Category «ISA Short Course»

Statistical Approaches to Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Island of Ireland

Workshop funded by the Irish Statistical Association, with support from the Royal Statistical Society

Slides from this event can be downloaded here.

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 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 full programme is available here.

ISA Workshop: Novel Applications of Statistical Methods

Novel Applications of Statistical Methods

  • Date: Friday June 28, 2019
  • Location: University College Cork
  • Duration: 10:00-16:30

There is no charge for attending the workshop. Priority will be given to ISA members in the case of over subscription. To register your interest, email by Friday June 14, 2019. Please ensure “ISA-short course: NASM” appears in the subject line. Your place at the workshop will be confirmed via return email.

The invited speakers are:

  1. Prof. John Hinde (National University of Ireland, Galway): Count Data Regression Models: Properties, Applications and Extensions
  2. Prof. Sally McClean (Ulster University): Process Modelling, Process Mining and Big Data
  3. Dr. Cóilín Minto (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology): Challenges of missing data in fisheries science
  4. Dr. Amirhossein Jalali (University College Dublin): Interactive tools in data and model visualisation
  5. Dr. Kevin Hayes (University College Cork): Evaluating the utility of effect size based inference

Short Courses

The ISA runs courses and workshops on a regular basis. These aim to bring the best of theoretical and applied statistics to academic, industrial and public service statisticians and statistics students. More information can be found here.

ISA Workshop: Frontiers in Functional Data Analysis

The ISA sponsored workshop “Frontiers in Functional Data Analysis” will bring together the international acclaimed founder of functional data analysis Prof. James O. Ramsay and leaders in this field in Ireland to present and discuss recent progress in FDA, and to identify important challenges for the future. Dr Michelle Carey (UCD) will also deliver a 2-hour masterclass on parameter estimation for differential equations using semi-parametric penalized regression.

The workshop will take place on Friday March 9th 2018 from 9am-5pm at O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Dublin.

Register your attendance at the following link: registration (note that registration is free). Closing date for registration is February 1st 2018.

Short Course: Imprecise Probability – A Gentle Overview

The ISA sponsored short course “Imprecise Probability – A Gentle Overview” will be delivered by Cassio P. de Campos (Reader, Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing, Queen’s University Belfast) and Alessandro Antonucci (Senior Researcher, Swiss AI Lab IDSIA). Hosted by Trinity College Dublin, the course will take place on Tuesday November 14th 2017 at 9.00am in the Yeats Suite of the O’Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2.

Registration (which includes coffee breaks and lunch) is €20 for students and €30 otherwise. There is also a 50% discount for ISA members. More details can be found at To register for this course, please email  Attendees are also invited to attend the celebration of the 50th year of the Statistics Department at Trinity College Dublin taking place afterwards.