Royal Statistical Society 2012 Annual International Conference

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  • Date: 31 August 2012

The Royal Statistical Society’s Annual International Conference takes place next week in Telford between 3 and 6 September. The conference will feature high-profile international plenary speakers, invited and contributed presentations, awards presentations, poster sessions, short courses and workshops, and a busy social and networking programme.

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Confirmed plenary speakers include Hal Varian (Google), Martine Durand (OECD), David Hand (Imperial College) and Anthony Davison (EPFL). Andrew Dilnot, new Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, will also give a keynote address.

Of particular interest to readers of Significance will be a talk by James Grime from the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge on Alan Turing, one of our great 20th century mathematicians, a pioneer of computer science and one of the leading code breakers of Bletchley Park during World War II. The session will present a history of both Alan Turing and Enigma, the apparently unbreakable code used by the German military, and will include a full demonstration of an original WWII Enigma Machine!

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