Hi, I’m Stuart! I’m a post-doctoral research fellow at Monash University in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics. My research focuses on human centred approaches to data science – how can we use computation and visualisation to augment the exploration of data and models? How do we perform inference with exploratory visualisations? I am a big believer in using interactive and dynamic graphics to achieve these goals.

I am also interested the process and “science” of doing data science - how can we experiment with black box models and algorithms to understand how they work? What makes an effective data analysis? When can we say we’ve learned something new and true about the world from an analysis?

I want to make data science more accessible to people without quantitative or programming backgrounds, which has led me to think a lot about software design and teaching statistics and R.

Outside of research I enjoy: