Fellows Research Meetings

Fellows Research Meeting

The NIASRA Fellows Meetings aim to provide an ongoing opportunity for researchers actively working in areas of interest to the Centre to present both work in progress and recent research results to an audience of fellow researchers and senior professionals who are also working in these areas. In particular, these meetings provide a high level forum for the dissemination of this research as well as the opportunity for stimulating and constructive discussion and debate on issues that are raised as a consequence. Ideally, participation in the Fellows Meetings should lead to the generation of useful inputs for further research. In this spirit, presentations at the meetings can therefore be relatively 'technical'

Participation in the Fellows Meetings is by invitation, with a planned maximum of 25 participants at any one time. There are four presentations at each Meeting, with two Meetings held a year. All participants are encouraged to make a presentation at a Meeting. The choice of topic is entirely up to the individual concerned, but ideally should be in an area of interest to the Centre, i.e. related to any combination of applied statistical inference, statistical methodology, survey and census methodology and the methodology of official statistics.  If you would like to be included in the invitation for the meetings, please email Angela Fiakos.

Meetings are presently held from 9.45 am (coffee at 9:30) to 4:30 pm at Goulburn Soldiers Club, 15 Market Street, Goulburn. Lunch and morning and afternoon tea are provided. Goulburn has been chosen as the venue because it represents a location that is (very roughly) approximately equidistant in terms of real travel time from Canberra, Wollongong and Sydney.

The next meeting will be held in early 2020


Goulburn 37 (November, 2019)

Dr Paul Malcolm (Defence Science and Technology Group)
Let’s talk Semi-Markov models in discrete-time, how they are defined, why they are non-trivial, why they are important and an example on how to build a HsMM (Hidden semi-Markov model)

Nidhi Menon (Australian National University)
Multiple Imputation of Missing Data in Multilevel Models

Michael Stewart (University of Sydney)
Higher order criticism of higher criticism

Ray Chambers (NIASRA)
Another Linked Double Header: Secondary SAE Using Linked Data Under Area Uncertainty & Area Level SAE Using Linked Data

Goulburn 36 (April 3, 2019)

Linh Nghiem (Australian National University)
Lagged Exact Bayesian Online Changepoint Detection with Parameter Estimation

Siu-Ming Tam (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
The ABC of Big Data

William Gross (NIASRA, University of Wollongong)
Using Population Groups for Replicate Variance Estimation

Andrew Zammit Mangion (NIASRA, University of Wollongong)
Deep Compositional Spatial Models

Goulburn 35 (November 21, 2018)

Takeshi Kurosawa (Tokyo University of Science)
Predictive power measures for the Poisson regression model

Peter W. F. Smith (University of Southampton)
The Administrative Data Research Centre for England: Making a Methodological Impact

Raymond Chambers (University of Wollongong)
A Linked Double-Header: Domain Estimation Under Informative Linkage and Outlier Robust Inference Using Probabilistically Linked Data

Pavel Krivitsky (University of Wollongong)
Representativeness and Generalisability of Inference for Exponential-Family Random Graph Models from Samples of Networks

Goulburn 34 (April 18, 2018)

Mossamet Kamrun Nesa (University of Wollongong), Robert Clark (Australian National University), Carole Birrell (University of Wollongong)
Estimation of Contingency Tables for Small Areas using Multi-Level Loglinear Models

Oksana Honchar (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Exploring state space modelling approach to measuring an impact of transformation on ABS time series

Yan-Xia Lin (University of Wollongong)
Reviewing the Methods of Estimating the Density Function Based on Masked Data

Rachel Barker (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Conditional Selection: two stage selection and other extensions

Goulburn 33 (November 1, 2017)

Stephen Horn (Chair, Official Statistics Section, SSA)
On surveys in Official Statistics: State spaces or space stations

Pavel Krivitsky (NIASRA, University of Wollongong)
Exponential Random Graph Models for Multi-Layer Networks

Fiona Steel and Paul Clarke (London School of Economics & Political Science, University of Essex)
Modelling within-household associations in household panel studies

Margo Barr (Sax Institute)
Current challenges and opportunities of an ageing longitudinal study

Goulburn 32 (February 22, 2017)

Chris Skinner (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Using Paradata in Survey Data Analysis to Compensate for Measurement Error

Stephen Haslett (The Australian National University, Canberra)
Cloning Models - Something for free?

Robert Clark (University of Wollongong)
Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Complex Outcome-Dependent Sample Designs

Oksana Honchar (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Statistical impact measurement with state space modelling approach

Sydney Business School G31 (November 2, 2016)

Ian Marschner (Macquarie University)
Log-binomial regression and its applications to serial survey data

Paul Malcolm (Cyber & Crypto-Mathematics Research, Defence Science and Technology Group)
Modelling and estimation with higher-order Markov chains observed through arbitrary disturbance models

Marijka Batterham (University of Wollongong)
Current issues in the analysis of weight loss trials

Sandy Burden (University of Wollongong)
Exceedance set prediction for spatial environmental processes

Goulburn 30 (June 8, 2016)

Ken Russell (University of Wollongong)
Experimental Design for Generalized Linear Models

Edward Szoldra (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
The Design of the Australian Population Survey

James Brown (University of Technology Sydney)
Flexible Modelling of Small Area Counts Using Log-Gamma Random Effects

Yue Ma (University of Wollongong)
A New Algorithm for Protecting Aggregate Business Microdata via a Remote Server

Goulburn 29 (November 26, 2015)

Janice Scealy (Australian National University)
A directional mixed effects model for compositional expenditure data

James Brown (University of Technology Sydney)
Can we use the approaches of ecological inference to learn about the potential for dependence bias in dualsystem estimation? An application to cancer registration data

Pavel Krivitsky (University of Wollongong)
Modelling of Dynamic Networks based on Egocentrically-Sampled Data

Chong You (University of Wollongong)
On Variational Bayes Estimation and Model Selection For Linear Regression Using Spike and Slab Priors

Goulburn 28 (August 19, 2015)

Robert Clark (University of Wollongong)
Modelling the Relationship between Leaf Chemistry and Koala Population Density

Alice Richardson (University of Canberra)
Enhanced prediction of infectious diseases though routine pathology data

John Newman (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Protecting aggregate business microdata at the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Marcelo Esteban Munoz (PhD student, University Hamburg, Germany)
Using Spatial Microsimulation for the Estimation of Heat Demand

Goulburn 27 (March 18, 2015)

Ray Chambers (University of Wollongong)
Survey Sampling In Official Statistics - Some Thoughts On Directions

Andrew Zammit-Mangion (University of Wollongong)
Causal spatial models

Hanlin Shang (Australian National University)
Some recent development in functional time-series forecasting

Nikos Tzavidis (University of Southampton)
Microsimulation via Quantiles for Domain Prediction

Goulburn 26 (November 26, 2014)

Siu-Ming Tam (Australian Bureau of Statistics )
A Bayesian Framework for Big Data with Application to the Analysis of Satellite Imagery Data

Ben Phillips (National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling)
Small Area Modelling of the Federal Budget Impact

Sandy Burden (University of Wollongong)
Constraint Choice for Spatial Microsimulation

Garth Tarr (Australian National University)
Visualising variable selection: the mplot package

Goulburn 25 (August 20, 2014)

Professor Alan Welsh (Australian National University)
Colours and Cocktails: Compositional Data Analysis

Walt Davis (University of Wollongong)
Identification and specification testing for complicated factor analysis models

Dr Bronwyn Loong (Australian National University)
Disclosure Control using Partially Synthetic Data for Large-Scale Health Surveys, with Applications to CanCORS

Dr Michael Stewart (University of Sydney)
Two-component mixtures: some theory and applications

Goulburn 24 (March 26, 2014)

Dr James Chipperfield (ABS)
Using the Bootstrap to make inference with Estimating Equations and Probabilistically-Linked Data

Dr Pavel Krivitsky (UoW)
Inference for Exponential-Family Random Graph Models Based on Egocentrically-Sampled Data

Emi Tanaka (UoW)
Short inroduction to motifs and improving the comparison of motifs

A/Prof. Robert Clark
Likelihood Analysis of Distance Sampling Data

Goulburn 23 (December 11, 2013)

Mark Chambers (ABARES)
Tag Recovery Studies of Southern Bluefin Tuna

Dr Siu-Ming Tam (ABS)
Taming Non-Response in Finite Population Sampling with Auxiliary Information

Prof. Noel Cressie (UoW)
Conditional and Marginal Probability Models and their Role in Statistical Science

Prof. James Brown
Towards a design for an Employer Survey on Skills Needs covering the EU28 countries

Goulburn 22 (August 14, 2013)

Prof. Alan Welsh (The Australian National University)
The Prediction of random effects in hurdle models

Dr Philip Kokic and Dr Shuvo Bakar (CSIRO)
A spatio-dynamic model for assessing frost risk in south-eastern Australia

Payam Mokhtarian (University of Wollongong)
Outlier Robust Black Bootstrap Fitting of Linear Mixed Models - An Application to Small Area Estimation

Sumonkanti Das (University of Wollongong)
Poverty Mapping for Bangladesh

Goulburn 21 (March 6, 2013)

Prof. Peter Lane (The Australian National University)
Handling missing data in clinical trials

Simon Diffey (University of Wollongong)
A new REML (PX)EM algorithm for linear mixed models and factor analytic mixed models

Distinguished Prof. Noel Cressie (University of Wollongong)
Inference for Count Data using the Spatial Random Effects Model

Benedict Cusack (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Weighting and Non-Response Analysis for the Australian Health Survey

Photos of the 21st Goulburn Fellows Research Meeting

Previous years meetings


Last reviewed: 5 May, 2020