News & Notices

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

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

PhD in spatial statistics

We would like to announce a new PhD scholarship opportunity in spatial statistics, linked to here, and summarised below:   Research project: “A new generation of statistical models for spatial point process data”; 19-UOO-191. Funding body: Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Funding duration: March 2020 –… Read More

Masters of Science Scholarships

Two MSc scholarships (17,000/annum + fees) are available to NZ residents at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand): Thesis 1 Topic: Expert elicitation and incorporation of phenological modelling into grape bunch growth models. Description: Grape bunch growth modelling is an important aspect of yield prediction, which enables grape… Read More

Hadley Wickham

We can again celebrate Hadley’s success. This time he is being inducted into the Fairfield College Ngaa Rau Huia o te Kura – Alumni Centre of Excellence. The induction ceremony will be at Fairfield College in Hamilton on Monday December 2 at 6pm. If you would like to attend (see… Read More

AUT Mathematical Sciences Symposium 21-22 Nov 2019

The Mathematical Sciences Research Group (MSRG), Department of Mathematical Sciences, School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology is hosting a Symposium over the period Thursday 21st November – Friday 22nd November 2019. The symposium will be held at Auckland University of Technology, WF Building, AUT… Read More

Bayesian data analysis

Monday 11 November – Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Dr Matthew Schofield)   Bayesian methods are increasingly popular in many scientific disciplines. This workshop will cover the foundations of Bayesian methods with a focus on application. A variety of examples will be used to show how to fit Bayesian models using freely… Read More