2008 News

NSW Scientist of the Year Award (Mathematical Sciences Category)- Professor Matt Wand  

Professor Matt Wand was honoured at a ceremony held at Government House in Sydney, winning a NSW Scientist of the Year Award in the category of Mathematical Sciences. 

The NSW Scientist of the Year Awards were established to recognise and reward the state's leading researchers for cutting edge work that generates economic, health, environmental or technological benefits for NSW.

Congratulations to Professor Matt Wand on receiving the Award.(September 2008)

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Distinguished Visitors

CSSM will be visited by and have talks delivered by two COPSS - Awardee Statisticians during the month of July. The COPSS Award is the most prestigious one in the field of Statistics. The visitors and dates are: Professor Ray Carroll, Texas A&M University, 1st-3rd July and Professor Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University, 29th July. For more information please refer to our seminars and Events page.



Professor David Steel and Dr Anne Porter were recently recognised for their research activities.

Professor David Steel was a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Awards for 2008. Highly Commended in the Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership Award. This award recognises the outstanding contributions that David and his research team and their partners at the Australian Bureau of Statistics are making towards research excellence.

Senior ABS Research Managers meet with CSSM

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Vice Chancellor Prof Gerard Sutton, Prof David Steel and Mr Geoffrey Lee (ABS)


Dr Anne Porter - A Carrick Grant (now renamed to the Australian Learning and Teaching Council) for a project entitled "Building Leadership Capacity for Development and Sharing of Mathematics Learning Resources across Disciplines and Universities".


 Honour for Matt Wand

Professor Matthew  Wand has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences, in recognition of his internationally known work in semiparametric statistics and statistical analysis for flow cytometry.

His election to the Academy is an honour that is awarded for a career that has significantly advanced, and continues to advance, the world's scienctific knowledge. (March 2008)




Linkage Grant success

Professor David Steel, Professor Ray Chambers and Dr Robert Clark, Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology, University of Wollongng and Dr Mark Tranmer and Dr Mark Elliot of the Centre for Census and Survey Research, University of Manchester received a grant under the Linkage International Social Sciences Collaboration between the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council, with combined funding of $390,000.

Their collaboratvie project aims to develop methods to better determine the impact of household structures and other groups/social networks on unemployment, poverty, educational attainment, crime victimisation and poor health.The improved ablitiy to assess the impact of these factors will have economic and social benefits. These benefits will arise from improved analysis leading to better decisions and improvements in the design of research studies improving their cost efficiency.

Only seven grants were funded nationally. (March 2008)

  Prof. David Steel
  Prof. Ray Chambers
  Dr Mark Tranmer
   Dr Robert Clark


2008 Statistics NZ's Overseas Visitors Programme and NZSA's Visiting Lecturer Series

Statistics New Zealand and the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Professor Raymond Chambers, will be participating in the Statistics NZ's Overseas Visitors Programme and NZSA's Visiting Lecturer Series. This is a new initiative largely driven by Statistics NZ with the purpose of bringing an eminent and international official Statistician to the country. Professor Chambers will visit with Statistics NZ, and various university statistics departments and NZSA chapters to present research and to spur discussion and interest. He will be in New Zealand for three weeks in March and April to lecture on a range of topics from his work in small area estimation to measurement error in auxiliary information. Professor Chambers will meet with the following: Statistics NZ (Christchurch and Wellington offices), Canterbury University (Christchurch), Otago University (Dunedin), Victory University of Wellington, Massey University (Palmerston North), University of Auckland, and Wellington Statistics Group.

Last reviewed: 30 March, 2009

Upcoming Events

High-Dimensional Data Analysis - A short course presented by Olivier Thas, 5-6 Feb 2018

Past Events

International Conference on Robust Statistics, July 2017