ROHAN, Maheswaran (Rohan)


Research interests

  • Robust Statistics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Agricultural, Medical and Environmental Statistics
  • Big Data
  • Statistics Education
  • Software R


Dr Maheswaran Rohan joined Science Excellence Group, NSW DPI at the start of 2018. He has numerous years of working experience as a University academic and Senior Research Scientist (Statistician) in research organisations, covering Teaching statistics and mathematics at university levels, and non-statistical researchers, and a wide range of research fields in Agriculture Science, Medical Sciences, Marine and Fresh Water Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

Rohan was invited to conduct pre-International Conference workshops in statistics using R. He has several high degree research students and he was an organising committee member for several statistics conferences in New Zealand and Australia. Rohan is an author / co-author for book chapters and more than 50 journal papers.


  • PhD in Statistics (Robust Statistics), The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • MSc in Statistics (Experimental design with correlated errors), Massey University, New Zealand
  • BSc (Hons) in Statistics and Mathematics, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Current projects and interests

  • Data mining - Evaluating the production performance of dairy cows under the heat condition
  • Developing functionality software using R
  • Modelling on dissipation of herbicides
  • Statistical advice / analysis to agronomy, weed, soil, and freshwater fisheries
  • Robust statistics

Recent publications

Please refer to Dr Maheswaran Rohan's Google Scholar page.

ORCID number: 0000-0001-7370-2431

Professional associations and achievements

  • New Zealand Statistical Association
  • NZSA statistics education committee member

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 6938 1843