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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National Science Week Melbourne Mathematics Activities

Next week is National Science Week and there are a few mathematics activities happening around Melbourne that are being sponsored by ACEMS.   Elsewhere in Melbourne: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Public Talk: Is this your card? Location: University of Melbourne Speakers: Anthony Mays & Jen Palisse Pick a card, any card! The immortal phrase of the magician. In this talk, we’ll look at some great card tricks that have simple maths behind them.

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Recent publications

  • Yanfei Kang, Rob J Hyndman, Feng Li (2018) Efficient generation of time series with diverse and controllable characteristics. Abstract  pdf
  • Puwasala Gamakumara, Anastasios Panagiotelis, George Athanasopoulos and Rob J Hyndman (2018) Probabilistic forecasts in hierarchical time series. Abstract  pdf
  • Jue Wang, George Athanasopoulos, Rob J Hyndman and Shouyang Wang (2018) Crude oil price forecasting based on internet concern using an extreme learning machine. International Journal of Forecasting, 34(4), 665-677. Abstract DOI
  • Alexander Dokumentov, Rob J Hyndman, Leonie Tickle (2018) Bivariate smoothing of mortality surfaces with cohort and period ridges. Stat, to appear. Abstract DOI  pdf

Recent and upcoming seminars

  • 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...
  • Tidy forecasting in R. (13 July 2018) More info...