Archives for October 2017

SSA QLD Branch: Ordinary Branch Meeting 5 December 2017

4:45pm  for refreshments followed by talk at 5:00pm This is a free event, held at the Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, S Block, Room 307 Members and guests are welcome to join the speaker afterwards at a nearby restaurant. Our speaker on the night  is  Dr Peter Baker, School of Public Health, The University of […]

What is Accreditation?

You may be aware that the Statistical Society of Australia runs an “Accredited Statistician (AStat)” scheme for full members. There are currently over 100 AStat accredited members in the Society. Since the program was implemented in 1996 almost 200 members received AStat Accreditation. If you already have Accreditation (good on you!) please disregard this email. […]

NSW branch: Recent meetings

Modelling dependence in log-normal asset returns using the Gaussian copula Dr Zdravko Botev (UNSW), NSW branch meeting 31 May 2017 The NSW branch held its May meeting in direct competition with the first State of Origin match, but still attracted a good turnout of interested attendees, who were treated to an engaging and informative presentation […]

NSW Branch: Statisticians and data scientists careers and networking night

20 September 2017 The 2017 edition of NSW Branch’s Young Statisticians night was a great success! We were fortunate to be joined by a variety of industry leaders who shared their unique experiences in the field of statistics across industry, government and academia. Speaker content was short, sharp and relevant for the audience (perfect to […]

Inaugural AustMS Women in Mathematics (WIMSIG) Conference

By Karen Lamb, Jessica Kasza and Sabine Braat The first ever conference designed to showcase the research of women in mathematical sciences in Australia was held in Adelaide from 24th-26th September 2017. Hosted by a team from the Women in Mathematical Sciences Special Interest Group of AustMS, led by Associate Professor Lesley Ward, this conference […]

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 […]


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