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2014 News Stories

Presentation at University of Manchester on Efficient Survey Design using Split Questionnaires
15 December | 2014

An invited paper by Professor David Steel, Dr. James Chipperfield and Margo Barr was presented at a workshop on Showcasing Research in Survey Methods and Statistical Modelling at the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester on 3 November 2014.

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NIASRA at the 2014 Australasian Applied Statistics Conference
8 December | 2014

NIASRA was a co-sponsor of the 2014 Australasian Applied Statistics Conference that took place on 1-5 December in Port Lincoln, SA.

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Noel Cressie delivered 2014 Knibbs Lecture
1 December | 2014

Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie, Director of the Centre for Environmental Informatics in NIASRA, delivered the 2014 Knibbs Lecture to the Canberra branch of the Statistical Society of Australia on 4 November.

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ARC Discovery Grant Success: Spatio-Temporal Statistics and its Application to Remote Sensing
1 December | 2014

Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie, Director of the Centre for Environmental Informatics in NIASRA, has been awarded a Discovery Grant by the Australian Research Council.

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Invited Session at ISI Regional Statistics Conference 2014, Kuala Lumpur
1 December | 2014

Professors David Steel and Noel Cressie of NIASRA organised an invited session at the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Regional Statistics Conference (RSC) 2014, in which NIASRA PhD graduate Dr Klairung Samart was awarded second prize in the competition for best paper by a young statistician.

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Visit by Professor Bimal Sinha
12 November | 2014

Professor Bimal Sinha, from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, recently visited NIASRA. Prof. Sinha presented the short course “Statistical Meta-Analysis” on 3rd and 4th November at UoW’s Sydney Business School and visited the UoW campus on 5th and 6th November.

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Pavel Krivitsky presented a paper at American Statistical Association's 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings
31 October | 2014

NIASRA member Dr. Pavel Krivitsky presented a paper titled Inference for Exponential-Family Random Graph Models based on Egocentrically-Sampled Data at the American Statistical Association’s 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on August 2–7.

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AMSI Summer Scholarship Successes
31 October | 2014

Two medical mathematics students, Nicole Cocks and Lauren Borg, were awarded the AMSI summer scholarship. Their projects are motivated by solving problems related to key GRDC/ARC funded projects and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Brian Cullis (Director, CBB) and Emi Tanaka (Research Fellow, CBB).

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NIASRA student presents at the 20th IEA World Congress on Epidemiology
20 October | 2014

Margo Barr presented a paper entitled 'Changing accuracy of self-reported BMI over time in NSW, Australia' at the 20th International Epidemiology Association World Congress on Epidemiology in Anchorage, Alaska on 17 to 21 August 2014.

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NIASRA success at IBC 2014
19 August | 2014

Dr. Alison Smith (Principal Research Fellow, CBB) and Dr. Simon Diffey (Research Fellow, CBB) gave excellent talks, in the invited and contributed session respectively, with a packed audience at the 27th International Biometrics Conference 2014.

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Noel Cressie Awarded the 2014 Pitman Medal
12 August | 2014

Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie was awarded the 2014 Pitman Medal at a ceremony held at the 2014 Australian Statistical Conference in Sydney on 10 July. The Statistical Society of Australia awards the Pitman Medal in recognition of outstanding achievement in, and contribution to, the discipline of Statistics.

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2013 Pitman Medal for Matt Wand
22 August | 2014

Distinguished Professor Matt Wand of the University of Technology Sydney has been awarded the 2013 Pitman Medal by the Statistical Society of Australia.

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Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data, written by Noel Cressie and Christopher K. Wikle and published in 2011 by John Wiley and Sons (Hoboken, NJ), awarded the international DeGroot Book Prize
6 August | 2014

Noel Cressie (Distinguished Professor, National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA), University of Wollongong) and Chris Wikle (Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri) were presented the DeGroot Prize at the biennial conference of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) in Cancun, Mexico.

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Noel Cressie and NASA's OCO-2 in the news
6 August | 2014

NASA: Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Lifts Off!
Engineers have successfully established communication with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.

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NIASRA Contributes to ASC 2014
1 July | 2014

NIASRA was a sponsor of the Statistical Society of Australia’s biennial Australian Statistical Conference, which was held in conjunction with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Annual meeting in Sydney on 7-10 July 2014. Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie organised a special session highlighting research themes at NIASRA.

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Peter Diggle mentioned in IHMRI newsletter
1 July | 2014

In February 2014, the internationally-recognised biostatistician, Professor Peter Diggle, made the long trip from his home-town of Lancaster, England, to visit Wollongong for the first time.

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Genomic Selection: A New Frontier For Higher Rates of Genetic Gain In Wheat
1 May | 2014

The current rate of genetic improvement in wheat yields is insufficient to meet the world’s future needs for wheat based food. Genomic selection (GS) is the most likely tool to be able to deliver improvement in genetic gain in wheat production. From the CBB, NIASRA, Prof. Brian Cullis, A. Prof Alison Smith and Emi Tanaka will be undertaking research for a successful implementation of GS.

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Australasian Applied Statistics conference
1 May | 2014

Australasian Applied Statistics conference (AASC) will take place on 1-5th December, 2014 in Port Lincoln, South Australia. The conference is conducted biennially by Australasian Gen Stat User Association (AGUAi) – an exciting community of statisticians, which you can join by simply attending the conference. The conference focuses primarily on statistical developments and applications in agriculture, plant breeding, primary industries and environmental research.

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NIASRA catering for better chicken meat
27 February | 2014

Dr. Simon Diffey (Reseach Fellow, CBB) will be undertaking research as part of a Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) project which aims to improve the efficiency of chicken meat production.

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Selecting the best genotypes - analysing pasture variety trial workshop
27 February | 2014

An introductory course which will provide hands-on training in exploratory data analysis and spatial analysis of pasture variety field trials will be conducted at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute (WWAI) from the 11th to the 13th of August. The aim of the course is to provide breeding companies an introductory course on statistical methods which will enable them to select their best performing lines for commercial release.

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Dr. Simon Diffey wins $400K to support Australian canola
27 February | 2014

The National Brassica Germplasm Improvement Program - Phase 2 (NBGIP-II) is a major Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) project targeted at providing Australian canola breeders advanced germplasm with improved blackleg resistance (blackleg is a serious fungal disease which costs the industry an estimated $80M a year), heat tolerance, and drought resistance.

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New appointees in the Centre of Biometry and Bioinformatics
27 February | 2014

Payam Mokhtarian and Emi Tanaka have joined the Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics (CBB) as research fellows working with Prof. Brian Cullis.

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Inaugural StatsWeek Conference a Great success
26 February | 2014

The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) hosted more than 100 professional and academic researchers during StatsWeek 2014 in early February.

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International Conference On Small Area Estimation - Poznań, Poland, 3rd to 5th September 2014
4 February | 2014

The main aim of the SAE 2014 conference is to assess the current research on small area estimation and related fields. The conference will focus on aspects of methodological and practical achievements in small area estimation methods in recent years.

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Last reviewed: 2 March, 2016

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