60th WSC 2015: Submission of Contributed Papers/Posters

The submission of contributed papers for both oral and poster presentation is open until 13 February 2015. More information can be found here.    

Science meets Policymakers

Science & Technology Australia, in partnership with Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, invites registrations for a one-day conference to enable policymakers and scientists to achieve better public policy outcomes. Science meets Policymakers will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and policymakers from various government departments to examine the […]

Call for submissions – IAPA is looking for experts!

IAPA is looking for subject matter experts who can help us deliver a world-class analytics education program. We need experts with real-world experience and critical thinking to be part of IAPA’s education collective. So, if you have experience, expertise and want to play a part in up-skilling the industry, we want to hear from you. What’s involved? […]

Meeting Report: STAT-HAWKERS at the JSM-2014, Boston, USA

Please click here to read the complete report put together by Sarjinder Singh, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA.

Did Big Data Kill the Statistician?

Statistics is a science, and some people argue that it is the oldest of sciences. Its existence can be traced back in history to the days of Augustus Caesar, and arguable even before then. In 1998, Lynn Billard, in a paper that laid out the role of the Statistician and Statistics, wrote that “no science […]

3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Seeking Outstanding Young Researchers! The application process for the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum is up and running. Beginning November 17, young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted […]

Time to Embrace a New Identity?

By Thomas Speidel (AMSTAT News) There is no question in my mind that statisticians are crossing a sea of changes. As a profession, we have made high-quality contributions to many fields over the past decades, with our engagement being perfectly epitomized in the recent book Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook. However, one cannot help […]

Canberra ABS positions could be scrapped under plans for new Geelong office

Positions at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in Canberra are likely to be scrapped under a plan to open a new office in Victoria. The ABS announced last week that 250 jobs would be created from next year to staff a new Survey Management Centre of Excellence at Deakin University in Geelong. To find […]

The rise of astrostatistics

The rise of astrostatistics Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data. In late 1801 the orbit of the newly discovered asteroid Ceres carried it behind the sun, and astronomers worried they had lost it forever. A young mathematical prodigy named Carl Friedrich Gauss developed a new […]

Rural R&D for Profit programme

The Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, recently launched a new $100 million grants programme which aims to boost the productivity and profitability of primary producers in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit implements the Australian Government’s election commitment to provide additional funding to the rural […]