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Educated in Spain, Japan and Switzerland, Patricia Menéndez is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University Business School.

Patricia's training is in mathematics and Statistics and she received her PhD from  the Mathematics Department at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Since completing her PhD she has held academic positions at Wageningen University, Public University of the Navarre, University of New South Wales and University of Queensland. Before joining Monash University she has also worked outside academia as statistician/research scientist for the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, and for the Australian Institute of Marine Science. 

Patricia has experience working on multidisciplinary projects to answer research and policy-making questions in the fields of climate change, environmental and marine sciences besides criminology. She has expertise developing and applying statistical methodology and computational methods as well as providing statistical training. She is very passionate about the application and development of statistical methodology to solve real life problems and bringing statistical knowledge closer to other disciplines. 

Her research interests include statistical methods for time series, computational statistics, machine learning, data visualisation tools and data science. She is also an enthusiastic educator.

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Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciamenendez/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematics and Statistics, PhD, ETH Zurich

Award Date: 27 Mar 2009

External positions

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

20 Nov 201812 Jul 2019

Monbukagakusho Fellow at Okayama University, Japan


Research area keywords

  • Statistics
  • Data Science
  • Time Series
  • Computational Statistics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Business Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Quantitative Methods for Policy and Decision making
  • Program Evaluation
  • Causality
  • Climate Change


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