2017 Young Statistician’s Conference
Data Analysis Australia maintains close links with the Statistical Society of Australia and is an avid supporter of the next generation of statisticians. To this end, the company supports professional initiatives and is especially proud to provide gold sponsorship for the 2017 Young Statistician’s Conference, to be held at Tweed Heads in New South Wales in September.
We recognise the importance of such events in displaying the diversity of possibilities in this profession, while also providing a network for those already working in the field.
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 has pleasure in announcing the promotions of two of our staff - Elyse Corless to Senior Consultant Statistician and Sarah Bruce to Consultant Statistician. Both promotions are very well deserved and demonstrate the real and noticeable higher level contributions made by both Elyse and Sarah in recent months.
We would like to welcome our newest member of the IT team Ashlin Donnellan. Ashlin, who joined us in April, has taken on the role of Assistant Systems Administrator and will be providing support in both the delivery of IT solutions for our clients as well as the ongoing maintenance of Data Analysis Australia’s network.
We commend Graeme Ward on being awarded a place on Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor’s List in semester two, 2016. This is the sixth time Graeme has been placed on the list, which comprises the top 1 percent of undergraduate students across the university.
Managing Consultant Statistician, Tamra Chapman, recently published her 14th paper in a peer reviewed journal. The paper entitled “Where to survey? Spatial biodiversity survey gap analysis: a multicriteria approach” is to be used by the Department of Parks and Wildlife to improve knowledge of biodiversity for parts of the forest that have not previously been sampled well.
As part of Big Data Week 2017, Managing Director Dr John Henstridge was a member of a panel session discussing the question “How can predictive and prescriptive analytics make Perth a better place to live and work?”.
We would like to extend a big congratulations to Anna Munday on her recent engagement to Brian. The surprise romantic proposal took place at Queens Gardens, where the couple first met. We wish them all the best for their future together.
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Updated June 14, 2017