Department of Statistics
Job title: Professor
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88797
Office: 303.323 Science Centre
Chris Wild did his first degrees at Auckland followed by a PhD at the University of Waterloo in Canada before joining the then Statistics Unit of the Department of Mathematics in 1979. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and an Editor of the International Statistical Review. He has been a Council member of the International Statistical Institute (2005 - 2009), President of the International Association for Statistics Education (IASE, 2003 - 2005), an Associate Editor of Biometrics , the Statistics Education Research Journal (SERJ), and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics. He was Head of Auckland's Department of Statistics 2003-2007 and co-led the University of Auckland's first-year statistics teaching team to a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in 2003.
Currently, his main research interests are in developing methods for modelling response-selective data (e.g. case-control studies) and missing data problems, and in statistics education with particular emphasis on statistical thinking and reasoning processes.
Keynote/Plenary Addresses include:
- 2013 US Conference on Teaching Statistics, Raleigh, North Carolina (May)
- 2012 The Belz Lecture (Annual Public Lecture of the Stats Soc. of Australia, Victorian Branch)
- 2012 The Priestman Memorial Lectures (Annual Public Lecture series of the U. of New Brunswick)
- 2011 Canadian Mathematical Society, Toronto
- 2010 Australian Statistical Conference, Perth
- 2010 Royal Statistical Society Read Paper, RSS, London
- 2009 Statistical Society of Canada, Vancouver
- 2009 US Conference on Teaching Statistics, Columbus Ohio
- 2009 6th Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy, Brisbane
- 2006 7th International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics, Salvador Brazil
- 2005 4th Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy, Auckland
- 2004 Royal Statistical Society, Manchester UK
- 2003 Interamerican Statistical Institute, Rio de Janeiro
- Seber, G.A.F. and Wild, C.J. "Nonlinear Regression", Pub: Wiley, New York, 1989, 768 pages.
- Wild, C.J. and Seber, G.A.F. "Chance Encounters: A first course in data analysis and inference," Pub: Wiley, New York, 2000, 611 pages.
- iNZight: A data analysis system with a particularly short learning curve
- VIT: Visual Inference Tools and Bootstrap animations
- Statistical thinking diagrams and models
- Software for response selective and missing data problems
- USCOTS 2009 Keynote Talk "Early Statistical inferences: The Eyes Have It" (Movie + Animations + Slides)
- Animations underlying Wild et al. JRSSA 2011
Some Selected Papers
- Wild, C.J., M. Pfannkuch, M., Regan, M. and Horton, N.J. Towards more accessible conceptions of statistical Inference (with discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 174, 247-295. Read to the Royal Statistical Society on World Statistics Day, 20 October 2010.
- Scott A.J. and Wild C.J. Fitting regression models with response-biased samples. Canadian Journal of Statistics, 39, 519–536, 2011.
- Jiang Y., Scott A.J., Wild C.J. Adjusting for non-response in population-based case control studies. International Statistical Review, 79(2), 145–159, 2011.
- Arnold, P., Pfannkuch, M., Wild, C.J., Regan, M. Budgett, S. Enhancing students’ inferential reasoning: From hands-on to “movies”. Journal of Statistics Education, 19(2). 32 pages, 2011.
- Lee, A.J., Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J. Efficient estimation in multi-phase case-control studies. Biometrika, 97, pp. 361 374, doi: 10.1093/biomet/asq009, 2010.
- Pfannkuch, M., Regan, M., Wild, C. and Horton, N.J. Telling Data Stories: Essential Dialogues for Comparative Reasoning. Journal of Statistics Education, 18(1), 38 pages, 2010.
- Jiang, Y., Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., Case-control analysis with a continuous outcome variable, Statistics in Medicine, 28, 194-204, 2009.
- Scott, A.J., Lee, A.J and Wild, C.J., On the Breslow-Holubkov estimator. Lifetime Data Analysis, 13, 545-563, 2007.
- Wild, Chris, "Virtual Environments and the Acceleration of Experiential Learning", International Statistical Review, 75, 322-335, 2007.
- Scott, A. and Wild, C., "Methods for stratified cluster sampling with informative stratification", Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, vol. 2007, Article ID 56372, 12 pages, 2007. doi:10.1155/2007/56372.
- Lee, A.J, Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., Fitting binary regression models with case-augmented samples , Biometrika, 93, 385 397, 2006.
- Neuhaus, J., Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., Family-specific approaches to the analysis of retrospective family data", Biometrics, 62, 488-494, 2006.
- Wild, Chris (2006). The concept of distribution", Statistics Education Research Journal, 5(2), 10-26.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., Calculating efficient semiparametric estimators for a broad class of missing-data problems, In Festschrift for Tarmo Pukkila on his 60th Birthday. E. P. Liski, J. Isotalo, J. Niemel , S. Puntanen, and G. P. H. Styan (Eds), Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics and Philosophy, Univ. of Tampere, ISBN 978-951-44-6620-5, 301-314, 2006.
- Jiang, Y., Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., Secondary analyses of case-control sampled data , Statistics in Medicine, 25, 1323-1339, 2006.
- Pfannkuch, M. and Wild, C.J., "Towards an understanding of statistical thinking" In D. Ben-Zvi and J. Garfield (eds.), The Challenge of Developing Statistical Literacy, Reasoning, and Thinking. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Chapter 2, 17 46, 2004.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., "The analysis of multi-stage case-control studies." In Analysis of Complex Surveys II, R. Chambers and C.J. Skinner (eds). John Wiley and Sons: New York, 109-121, 2003.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., "On the robustness of weighted methods for fitting models to case-control data", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, B, 64, 207-219, 2002.
- Neuhaus, J., Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., "The Analysis of Retrospective Family Studies ", Biometrika, 89, 23-37, 2002.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., "Fitting Logistic Regression Models in Case-control Studies with Complex Sampling", Applied Statistics, 50, 389-401, 2001.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., "Maximum likelihood for generalised case-control studies", Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 96, 3-27, 2001.
- Pfannkuch, M. and Wild, C.J., "Statistical Thinking and Statistical Practice: Themes gleaned from interviews with professional statisticians," Statistical Science, 15, 132-152, 2000.
- Lawless, J.F., Wild, C.J., and Kalbfleisch, J.D "Estimation for Response-selective and Missing Data Problems in Regression", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, B, 61, 413-438, 1999.
- Wild, C.J. and Pfannkuch, M., "Statistical thinking in empirical enquiry" (with discussion). International Statisitical Review, 67, 221-266, 1999.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J., "Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Case-Control Data", Biometrika, 84, 57-71, 1997.
- Yee, T.W. and Wild, C.J., "Vector Generalised Additive Models", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, B, 58, 481-493, 1996.
- Wild, C.J. and Yee, T.W., "Additive Extensions to Generalized Estimating Equation Methods", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, B, 58, 711-712, 1996.
- Wild, C.J., "Continuous improvement of teaching: Case Study in a large statistics course", International Statistical Review, 63, 49-68, 1995.
- Wild, C.J., "On embracing the wider view of statistics", The American Statistician, 48, 163-171, 1994.
- Wild, C.J. "Fitting prospective egression models to case-control data", Biometrika, 78, 705-717, 1991.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J. "Fitting logistic regression models in stratified case-control studies", Biometrics, 47, 497-510, 1991.
- Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J. Fitting logistic models under case-control or choice based sampling , Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, B, 48, 170-182, 1986.
- Wild, C.J., Failure time models with matched data , Biometrika, 70, 633-641, 1983.
- Wild, C.J. and Kalbfleisch, J.D. A note on a paper by Ferguson and Phadia , Annals of Statistics, 9, 1061-1065, 1981.