Western Australia

Welcome to the WA Branch of the SSA

These pages provide information on the Western Australian Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc (SSA WA Branch). This is the umbrella group for all statisticians practising in WA and all non-statisticians with an interest in statistics who are based in WA. The SSA WA Branch implements within the state the overall objectives of the SSA nationally. These are:

  • To further the study and application of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise
  • To be of assistance to members in the practice of their profession.

We endeavour to achieve these objectives through:

  • Professional development activities for members
  • Fostering the training of young statisticians
  • Encouraging communication amongst members by the holding of monthly meetings.

We hold monthly meetings, which include seminars by invited speakers who are involved with the practise of statistics either locally, nationally or internationally. We also occasionally run courses and workshops on a range of statistics topics.

Our Young Statisticians section supports and runs events for WA-based undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying or have an interest in statistics, and for WA-based statisticians of any age in their first five years of practising statistics. This includes a scholarship for one or two outstanding WA-based students studying honours in statistics. The Young Statisticians section also has a representative on Branch Council, provides speakers for the May monthly meeting of the SSA WA Branch, and occasionally runs conferences and social events for its members.

Members of the SSA WA Branch have the opportunity to participate in branch activities, such as those mentioned above. They also receive the SSA’s journal (the Australian Journal of Statistics, published four times per year) and the SSA newsletter (published three times per year). If you are interested in joining the SSA, joining our mailing list, or have comments, please click here.

Visitors are welcome at all regular meetings. We look forward to welcoming you to our next meeting.

Council

President TBA
Vice-President Dr Alethea Rea University of Western Australia
Secretary Mr Tom Davidson Australian Bureau of Statistics
Treasurer Mr Karl Beidatsch BHP-Billiton
Councillor Dr Nazim Khan University of Western Australia
Councillor Dr Kevin Murray University of Western Australia
Councillor Dr Devindri Perera Murdoch University
Councillor Dr Berwin Turlach University of Western Australia

Non-council

Young Statisticians’ Representative Barbara Kachigunda Murdoch University
Webmaster Dr Berwin Turlach University of Western Australia

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