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Statistically Significant Careers is back on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at Queen’s University Belfast.
On Wednesday 30th January we are pleased to be hosting our annual careers event, Statistically Significant Careers, to showcase the wide range of mathematical and statistical careers available. As well as talks from employers, the event will end with a networking opportunity with pizza!
The event offers a unique opportunity for mathematics/statistics based undergraduates and graduates to meet their future employers. Professionals from a variety of top employers within the UK will be attending and sharing their expertise and experience – making this the ideal occasion to get advice on application processes, potential job opportunities and future career progression.
Everyone is welcome. Please use the link below to register for the event and to see further details of the companies attending:
Places are limited, so please sign up to secure your ticket for the event.
If you have any queries, please contact Lisa McFetridge (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hope to see you all there!
The YSS Statistical Showcase 2018 is an event which showcases the wide spectrum of career paths available to young statisticians and users of statistics.
Morning Training Session: Tour of the Tidyverse
Keynote speakers: Professor Denise Lievesley & Professor David Spiegelhalter
When: Friday 19th October 2019
Where: Shelter, 4 Garrett Street, London, EC1Y 0TY
For more information and to register, please follow this link.
Registration fees for the day are as follows:
|Concessionary RSS Fellow||£20||FREE|
|Non- RSS Fellow:||£50||£20|
Click on the pictures below to see the programme and speakers list for the day:
The YSS are hosting a number of professional development and networking events to help you get the most out of the RSS conference in Cardiff.
Join us Tuesday at 08:30 for our “Young Statisticians Guide to the Conference” session to get the top tips on how to make the most of the conference.
Meet fellow career-young statisticians at our Young Statisticians Lunch Reception (13:15 Tuesday) and Pub Quiz Night (20:30 Wednesday).
Don’t miss our RSS Prizewinners sessions:
The Young Statistician’s Section (YSS) of the Royal Statistical Society are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the YSS committee for 2019. Being a member of the YSS committee is a commitment but very rewarding (and lots of fun!). It’s a great opportunity to network with your peers. If you are interested in finding out more information, please click HERE.
Professional Development… Volunteering… Prize Winners… Events…
We’ve just released our Royal Statistical Society 2018 Conference Special Bulletin – a quick guide to the sessions the Young Statisticians Section will be running at this years’ RSS Annual Conference in Cardiff this September!
Each year the YSS aims to squeeze as many career development sessions, prize-winner presentations, and networking opportunities into the RSS Conference as we can, and this year is no exception!
Why not join us, show your support, and help us celebrate the achievements of other young statisticians at one of our many prize winner sessions.
Or find out how you can get involved in our volunteering sessions; which highlight opportunities within the UK and abroad, and demonstrate activities that have been developed for use in schools and science fairs.
And of course, come and meet the team and network with your peers at our pub quiz and networking lunch reception!
Check out the Bulletin to find out more!
Dr Davide Pigoli (King’s College London): “Introduction and Background to Discussion Paper”
The “Applied Statistics to Health & Medicine (YSM Prize Winners)” event was jointly hosted by the Glasgow Local group and the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society and was a livestreamed event. The event consisted of Young Statisticians Meeting (YSM) prize winners Emily Granger (University of Manchester) and Kathryn Leeming (University of Bristol) presenting about their PhD statistical research in health and medical contexts. The event was chaired by Johnathan Love and had approximately 30 in person attendees at the University of Glasgow and 16 attendees that joined via livestream.
Emily Granger (YSM Prize Winner, 2016) presented her research on propensity score diagnostics and the challenges we face when ascertaining if a propensity-based estimate is unbiased. In a health context and when dealing with observational patient data, these scores (defined as a patient’s probability of receiving treatment conditional on their baseline characteristics) are becoming an increasingly popular method used to account for confounders. However, Emily highlighted that there is some debate on the reliability of these scores, particularly the balancing of these scores across covariate distributions. Emily outlined why some of the balance diagnostics could possibly mislead users of propensity scores: results from a simulation study indicated commonly used diagnostics, e.g. standardised differences, can be unreliable. Emily also discussed her future plans on developing new propensity score diagnostics, such as cumulative prevalence.
In the second part of the session, Kathryn Leeming (YSM Prize Winner 2017), presented her research on network time series, which are data collected over time at nodes of a graph/network and occur in a wide variety of areas including environmental, financial and indeed medical. Kathryn presented results of analyses, which involved the Network Autoregressive (NAR) framework, using England-based Mumps disease incidence data. Kathryn also highlighted features of the NAR model and demonstrated how to recover an un-weighted graph from a multivariate time series using the NAR model. Kathryn also highlighted the advantages of using network-based methods for analysing such medical data and compared the performance of these methods to those which do not involve utilising network structures.
Overall, this was an engaging session on modern statistical methods applicable to the fields of health and medicine.