Archives for November 2014

3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Seeking Outstanding Young Researchers! The application process for the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum is up and running. Beginning November 17, young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted […]

Time to Embrace a New Identity?

By Thomas Speidel (AMSTAT News) There is no question in my mind that statisticians are crossing a sea of changes. As a profession, we have made high-quality contributions to many fields over the past decades, with our engagement being perfectly epitomized in the recent book Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook. However, one cannot help […]

Canberra ABS positions could be scrapped under plans for new Geelong office

Positions at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Canberra are likely to be scrapped under a plan to open a new office in Victoria. The ABS announced last week that 250 jobs would be created from next year to staff a new Survey Management Centre of Excellence at Deakin University in Geelong. To find […]

The rise of astrostatistics

The rise of astrostatistics Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data. In late 1801 the orbit of the newly discovered asteroid Ceres carried it behind the sun, and astronomers worried they had lost it forever. A young mathematical prodigy named Carl Friedrich Gauss developed a new […]

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