Biometry Hub staff attend Young Statisticians Conference
Young biometricians from the Biometry Hub attended the 2019 Young Statisticians Conference in Canberra early in October (1st-2nd October). The conference comprised young and early career statisticians from around Australia and New Zealand, discussing a variety of topics ranging from biostatistics to machine learning.
The theme of the conference was “visualising the future” with an emphasis on celebrating the achievements of women in statistics. The key note speakers included Teresa Dickinson (ABS), Alison Hill (RStudio), Calvin Hung (QuantumBlack) and Margarita Moreno-Betancur (VicBiostats).
Sam, Annie and Wendy gave talks during the session on Statistical Computing, Agricultural and Environmental statistics.
Sam Rogers: A comparison of linear mixed model packages in R for analysis of plant breeding comparative experiments;
Annie Conway: A genome-wide association study on drought tolerance in barley;
Wendy Li: Experiments on canola emergence for Ag Science students: project-based teaching of statistics.