Branch Meetings

Branch Meetings for 2017 Poster

​​Statistical Society of Australia Canberra Branch Meeting

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2017


5.15pm Drinks and nibbles in Slayter Seminar room, DA Brown Building [Building 47], 46 Daley road, ANU (Map)
*Please enter via the front door on the Daley road, which will be unlocked from 5pm -8pm.
6.00pm Presentation in Slayter Seminar room, DA Brown Building
7.30pm After the talk, there will be a dinner at Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant, 39 Northbourne Ave, (Restaurant)

Please RSVP Francis Hui (SSA Canberra or reply to this email directly) by 24 July if you would like to attend the dinner. 

Speaker: Jamie Hall, Kaggle

Topic: Lessons from running hundreds of machine learning competitions


What sets great data scientists apart? What are the most common mistakes people make when tackling a statistical problem? Kaggle has run hundreds of machine learning problems, and hosts more than a million registered users in its community. This talk will give details about what Kaggle has learned from that experience, and showcase the new features that Kaggle is developing now.
Jamie Hall is a data scientist and software engineer. Prior to joining Kaggle, he was in the modelling team at the Reserve Bank of Australia. He has a PhD in econometrics and master’s degrees in philosophy and economics.
Francis Hui
SSA Canberra

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