Emi Tanaka

Hi! Welcome to my website!

I’m a lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor) in statistics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Research-wise, I’m interested in developing useful statistical tools and methods. My experience in application is in bioinformatics and agriculture (particularly crop breeding). My active research areas are experimental design, mixed models and statistical graphics.

I speak English, Japanese (conversational) and R (base + tidyverse) fluently. I’ve lived in Australia almost all of my life (+-10 years standard deviation) and my university major was mathematics and statistics. My PhD, obtained at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney in 2015, is in statistical bioinformatics with most of my code written in Python + Bash (both of which I am rusty now). I also like to dabble on front-end web development (HTML/CSS/JS).

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You can find me at …

Monash University
Monash Business School
Menzies Building E776
Clayton campus, VIC 3800

You can also find me at various conferences and events. I’m a regular at the International Biometrics Australiasia Region Conferences, involved a lot with Statistical Society of Australia (mostly Victorian Branch) and attend R-Ladies Melbourne (or other chapters sometimes).

Website construction 👷🏻‍♀

I decided to redo my website using the distill R-package and so some parts of my website is in construction. If you are interested in the source code of this website, you can find it here.


If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.


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