AusMacroData is a new website that encourages and facilitates the use of quantitative, publicly available Australian macroeconomic data. The Australian Macro Database hosted at ausmacrodata.org provides a user-friendly front end for searching among over 40000 economic variables and is loosely based on similar international sites such as the Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED). Continue reading →
The International Symposium on Forecasting is a little unusual for an academic conference in that it has always had a strong presence of forecasters working in business and industry as well as academic forecasters, mostly at universities. We value the combination and interaction as it helps the academics understand the sorts of problems facing forecasters in practice, and it helps practitioners stay abreast of new methods and developments coming out of forecasting research.
For the next ISF to be held in Cairns, Australia, in June 2017, we have a great line-up of forecast practitioners discussing some of their forecasting challenges (and solutions). These speakers and their topics are listed below. Continue reading →
A major news outlet interviewed me on predictive analytics. Here were my responses. Continue reading →
Someone sent me some questions by email, and I decided to answer some of them here. Continue reading →
The University of Melbourne is advertising for a “Professor in Statistics (Data Science)”. Melbourne (the city) is fast becoming a vibrant centre for data science and applied statistics, with more than 4700 people signed up for the Data Science Meetup Group, a thriving start-up scene, the group at Monash Business School (including Di Cook and me), and the Monash Centre for Data Science (including Geoff Webb and Wray Buntine). Not to mention that Melbourne is a wonderful place to live, having won the “World’s most liveable city” award from the Economist for the last 6 years in a row.
Actually, the Uni of Melbourne currently has two professorships on offer — the other being the Peter Hall Chair in Mathematical Statistics. (Not sure that anyone would actually feel qualified to have a job with that title!)
So any professors of statistics out there looking for a new challenge, please consider coming to Melbourne. We’ll even invite you to visit us from time to time at Monash.
I’m currently in the Netherlands for a few weeks, and I’ll be giving a seminar at the Data Science Centre in Eindhoven next Wednesday afternoon on “Visualization of big time series data”. Details follow. Continue reading →
One of the great services of the Statistical Society of Australia is an excellent jobs board advertising available jobs for statisticians, data analysts, data scientists, etc. Jobs can be filtered by industry, location and job function.
Today the SSA announced a new service to job seekers: CV/Resume Critique. Continue reading →