2019 Recipient of the Worsley Award: Varvara Vetrova

Varvara’s research is in the intersection between applied statistics and machine learning.

Her contribution lies in methods for fine-grained image recognition with small sample sizes and imbalance classes, and statistical methods for bivariate data analysis.

These methods have numerous applications.



Latest Newsletter – July 2019

2019 Recipient of the Littlejohn Award: Richard Arnold

A background in physics has led Richard to successfully apply techniques of mathematical and computational modelling across a wide range of statistical problems.

These include the theory and practice of directional statistics, and applications in ecology, reliability, linguistics and seismology.



Australian Statistical Society and New Zealand Statistical Association Conference 2020

Abstracts close 31st January 2020

ANZSC 2020 will be on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland.

The theme is

Modelling Data for a Brighter Future


Name: ANZSC 2020

Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dates: 6-10 July 2020

Expected attendance: 400-500pax




Short Course – Modelling Ordinal Categorical Data

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PhD Scholarship – Multi-impact operability modelling – Massey University

We invite applicants to apply for a fully funded PhD position in statistical reliability modelling in New Zealand. The successful candidate should have a Masters or Honours degree in Statistics, with experience in reliability theory and/or stochastic modelling. Strong computational skills and a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary research are… Read More

Obituary – Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson was the former Director Biometrics, Ministry Agriculture and Fisheries. He died in his 87th year. His death notice was published in Dominion Post on Dec. 30, 2019 ROBERTSON, Thomas Gilchrist: Formerly of Paraparaumu. Passed away peacefully on Saturday 28 December 2019, in his 87th year. Much loved… Read More