DR Koen Simons

DR Koen Simons


  • causal models
  • measuerment error, causal models, semi-parametric statistics, ensembles (measuerment error, causal models, semi-parametric statistics, ensembles)



  • Dr Koen Simons obtained a masters degree in Physics form the University of Gent and a masters degree in Statistics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, focussing on sparsity and shrinkage estimators. He completed his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, performing simulation studies of ensemble methods with applications for short-term health effects of air pollution.

    He is currently providing biostatistical advise for both clinical trials and epidemiological studies at Western Health and RMIT, and applying causal inference models to problems in health equity.

    He has a preference for free/open software, R and C++; he is interested in measurement error, ensembles, causal inference and spatial statistics.   


Member of

  • Statistical Society of Australia (SSA). Member 2018 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel 2016
  • MSc, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 2012
  • MSc, Ghent University 2006
  • BSc, Ghent University 2004


Available for supervision

  • Y