News & Notices

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

R-Ladies Meetup – 10 October 2019

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Retirement after 54 years – on the third go

      Associate Prof John Harraway has taught for 54 years in the University of Otago’s mathematics and statistics department and is  a former president of the International Association for Statistical Education.  He talks to reporter John Gibb about his long career and his third and final retirement. Read More

Kit Yates: Maths, a matter of life and death

Another RNZ podcast, as much statistical as mathematical https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018712945/kit-yates-maths-a-matter-of-life-and-death For example, statistics badly applied did lead to Sally Clarke’s death. And helped wrongly convict Angela Cannings, Trupti Patel and Donna Anthony for murders of their children also. Read More

Hadley Wickham – open source data wrangler

  New Zealand-born data scientist Hadley Wickham is developing open source ways to help people collect and analyse the information that surrounds us every day. He’s yet to meet a data set he doesn’t like and loves poring over his own heart rate statistics, hospital admissions data, and obscure surveys… Read More

Sir David Spiegelhalter on Radio New Zealand

Sir David Spiegelhalter talks for 50 minutes with Kim Hill: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2018712277/david-spiegelhalter-the-art-of-statistics   “In his new book The Art of Statistics the Cambridge Professor shares his passion for data, scientific evidence and risk, and how it’s reported to us. So bacon kills? Well, not so much. And don’t get him started on average… Read More

International Statistical Ecology Conference 2020

You are now invited to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster at the International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC2020), to be held on June 22-26, 2020 in Sydney Australia.  Abstracts are due by December 2, 2019.  Bursaries are available to presenters from developing countries.   For details go to the conference website http://www.isec2020.org  … Read More