Previous Events

2018 Ihaka Lecture Series

A picture is worth a thousand words – or perhaps that should be a million numbers. The distillation of data into an honest and compelling graphic is essential component of modern (data) science. This year’s Ihaka Lecture Series displays the contributions of three experts across different facets of data visualisation. Read More

MINZ 2015: Mathematics in Industry for NZ

More than 100 of New Zealand’s mathematical scientists met in Auckland in late June and early July 2015 to use mathematics and statistics to solve industry problems. A week-long workshop was held as a way for companies to pitch their problems to people from around the region who then worked… Read More

R Meet Up

A brief overview of basic principles behind text analytics and a closer look at a number of popular NLP techniques. Read More

R Meet Up

Pivotal events that have enhanced R’s commercial viability are presented along with thoughts on a robust and manageable deployment in this context. Read More

R Meet Up

The Square Kilometre Array Project is the largest mega-science project of the next decade. Read More

John Koolaard 1965-2018

    It is with great sadness that we write that our friend and colleague John Koolaard passed away on 11 January 2018, after a battle with cancer. John was the Team Leader of the Statistics Team at the Grasslands campus of AgResearch in Palmerston North, and as many… Read More