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The Statistical Science Lecture (SSL)
in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics

Statistical Science is the science of uncertainty. More specifically, it is the principled collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, taking into account the uncertainties within and between each of these steps. A critical component of excellent science is the ability to weigh evidence appropriately – statistical thinking lies at the heart of this. The annual Statistical Science Lecture showcases the interdisciplinarity and key role a statistical scientist plays in extracting scientific knowledge from data in the presence of uncertainty.

The inaugural Statistical Science Lecture (SSL) was given in 2018 and is an annual event made possible by a philanthropic donation to the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS), University of Wollongong.


The 2020 Statistical Science Lecturer

Sally Cripps
Professor, University of Sydney, Australia

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The 2019 Statistical Science Lecturer

Peter J Diggle
Distinguished Professor, Lancaster University and Health Data Research UK

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The 2018 Statistical Science Lecturer

Renate Meyer
Professor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Last reviewed: 30 November, 2020