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    • 29 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)
    • online

    "Cross-Platform Omics Prediction Procedure: a game changer for implementing precision medicine"

    presented by Professor Jean Yang, University of Sydney.

    In this modern era of precision medicine, molecular signatures identified by advanced omics technologies hold great promise to better guide clinical decisions. However, current approaches are often location-specific due to the inherent differences between platforms and across multiple centres, thus limiting the transferability of molecular signatures. I will present Cross-Platform Omics Prediction (CPOP), a penalised regression model that can use omics data to predict patient outcomes in a platform-independent manner and across time and experiments. CPOP improves on the traditional prediction framework of using gene-based features by selecting ratio-based features with similar estimated effect sizes. These components gave CPOP the ability to have a stable performance across datasets of similar biology, minimising the effect of technical noise often generated by omics platforms. We also present a comprehensive evaluation to demonstrate its potential to be used as a critical part of a clinical screening framework for precision medicine.

    • 29 Jun 2022
    • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM (AEST)
    • Hybrid format

    SSA Canberra invites you to its (second) June branch meeting, featuring a talk by Emi Tanaka on the current state and prospects of R-packages for the design of experiments! 

    Times (+/- some standard errors):  5:45pm – 6:45pm Canberra time. 

    RSVP: This is a hybrid meeting, occurring in-person at Room 5.02 in Marie Reay Teaching Centre, The Australian National University, and will be streamed online via Zoom.

    1. For in-person attendance, please RSVP by 4pm Monday 27th June by entering your details on the attendance sheetor contacting
    2. For attendance via Zoom, please see below for details, noting RSVP is not required

    Dinner: After the talk we will having dinner with the speaker at Civic Asian Noodle HouseIf you are interested in attending the dinner, please RSVP by 4pm Monday 27th June by entering your details on the attendance sheetor contacting


    Speakers: Dr Emi Tanaka (Monash University)

    Topic: Current state and prospects of R-packages for the design of experiments

    Abstract: There is no doubt that without understanding how the data originated, you can draw satisfying answers from the data. As statisticians, we may not have much control or input over the data collection process with one exception: when the data are collected from experiments. Experimental data originate from a (hopefully) carefully crafted experimental design. A good experimental design can draw information with higher certainty from the data. Statistical software is important for us to reproducibly construct experimental designs, but it can also capture the intent behind its construction, which is important in the interpretation of the analysis of the experimental data it generated. In this talk, I will give an overview about the current state and prospects of R-packages for the design of experiments. I also introduce an object-oriented programming system, called the grammar of experimental designs, that is designed to specify experimental designs encapsulated in a cognitive framework and implemented as the edibble R-package.

    Biography: Dr. Emi Tanaka is a lecturer in statistics at Monash University whose primary interest is to develop impactful statistical methods and tools that can readily be used by practitioners. Her research area includes data visualisation, mixed models and experimental designs, motivated primarily by problems in bioinformatics and agricultural sciences. She is currently the President of the Statistical Society of Australia Victorian Branch and the recipient of the Distinguished Presenter's Award from the Statistical Society of Australia for her delivery of a wide-range of R workshops.


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    Time: Jun 29, 2022 05:45 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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    • 6 Jul 2022
    • (AEST)
    • 14 Jul 2022
    • (AEST)
    • St Petersburg, Russia

    The ICM 2022 (International Congress of Mathematicians) will take place 6–14 July 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    The 19th General Assembly of the IMU will be held in St. Petersburg, on 3–4 July 2022. 
    The official website of the Congress is

    • 10 Jul 2022
    • (AEST)
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • (AEST)
    • Riga, Latvia

    to be held at the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel

    • 10 Jul 2022
    • (BST)
    • 13 Jul 2022
    • (BST)
    • University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world's leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through a combination of keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun.

    Important Dates 2022

    Invited Session Proposals: March 4

    Abstract Submissions: March 25

    Travel grants application: March 4

    Early Registration: May 3



    Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

    Massimiliano Marcellino, Bocconi University

    Ruud Teunter, University of Groningen

    Mihaela van der Schaar, University of Cambridge

    George Wright, Strathclyde Business School

    Johanna Ziegel, University of Bern


    For more information click here or, contact
    • 18 Jul 2022
    • (CEST)
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • (CEST)
    • Trieste-Italy

    IWSM is one of the major activities of the Statistical Modelling Society, founded with the purpose of promoting and encouraging statistical modelling in its widest sense. The workshop aims to involve both academic and professional statisticians and data analysts with a particular focus on real data problems which involve an element of novel statistical modelling, or novel model application.

    The atmosphere of the workshop is friendly and supportive, with no parallel sessions, with the aim of stimulating the exchange of ideas and experiences related to statistical modelling.

    Papers focusing on applications with important substantive implications as well as methodological issues are welcome, including new developments in Data Science. Submissions by students and young researchers are particularly encouraged.

    For further information please click here.

    Note: this Conference is going to be in person, so in case of the persistence of Covid-19 Pandemic the Conference will not be held online.

    If you have any questions or comments, please  contact us at

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • (CEST)
    • 15 Sep 2022
    • (CEST)
    • Aberdeen, Scotland

    RSS International Conference 2022 - Submissions are open -
    for contributed talks and posters to the RSS International Conference 2022, 12-15
    September 2022, Aberdeen.

    Submit on any topic related to statistics and data science. Initial deadline 5 April.
    The SPC welcomes submissions on any topic related to statistics, data science and the use of data. Not only are they keen to have presentations on novel methodology and advances in analytical techniques, but also on the interesting and impactful stories which can be told via the use of statistics and data science.

    Submissions are now open for the following types of presentation, with the relevant deadlines:
     Contributed talks (20 minutes including questions) - Tuesday 5 April
     Rapid-fire talks (5 minutes with option of poster) - Monday 16 May
     Poster presentations (A0 portrait poster) - Sunday 19 June
    You are asked to refer to the guidelines for submissions before commencing your
    submission. The guidelines include information about the format and content of the abstract.
    Please note:
    All contributed presentations are expected to be made in-person in Aberdeen
     All contributed presenters are required to pay a registration fee to attend the
    Please do not make a submission if you are not able to meet these criteria.

    For more information click here.

    • 18 Sep 2022
    • (EEST)
    • 21 Sep 2022
    • (EEST)
    • Athens (in person and online)

    34th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)