The 3rd Young-ISA meeting will take place from 10am – 5pm on Friday October 7th, 2022 at the University of Limerick (Room AD2-010, Bernal Institute). The event is free to attend for ISA members* but you must register here.
*You are already an ISA member if you attended CASI 2022, or, alternatively, you can become a member here (and this is free for students).
This event will bring together many career-young statisticians in Ireland to focus on collaborative workflow in Statistics and Data Science, using tools such as Github to carry out projects within teams. We will host two keynote talks and a round table featuring Dr. Isabella Gollini (University College Dublin) and Dr. Fernando de Pol Mayer (Maynooth University), as well as short research talks delivered by career-young researchers from different Irish universities, distributed over two presentation rounds. The winners of the Young-ISA Twitter Poster Conference will be announced at this event. Please check here for more detail on how to participate.
Date: Monday 25th April, 10am-4:30pm Location: LCI-G018, ILAS Building, NUI Galway Organisers: Nicola Fitz-Simon and Laura Boyle for the ISA and RSS Medical Section Registration: This event is free to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 13th April; registration will be confirmed by return email. If the event is oversubscribed priority will be given to PhD students, ISA and RSS members.
Keynote talks will be delivered by Dr Darren Dahly (University College Cork), Dr Anthony Masters (co-author with David Spiegelhalter of “Covid by numbers”), Prof Adele Marshall (Queens University Belfast), and Prof Cathal Walsh (University of Limerick). There will also be two sessions covering research carried out under the SFI COVID-19 Rapid Response scheme and applications with HSE, HPSC and NISRA data.
The Department of Statistics within the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Cork is pleased to host the 42nd Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland from Monday 16th May to Wednesday 18th May 2022 in Garryvoe Hotel in East Cork, winner of the prestigious title of “Coastal Escape of the Year” in the Irish Hotel Awards 2021 for both Munster and Ireland. See www.casi.ie for further details.
This is the 2nd Young-ISA meeting, which will take place virtually on Friday 28th January 2022 from 10.00am – 4.30pm. There is no charge for attending this event, but registration is required using the Eventbrite link here by Wednesday 26th January 2022.
This event is open to all early career statisticians (including postgraduate and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and lecturers) and all ISA members. It will gather together statisticians from across Ireland for a series of talks dedicated to Communication and Reproducibility in Statistics.
Keynote talks will be delivered by Prof Andrew Parnell (Maynooth University) and Prof Ailish Hannigan (University of Limerick), and two further sessions are devoted to showcasing research projects conducted by postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers across Ireland.
Maynooth University is pleased to host the 41st Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland on Wednesday May 12th (short course) and Thursday May 13th (main conference). This is a virtual event where details of attendance will be sent to registered participants only. There is no registration cost. See www.casi.ie for further details.
Can computers relieve data analysts of the arduous task of graphically diagnosing models?
Computer vision has come a long way in recent years. The models produced can now be used to automatically inspect the quality of items emerging along production lines, identify objects in photos and even navigate an autonomous vehicle.
Despite the fact that visualisation plays a major role in data analysis, the use and interpretation of graphics by data scientists/statisticians is subjective. Analysts rely almost entirely on their own judgement, years of experience and an implicit calculation of uncertainty when interpreting graphics. Considering data plots as a type of statistic encourages towards an inferential approach to reading data plots. By formalising data visualisation in this way, we can explore the possibility of training a computer vision model to do this visual inference task.
In this talk, I will give an introduction to these ideas and then present the results of computer vision model for evaluating residual plots, used for diagnosing statistical model fits, comparing them to human evaluations of the same plots. Who do you think wins?
The School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to host the 40th Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland on Thursday June 25th which will be a virtual event. This is a free event, but registration is necessary. See www.casi.ie for further details.