About Young Statisticians
What’s the Young Statisticians all about?
The Young Statisticians’ aim is to provide a forum for networking and the exchange of information for young and early career statisticians from around Australia and to promote the interests of young statisticians to the broader community.
What constitutes a Young Statistician?
A Young Statistician is loosely defined as someone who is studying statistics or has graduated in the last 5 years and is working or studying in a statistics related area (or wants to be). You don’t have to be ‘young’ to a Young Statistician, just someone new or interested in the profession.
What do the Young Statisticians do?
The signature Young Statisticians event is the biennial Statistical Society of Australia Young Statisticians' Conference. Young Statisticians Conference (YSC 2007) was held in Canberra for 2 days, YSC 2009 was held in Sydney and YSC 2011 was held in Brisbane.
YSC 2013 was held on the 7-8th February in Melbourne. Check out the YSC2013 website for more details.
Additional to the Young Statisticians Conference are events held throughout the year at the state level. These events include dinners, talks, career evenings, workshops, and even camping trips. Such events are a great way to meet new friends and to get information about what’s going on in the wider world of statistics in a non-threatening way.
View upcoming events.
Who are the Young Statisticians?
The Young Statisticians Network is headed by a Chair at the national level. For the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 financial year, the Chair position is held by:
Their main duties are to organise and coordinate Young Statisticians' activities at the national level and to represent the interests of Young Statisticians at Central Council meetings of the SSAI.
At the state level, each of the Branches of the Statistical Society of Australia has a Young Statisticians' Representative, who is responsible for organising activities at the Branch level during the year. The current representatives are:
Where do Young Statisticians come from?
Everywhere! Universities, technical institutes, federal and state government departments, research institutes, consultancies, companies…essentially, you can find young statisticians scattered right throughout the community.
How do I get involved with the Young Statisticians?
Go to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5558277994&ref=ts to be kept informed of what’s going on. You’ll be able to discuss ideas using either The Wall or Discussion Board.
Better yet, don’t just be a spectator at events; get involved planning and organising events. Contact your local Branch representative or national representative if you’d like to get involved or if you have suggestions for events.