Professor Christopher Michael Triggs

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Honorary Academic


Professor Chris Triggs came to the department in 1990 from the former DSIR. Chris graduated with a PhD from Auckland.

Research | Current

Chris' current research interests include experimental design, biometrics, and multivariate analysis.


Chris is a consultant within the Department of Statistics Statistical Consulting Centre.  As well as direct statistical consulting Chris acts as an epertwitness and provides peer review for commericial and goverment reporting.

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Areas of expertise

Applications of statistics in biology,  medicine, and other areas of science and engineering


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Hayward, B. W., Sabaa, A. T., & Triggs, C. M. (2019). Using foraminiferal test-size distribution and other methods to recognise Quaternary bathyal turbidites and taphonomically-modified faunas. MARINE MICROPALEONTOLOGY, 148, 65-77. 10.1016/j.marmicro.2019.03.008
  • Li, F., Triggs, C. M., Dumitrescu, B., & Giurcaneanu, C. D. (2019). The matching pursuit algorithm revisited: A variant for big data and new stopping rules. SIGNAL PROCESSING, 155, 170-181. 10.1016/j.sigpro.2018.09.033
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ciprian Giurcaneanu
  • Gupta, A., Curran, J. M., Coulson, S., & Triggs, C. M. (2017). Comparison of intra-day and inter-day variation in LIBS spectra. Forensic Chemistry, 3, 36-40. 10.1016/j.forc.2016.12.002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: James Curran
  • Li, F., Triggs, C. M., Dumitrescu, B., & Giurcaneanu, C. (2017). On the number of iterations for the matching pursuit algorithm. Proceedings 25th European Signal Processing Conference, 181-185. Kos, Greece: IEEE. 10.23919/EUSIPCO.2017.8081193
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ciprian Giurcaneanu
  • Meenken, E. D., Brown, H. E., Triggs, C. M., Brooking, I. R., & Forbes, M. (2016). Phenological response of spring wheat to timing of photoperiod perception: The effect of sowing depth on final leaf number in spring wheat. European Journal of Agronomy, 81, 72-77. 10.1016/j.eja.2016.08.008
  • Poppe, K. K., Doughty, R. N., Whalley, G. A., & Triggs, C. M. (2016). A new approach to assessment of the left ventricle. MethodsX, 3, 274-278. 10.1016/j.mex.2016.03.014
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rob Doughty, Katrina Poppe
  • Hayward, B. W., & Triggs, C. M. (2016). Using multi-foraminiferal-proxies to resolve the paleogeographic history of a lower miocene, subduction-related, sedimentary basin (Waitemata Basin, New Zealand). Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 46 (3), 285-313. 10.2113/gsjfr.46.3.285
  • Pine, M. R., Fowler, A. M., & Triggs, C. M. (2015). Assessing the accuracy of three commonly used pith offset methods applied to Agathis australis (Kauri) incremental cores. Dendrochronologia, 36, 60-68. 10.1016/j.dendro.2015.10.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anthony Fowler

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 393
New Zealand