Data Analysis Australia
STRATEGIC INFORMATION CONSULTANTS
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Data Analysis Australia
Data Analysis Australia is the leading strategic information consultancy in Australia. Our exceptional skills in mathematics, statistics and data management provide a strong background for work that is often used for strategic decision making purposes. Our reputation has been built on our ability to provide workable solutions to difficult problems across all industries.
The strength of Data Analysis Australia lies in our flexible approach to integrating the above areas of expertise to provide cost effective and applicable solutions for clients.
We would like to bid a fond farewell to Office Administrator Angela Cinanni. Angela joined Data Analysis Australia in 2007, and was a core part of our administration team for nearly six years. She impressed staff early, with her friendly disposition, and a diligence beyond her years. A friend as well as a colleague to many, Angela will be sorely missed.
Sadly, we are also saying goodbye and good luck to Claire Hunter-Olin, who was our administration manager, as well as the Executive Assistant to our Managing Director, John Henstridge. Since joining Data Analysis Australia in 2011, Claire took on her role with the dedication and meticulous nature required for helping a busy company run efficiently. We wish her all the best in her new endeavours.
The contribution from both Claire and Angela in our administration team has been considerable, and we wish them both every success in the future.
Professor Cheryl Praeger,a Director of Data Analysis Australia, has been awarded the 2013 Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal by the Australian Academy of Science. This award is given every second year for "outstanding achievement by a scientist in Australia for research in mathematics or physics". Cheryl will receive the Medal at the Academy meeting in May, becoming the first woman to receive it since it was established in 1935.
Cheryl was also selected as an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognises members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilisation of mathematics.
Karl Beidatsch received a suite of awards at his recent graduation ceremony, including twice being named on the Vice Chancellor’s list for 2012, the most outstanding graduating student in Industrial Modelling and Optimisation, and he also received the Dean of Science’s Honours award. Congratulations Karl!
Conferences and Workshops
Elyse Corless and Yuichi Yano have recently returned from the Young Statistician’s Conference in Melbourne, where they also attended an R workshop on manipulating large data sets. Elyse presented work relating to Courts forecasting, whereas Yuichi provided an insight into his role at Data Analysis Australia as a Consultant Statistician. Both Elyse and Yuichi reported back that they had a fantastic time networking with other young statisticians and learned a lot from the variety of presentations and the workshop.
Continuing its commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, Data Analysis Australia Consultants John Dickson and Prudence Thompson attended a Structural Equation Modelling workshop in December 2012. This is a technique particularly useful when dealing with variables that are difficult to quantify, for example happiness, but whose value can be inferred by other measurable variables such as income, job satisfaction, relationships and leisure.
SSAI WA Committee News
Data Analysis Australia consultants are again well represented on the Statistical Society of Australia WA Branch committee. We congratulate Consulting Manager and Senior Consultant Statistician Anna Munday on being elected to the position of President, Consultant Statistician Alethea Rea on being elected to the position of Treasurer and Graduate Consultant Statistician Elyse Corless on being re-elected as the Young Statisticians representative.
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Updated April 30, 2013