Dr Azam Asanjarani

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I hold my PhD in Applied Probability and Statistics from The University of Queensland (Australia). After submitting my thesis in July 2017, I started a postdoctoral position at The University of Melbourne. I joined The University of Auckland as a Lecturer in May 2018. 

Teaching | Current


Second Half of STATS 125

First Half of STATS 380

Postgraduate supervision

Current Students:

So-Yoon Park, Honours

Qinwei (Simon) Liu, Masters

Wenhao Yin, Honours (Cosupervisor: Stephanie Budgett) 

Graduated Students:

Sihan Qiu, Masters, 2021

Wenyao (Willow) Shi, Honours, 2021

Siyang (Jason) Li, Summer research scholar, 2020

Yue Zhao, Honours, 2019

Areas of expertise

Stochastic modelling, Matrix analytic methods, Queueing systems, Markov decision processes

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Undergraduate Advisor 

Member of PhD Committee 

Poster Competition Coordinator

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Asanjarani, A., & Nazarathy, Y. (2019). Stationary Markovian Arrival Processes, Results and Open Problems. Arxiv Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49499
  • Asanjarani, A., & Nazarathy, Y. (2017). Bursty Markovian arrival processes. Paper presented at 61st Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. 12 December - 15 December 2017.
  • Asanjarani, A., Nazarathy, Y., & Pollett, P. K. (2017). Parameter and state estimation in queues and related stochastic models: A bibliography.
  • Asanjarani, A. (2016). QBD modelling of a finite state controller for queueing systems with unobservable Markovian environments. QTNA '16 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Queueing Theory and Network Applications Wellington, New Zealand. 10.1145/3016032.3016041
  • Asanjarani, A., & Nazarathy, Y. (2016). The role of information in system stability with partially observable servers. Paper presented at AustMS 2016, Canberra, Australia. 5 December - 8 December 2016.
  • Asanjarani, A., & Nazarathy, Y. (2016). The role of information in system stability with partially observable servers.
  • Asanjarani, A., & Nazarathy, Y. (2016). A queueing approximation of MMPP/PH/1. In T. Van Do, Y. Takahashi, W. Yue, V. H. Nguyen (Eds.) Queueing theory and network applications, 383, 41-51. New York: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-22267-7_4
  • Asanjarani, A., Nazarathy, Y., & Hautphenne, S. (2015). Parameter estimation for the Markovian transition counting process: An alternative to MMPP. Paper presented at Informs Applied Probability Society Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. 5 July - 8 July 2015.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 392
New Zealand