News & Notices

MSc 1-year Scholarship in Bayesian Modelling at UC(NZ)

A 1-year MSc scholarship (17,000/annum + fees) are available to NZ residents at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand).   Description: Bayesian statistics is often advertised as a seamless and natural way to proceed from an old state of knowledge to a new one by updating the prior distribution… Read More

George Seber interview on RadioNZ

Alcohol: A dangerous love affair? While coping with the lockdown might have you reaching for the wine – or something stronger – George Seber would caution against that. He’s an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Auckland University and has crunched the numbers on the harm caused by the $4b New… Read More

COVID-19: Advocacy of statistical expertise

Acting on behalf of the NZSA, the President, Secretary and Immediate Past President sent the following email to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor,  the Government Statistician and the Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Health   Dear Professor Juliet Gerrard, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor cc Mark Sowden,… Read More

COVID-19 Resources

Statistical Society of Australia webinar on COVID-19 by by Nicholas Fisher and Dennis Trewin “Learning about the knowns and unknowns: The essential role of statisticians” is on the SSAI Youtube channel: About this webinar: Understanding and controlling the spread of COVID-19 is critically dependent on the availability of… Read More

Mathematics in Industry NZ (MINZ)

MINZ 2020_ Poster University of Canterbury Monday 22nd June – Friday 26th June 2020 Registration is open at Mathematics-in-Industry NZ (MINZ) events offer a collaborative approach to industry problem solving, where mathematical scientists tackle real life problems shared by companies. This week-long intensive period of collaborative brain-storming… Read More

Ihaka Lecture Series 2020

2020 series – The role of statistics and computing in public and social policy Corporations are collecting and mining mountains of data to make better consumers of us all, but there are also vast quantities of data being gathered by public organisations for administrative and policy purposes. The 2020… Read More

Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist – AgResearch,37127.html The Knowledge & Analytics group at AgResearch supports scientific research in a range of areas to the benefit of the pastoral agricultural sector. This is a team of highly motivated individuals who between them have a broad range of expertise and enjoy working collaboratively to create innovative solutions. Read More

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics – University of Otago

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics (Confirmation Path) Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand The University The University of Otago is one of New Zealand’s largest and most research-intensive universities, currently in the top 1% in the QS World University ranking. It is a leader across all fields of academic… Read More

2020 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists If you read Significance, then you are definitely interested in stories about statistics and data science, and fascinated by what data can tell us about the world we live in. So, how would you like to write one of those stories for the magazine? If you are an early-career… Read More

Post-doc – Spatial Statistics

New postdoctoral position in spatial statistics, to join the Spatial Analysis Group Otago (SAGO) in the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.   Details at and a description follows here. Research project: “A new generation of statistical models for spatial point process data”; 19-UOO-191. Read More