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COVID-19 Resources

The maths and ethics of minimising COVID-19 deaths in NZ – Prof Tony Blakely, Prof Michael Baker, and Prof Nick Wilson https://sciblogs.co.nz/public-health-expert/2020/03/23/the-maths-and-ethics-of-minimising-covid-19-deaths-in-nz/   David Harte <d.s.harte@gmail.com> noted https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ The numbers get updated regularly, and one can sort the rows in the By Countries table by “per… Read More

Mathematics in Industry NZ (MINZ)

MINZ 2020_ Poster University of Canterbury Monday 22nd June – Friday 26th June 2020 Registration is open at http://minz.org.nz 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 https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/science/about-the-faculty/department-of-statistics/ihaka-lecture-series.html 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

https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/agresearch-jobdetails/ajid/PI409/Data-Scientist-Senior-Data-Scientist,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

https://www.significancemagazine.com/10-news/640-enter-our-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 https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2000202 and a description follows here. Research project: “A new generation of statistical models for spatial point process data”; 19-UOO-191. Read More

NZSA Student Travel Grants 2020

The New Zealand Statistical Association is funding travel grants for students presenting at the ANZSC 2020 conference. To be eligible for these awards, applicants must: Be qualified to register as a student studying in New Zealand. This requires that the delegate is a full-time student at the time of registration. Read More

Short Course – Modelling Ordinal Categorical Data

What: Short Course on Modelling Ordinal Categorical Data When: Thursday 13th February 2020, 11am – 4pm Where: Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, HULT119 Cost: Free (Lunch provided)   Victoria University of Wellington School of Mathematics and Statistics is excited to announce that Distinguished Emeritus Professor Alan Agresti (University of Florida) will be taking a… Read More

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