Statistics and probability (statistical data mining, model selection, biostatistics, Markov chain Monte Carlo,statistical climatology, statistical and probabilistic inference)
Dr. Qian is a statistician and applied mathematician with research expertise in statistics theory, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational statistics, and mathematical and statistical methods for climatology, ecology and environment. The application part of his research involves developing stochastic models for representing big and complex data, developing computationally efficient algorithms for data mining and simulation, and developing operational statistical procedures for prediction. He has been undertaking active and productive research collaborations with researchers in Australia, Canada, China and UK. His current institutional collaborators include National Climate Centre, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic (MEGA) Epidemiology, University of Melbourne; and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. His research is partly supported by funding from Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).