Each year J. B. Douglas showcases the near-final year postgraduate students' research work and this year the award presentation will be made available to the all audience as Zoom live-streaming.You can access the programme via the link https://www.dropbox.com/s/f50ct6n3s4rx068/JBDouglas_Programme_2020.pdf?dl=0
Following the J. B. Douglas Awards, there will be the Annual Lecture by Prof Gillian Heller on distributional regression.
Please note for security reasons, you will need to register in advance for this meeting: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfuCrrzoqE9yC89nXrY8IeXqlzF9c-0iB
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The two events (the J. B. Douglas Awards and the Annual Lecture) shares the same Zoom link.
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21st J.B. Douglas Awards
Time: Tuesday 8 December, 1:30pm-6pm AEDT
1:50 – 2:10pm Anne Soerensen
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Macquarie University & Section of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Linear Mixed Models for interaction effects in meta-analysis
2:15 – 2:35pm Desalegn Markos Shifti
School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Application of Geographically Weighted Regression analysis to assess predictors of short birth interval hot spots in Ethiopia
2:40 -- 3:00pm Fiona Kim
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales
Evaluating the prevalence of unconscious bias in student evaluations of teaching
3:05 -- 3:25pm Laura Cartwright
School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong
Emulation of Lagrangian particle dispersion model sensitivities using a convolutional variational autoencoder
3:45 -- 4:05pm Nghia Nguyen
Discipline of Business Analytics, University of Sydney Business School
Deep learning-based statistical models for financial time series data
4:10 -- 4:30pm Ra'ed Al-Surdeh
School of Computer, Data, and Mathematical Sciences, Western Sydney University
Resource Provisioning and Scheduling Models for Hybrid Workflows in Edge Cloud Computing
4:35 -- 4:55pm Yingxin Lin
School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney
Data harmonization and cell type identification via statistical learning
The detail abstracts of the candidates' presentations can be find in the programme.
Please noted that the time here only reflects the planned schedule, the actual schedule might subject to change on the awards day.
Thank you to our sponsors that make this event this possible, especially in this chaotic year! If your organisation can sponsor a small amount, we would appreciate this. All sponsor logos will be displayed in the J.B. Douglas programme.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers
Business School, Business Analytics Research
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia
The new normal: distributional regression
Professor Gillian Heller, Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney
Time: Tuesday 8 December, 6pm-7pm AEDT
Abstract: Regression analysis has evolved almost beyond recognition in the last 40 years. Vastly increased flexibility has been gained at the cost of an increase in mathematical and interpretational complexity, enabled by the exponential increase in computational power over the same period. I will share my personal experiences in this area, and attempt to evaluate what we have lost and gained in the journey from the classical linear model to distributional regression.
Biography: Professor Gillian Heller joined the CTC as Professor of Biostatistics in 2020. She coordinates the consulting and outreach activities of the biostatistics group, and is involved in design and analysis across multiple trials. Prior to that she was Professor in the Department of Statistics (more recently Department of Mathematics and Statistics) at Macquarie University. From 2014 to 2019, Gillian was Chair of the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, a multi-institutional body that offers a postgraduate program in Biostatistics, across Australia. She has over 30 years of experience as a biostatistician and academic statistician.