6th ASEARC Conference – Statistical Collaboration

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The ASEARC Conference features keynote speakers Dr Bronwyn Harch and Distinguished Professor Peter Diggle.

Tuesday (pm) and Wednesday | 4 – 5 February 2014
University of Wollongong Campus


The Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC) is a partnership involving the University of Newcastle, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Wollongong. It aims to facilitate statisticians collaborating in teaching, research and consulting. This conference is aimed at professional and academic statisticians, researchers and students with an interest in any aspect of statistical collaboration and applied statistics.

Keynote Speakers

Bronwyn Harch

Dr Bronwyn Harch is Chief of the newly formed CSIRO division of Computational Informatics (CCI). Bronwyn joined CSIRO in 1995 as a research statistician, and has held positions of research leadership in agri-environmental informatics. She is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia at the University of Wollongong and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Dr Harch’s research has focused on the statistical design of landscape-scale sampling protocols and monitoring programs and on the statistical modelling of spatio-temporal agri-environmental systems. She is currently President of The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) – an Association of the International Statistical Institute.

Peter Diggle

Peter Diggle is currently a distinguished university professor in CHICAS (Combining Health Information, Computation and Statistics) in Lancaster University Medical School and a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool. He also holds adjunct positions at Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Columbia Universities. He spent five years with CSIRO in the 1980s, where he learnt the craft of an applied statistician.

His main methodological research interests are in spatial statistics, longitudinal data analysis, and environmental epidemiology, motivated by applications in the biomedical, clinical, and health sciences. He has authored or co-authored several books on spatial statistics, longitudinal data analysis, and other topics. Peter has received the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Silver and is President-Elect of the Society.

Please click here for a list of all the speakers.

Please note:

Places are strictly limited and registrations will be processed as they are received.

Morning and afternoon coffee/tea, a sandwich lunch and the conference dinner on Tuesday evening are included in the conference registration fee.

Tuesday, 4 February: Registration 12.30 -1.15 pm; presentations from 1:15 pm
Opening Keynote Address by Dr Bronwyn Harch, 1:15-2:00 pm
Evening Keynote Address by Prof Peter Diggle, 6:00-7:15 pmWednesday, 5 February: Conference presentations from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


6th ASEARC Conference - Statistical Collaboration
When: 04/02/2014
Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: general public $220, SSAI members and students $180
Location: University of Wollongong,
Building 11,

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