62nd ISI World Statistics Congress: Key Events


  • Date: 09 August 2019
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The 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress will be kicking off in Kuala Lumpur on August 18th. The conference has a packed agenda over the course of six days and we have included a selection of highlights below.

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Bradley Efron, winner of the 2018 International Prize in Statistics, will be opening the conference with a lecture on the topic of ‘Prediction, Estimation and Attribution’. Bradley was awarded the prize for developing the 'bootstrap' method, which went on to transform the way we understand data. The session will be chaired by Helen MacGillivray, President of the ISI. Helen is also the Editor of the journal Teaching Statistics.

The International Statistical Review lecture will take place on August 20th and will be centred around the journal’s paper Recent Developments in Dealing with Item Non‐response in Surveys: A Critical Review. James Brown and Scott Holan, Co-Editor of the journal, will be discussing the paper authored by David Haziza and Sixia Chen.

The following day’s schedule will include the ASMBI Journal Session on the topic of Machine Learning Applications in Nonlife Insurance. The discussion will be chaired by the ASMBI Editor-in-Chief Fabrizio Ruggeri. Later in the day, Deborah Ashby, President of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), will be presenting a lecture on the RSS and how a society with 19th-century roots is staying relevant in the 21st century.

The final day will involve a series of lectures, opening with the Environmetrics Journal Invited Paper Session. The paper under discussion is Remote effects spatial process models for modeling teleconnections by Joshua Hewitt, published in Environmetrics in 2018.

The full conference programme can be viewed here.

The next ISI World Statistics Congress will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, from 11-15 July 2021.

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