We recognise and celebrate the contributions of our Principal Managing Consultant Statistician, Anna Munday, who in early March achieved a notable 15 years of service with Data Analysis Australia. Anna holds a unique and vital role in the company, is highly valued by her clients and colleagues, and we honour her commitment and qualities. This important milestone was marked with cake, song and much reminiscing!
Professor Cheryl Praeger, a Director of Data Analysis Australia, has continued to be honoured following her recent retirement as a professor at UWA, including having a lecture theatre at the University named after her. Cheryl has also been named by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia as Chair of the Special Committee for Women in Science and Engineering.
Data Analysis Australia’s Managing Director, Dr John Henstridge, was recently interviewed by ABC TV about the reliability of electoral polls, particularly in relation to the WA State election on 11 March 2017. See some highlights of John’s interview at the ABC News website.
Data Analysis Australia welcomes Emma Black to the administration team as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director. Emma has worked in the company for over eight years and held the role of Senior Managing Consultant Statistician, giving her a strong foundation to make significant improvements to John’s and the company’s efficiency.
We congratulate Graduate Statistician Graeme Ward on conferral of his degree, Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Sciences) with First Class Honours. Graeme was further awarded the Curtin University Science Award: Mathematics Honours Prize for outstanding performance.
Workshops and Conferences
As part of Data Analysis Australia’s commitment to continued staff development, in February Anna Munday and Tamra Chapman attended a two-day workshop on Vector Generalized Linear and Additive Models (VGLM/VGAM) which extend the flexibility of the raft of sophisticated statistical modelling techniques at our fingertips, with particularly useful application to ordered categorical data such as classes of severity scores, quality, or levels of improvement.
Also in February, John Henstridge attended the Australian Market and Social Research Society WA annual conference to keep informed of current topics and issues.
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Updated March 8, 2017