AMSI Choose Maths Awards 2018

Over the years I have surreptitiously found that my colleagues, with a single exception, have attributed their mathematical or statistical  interest to at least one inspirational school teacher. Yet we lose touch with that early experience, except perhaps through our children’s schooling which may not always be mathematical or happy. The annual Choose Maths Awards […]

Statistics Without Borders – An American Statistical Association Outreach Group

Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is a volunteer Outreach Group of the American Statistical Association (ASA) that was established by four ASA members approximately ten years ago. These four volunteers (Gary Shapiro, Fritz Scheuren, Steve Pierson, and the author) recognized that a large segment of the ASA’s membership wanted to use their understanding of statistics to […]

Have you checked out SSA’s Career Centre yet?

Are you aware that we host a Career Centre where you can advertise job openings for statisticians and data analysts, post your own resume and read other people’s resume? It currently advertises 7 recently posted jobs (plus many more from other web sources) and hosts 84 live resumes posted by job seekers. For Job Seekers […]

Vic Branch: 2019 Belz Lecture presented by Di Cook

Date: Tuesday October 16 Time: 5:45pm for 6pm start Location: Laby Theatre, Physics South, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus (for directions, see Followed by dinner at University House, booking at:   Speaker: Professor Di Cook, Monash University   Title: 2018 Belz lecture: Human vs computer: when visualising data, who wins?   Abstract: Can […]

ISCB ASC 2018: Report from the organisers

By members of the Local Organising and Program Committees The end of August brought with it ISCB ASC 2018: the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference. ISCB ASC 2018 was the culmination of four years of work, and we welcomed 616 delegates from around the world to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition […]

Young NSW statisticians attending ISCB ASC 2018

The SSA NSW branch provided travel grants to assist NSW statistics students in attending this year’s Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference in Melbourne. Four grants were awarded, and the recipients have each provided a short report of their experiences. Manzoor Khan, UNSW At the ISCB-ASC conference, statisticians came from all […]

NSW Branch September meeting with Dr Tian (Frank) Feng

On 25th September 2018 the NSW Branch hosted Tian (Frank) Feng as our speaker. Tian is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre at the University of New South Wales. The talk title was “Urban Modelling and Understanding with Machine Learning” and had the themes: urban modelling with computer graphics, urban […]

Joint SSA Victorian Branch and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Section Event: Biostatistics Bonanza!

On Thursday August 23, three international rising stars in biostatistical research – Valentijn de Jong (Netherlands), Jennifer Thompson (UK) and Simon White (UK) – visited us in Melbourne to showcase their work at the monthly Victorian Branch meeting. Held at the University of Melbourne, this was a joint event with the SSA Biostatistics and Bioinformatics […]

Name change for the SSA Biostatistics Section

The SSA Biostatistics Section aims to be actively involved in both biostatistics and bioinformatics  engaging in the promotion and conception of events such as seminars, workshops, and available job opportunities that span across both fields. To reflect this practice, we have recently been endorsed a name change from the SSA Biostatistics Section to the SSA Biostatistics […]

Weighted gene co-expression network meta-analysis

For the SA Branch’s July meeting Max Moldovan from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) spoke about the application of weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA), a common tool for the detection of co-expressed gene groups.  Max proposed meta-analysis of RNA-seq datasets within WGCNA as a way of overcoming problems associated with […]


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