Archives for January 2018

Reminder: 2018 IAOS Young Statisticians Prize closes 15 February 2018

The Young Statisticians Prize is an annual international competition sponsored by the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) to promote the understanding and development of official statistics and encourage more young statisticians (those under the age of 35) to take an active interest in official statistics. The first-place winner will receive travel funds to present […]

A conversation with Mike Tallis

by N I Fisher[1] University of Sydney Summary George Michael Tallis was born in Melbourne on 10 August 1931.  After private tutoring, he entered Geelong Grammar School at the age of 12 to complete his schooling.  He attended Longerenong Agricultural College (Diploma and BSc 1953), before studying Human Genetics at Ohio State University (MS 1956, […]

NSW Branch – YSC travel grant winners

The NSW branch provided travel grants to two students to attend the 2017 Young Statisticians Conference in September. Hao Wu and WeiChang Yu reported on their experience.   Hao Wu The Young Statisticians Conference provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with graduate students and early career researchers in statistics. The conference was impeccably organised, with […]

The Conversation

SSA members regularly publish articles at The Conversation website https://theconversation.com/au. SSA Member Christopher Drovandi, Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Queensland University of Technology recently published “What the stats say: is Steve Smith the second-best Australian cricket batsman ever?” at the website. See https://theconversation.com/what-the-stats-say-is-steve-smith-the-second-best-australian-cricket-batsman-ever-89773. Chris outlines how statistical modelling is required once the outstanding outlier Donald Bradman […]

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