The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) is committed to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to important problems. It undertakes a range of fundamental and contract research, major consulting projects, and professional education in statistical methodology.
Our aim is to provide leading-edge research and consulting capacity in applied statistics for Australia and our region through the skills and activities of our staff and research students. We collaborate extensively with researchers and professionals in universities, governments, businesses and industries in Australia and overseas.
Our research in applied statistics is focused on Biometry and Bioinformatics, Environmental Informatics, and Survey Methodology. NIASRA has expertise and extensive experience in design and analysis for complex data and populations.
Read more about the Institute on the 'Introduction to NIASRA' page.
Stats Week 2020, Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 February 2020.
- Flexible Informative Rank-based Inference half day workshop by Olivier Thas (Hasselt University,
Belgium, Ghent University, Belgium and University of Wollongong, Australia)
- Advances in Statistical Disclosure Limitation workshop with Keynote presenter Dr Anna Oganyan
- Advances in Statistical Methodology Symposium organised to celebrate the career of Professor Ray Chambers
with various international and Australian presenters
Further information will be available in the coming weeks. Please email Michele Boatswain on email@example.com to register your interest and to receive further information.
Research Fellows Meeting, Goulburn 20 November 2019.
Statistical Design and Analysis for Data Science Workshop, presented with our ASEARC partners. Sydney, 7 November 2019.
- "Statistics: a Data Science for the Twenty-first Century", Distinguished Professor Peter Diggle
- "Efficient Leverage Score Sampling for the Analysis of Big Time Series Data", Dr Ali Eshragh
- "How does Data Science play out in industry and what skills are we looking for?", Dr Virginia Wheway
- "Using Predicted Response Propensities with the Random Forests Method to Direct a Responsive Intensive Follow‐up Strategy", Summer Wang
Statistical Science Lecture, presented by Distinguished Professor Peter Diggle. 6 November 2019.
Climate-change research in UOW's Centre for Environmental Informatics, presented by Dr Michael Bertolacci, Dr Andrew Zammit Mangion, Professor Noel Cressie (and Bohai Zhang). 17 October, 2019
Randomization, Bootstrap and Monte Carlo Methods in Biology Workshop, presented by Professor Bryan Manly. 3 October 2019.
Research Fellows Meeting, Goulburn, 3 April 2019
Stats Week 2019, Monday 4 to Thursday 7 February 2019.
- Microbiome Data Analysis presented over two days by Olivier Thas (Hasselt University, Belgium, Ghent University, Belgium and University of Wollongong, Australia) and Stijn Hawinkel (Ghent University Belgium)
- Assessing Measurement, Reliability and Validity by Professor Angie Wade (University College London)
- Sample Survey Methods presented by Professor David Steel (Director NIASRA University of Wollongong, Australia)
Multilevel Modelling in R, 23 November 2018
A short course presented by Mark Tranmer (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Prof Ray Chambers: Nudging a Pseudo-Science Towards a Science, NSW Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia Annual Lecture 6.00pm Wednesday 28 November, UTS Function Centre, Sydney.
SAGI Symposium, 8-9th August 2018
Symposium on Bioinformatics and Biometrics for Plant Breeding Programs, 25-26th July 2018