Saturday, 25 January 2014

Ecostats Workshop - Mixture Models

To all those coming to the UNSW Ecostats workshop on Mixture models,

Date: 31st January 2-3pm
Venue: Computer Lab Room 640...somewhere in Sydney =D
Topic: A very very short introduction to mixture models with a very very short taste of how to implement them in R
MC: Francis Hui (PhD student; UNSW School of Maths and Stats)

Please note that this blog is NOT to be used for indicating that you want to attend. That should have been done via the email sent out by Richard Kingsford earlier.

Unfortunately, blogger does not allow one to attach thing that aren't videos or images, so I've instead provided links to the material I shall be using.

R script:

Thank you.

Yours non-significantly,

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

And the Academy Award for statistical ecology goes to....

While David's acting skills may not match the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, he has already won a academy award...that is, an Australian Academy of Science prize!

David has been awarded the prestigious Christopher Heyde Medal for distinguished research in mathematical sciences by a researcher under the age of 40. The award includes a cash-prize (a random variable taking a uniform distribution between one and one million dollars), which of course he will generously share amongst the members of the eco-stats group at UNSW =D

He will officially receive his award at Academy’s annual meeting in Canberra in May.

Congratulations David!