STATISTICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2023
5:00PM, WEDNESDAY 29th March 2023
VENUE: GP-P-419, P Block, Gardens Point Campus, QUT/Zoom
Please join us in-person/online for the Queensland Branch AGM, on the 29th of March. The AGM will start at 5:00pm, with the seminar starting at 6:00pm at the same venue. For those who are unable attend in person, a Zoom link will be sent with registration.
Please find details for the seminar below.
- Welcome: apologies and proxies
- Minutes of the 2022 Annual General Meeting
- Matters arising from the Minutes of the 2022 Annual General Meeting
- President's Report
- Treasurer's Report
Election of Office Bearers
- Election of President
- Election of Secretary
- Election of Treasurer
- Election of Councillors
- Appointment of Honorary Auditor
- Any Other Business
- Seminar (at 6:00 pm)
Title: Understanding the interpretation and presentation of statistical methods in the Australian criminal justice system.
Abstract: Lani's PhD thesis (currently under examination) delves into how statistical evidence is presented in the Australian criminal justice system, examining how potential jurors and expert witnesses understand and present this evidence. In this presentation, Lani will provide valuable insights into the complexities of presenting statistical evidence in legal settings, highlight ways in which experts can assist in optimising lay comprehension, and discuss factors that may impact a potential juror's understanding of statistical evidence.
Presenter: Lani Cronin
Lani is a graduate data scientist with a strong background in forensic applications of statistics and presenting them to both lay and expert audiences. As part of Aurizon's Careers in Action program, Lani works in a team of data scientists focused on building commercial-scale machine learning models for the management and maintenance of rail network assets.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF BRANCH COUNCIL
Nominations are called for the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and members of Branch Council for 2023 in accordance with Rule 12b of the Branch. Nominations should be received, in writing, by the Secretary, on or before Wednesday 29th of March 2023. Such nominations shall be signed by at least two members, and shall be accompanied by the candidate's written statement of willingness to stand. Nomination forms will also be provided at the AGM. Separate nomination forms are available for councillors and executive positions (President/Secretary/Treasurer).
Please scan and email written nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (SSA-QLD branch secretary: Adrian Barnett).