Welcome to Dr Hongbin Guo
Dr Hongbin Guo
Hongbin joins SAGO as a postdoctoral research fellow, following the award of his PhD in statistics from the University of Auckland in 2019. Working with Dr Tilman Davies, Prof Martin Hazelton and Prof Adrian Baddeley, he is currently tackling difficult tasks in disentangling deterministic and stochastic effects in spatial point processes.
Vacancy: two-year fixed term position in Statistics
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Applications are invited for a two-year fixed-term position as Lecturer to join the Statistics Group in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This opportunity would suit recent PhD graduate who is looking to pursue an academic career.
We encourage applications from candidates in any area of statistics. Research strengths of the department include Bayesian inference, ecological and environmental statistics, hidden Markov models, scoring rules, smoothing methods, spatial statistics and point processes, statistical inverse problems, stochastic modelling, clinical trials, epidemiology, quantitative genetics, and statistical genetics.
Congratulations to Taylor Hamlin for being awarded an Antarctica New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship. Taylor's research is investigating the movement, feeding habits, and breeding success of Adélie penguins at Cape Bird. In the news release Antarctica New Zealand Chief Scientific Advisor Professor John Cottle states that "Antarctica New Zealand is committing to expanding New Zealand’s Antarctic Science expertise and supporting the next generation of Early Career researchers".
Students wanted: Simon Marais Competition
The Simon Marais Competition for 2020 is on October 10. Students compete individually or in pairs for a prize pool of over $100,000!
Are you interested? To enter, please contact your local coordinators by September 24: Jörg Hennig (email@example.com) or Robert Van Gorder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
History sometimes repeats
99 years after his great-grandfather received a Beverly Scholarship, Conor Hassan was awarded one too. Except for a twist of fate, this connection might have gone unnoticed. Conor is an Honours student in statistics and we're sure his great-grandfather would be very proud of his accomplishments.
This webinar was a special installment of the Otago Modellers Group (OMG) seminar series, which aims to connect modellers across all disciplines at the University of Otago. To become involved in the OMG, get in touch with Fabien Montiel.