Careers in Statistics Evolve and Expand

Workers with statistics backgrounds have long been in healthy demand for academic, actuarial, pharmaceutical, or government jobs. Those traditional statistics jobs aren’t going away anytime soon, as long as society continues to need workers who can advance statistics theory, assess drugs’ risks and efficacy, or do any of the other things statisticians have done for […]

J.B. Douglas Award 2014

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Congratulations to Francis Hui (UNSW) for being awarded the JB Douglas Award 2014, by the NSW Branch of the Statistical Society. Francis presented his work entitled “New methods for Mixture Modeling of Multi-Species Datasets in Ecology” In the picture: Francis receiving the $1000 award from branch president Scott Sisson

Big data equals good news

The mathematical sciences community is celebrating yesterday’s announcement of a $20m ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights. The new centre, a partnership of the University of Melbourne (UoM), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the University of Adelaide, the University of Queensland, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) […]

The Australian Statistician to retire

The Australian Statistician, Brian Pink, has formally announced his retirement from the Australian Public Service and will leave the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 12 January 2014. “It has been an honour and a great privilege to have been the 14th Australian to be given the opportunity to lead what is undoubtedly one of our […]

Family appeals to minister in autism deportation case

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is being asked to use his special powers to override his department and stop a young professional family being deported from Australia. Watch this SBS report by Stefan Armbruster speaking to SSAI Vice-President Kerrie Mengersen. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/13/family-be-deported-because-autistic-son

Terry Speed awarded the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Statistician Professor Terry Speed from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has been awarded the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his influential work using mathematics and statistics to help biologists understand human health and disease. The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science is Australia’s highest award for excellence in science research, and was presented […]

CSIRO appoints new Chief

CSIRO has announced the appointment of Dr Bronwyn Harch as chief of its newest research division with a focus on data-driven computational and information sciences. The new research division, CSIRO Computational Informatics (CCI), will work in partnership with the organisation’s National Research Flagship program to address key national challenges across the information and decision making […]

The Readership Works announces successful independent audit for emma ahead of its launch

The Readership Works announces successful independent audit for emma ahead of its launch The Readership Works today announced that emma™ (Enhanced Media Metrics Australia), the new cross platform audience insights survey, has been successfully independently audited by media research specialist auditor Dr Rob Hall from Environmetrics. Dr Hall was commissioned to conduct the audit, specifically […]