M4 Forecasting Conference

Following the highly successful M4 Forecasting Competition, there will be a conference held on 10-11 December at Tribeca Rooftop, New York, to discuss the results. The conference will elaborate on the findings of the M4 Competition, with prominent speakers from leading business firms and top universities. Nassim Nicholas Taleb will deliver a keynote address about uncertainty in forecasting and Spyros Makridakis will discuss how organizations can benefit by improving the accuracy of their predictions and assessing uncertainty realistically.

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MeDaScIn 2018

The annual Melbourne Data Science Initiative (or MeDaScIn, pronounced medicine) is on again next month (24-27 September) with lots of tutorials, and the annual datathon. This year there will be a “Forecasting with R” workshop (25 September) led my two of my Monash colleagues – George Athanasopoulos and Elena Sanina. Another great tutorial will be led by Steph Kovalchik (from Tennis Australia) on sports analytics with R (24 September). For the full list of tutorials, see the MeDaScIn website.

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Recent publications

  • Catherine Leigh, Omar Alsibai, Rob J Hyndman, Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi, Olivia C King, James M McGree, Catherine Neelamraju, Jennifer Strauss, Priyanga Dilini Talagala, Ryan S Turner, Kerrie Mengersen, Erin E Peterson (2018) A framework for automated anomaly detection in high frequency water-quality data from in situ sensors. Abstract  pdf
  • Catherine Leigh, Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi, James M McGree, Rob J Hyndman, Omar Alsibai, Kerrie Mengersen, Erin E Peterson (2018) Predicting Sediment and Nutrient Concentrations in Rivers Using High Frequency Water Quality Surrogates. Abstract  pdf
  • Pablo Montero-Manso, George Athanasopoulos, Rob J Hyndman, Thiyanga S Talagala (2018) FFORMA: Feature-based Forecast Model Averaging. Abstract  pdf
  • Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi, Mario A Muñoz, Rob J Hyndman and Kate Smith-Miles (2018) On normalization and algorithm selection for unsupervised outlier detection. Abstract  pdf

Recent and upcoming seminars

  • Writing for Researchers. (16 October 2018) More info...
  • Forecasting the future of the power industry: What can you learn from smart meter data?. (18 September 2018) More info...
  • Developing good research habits. (22 August 2018) More info...
  • ACEMS Forecasting Workshop. (26 July 2018) More info...