Axe the 2016 Census? You’ve got to be kidding!

by Glenn – The Census Expert · February 24, 2015 Canada have done it, with terrible results. The UK have threatened to do it and then gone back. Now it’s Australia’s turn, apparently. The government and ABS is refusing to confirm whether the 2016 Census will go ahead as planned, and is considering options for […]

The Automatic Statistician

An article from the MIT Technology Review Automating the Data Scientists Software that can discover patterns in data and write a report on its findings could make it easier for companies to analyze it. By Tom Simonite on February 13, 2015 Why It Matters Many organizations have more data than they’re able to interpret. Whether […]

What to look for in 2015; new science prizes; and how to sell your science

Tell us what to look for in 2015; new science prizes; and how to sell your science   A message from Niall Byrne, Creative Director,  Science in Public: Please tell me what the world’s top science reporters should look out for from Australia in 2015. We’re at the AAAS in San Jose this week, wining […]

2015 Eureka Prizes – Applications Now Open!

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.   We are hoping you can help us reward great Australian science by promoting the following opportunities to your networks.   There are 16 prizes on offer this year including two NEW prizes:   Research & Innovation o   NSW Office of Environment […]

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 […]