Join us to celebrate Women in Statistics & Data Science
on International Women’s Day 2019!
Friday 8th March: 17:00 to 20:00
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London, EC1Y 8LX
FREE EVENT – REGISTER NOW!
This event, jointly organised by the Young Statisticians and History of Statistics Sections of the RSS, will feature talks from a number of statisticians and data scientists celebrating and supporting women in statistics.
16:30 to 17:00:
Registration with refreshments
17:00 to 17:30: Past Dr Linda Wijlaars (University College London)
Dr Linda Wijlaars (University College London)will present the life and accomplishments of epidemiological pioneer Dr Janet Elizabeth Lane-Claypon.
17:30 to 18:00: Present
Professor Deborah Ashby (Imperial College London and President of the RSS) will discuss women in statistics at present.
18:00 to 19:00: Future
Our panel Dr Susan Lovick (Phastar), Dr Lauren Rodgers (University of Exeter, Women in Mathematics Committee), Fatima Batool (University College London, Women in Data Science), and Maria Skoularidou (University of Cambridge, RSS Women in Statistics Special Interest Group) will share their experiences and engage in an audience discussion on the future of women in statistics and data science.
Registration is FREE but pre-registration is required, please register using the link below:
19:00 to 20:00: Wine Reception
This event will be followed by a Drinks Reception sponsored by Phastar
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 (email@example.com).
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.
23rd May 2018, review by David McLernon & Altea Lorenzo-Arribas (YSS)
The YRS Symposium aims to encourage early career researchers who are interested in statistics to chat about their research and to hear inspiring talks from peers and external speakers. The long-term aim is to create a supportive community of practice. The event was held in the architecturally impressive Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, and was organised by a committee of young statisticians from the RSS Highlands Local Group, University of Aberdeen, and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS).
YRS 2018 was a great success, selling out with over 60 participants from Scottish research institutions and universities based in the Highlands.
The first session of selected talks from early career researchers covered a range of health topics, from mental health to nutrition. The society session focused on economic modelling and the two talks in the environment session dealt with spatial models in fishery studies. A wide range of topics also featured at the poster session, including ecological occupancy models, juror systems probabilistic analysis and medical studies.
The symposium also included two fantastic keynote speakers; Jen Rogers, Director of Statistical Consultancy at the University of Oxford and RSS Vice President for External Affairs, and Liberty Vittert, Mitchell lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Jen gave an interactive overview of risk misconceptions and stats misuse in media and advertising. Liberty grabbed the audience with thought-provoking examples (including humanitarian aid work at the UN Refugee agency) highlighting the importance of making data relevant to people. During lunch there was an opportunity to network through a speed dating exercise.
The variety and high quality of the research showcased at the symposium made it extremely difficult for the jury to choose the recipients of the two prizes; Charlotte Huggins (University of Aberdeen) won the best presentation award (£50 Amazon voucher) for her talk, “Assessing the ability to understand one’s own emotional state”, and Tiberiu Pana (University of Aberdeen) won the poster award (£20) with a depiction of his research on “Impact of heart failure on stroke mortality and recurrence”. Additionally, best tweet of the day was awarded to Alessandra Jibbs (University of Aberdeen) for an entertaining GIF of our YRS mascot, Norma the Normal!
Professor David Elston, ex-director of BioSS closed what he defined as an “inspirational event that has brought together the best of the RSS, the Highlands Local Group and the YSS in terms of interaction between different stats applications, visibility of young researchers and networking”. He also gifted us with a quote to remember: “there are three ways of reaching decisions: tradition, prejudice and statistical analysis (of the right data set)”. We would agree that the symposium included a remarkable collection of work aiming for the latter.
YRS2018 in numbers
A ‘wakelet’ highlighting the presence of the YRS symposium on Twitter can be found on: http://wke.lt/w/s/FRQeI
The analytics of the event tweets can be seen below:
Acknowledgments: We would like to thank the YRS committee, the YSS, and the RSS for their continuous support and promotion of this event.