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SSA ACT Branch - Dennis Trewin prize

The Dennis Trewin Prize, named after the former Australian Statistician Dennis Trewin AO (picture below), is awarded annually by the SSA ACT Branch for outstanding research in statistics or data science conducted within the ACT or regional NSW (excluding Sydney-Newcastle-Wollongong).

Every year, a call out is made to applicants who are are invited to submit an abstract on their research project. If shortlisted, finalist are then invited to give at 20-25 min version of their talk either in-person on line at the ACT branch October meeting, in front of a live audience and a selection panel including Dennis himself. A monetary prize is awarded to the winner, while all shortlisted candidates received a one year complimentary student/transition membership to the SSA. 

If you wish to know more about the prize, please contact ssacanberra 'at' for more information.

If you wish to participate in the prize, then please keep an eye out for notifications when the next round opens (if you are current SSA ACT member), or contact ssacanberra 'at' to find out more!  

Previous Dennis Trewin prize winners         




Winner Affiliation


Rachael Quill

Statistical characterisation of wind fields over complex terrain for applications in bushfire modelling

University of New South Wales, Canberra


Jiali Wang

Analysis of Survey on Menstrual Disorder among Teenagers using Gaussian Copula Model with Graphical Lasso Prior

The Australian National University


Not awarded


Basim S.O. Alsaedi

Bayesian Modelling of Non-Linear Sensor Arrays

University of New England


Joint winners

Ali Shojaeipour

Xian Li

Investigate the advantages and existing barriers in biometric identification of Cattle

Subbagging Variable Selection

University of New England

The Australian National University

 2022 Zhi Yang Tho Joint mean and correlation regression modelling for multivariate data The Australian National University
 2023 Rui Shen  On the Estimation and Selection Consistency of Network Autoregressive Model: A Non-asymptotic Viewpoint The Australian National University

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