Wednesday, 8th April 2015
Topic: “Machine Learning/Data Mining research at The University of Waikato”
Presenter: Professor Bernhard Pfahringer
Date: Wednesday, 8th April 2015
Location: Room B05, Building 303 Science Building, 38 Princes Street, The University of Auckland
Notice: Meet Up 04-2015
Auckland R Users Group is pleased to announce the first meeting for 2015. Professor Bernhard Pfahringer, from The University of Waikato, will talk about Machine Learning and Data Mining. Please note this is not exactly R related. Bernhard and his research team uses WEKA: http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~ml/
Bernhard obtained his PhD (Computer Science) from Vienna University of Technology. He is a committee/board member on numerous Machine Learning communities such as Editorial board member Machine Learning Journal. And he will drive all the way from Hamilton!
Please find more details & RSVP on our home page http://www.meetup.com/Auckland-R-Users-Group-AKLRUG/ (Under More > Files)
Hope to see you at the meet up.
NZSA Newsletter 75
Dear NZSA member,
After a long (looong) hiatus I present to you Newsletter No. 75. I hope you enjoy reading the new(er) format and the stories contributed by your colleagues.
I aim to produce the next iteration in late June 2015. Requests for contributions will go out in late March.
Have a good read,
To download the newsletter click here: newsletter75
The CCRep / AUT Biostatistics Partnership Masters’ Scholarships
Two scholarships are available at the Auckland University of Technology for students wishing to pursue a Master of Science degree focusing on clinical biostatistics during 2015–16. The scholarships are offered by the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in partnership with the Centre for Clinical Research and effective practice (CCRep).
The 2-year Master of Science provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire advanced research skills and knowledge in a professional learning environment. Skills developed in the first year equip students for their second year to undertake an in-depth investigation of a specialist area of research with emphasis on biostatistics and epidemiology. Our collaborative and career-focused postgraduate programme links course work and thesis work with actual applications in a real-world working environment. This framework equips students with both sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which are easily transferable across research and industry sectors.
Both scholarships provide an annual stipend of $10,000 plus domestic student tuition fee. Applications close on 30th January 2015.
Full details about the scholarship are available here.
Please contact Priya Parmar, firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Conference
The NZSA is a regular sponsor of the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate conference. This conference provides a supportive and relaxed environment in which young statisticians and mathematicians can gain experience in presenting their research. It also offers a great opportunity for postgraduate students to meet and network. This year’s conference was held in Whitianga.
From the Organising team :
We are writing to thank the NZSA for supporting the NZMASP conference this year, which took place last week. The conference was a great success with almost 60 attendees from Mathematics and Statistics departments from universities across New Zealand; a full report of the conference is attached to this email.
The NZMASP conference is a student run and organised conference and hence, we are grateful for the support you offered this year and we hope you will consider sponsoring it again in the future.
The NZMASP14 Conference Report can be access here.
Conference website: http://nzmasp14.wordpress.com/
We are delighted to announce that Emeritus Professor David Vere-Jones FRSNZ has been awarded the NZ Royal Society’s 2014 Jones Medal. This is in recognition of his lifetime achievement in statistics, including his major contributions to the theory of statistics, its applications, and to the teaching of statistics in New Zealand.
Article by Graeme Wake, Massey University at Auckland here.
The full list of 2014 NZ Royal Society research awards is at http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/events/annual/research-honours/2014-research-honours-dinner/.
Note: Sharleen Forbe’s history paper ‘The coming of age of statistics education in New Zealand, and its influence internationally’ has just been published in the Journal of Statistics Education. A section is devoted to the statistics education work of David Vere-Jones. See: www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v22n2/forbes.pdf.
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