Wednesday, Feb 21 at 6pm in Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 3
Three brief talks are planned:
Following the talks, there will be a discussion on the preferred style, content, and format of meetings that may best serve the Wellington statistics community.
Please pass on the details that follow to anyone who may be interested.
John Maindonald has had a long experience as an applied statistician.
Richard Arnold is Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Victoria University of Wellington.
Len Cook was New Zealand Government statistician from 1992 to 2000 and UK National Statistician from 2000 to 2005.
On the current list of possible topics for future meetings are the following:
Mathematics-in-Industry Study Week
AgResearch Statistics team supports scientific research in a range of areas to the benefit of the pastoral agricultural sector. We are seeking two highly motivated and experienced individuals for the roles of Statistician and Senior Statistician. The appointees will advocate statistical principles, working collaboratively with scientists to provide appropriate statistical advice. This is an excellent opportunity to use your experience and knowledge of statistical consulting and collaborative research to contribute to scientific discovery in New Zealand. These are permanent positions and ideally will be located at our Palmerston North campus, however an appointment at our Lincoln campus can be considered for the right candidate.
Key Accountabilities include
For both roles:
For the Senior role:
In addition, for a senior appointment you should
Lecturer and Post-doctoral Fellow
John was the Team Leader of the AgResearch Statistics Team in Grasslands, and as many of you will know, a regular face at NZSA conferences.
The photo of John is from the AgResearch team meeting in May 2017.
A service for John was held at 11am, Monday 15 January 2018, at the Reformed Church , 541 Ruahine St, Palmerston North (opposite Winchester School).
The link to the live streaming of the service is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQlVzn4MbPEYtVct9gHjWBQ
Should you wish to send a message to John’s family, Ganesh (firstname.lastname@example.org in the cc) is happy to deliver it.
John will be missed as a colleague and friend by us all.
AgResearch Statistics Team
Last Modified: Thursday, 15th February 2018