The Young Statisticians Meeting (YSM) is an annual event specifically designed for, and organised by, career-young statisticians. This year the conference took place at Keele University, on the 27th and 28th of July, with a fantastic programme of keynote speakers, delegate presentations, a poster session, and an evening social.
The two-day conference offers a fantastic opportunity for early-career statisticians and students to present their research in a friendly environment, network amongst peers, and discover the diverse range of areas that statistics may be applied to.
The plenary sessions provided insights into the fields of sports analytics (Prof Ian McHale), data visualisation (Prof Julius Sim), official statistics (Dr Gary Brown), and data science (Dr Aimee Gott). A wide range of delegate talks covered a variety of applications including clinical trial, genetics, meta-analysis, statistical theory, and public health.
The highlight of the conference was the conference dinner and ceilidh at the picturesque Keele Hall, a brilliant ice-breaker!
The conference closed with the awarding of the RSS sponsored prizes for best presentations and poster. Congratulations once again to Usama Ali, Katie O’Farrell, Kathryn Leeming, and Abigail Higgins.