Calling all photographers! SSA Photography Competition Launched!

The Statistical Society of Australia is launching its first ever photography competition! If you are a keen hobby-photographer, read on! Up to $1000.00 in prize money could be waiting just for you! Statistics is a highly interdisciplinary field. Research in statistics finds applicability in virtually all scientific fields and statisticians can be found in a […]

ISCB ASC 2018: Program now available!

  Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) and Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) 2018 26-30 August 2018, Melbourne, Australia   The program is now available for ISCB ASC 2018. See here for details of all of the contributed talks, as well as the timing of the keynote and invited speakers. This year’s conference promises to […]

Joshua Bon: Recipient of the 2018 Golden Jubilee Travel Grant

In May 2018, I was lucky enough to travel to the USA with generous support from the Statistical Society of Australia’s Golden Jubilee Travel Grant. I attended three excellent statistical meetings, ate far too much fried chicken, and was greeted with generous hospitality from both organisers and delegates (for which I am very thankful).   […]

South Australian Branch June Meeting – Teaching Statistics to Undergraduates

The June meeting of the SA Branch attracted a large audience (a full house!) on a cold Adelaide Winter night. It was a delight to have Mary Barnes share her rich knowledge and experience, and her rather humorous presenting style provided a highly engaging talk on a somewhat “daunting” topic. Mary is a biostatistics lecturer […]

R-Ladies chapters popping up around Australia

The R-Ladies movement continues to grow in Australia with R-Ladies Sydney lightning talks launch event the latest R-Ladies launch. R-Ladies is a global movement of chapters of R-users who aim to promote a culture of diversity and address the underrepresentation of minority genders through building a strong network of peers, role models, and mentors. R-Ladies […]

NSW Branch June meeting with Sara Rahman

  Sara Rahman, from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, delivered a talk on the “Evaluation of the Violent Offender Treatment Program” for the June SSA NSW Branch meeting. She is part of BOCSAR, a statistical and research agency within the Department of Justice, and conducts research focussed on crime and criminal justice. […]

News from the QLD Branch – May Meeting

In May. Zarina Vakhitova, from Griffith University spoke on “Using Bayesian Profile Regression to identify groups of lifestyles associated with different types of cyber abuse victimization” .  Zarina Vakhitova is a PhD student (Griffith University)  and is also busy working  at  the Queensland Police Service. specialising in criminology and criminal justice. The recently developed R […]

News from the QLD Branch – April Meeting

Our April meeting was on Tuesday 24th at Gardens Point QUT. We welcomed Professor Richard Boyes, who was visiting QUT from the University of Newcastle (UK), and he kindly agreed to speak to the Society. Richard has an engaging and entertaining style and he took a Bayesian approach, and explained the process of consulting with […]

News from the QLD Branch – March Meeting

Professor Adrian Barnett, from QUT, spoke on 20th March at Gardens Point,  QUT. He addressed  “The crisis in health and medical statistics”. Adrian highlighted a problem in the field of medical research. He stated “even those researchers with years of experience have little understanding of the correct definition of a p-value, confidence interval or confounder. […]

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance – Excellence in Trial Statistics Award

Congratulations to Dr Thomas Sullivan and the N3RO investigator team, who won the Excellence in Trial Statistics Award during the celebration of International Clinical Trials Day organised by the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) for their statistical contributions to the n–3 fatty acids for improvement in respiratory outcomes (N3RO) trial. International Clinical Trials Day, established […]


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