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.
Staff and Client News
Horizon Power, one of our major clients, was named joint winner of the Innovation Award at the Clean Energy Council Awards in Sydney on 18 July. The award recognised Horizon’s Power Ahead pilot project, conducted between December 2016 and March 2017 to test a new way of charging for electricity called “Power Plans”. The aim of Power Plans is to provide Horizon’s customers with more predictability and control over their power bills. Horizon has designed Power Plans to be similar to mobile phone or internet bills, which most consumers already understand. Under Power Plans, customers can track their real-time energy use through an app and save money by staying under a set allowance each hour.
Data Analysis Australia assisted Horizon in the design and analysis of the pilot, including aspects such as experimental design, customer survey design and a statistical evaluation of the effect of the pilot on customers’ electricity usage. Congratulations Horizon Power!
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?”.
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Updated August 16, 2017