Kerrie Mengersen’s Future Think Seminar

Here is a summary of the responses from the participants of the YSC2017 as part of the Future Think seminar. The aim of the session was to prompt thinking about what our world and our profession will look like in 10 years’ time. Often this question is posed and deliberated on by ‘old people’, but […]

Dennis Trewin Prize – 31 October in Canberra

This year the Canberra Branch established the Dennis Trewin Prize, inspired by the JB Douglas Prize awarded by the NSW Branch. The Canberra prize is for the best presentation by a PhD student (current or very recently graduated) from an ACT university or a regional NSW university not covered by the NSW Branch prize. Candidates […]

Ken Foreman Lecture 2017

Dr James Chipperfield of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) delivered the 2017 Ken Foreman Lecture on the 29th August. James has 20 years experience as an official statistician and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong. This annual lecture honours Ken Foreman, a pioneer who was instrumental in the introduction of sampling […]

Janice Scealy – “ Directional Mixed Effects Models for Compositional Expenditure Data”

At the September branch meeting of the SSA Canberra branch in 2017 (19 September), Janice Scealy gave a talk on a new method she has developed for analyzing clustered and correlated compositional data. Janice is a lecturer at the Australia National University, who holds a Ph.D. degree in Statistics from the ANU and was previously […]

Young Statisticians Conference – From the perspective of a non-statistician

About fifty young statisticians arrived on the Gold Coast just two weeks ago, for our biennial Young Statisticians Conference. The theme of this year’s event was “Modelling our Future” and that’s exactly what these young people talked about over the next two days. In his welcome words printed in the conference program, SSA President Scott […]

ISCB-ASC-2018 (Melbourne) Call for Short Course Proposals

Call For Short Course Proposals Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) and Australian Statistical Conference 2018 26-30 August 2018 , Melbourne, Australia DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2017   The joint conference of the ISCB and Statistical Society of Australian 2018 will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications […]

Nominations for the SSA NSW Branch Council 2017

Nominations are now being sought for the position of SSA NSW Branch Vice-President and ten (10) Branch Councillors for the 2017 calendar year. I’d strongly encourage members to consider taking up a role as new opinions are highly valued. It’s an excellent opportunity to contribute to the field of statistics, whether you work in academia, […]

Graham Neil Wilkinson

Graham Neil Wilkinson died on 7th September 2016 aged 89. He was an early leader in Statistical Computing having spent much of the 1960s and early 1970s developing and implementing, in conjunction with John Nelder, a unique and incredibly powerful algorithm for ANOVA in the groundbreaking general statistical analysis package GenStat. Having worked in Australia […]

Professor Joe Gani, 15 December 1924 – 12 April 2016

From the AustMS secretary, Peter Stacey With sadness I inform members of the death early this morning of Professor Joe Gani, a Foundation Member of the Society and President from 1978 to 1980. The following information was prepared by Sue Wilson and Alan Welsh of the ANU. Professor Joseph Mark Gani (15 December 1924, Cairo, […]

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