The Victorian Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA Vic) is an umbrella group for all statisticians practising in Victoria and Tasmania, and for all non-statisticians with an interest in the field of statistics.
Major branch activities include:
Our monthly events are held from March to November each year, usually on the last Tuesday of the month. Typically we would invite a speaker to give a talk on a topic of general interest to statisticians.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in March.
Our premier event of the year is the Belz Lecture, held in October or November each year.
As of 2021, we opened applications for the Di Cook Award, an open-source statistical software award, for the students and recent graduates of Victorian or Tasmanian tertiary institute.
Current SSA Vic Council
The current council comprises of
The list of past councillors can be found here.
Congratulations Dr Harcourt
We wish to congratulate Dr Alison Harcourt on being named Victoria’s 2019 Senior Australian of the Year and obtaining and honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Melbourne. Alison is one of our branch's longest serving members. Read more about her, and see her featured on the ABC 7.30 program, here.
Sponsorship of Statistical Events and Support for Victorian Early Career and Student Statisticians
The Branch Council supports worthy statistical events, particularly those with high impact, and provides financial and professional support for the Victorian Early Career and Student Statisticians Group. In recent years the Branch Council has provided some financial assistance for:
The Branch Council organises workshops on topics of interest to local statisticians. Details of current workshops can be found under Events.
Some of our recent workshops include:
The Belz Lecture
The Belz Lecture commenced in 1969 when Clem Pratt was the Victorian Branch President of the Statistical Society of Australia. It has become the premier event of the Victorian Branch calendar and is followed by the annual Belz Dinner. For more information and a list of previous Belz Lecturers, see the main Belz Lecture page.
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