NZSA UnConference 2022


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November 23, 2022

The NZSA (New Zealand Statistical Association) UnConference took place at the University of Auckland, November 22–23 2022. With 135 people attending including \(\sim\) 40 graduate students, we had 18 students giving talks in the Student Prize competition! With plenary talks from our own Dr Charlotte Jones-Todd & Prof. Russell Millar alongside Prof. Richard Barker University of Otago and Prof. Elena Moltchanova University of Canterbury we saw over 56 contributed talks in total.

A huge congratulations to Anna Redmond (University of Otago) as well as our own Adam Bartonicek & Brad Drayton for their winning student presentations. They all got to take home some nice goodies thanks to Harmonic Analytics and the New Zealand Statistical Association!

Student presentation awards. From left to right Adam Bartonicek, Anna Redmond, and Brad Drayton. Far-right representative from Harmonic Analytics sponsor of the awards

Another huge round of applause goes to our own Dr Matt Edwards who received the NZSA Worsley Early Career Award and AP Ting Wang (University of Otago) the Littlejohn Research Award.

For excellence in the application of statistics in the industry, the Jean Thompson prize went to Dr Ian Westbrooke (Department of Conservation). Len Cook, CBE fr. (IGPS Victoria University of Wellington) received the Campbell Award for his prolonged and outstanding contribution to the promotion and development of statistics.

Ian Westbrooke from DOC receives the Jean Thompson prize presented by Beatrix Jones

Len Cook, CBE fr. IGPS Victoria University of Wellington receives the Campbell Award presented by Beatrix Jones

James Curran, Vannessa Cave, and Matthew Parry showcased their tartan at the UnConference dinner