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Max is currently employed as a Senior Data Scientist by the ROSA Project, focusing on the analysis of large complex empirical datasets possessed by ROSA and the partners. The key objective behind the analysis is to extract functional information enabling targeted as well as system-wide interventions in order to improve quality of life for people close to enter or entered the age care system. 

Max obtained his PhD in computational statistics from the University of Melbourne in 2008, with his doctoral thesis dedicated to the design and implementation of novel exact inference procedures as applied to clinical trials.

Max's expertise is in using a combination of statistical learning, categorical data analysis and prediction modelling for extracting informative and functional patterns contained in empirical datasets.

Being a loyal, dedicated and enthusiastic team player, Max has a demonstrated ability of generating effective ‘outside-the-box’ solutions to a wide range of applied problems. In his view, technical expertise, natural intuition and the sense of practical relevance are the main ingredients for professional success.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Melbourne

Mar 2005May 2008

Masters, Queensland University Technology

Jun 2001Feb 2003


  • bioinformatics
  • medical research
  • statistics
  • big data

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Research Output

Using elastic nets to estimate frailty burden from routinely collected national aged care data

Moldovan, M., Khadka, J., Visvanathan, R., Wesselingh, S. & Inacio, M., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 27, 3, p. 419-428 10 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in the Composition of the Gut Microbiota and the Blood Transcriptome in Preterm Infants at Less than 29 Weeks Gestation Diagnosed with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Ryan, F., Drew, D. P., Douglas, C., Leong, L. E. X., Moldovan, M., Lynn, M., Fink, N., Sribnaia, A., Penttila, I., McPhee, A. J., Collins, C., Makrides, M., Gibson, R., Rogers, G. & Lynn, D., 29 Oct 2019, In : mSystems. 4, 5, e00484.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Does long-term use of antidiabetic drugs changes cancer risk?

Liu, Y. C., Nguyen, P. A., Humayun, A., Chien, S. C., Yang, H. C., Asdary, R. N., Syed-Abdul, S., Hsu, M. H., Moldovan, M., Yen, Y., Li, Y. C., Jian, W. S. & Iqbal, U., 1 Oct 2019, In : Medicine (United States). 98, 40, e17461.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Phenome-wide association analysis of LDL-cholesterol lowering genetic variants in PCSK9

Schmidt, A. F., Holmes, M. V., Preiss, D., Swerdlow, D. I., Denaxas, S., Fatemifar, G., Faraway, R., Finan, C., Valentine, D., Fairhurst-Hunter, Z., Hartwig, F. P., Horta, B. L., Hypponen, E., Power, C., Moldovan, M., Van Iperen, E., Hovingh, K., Demuth, I., Norman, K., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E. & 145 others, Demuth, J., Bertram, L., Lill, C. M., Coassin, S., Willeit, J., Kiechl, S., Willeit, K., Mason, D., Wright, J., Morris, R., Wanamethee, G., Whincup, P., Ben-Shlomo, Y., McLachlan, S., Price, J. F., Kivimaki, M., Welch, C., Sanchez-Galvez, A., Marques-Vidal, P., Nicolaides, A., Panayiotou, A. G., Onland-Moret, N. C., Van Der Schouw, Y. T., Matullo, G., Fiorito, G., Guarrera, S., Sacerdote, C., Wareham, N. J., Langenberg, C., Scott, R. A., Luan, JA., Bobak, M., Malyutina, S., Pajak, A., Kubinova, R., Tamosiunas, A., Pikhart, H., Grarup, N., Pedersen, O., Hansen, T., Linneberg, A., Jess, T., Cooper, J., Humphries, S. E., Brilliant, M., Kitchner, T., Hakonarson, H., Carrell, D. S., McCarty, C. A., Lester, K. H., Larson, E. B., Crosslin, D. R., De Andrade, M., Roden, D. M., Denny, J. C., Carty, C., Hancock, S., Attia, J., Holliday, E., Scott, R., Schofield, P., O'Donnell, M., Yusuf, S., Chong, M., Pare, G., Van Der Harst, P., Said, M. A., Eppinga, R. N., Verweij, N., Snieder, H., Christen, T., Mook-Kanamori, D. O., Gustafsson, S., Lind, L., Ingelsson, E., Pazoki, R., Franco, O., Hofman, A., Uitterlinden, A., Dehghan, A., Teumer, A., Baumeister, S., Dörr, M., Lerch, M. M., Völker, U., Völzke, H., Ward, J., Pell, J. P., Meade, T., Christophersen, I. E., Maitland-Van Der Zee, A. H., Baranova, E. V., Young, R., Ford, I., Campbell, A., Padmanabhan, S., Bots, M. L., Grobbee, D. E., Froguel, P., Thuillier, D., Roussel, R., Bonnefond, A., Cariou, B., Smart, M., Bao, Y., Kumari, M., Mahajan, A., Hopewell, J. C., Seshadri, S., Dale, C., Costa, R. P. E., Ridker, P. M., Chasman, D. I., Reiner, A. P., Ritchie, M. D., Lange, L. A., Cornish, A. J., Dobbins, S. E., Hemminki, K., Kinnersley, B., Sanson, M., Labreche, K., Simon, M., Bondy, M., Law, P., Speedy, H., Allan, J., Li, N., Went, M., Weinhold, N., Morgan, G., Sonneveld, P., Nilsson, B., Goldschmidt, H., Sud, A., Engert, A., Hansson, M., Hemingway, H., Asselbergs, F. W., Patel, R. S., Keating, B. J., Sattar, N., Houlston, R., Casas, J. P. & Hingorani, A. D., 29 Oct 2019, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 19, 1, 240.

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SAHMRI Research Translation Award

Maria Inacio (Recipient), Sarah Catherine Elizabeth Bray (Recipient), Catherine Lang (Recipient), Jyoti Khadka (Recipient), Robert Jorissen (Recipient), Max Moldovan (Recipient), Azmeraw T Amare (Recipient), Janet Sluggett (Recipient), Monica Cations (Recipient), Gillian Caughey (Recipient) & Tiffany Gill (Recipient), 13 Dec 2019