We farewell our Occupational Trainee, Na (Natalie) Wang, she returned to China on May 16th.  We wish her great success in completing her PhD thesis.

We welcome Dr Atta Ur Rahman, from Pakistan.  Dr Rahman will be here for 6 months to work on his postdoctoral research through the Australian Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowship. 

We welcome new staff member Dr Insha Ullah, from Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan.  Dr Ullah is CARM’s new Research Fellow who will be working on robust methods for longitudinal data analysis.

We welcome Professor Bruce Brown, from the University of New South Wales.  Professor Brown will be visiting from 24th to 29th June.  As part of the SMOR’s series, Professor Brown will present a talk, Fiducial Nonparametric Statistics, in room 43-218 on Thursday 25th June.



Congratulations to Rinat Akter on her recent wedding.

Please join me in congratulating Professor You-Gan Wang, to the editorial board of ENMO (Environmental Modeling & Assessment).  http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+(default)/journal/10666



We have the following R workshops - Introduction to R with Anthony Richardson & Dave Schoeman

  • Monday 29th June – Wednesday 1st July, 2015

Room:  47A - 241, Sir James Foot Building

Cost:  $250.00 per day

To Register go to http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/node/2239


For all 2015 R-Workshops:

Please go to http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/node/2240



Yan Zhou, Liya Fu and Baoxue, Zhang. (2015). Two nonparametric methods for change-point detection in distribution. Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods (in press)



Staff and students got to meet Dr John Ormerod.  John is from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney.  His research interests include variational approximations, generalised linear mixed models, splines, data mining, semiparametric regression and missing data.

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Published 10 June, 2015