NZSA News & Events

Latest Newsletter – January 2019



Scam Emails:

There have been emails circulating which have not been sent out by the NZ Statistical Association. :

“Thank you very much for your participation in our study.

In connection with the study, we distributed five mobile phones and it is with great pleasure that we can inform you that you have been chosen.

Retrieve smartphone.”


“I am tied up right now, Can you purchase itunes gift card 6 pieces – $100 each?

I would reimburse you when am through,

Let me know also i would prefer to call you but can’t receive or call at the moment with my line.”



2019 Ihaka Lecture Series

Rise of the machine learners: Statistical learning in the compuational era

Whether labelled as machine learning, predictive algorithms, statistical learning, or AI, the ability of computers to make real-world decisions is rising every year.

The 2019 Ihaka Lecture Series brings together four experts at the interface of statistics and computer science to discuss how computers do it, and how much we should let them.

Location | Lecture Theatre PLT1, Ground Floor, Building 303, 38 Princes Street, City Campus.

Time | 6.30pm, Wednesdays.

2019 Ihaka Lecture Series




13 March – Open source Machine Learning @ Waikato

Professor Bernhard Pfahringer

University of Waikato






20 March – Machine Learning with TensorFlow and R

J.J. Allaire








27 March – Algorithmic fairness: Examples from predictive models for criminal justice

Dr Kristian Lum
Human Rights Data Analysis Group  (HRDAG)






3 April –  Statistical learning and sparsity

Professor Robert Tibshirani
Stanford University





Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics

  Position Overview Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics within the School of Fundamental Sciences in the College of Sciences at Massey University. The School of Fundamental Sciences is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching unit within the College of Sciences at Massey University, Palmerston North. It incorporates… Read More

Wellington Statistics Group

Professor Estate Khmaladze, Victoria University of Wellington What can we say about linear regression? Extension to general parametric regression. 28 February 2019 Room 350, Cotton Building, Victoria University of Wellington  … Read More