Tuesday, 1 April 2014
6.00pm for refreshments, 6.30pm for AGM, 7pm for talk & 8.15pm for dinner at
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) The Tower Building, 16th Floor, Room 11 Cnr Harris St & Thomas St, Ultimo, NSW 2007
Professor Louise Ryan School of Mathematical Sciences University of Technology Sydney
Statistical Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Opportunities
Drawing on a number of my recent collaborations, I will talk about some of the unique challenges and opportunities facing modern day statisticians. Mostly I will talk about some interesting but computationally demanding problems that arise when analysing large and complex data sets of the kind routinely encountered in today’s Information Age. Applications will include the analysis of particulate exposures from the Hunter Valley, as well as analysis of linked health data. I’ll finish up by discussing some strategies and new directions that I believe our profession must pursue in order for us to thrive and I’ll talk about how the recently announced ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) will hopefully help.
|Time:||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|