Important Dates for ECSSC 2021

Welcome to the Early Career & Student Statisticians Conference 2021! We look forward to seeing you this year with our presentations and workshops. Please check the important dates as below:

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Keynote Speaker

Paola Oliva-Altamirano
Principal Data Scientist Innovation Lab, Our Community/SmartyGrants
Kendra Vant
EGM - Data Xero
Helena Jia
Executive Director, National and International Assessments ETS
Minh-Ngoc Tran
Associate Professor University of Sydney
Peter Taylor
Redmond Barry Professor University of Melbourne

Conference Schedule

For detailed schedule please find from https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11soDs5ebkngW-H8kDvP2_y4cQCKzj14lJ62Vdku4Cyw/edit?usp=sharing.
01/07/2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Movie Night

It’s the end of the work week, but not quite the end of our conference. Unwind and join us in watching Moneyball, a film about using the power of statistics to gain the advantage in baseball. We’ll be using the platform Scener where we can all watch along and chat together. BYO popcorn! Please view the Scener […]

24/07/2021 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ECSSC2021 Pre-Conference Workshop

Convex optimization for statistical and machine learning with CVXR

Speaker: Anqi Fu Optimisation plays an important role in fitting many statistical models. In this workshop, Dr Anqi Fu will introduce convex optimization using examples from ordinary least squares and penalized regression. This will be followed by a high-level description of CVXR, how it differs from other packages, and a discussion of the domain specific language that CVXR implements. We will […]

25/07/2021 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ECSSC2021 Pre-Conference Workshop

Statistical shape analysis via Topological data analysis

Speaker: Assistant Professor Chul Moon As modern data applications become complex in size and structure, identifying the underlying shape and structure has become of fundamental importance. The classical approaches such as dimension reduction are challenging for handling these applications. Topological data analysis (TDA) is a rapidly developing collection of methods that focuses on the “shape” of data. […]

26/07/2021 11:00 am - 11:15 am ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Opening Speech

26/07/2021 11:15 am - 12:50 am ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Presentation Session 1

Data visualisation can reveal exposure misclassification in case-crossover studies of medication safety Speaker: Michael James Leach (20 min) Understanding the role of causal inference from observational datasets in developing government policy Speaker: Elena Tartaglia (20 min) Social media intervention for raising awareness of cardiovascular diseases in the female population of Australia Speaker: Atousa Ghahramani (5 min) […]

26/07/2021 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Survey Design information session

26/07/2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Modelling the Bitcoin blockchain: what can probability and statistics teach us?

In 2009 the pseudononymous Satoshi Nakamoto published a short paper on the Internet, together with accompanying software, that proposed an `electronic equivalent of cash’ called Bitcoin. At its most basic level, Bitcoin is a payment system where transactions are verified and stored in a distributed data structure called the blockchain. The Bitcoin system allows electronic […]

Peter Taylor Redmond Barry Professor / University of Melbourne
26/07/2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Welcome Event

27/07/2021 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Presentation Session 2

On the Estimation of the Resource Selection Probability Functions from Presence Background Data Speaker: Chathuri Lakshika Samarasekara (20 min) Comparison of Spatial Models for Analysing On-farm Strip Experiments based on Geographically-Weighted Regression and Kriging Speaker: Shih Ching Fu (20 min) Multivariate Spatial-Dependence Modelling of Satellite Data Speaker: Josh Jacobson (5 min) Exploiting scientific publication trends for […]

27/07/2021 12:20 pm - 1:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

BCA information session

Speaker: Andrew Forbes

27/07/2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Metrics in the wild! How to deal with biases when building auto-classification systems

When designing auto-classification systems we often trust standard metrics in-built in Machine Learning models. How much do you trust them? Or in other words, to which extent do these scores reflect the success of your algorithm? Knowing your data, the decisions that your model will influence, and the role that scoring plays in enhancing or […]

Paola Oliva-Altamirano Principal Data Scientist / Innovation Lab, Our Community/SmartyGrants
27/07/2021 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Virtual Pub

Join the virtual pub to continue discussions with your fellow statisticians.

28/07/2021 11:00 am - 12:30 am ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Presentation Session 3

Penalised Quasi-Likelihood Asymptotics in Generalised Linear Mixed Models Speaker: Xu Ning (20 min) Estimation of the Cure Rate for Distributions in the Gumbel Maximum Domain of Attraction Under Insufficient Follow-up Speaker: Muzhi Zhao (20 min) A new two-parameter distribution: Properties, Regression Modelling and Applications to COVID 19 data Speaker: Phillip Oluwatobi Awodutire (5 min) Joint Mean and […]

28/07/2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Round Table discussion

28/07/2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Career panel

28/07/2021 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Virtual Pub

Join the virtual pub to continue discussions with your fellow statisticians.

28/07/2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Conference Dinner

Join us for our virtual conference dinner. Attendees will move through tables at regular intervals, meeting a new group of delegates every time. Haven’t used your Menulog voucher yet? Why not order something to eat (or drink) to get that true conference feel.

29/07/2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Bayesian computation: why/when Variational Bayes, not MCMC or SMC?

Bayesian inference has been increasingly used in statistics and related areas as a principled and convenient tool for reasoning with uncertainty. Bayesian computation is often a challenging task and modern applications of Bayesian inference, such as Bayesian deep learning, have been called for more scalable Bayesian computation techniques. In this talk, we will give a […]

Minh-Ngoc Tran Associate Professor / University of Sydney
29/07/2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

ABS Information Session

Speakers: Alan Xu, Phil Newbold, Soraya McPhail and Tiernan Byrne

29/07/2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Presentation Session 4: Bayesian statistics

Lessons learned from the development and implementation of a Bayesian MIMIC model to predict hearing aid benefit Speaker: David Allen (20 min) Bayesian Within-host Modelling of Red Blood Cell Dynamics and Primaquine-induced Haemolysis in G6PD Deficiency Speaker: Parinaz Mehipour (20 min) Sport-related Eye Trauma Study (SETS): Five-year audit of sports-related eye injuries at a tertiary eye […]

29/07/2021 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Virtual Pub

Join the virtual pub to continue discussions with your fellow statisticians.

29/07/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Games Night

Enjoy an evening of trivia with a twist. Come along to the games night and form a team with your new found colleagues to answer a series of questions and puzzles. Not only will the winnings have bragging rights, there will be prizes. Points will be awarded to the best team name, so start thinking […]

30/07/2021 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Presentation Session 5

Enhancing Markov-chain spatial simulation with web mapping technology Speaker: Chun Fung Kwok (20 min) Manifold Learning with Approximate Nearest Neighbors Speaker: Fan Cheng (20 min) Deep learning for glycaemic control in the ICU Speaker: Oisin Fitzgerald (5 min) Modelling of Anisotropic Spatial Random Fields Using Mixture Copulas Speaker: Mohomed Amsar Mohomed Abraj (5 min) Comparing statistical methods […]

30/07/2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

ACEMS information session

Speaker: Peter Taylor

30/07/2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Commercial machine learning at scale - the joys and the pitfalls

The art and science of applying machine learning techniques inside a for profit company is a world away from pursuing algorithm improvement and fundamental in a research setting. I will talk about the end to end process of building smart products within a SaaS company today.

Kendra Vant EGM - Data / Xero
30/07/2021 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Virtual Pub

Join the virtual pub to continue discussions with your fellow statisticians.

31/07/2021 11:00 am - 2:30 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Introduction to programming and statistical analysis workshop

31/07/2021 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Statistical Careers & Education Panel

01/08/2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Statistics, Psychometrics and Data Analytics in Educational Survey Assessments

Educational survey assessments are used in measuring and monitoring learning and educational progress for youth as a group, rather than as individuals. This talk offers an overview of how practitioners applying methodologies in statistics, psychometrics and data analytics in the design of educational survey assessments, as well as in the estimation of group scores nationally […]

Helena Jia Executive Director, National and International Assessments / ETS
01/08/2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ECSSC2021 Main Conference

Closing Ceremony

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