on epidemic modelling. My advisors being Prof Phil Pollett and Dr Ross McVinish. My current research focuses on epidemic modelling, digital health, disease outbreak prediction, and natural language processing. I have also worked on Bayesian inference of disease dynamics, and applied data science.
My expertise is in epidemic modelling, applied probability, Bayesian statistics, data science and mathematical education.
Selected Talks and Prizes
I have been invited to give a talk at QUT-ACEMS Node Planning Day in 2019 . See slides of the talk
Contributed talk at Bayes on the Beach Conference in 2019, showcasing the application of Bayesian statistical inference in minimising dengue severity within humans hosts using Stan probabilistic programming language. See slides of the talk
Computer Language Skills
Licence and Accreditations
Family and Community Service
My daughter, Iva, husband, Ahmed, and myself do organise quite a bit of Maldivian community gatherings in Brisbane.