Dr Thomas Taimre

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Mathematics
Faculty of Science
t.taimre@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52313

Overview

Qualifications

  • PhD IN Mathematics, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Qi, Xiaoqiong, Bertling, Karl, Taimre, Thomas, Agnew, Gary, Lim, Yah Leng, Gillespie, Tim, Robinson, Ashley, Brünig, Michael, Demić, Aleksandar, Dean, Paul, Li, Lian He, Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Indjin, Dragan and Rakić, Aleksandar D. (2021). Observation of optical feedback dynamics in single-mode terahertz quantum cascade lasers: Transient instabilities. Physical Review A, 103 (3) 033504, 033504-1-033504-7. doi: 10.1103/physreva.103.033504

  • Qi, Xiaoqiong, Agnew, Gary, Taimre, Thomas, Han, She, Lim, Yah Leng, Bertling, Karl, Demic, Aleksandar, Dean, Paul, Indjin, Dragan and Rakic, Aleksandar (2020). Laser feedback interferometry in multi-mode terahertz quantum cascade lasers. Optics Express, 28 (10), 14246-14262. doi: 10.1364/oe.390433

  • Agnew, Gary, Indjin, Dragan, Rakic, Aleksandar D., Grier, Andrew, Taimre, Thomas, Bertling, Karl, Lim, Yah Leng, Ikonic, Zoran, Dean, Paul, Valavanis, Alexander and Harrison, Paul (2020). Corrections to “Temperature-Dependent High-Speed Dynamics of Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers”. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 26 (2) 8910553, 1-1. doi: 10.1109/jstqe.2019.2954695

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Taimre, Thomas , Kroese, Dirk P. and Botev, Zdravko I. (2019). Monte Carlo Methods. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. (pp. 1-10) edited by N. Balakrishnan, T. Colton, B. Everitt, W. Piegorsch, F. Ruggeri and J. L. Teugels. Online: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118445112.stat03619.pub2

  • Kroese, Dirk P., Rubinstein, Reuven Y., Cohen, Izack, Porotsky, Sergey and Taimre, Thomas (2013). Cross-entropy method. Encyclopedia of operations research and management science. (pp. 326-333) edited by Saul I. Gass and Michael C. Fu. New York, United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_131

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Roberts, David A., Gallagher, Marcus and Taimre, Thomas (2019). Reversible jump probabilistic programming. The 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS 2019), Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 16 - 18 April 2019. Brookline, MA, United States: ML Research Press.

  • Kundu, Iman, Wang, Feihu, Qi, Xiaoqiong, Nong, Hanond, Dean, Paul, Freeman, Joshua R., Valavanis, Alexander, Agnew, Gary, Grier, Andrew T., Taimre, Thomas, Li, Lianhe, Indjin, Dragan, Mangeney, Juliette, Tignon, Jerome, Dhillon, Sukhdeep S., Rakic, Aleksandar D., Cunningham, John E., Linfield, Edmund H. and Davies, A. Giles (2019). WC2.3 - probing ultrafast switch-on dynamics of frequency tuneable semiconductor lasers using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (invited). 2019 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States, 8 - 10 July 2019. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/phosst.2019.8794970

  • Xiaoqiong, Qi , Agnew, Gary , Kundu, Iman , Taimre, Thomas , Lim, Yah Leng , Bertling, Karl , Han, She , Dean, Paul , Grier, Andrew , Valavanis, Alexander , Linfield, Edmund , Davies, A. Giles , Indjin, Dragan and Rakic, Aleksandar (2017). Dynamic modelling of coupled-cavity Terahertz Quantum Cascade lasers with optical feedback. ITQW 2017: 14th International Conference on Intersubband Transitions in Quantum Wells, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore, 11-15 September 2017.

  • Yao, Hui, Rojas-Nandayapa, Leonardo and Taimre, Thomas (2017). Estimating tail probabilities of random sums of infinite mixtures of phase-type distributions. 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016, Arlington, VA, United States, 11 - 14 December 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/WSC.2016.7822102

  • Diao, Jiahao, Nazarathy, Yoni , Taimre, Thomas and Filar, Jerzy A. (2017). To fish or cut bait?. 2017 11th Asian Control Conference (ASCC), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 17 - 20 December 2017. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ASCC.2017.8287563

  • Kuhn, Julia, Mandjes, Michel and Taimre, Thomas (2016). Anomaly Identification with Limited Sampling Budget. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Cambridge England, 11-14 September 2016. Piscataway NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ITW.2016.7606827

  • Mowla, Alireza, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah L., Bertling, Karl, Wilson, Stephen J., Prow, Tarl W., Soyer, H. Peter and Rakić, Aleksandar D. (2016). Diffuse reflectance imaging for non-melanoma skin cancer detection using laser feedback interferometry. SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belguim, 3-7 April 2016. BELLINGHAM: SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.2227449

  • Qi, X., Kundu, I., Agnew, G., Grier, A., Taimre, T., Dean, P., Valavanis, A., Li, L., Linfield, E., Davies, A., Indjin, D. and Rakic, A. (2016). Frequency Tunability in Coupled-cavity Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers. Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD 2016), Sydney, Australia, 12-14 December 2016.

  • Agnew, Gary, Grier, Andrew, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah Leng, Bertling, Karl, Ikonić, Zoran, Valavanis, Alexander, Dean, Paul, Cooper, Jonathan, Khanna, Suraj P., Lachab, Mohammad, Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Harrison, Paul, Indjin, Dragan and Rakić, Aleksandar D. (2016). Interferometry via thermal modulation in low duty cycle pulsed terahertz QCLs. International Quantum Cascade Lasers School and Workshop 2016 (IQCLSW 2016), Cambridge, United Kingdom, 4 September – 9 September 2016.

  • Rakić, Aleksandar D., Agnew, Gary, Qi, Xiaoqiong, Taimre, Thomas, Grier, Andrew, Lim, Yah Leng, Bertling, Karl, Ikonić, Zoran, Valavanis, Alexander, Dean, Paul, Cooper, Jonathan, Khanna, Suraj P., Lachab, Mohammad, Wilson, Stephen J., Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Harrison, Paul and Indjin, Dragan (2016). Laser feedback interferometry with THz QCLs: a new technology for imaging and materials analysis. The 8th International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves, Chongqing, China, 10–12 October 2016. Washington, DC, United States: Optical Society of America. doi: 10.1364/ISUPTW.2016.IW4A.1

  • Rakic, Aleksandar D., Lim, Yah Leng, Taimre, Thomas, Agnew, Gary, Qi, Xiaoqiong, Bertling, Karl, Han, She, Wilson, Stephen J., Kundu, Iman, Grier, Andrew, Ikonić, Zoran, Valavanis, Alexander, Demić, Aleksandar, Keeley, James, Li, Lianhe H., Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Harrison, Paul, Ferguson, Blake, Walker, Graeme, Prow, Tarl, Indjin, Dragan and Soyer, H. Peter (2016). Optical feedback effects on terahertz quantum cascade lasers: modelling and applications. Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies IV, Beijing, China, 12 October 2016. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2250621

  • Agnew, G., Grier, A., Taimre, T., Lim, Y. L., Bertling, K., Ikonic, Z., Valavanis, A., Dean, P., Cooper, J., Khanna, S. P., Lachab, M., Linfield, E. H., Davies, A. G., Harrison, P., Indjin, D. and Rakić, A. D. (2016). Prediction of Turn-on Delay in a Pulsed Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser. Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD 2016), Sydney, Australia, 12-14 December 2016.

  • Keeley, J., Freeman, J., Valavanis, A., Mohandas, R., Bertling, Karl, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah Leng, Li, L. H., Indjin, D., Rakic, Aleksandar, Linfield, E. H., Davies, A. G. and Dean, P. (2016). Self-mixing as a means of spectral characterisation of a Terahertz QCL. UK Semiconductors 2016, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 6-7 July 2016.

  • Keeley, J., Freeman, J., Valavanis, A., Mohandas, R., Bertling, Karl, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah Leng, Li, L. H., Indjin, D., Rakic, Aleksandar, Linfield, E. H., Davies, A. G. and Dean, P. (2016). Spectral characterisation of a Terahertz QCL through self-mixing. International Quantum Cascade Lasers School and Workshop 2016 (IQCLSW 2016), Cambridge, UK, 4-9 September 2016.

  • Rakic, Aleksandar, Agnew, Gary, Qi, Xiaoqiong, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah Leng, Bertling, Karl, Han, She, Wilson, Stephen J., Grier, Andrew, Kundu, Iman, Li, Lianhe, Valavanis, Alexander, Dean, Paul, Ikonic, Zoran, Cooper, Jonathan, Khanna, Suraj P., Lachab, Mohammad, Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Harrison, Paul and Indjin, Dragan (2016). Terahertz Frequency Quantum Cascade Lasers: Optical Feedback Effects and Applications. 16th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, Sydney, Australia, 11-15 July 2016. NEW YORK: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/NUSOD.2016.7546996

  • Mowla, Alireza, Nikolić, Milan, Taimre, Thomas, Tucker, John, Lim, Yah Leng, Bertling, Karl and Rakić, Aleksandar (2015). Effect of the optical system on the Doppler spectrum in laser-feedback interferometry. Washington, DC, United States: Optical Society of America. doi: 10.1364/AO.54.000018

  • Borm, Michelle, Patch, Brendan, Taimre, Thomas and Adan, Ivo (2015). Evaluation of a self-organized traffic light policy. 9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools: ValueTools 2015, Berlin, Germany, December 14, 2015-December 16, 2015. ICST. doi: 10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262666

  • Kuhn, J., Mandjes, M. and Taimre, T. (2015). Mean shift detection for state space models. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 29 November to 4 December 2015. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: MSSANZ.

  • Mowla, Alireza, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah Leng and Rakic, Aleksandar D. (2015). Monte Carlo Model of laser Doppler perfusion imaging in skin cancer detection. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, Busan, South Korea, 24-28 August 2015. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/CLEOPR.2015.7376039

  • Patch, Brendan, Taimre, Thomas and Nazarathy, Yoni (2015). Performance of faulty loss systems with persistent connections. 33rd International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurement, and Evaluation, IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2015, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 19 - 21 October 2015. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/2825236.2825242

  • Agnew, Gary, Grier, Andrew, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah Leng, Ikonić, Zoran, Dean, Paul, Khanna, Suraj P., Lachab, Mohammad, Valavanis, Alexander, Cooper, Jonathan, Harrison, Paul, Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Indjin, Dragan and Rakić, Aleksandar D. (2015). Terahertz quantum cascade laser bandwidth prediction. IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, Paphos, Cyprus, 26-29 October 2015. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/MWP.2015.7356671

  • Nazarathy, Yoni, Taimre, Thomas, Asanjarani, Azam, Kuhn, Julia, Patch, Brendan and Vuorinen, Aapeli (2015). The challenge of stabilizing control for queueing systems with unobservable server states. Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 5-6 November 2015. Barton, ACT, Australia: Institution of Engineers Australia.

  • Agnew, Gary, Grier, Andrew, Taimre, Thomas, Lim, Yah Leng, Ikonic, Zoran, Dean, Paul, Khanna, Suraj P., Lachab, Mohammad, Valavanis, Alexander, Cooper, Jonathan, Harrison, Paul, Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Indjin, Dragan and Rakic, Aleksandar D. (2014). A QCL model with integrated thermal and stark rollover mechanisms. 2014 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials & Devices (COMMAD), Perth, Australia, 14-17 December 2014. Piscataway NJ United States: IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers). doi: 10.1109/COMMAD.2014.7038649

  • Dean, P., Taimre, T., Lui, H. S., Bertling, K., Lim, Y. L., Valavanis, A., Keeley, J., Alhathlool, R., Chowdhury, S., Li, L. H., Khanna, S. P., Lachab, M., Indjin, D., Rakic, A. D., Linfield, E. H. and Davies, A. G. (2014). Coherent THz imaging using the self-mixing effect in quantum cascade lasers. Optical Sensors, Barcelona Spain, 27-31 July 2014. Washington, D.C.: Optical Society of American (OSA). doi: 10.1364/SENSORS.2014.SeTh4B.3

  • Roumy, Jalal Al, Perchoux, Julien, Lim, Yah Leng, Taimre, Thomas, Rakic, Aleksandar D. and Bosch, Thierry (2014). Effect of injection current on signal strength in a single-mode laser diode optical feedback interferometer subject to weak feedback. European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015, Munich,, 21-25 June 2015. OSA - The Optical Society.

  • Mowla, Alireza, Nikolic, Milan, Lim, Yah Leng, Bertling, Karl, Rakic, Aleksandar D. and Taimre, Thomas (2014). Effect of the optical numerical aperture on the Doppler spectrum in laser Doppler velocimetry. Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices, Perth, WA, Australia, 14-17 December 2014. Perth, WA, Australia: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. doi: 10.1109/COMMAD.2014.7038654

  • Keeley, J. T., Dean, P., Valavanis, A., Bertling, K., Taimre, T., Lim, Y. L., Alhathlool, R., Chowdhury, S., Li, L. H., Indjin, D., Rakić, A., Linfield, E. H. and Davies, A. G. (2014). Electrical modulation schemes for imaging by self-mixing in terahertz quantum cascade lasers. IQCLSW 2014: 1st International Quantum Cascade Lasers School and Workshop, Policoro (Matera), Italy, 7-12 September, 2014.

  • Valavanis, A., Dean, P., Li, L., Burnett, A. D., Keeley, J., Chowdhury, S., Alhathlool, R., Chen, L., Zhu, J., Han, J., Freeman, J., Khanna, S. P., Indjin, D., Davies, A. G., Linfield, E. H., Taimre, T., Lim, Y. L., Bertling, K. and Rakic, A. (2014). High-power (> 1 Watt) terahertz frequency quantum cascade lasers for stand-off imaging. Sensors and Electronics Panel (SET) Specialists’ Meeting, Salisbury, United Kingdom, 24-25 July 2014. NATO Science and Technology Organization.

  • Rakić, Aleksandar, Taimre, Thomas, Bertling, Karl, Lim, Yah Leng, Wilson, Stephen J., Nikolić, Milan, Valavanis, Alexander, Indjin, Dragan, Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles, Ferguson, Blake, Walker, Graeme, Schaider, Helmut and Soyer, H. Peter (2014). THz QCL self-mixing interferometry for biomedical applications. SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications Conference 2014, San Diego, United States, 17-21 August 2014. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2061433

  • Dean, Paul, Taimre, Thomas, Bertling, Karl, Lim, Yah Leng, Keeley, James, Valavanis, Alex, Alhathlool, Raed, Khanna, Suraj P., Lachab, Mohammad, Indjin, Dragan, Linfield, Edmund H., Davies, A. Giles and Rakić, Aleksandar (2013). Coherent imaging and sensing using the self-mixing effect in THz quantum cascade lasers. ITQW 2013: The 12th International Conference on Intersubband Transitions in Quantum Wells, Boston Landing, NY, USA, 16-20 September, 2013. Princeton, NJ, United States: Princeton University.

  • Rakić, Aleksandar D., Taimre, Thomas, Bertling, Karl, Lim, Yah Leng, Dean, Paul, Keeley, James, Valavanis, Alex, Alhathlool, Raed, Khanna, Suraj P., Lachab, Mohammad, Indjin, Dragan, Ikonic, Zoran, Harrison, Paul, Linfield, Edmund H. and Davies, A. Giles (2013). Self-mixing effect in THz quantum cascade lasers: applications in sensing and imaging. ICP2013: 4th International Conference on Photonics, Melaka, Malaysia, 28-30 October, 2013. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ICP.2013.6687056

  • A. Bakar, A. A., Taimre, T., Lim, Y. L., Bertling, K, Kliese, R. and Rakić, A. D. (2008). Linewidth measurement of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers under feedback using the self-mixing technique. 2008 International Conference on Electronics Materials, Sydney , Australia, 28 July - 1 August 2008.

  • A Bakar, A. A., Bertling, K, Kliese, R., Lim, Y. L., Rakić, A. D. and Taimre, T. (2008). Measuring VCSEL linewidth enhancement factor using the self-mixing technique. 2008 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Melbourne, Australia, 25-29 February, 2008. New York, U.S.: IEEE.

  • Ross, J., V and Taimre, T. (2007). On The Analysis of Hospital Infection Data Using Markov Models. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM07), Christchurch New Zealand, Dec 10-13, 2007. CHRISTCHURCH: MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC.

  • Ross, J. V. and Taimre, T. (2007). On the analysis of hospital infection data using Markov models. 17th Biennial Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM07), Christchurch, New Zealand, 10-13 December, 2007. Christchurch, New Zealand: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Botev, Z. I., Kroese, D. P. and Taimre, T. (2006). Generalized cross-entropy methods for rare events and optimization. 6th International Workshop on Rare Event Simulation (RESIM 2006), Bamberg, Germany, 8-10 October, 2006.

  • Cairns, B. J., Ross, J. V. and Taimre, T. (2005). Models for predicting extinction times: Shall we dance (or walk or jump)?. Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM05), University of Melbourne, 12-15 December 2005. Canberra, Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Cairns, B. J., Ross, J. V. and Taimre, T. (2005). Models for predicting extinction times: shall we dance (or walk or jump)?. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM05), Melbourne Australia, Dec 12-15, 2005. CHRISTCHURCH: MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision