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.
Christmas Hours of Business
Data Analysis Australia offices will be closed from the afternoon of Wednesday 24 December, reopening on Monday 5 January. We wish all our clients, collaborators, colleagues and friends a safe and happy festive season.
We proudly congratulate Director Prof. Cheryl Praeger, who was recently awarded the 2014 Szekeres Medal by the Australian Mathematical Society, for "an outstanding contribution to the mathematical sciences in the 15 years prior to the year of the award". She is the first woman to have received the award.
A very special congratulations to Graduate Statistician Sarah Bruce (nee Stone) on her recent marriage to Maclain. We wish Sarah and Maclain all the best for a long and joyful life together.
It is with sadness, but with warm wishes for her retirement, we say goodbye to Carole Lefort, who has provided unfaltering support to all aspects of our company over the past 22 years. Having undertaken a variety of important roles including Office Manager, Accounts Manager and Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, Carole’s leaving marks the end of an era for Data Analysis Australia. We are indebted to her for her commitment to the company and for assisting us to our present position in the industry. Her kind and helpful presence will be greatly missed but the wonderful community that she helped establish at Data Analysis Australia will live on. We hope she thoroughly enjoys this new phase of life.
In September, Senior Consultant Statistician Emma Smith and Research Assistant Joshua Bon attended a workshop on Forecasting: Principles and Practice, taught by Professor Rob Hyndman, an international authority on forecasting from Monash University. His course was hands on, with participants working through examples as well as learning the underlying theory. We look forward to sharing the knowledge gained from this workshop in several upcoming projects.
Practicum in Statistics
Kathy Haskard and Alethea Rea recently supervised a practicum student from the University of Western Australia. Jack Lee-Kopij investigated self-organising maps, a tool for visualising high dimensional data. Jack explored the technique's sensitivity to transformations of variables, using tourism data kindly provided by Tourism Research Australia.
Penrhos College Visit
In November, Year 9 students from Penrhos College visited Data Analysis Australia. Prudence Thompson, with the help of Alethea Rea, Jennifer Bramwell and Luke Mullins, co-ordinated the afternoon, introducing the students to very practical aspects of statistics. This was the sixth time students from Penrhos College have visited our company as part of the Mathematicians in Schools program.
WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad
Data Analysis Australia once again sponsored the Western Australia Junior Mathematics Olympiad as part of our ongoing support for developing the next generation. The Olympiad is a competition for able students from Years 7, 8 and 9 who work in teams of four on the same set of questions. John Henstridge presented some of the prizes.
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Updated December 4, 2014