Australian Statistical Conference
Members of the Data Analysis Australia team presented at the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 201 8, in Melbourne, from the 26-30th of August. John Henstridge spoke about the use of statistics to analyse the impact of mining on valuable Indigenous rock art, Anna Hayes on the challenge of diversity in statistical consulting, and Kim Carter on the handling of large datasets. Brett Andrijich presented a poster on using Customer Segmentation to drive sales and retention.
In mid-July, Data Analysis Australia welcomed back Emma Black from parental leave. Emma returns in her role as Senior Managing Consultant Statistician, and we are very pleased to have such an experienced and capable person back in our ranks.
Practicum in Statistics
As part of our commitment to the development of our next generation of statisticians, Donna Hill and Graeme Ward are supervising a third year student from the University of Western Australia, Oscar Jungstedt, in a practical research project. Oscar is investigating random number generation, with a view to assessing the quality of the randomness in some of the most widely used analysis tools available.