Dr Robin Hankin

Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences

Phone: +649 921 9999 x 5106

Email: robin.hankin@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT Tower, Level 1, 2 – 14 Wakefield St, Auckland 1010



Qualifications:

2014: Graduate Diploma in Adult Education, Auckland University of Technology
1997: PhD in industrial fluid mechanics, University of Cambridge
1989  MA, Trinity College, Cambridge
1987: BA(Hons),  mathematics, Trinity College, Cambridge

Teaching Areas:

Statistics, Computational Statistics, Research Methods


Research Areas:

Robin Hankin is a computational statistician with interests including theoretical ecology, multivariate Gaussian Processes, and computational combinatorics.  He has worked at various UK  universities including Southampton and Cambridge and is a regular contributer to the R programming language.

Publications:

This series of posters has been created for secondary school mathematics classrooms, featuring a range of mathematical topics for students to ponder and discuss. A set has been sent to every secondary school in New Zealand, and Robin is currently working on a new set for 2017.



 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Hankin, R. K. S. and Altham. P. M. E. 2012.  A Multivariate generalization of the multiplicative binomial distribution.  Journal of Statistical Software 46(12):1-23
  2. Hankin, R. K. S. 2012.  Introducing multivator: a multivariate emulator.  Journal of Statistical Software 46(8):1-20
  3. Hall, JW and Manning LJ and Hankin, R. K. S.  2011. Bayesian calibration of a flood inundation model using spatial data.  Water Resources Research, 47(W05529):1-14
  4. Hankin, R. K. S. and Mitchell, N. 2010.  Resolving the anomaly of bare habitable ground in Daisyworld.   Tellus  63B (1):140-143
  5. Hankin, R. K. S. 2010.  A generalization of the Dirichlet distribution.  Journal of Statistical Software 33(11):1-18
  6. Altham, P. M. E. and Hankin, R. K. S. 2009.  Using recently developed software on a two by two table of matched pairs with incompletely classified data.  Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C 59(2):377-379
  7. West, L. J. and Hankin, R. K. S. 2009.  Exact tests for two-way contingency tables with structural zeros.  Journal of Statistical Software 28(11):1-19
  8. Folch, A., Costa, A. and Hankin, R. K. S. 2009.  TWODEE-2: a shallow layer model for dense gas dispersion on complex topography.  Computers and Geosciences 35(3):667-674
  9. Anderson, T. R., Hankin, R. K. S. and Killworth, P. K. 2008. Beyond the Durfee square: enhancing the H-index to score total publication output. Scientometrics 76(3):577-588
  10. Hankin, R. K. S. 2008.  Multivariate polynomials. R News 8(1):41
  11. Hankin, R. K. S. and Coster, M.  2008.  Major hazard plant: risk assessment and the threat of terrorism.  In Global Terrorism Issues and Developments, edited by R. A. Larche.  Nova.
  12. Warren, R. and Hankin, R. K. S. and others 2008.  Development and illustrative outputs of the Community Integrated Assessment System (CIAS) Environmental Modelling and Software 23:592-610
  13. Costa, A. and others and Hankin, R. K. S. 2008.  A shallow layer model for heavy gas dispersion from natural sources.  Application and hazard assessment at Caldara di Manziana, Italy.  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 9(Q03002)
  14. Hankin, R. K. S. 2007. Very large numbers in R: introducing package Brobdingnag.  R News 7(3):15
  15. Hankin, R. K. S. 2007.  Urn sampling without replacement: enumerative combinatorics in R.  Journal of Statistical Software 17(1)
  16. Hankin, R. K. S.  and West, L. J. 2007. Set partitions in R.  Journal of Statistical Software 23(2)
  17. Hankin, R. K. S. 2007. Introducing UNTB: an R package for simulating ecological drift under the unified neutral theory of biodiversity.   Journal of Statistical Software 22(12)
  18. Hankin, R. K. S. 2006.  Additive integer partitions in R.  Journal of Statistical Software, 16(1).
  19. Hankin, R. K. S. and Lee, A. 2006. A new family of non-negative distributions.  Australia and New Zealand Journal of Statistics 48(1):67-78
  20. Hankin, R. K. S. 2006.  Introducing elliptic, an R package for elliptic and modular functions.  Journal of Statistical Software, 15(7)
  21. Hankin, R. K. S. 2006. Special Functions in R.  R News 6(4):24
  22. Hankin, R. K. S. 2006. Normed division algebras. R News, 6(2):49.
  23. Challenor, P.G., Hankin, R.K.S. and Marsh, R. (2006) Towards the probability of rapid climate change. In, Schellnhuber, H.J., Cramer, W., Nakicenovic, N., Wigley, T. and Yohe, G. (eds.) Avoiding dangerous climate change. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 55-63.
  24. Hankin, R. K. S. 2006.  Electrical properties of resistor networks. R News, 6(2):52
  25. Hankin, R. K. S. 2005.  Introducing BACCO, an R bundle for Bayesian analysis of computer code output.  Journal of Statistical Software, 14(16)
  26. Coster, M. N. and Hankin, R. K. S. 2003. Risk assessment of antagonistic Hazards.  Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 16:545
  27. Hankin, R. K. S. 2005.  Recreational mathematics with R.  R News 5(1):48
  28. Mitchell, N. and Espie, P. and Hankin, R. K. S. 2004.  Rational landscape decision-making: the use of meso-scale climatic analysis to promote sustainable land management.  Landscape and Urban Planning 67:131
  29. Hankin, R. K. S. 2004.  Major hazard risk assessment over non-flat terrain.  Part 1: continuous releases.  Atmospheric Environment 28:695
  30. Hankin, R. K. S. 2004.  Major hazard risk assessment over non-flat terrain.  Part 2: instantaneous releases.  Atmospheric Environment 28:707
  31. Hankin, R. K. S. 2003.  Shallow layer simulation of heavy gas released on a slope in a calm ambient.  Part 1.  Continuous releases.  Journal of Hazardous Materials A103:205-215
  32. Parsons, D. M, Babcock, R. C., Hankin, R. K. S. and others 2003.  Snapper (Pagrus auratus) home range dynamics: acoustic tagging studies in a marine reserve.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 262:253
  33. Hankin, R. K. S. 2003.  Heavy gas dispersion: integral models and shallow layer models. Journal of Hazardous Materials A103:1-10
  34. Hankin, R. K. S. 2003.  Shallow layer simulation of heavy gas released on a slope in a calm ambient.  Part 2.  Instantaneous releases. Journal of Hazardous Materials A103:217-229
  35. Hankin, R. K. S. 2003.  Risk assessment of major hazards: the effect of ground slope.  Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 16(4):305-311
  36. Hankin, R. K. S. 2001.  The Euler equations for multiphase compressible flow in conservation form.  Journal of computational physics, 172:808-826
  37. Ji, W. and Sarre, S. D. and Aitken, N. and Hankin, R. K. S. and Clout , M. 2001.  Sex-biased dispersal and a density-independent mating system in the Australian brushtail possum, as revealed by minisatellite DNA profiling.  Molecular Ecology 10:1527
  38. Hankin, R. K. S. and Britter, R. E. 1999. TWODEE: the Health and Safety Laboratory’s shallow layer model for heavy gas dispersion. Part 1: Mathematical basis and physical assumptions.  Journal of Hazardous Materials A66:211-226
  39. Hankin, R. K. S. and Britter, R. E. 1999. TWODEE: the Health and Safety Laboratory’s shallow layer model for heavy gas dispersion. Part 2: Outline and validation of the computational scheme.  Journal of Hazardous Materials A66:227-237
  40. Hankin, R. K. S. and Britter, R. E. 1999. TWODEE: the Health and Safety Laboratory’s shallow layer model for heavy gas dispersion. Part 3: experimental validation (Thorney Island). Journal of Hazardous Materials A66:239-261


Other selected (non-reviewed) publications

  • Presentation at Copenhagen Climate Change conference, March 2009
  • R-and-octave.txt, a reference sheet on CRAN [widely used]
  • Lenton, T. and others and Hankin R. K. S. 2006.  Climate change on millenial timescales: Tyndall Centre Technical Report 41

 


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