Jacinta Holloway


PhD Student, Research Associate

Queensland University of Technology

Jacinta is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Australian Research Council centre of excellence for mathematical and statistical frontiers (ACEMS) at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her current research focuses on machine learning and spatial analysis of remote sensing data for environmental statistics. She has developed and taught hands on workshops on machine learning methods for analysing satellite imagery data for the United Nations, and run these workshops in Bogota, Colombia and Bangkok, Thailand. Previously, she worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics for years, more recently in methodology and tourism statistics roles.

Jacinta has degrees in statistics, journalism and economics. She has also previously worked as a senior media officer for the Queensland Health Payroll Commission of Inquiry, and the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Research Interests:

  • Applied statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning methods for Big Data
  • Spatial statistics
  • Sustainable Development Goals


  • Grad Dip(Statistics) (Swinburne Institute of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics)/Journalism (Queensland University of Technology)

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