SSA Canberra Branch Meetings
Our final meeting in 2022 is the annual Knibbs Lecture:
Date: Tuesday 6 December 2022
Time: 5:45pm – no later than 7:15pm AEDT
Venue: Room 3.02 in Marie Reay Teaching Centre, The Australian National University, or via Zoom. For in-person attendance, please RSVP by 4pm Monday 5 December by entering your details on the SSA Canberra meeting and dinner attendance sheet, or contacting email@example.com.
For in-person attendance, Masks are recommended but not compulsory. No food or drink is allowed in the venue.
Speaker: Heather Battey, Imperial College London
Topic: The role of R. A. Fisher and D. R. Cox in the development of statistics
R. A. Fisher instigated a high proportion of the developments in statistics during the first two-thirds of the 20th century. This talk will touch on some of these contributions and their continuing relevance. In particular, it will trace the development of some core methodology of a practicing statistician from their Fisherian origins, with special emphasis on the work of D. R. Cox, its historical context, and subsequent evolution. In the process, some key ideas will be reconstructed from unifying principles, providing a different exposition to that of the original papers.
Heather Battey is a Reader in Statistics within the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London. Her research is primarily in statistical theory, particularly the theoretical foundations of inference in the presence of a large number of nuisance parameters, for which she holds a fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. She holds several editorial roles, including for Biometrika and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B.
After the talk we will be holding a dinner at Bamiyan Restaurant, 10 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT (https://bamiyanrestaurant.com.au/).
If you are interested in attending the dinner, please let me know by 6pm Sunday 4 December by entering your details at SSA Canberra meeting and dinner attendance sheet or contacting me (firstname.lastname@example.org; 0407 916 868). Please regard this as a firm commitment, not just an intention. For withdrawals after the deadline, please remove your name from the sheet and phone or text me (0407 916 868).
NOTE: We are offering discounts to SSA early career and student members who attend dinner! For this meeting, dinners will be a fixed charge of $10 for student members and $20 for early career members.
ANZRSAI Conference – Wagga Wagga or online – 1-2 December:
A final reminder that the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International is holding its annual conference on 1-2 December. Full details and registration are at:
The theme of the conference is DATA SCIENCE IN REGIONAL POLICY: HOUSING AND WORKFORCE DYNAMIC.
(Secretary, SSA Canberra Branch)
Full Zoom Details for Knibbs lecture:
Francis Hui is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.