Damjan Vukcevic

Statistical genetics, association analysis, imputation, computational statistics, Bayesian data analysis

Dr Damjan Vukcevic is a statistician and data scientist, specialising in statistical genetics. He completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree at the University of Melbourne in 2004, including an Honours project in bioinformatics with Professor Terry Speed. He was then awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where he completed a DPhil in statistical genetics with Professor Peter Donnelly. Dr Vukcevic has contributed to a number of important genetic studies, including the landmark multi-disease genome-wide association study by the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, published in Nature in 2007. This received a number of awards, including Research Leader of the Year from Scientific American. Dr Vukcevic has experience working in both an academic and non-academic environment, with a strong grounding in statistical theory, computation and practical data analysis.