The MOOC is on: Free online courses commence 8th August 2016

MOOC Watch: Free online course explains big data. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is repeating four free courses on big data with the UK-based massive open online course (MOOC) provider FutureLearn. Our first ever Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Big Data attracted more than 40-thousand enrolments for the four courses combined.  These courses are designed…

PhD Scholarships in Bayesian Learning – available now

PhD Scholarships in Bayesian Learning for Decision Making in the Big Data Era QUT is one of Australia’s most valuable contributors in research and provides quality-assured research solutions for industry, government, and the non-profit and community sectors. The Statistical Science Discipline within the Mathematical Sciences School, Science and Engineering Faculty at Queensland University of Technology…

2nd Jaguar Conservation trip to Peru

Virtual reality helps protect Amazon Jaguars: Amazon Jaguar Project Attracts Worldwide Attention Professor Kerrie Mengersen led a team into the Amazon jungle in Peru late last year. The aim of the project was to combine mathematical statistical modelling with new, virtual reality technology in an effort to track and, hopefully, save the jaguar population in Peru. Kerrie…

Brag Meeting 7th July 2016

When: Thursday 7th July 2016, 15:00-16:00. Location: GP-H405 Guest speaker Andreas Futschik presenting at 3pm  This Thursday we have guest speaker Andreas Futschik presenting at 3pm, which will replace our standard BRAG meeting for the fortnight. We will start our new BRAG presentation schedule next fortnight. Andreas Futschik (JKU Linz Austria) will be giving a talk this…

BRAG PhD Student Earl Duncan attended ISBA 2016

BRAG PhD Student Earl Duncan attended the ISBA 2016 World meeting in Sardinia, Italy  and presented a poster Space-time models for unusual and unstable trends in mammography utilisation Bayesian spatiotemporal modelling for identifying unusual and unstable trends in mammography utilisation Earl W Duncan Nicole M White Kerrie Mengersen Abstract Objectives To compare two Bayesian models capable…

MOOC Watch: Part 4 commences 27th June: New free online course explains big data

MOOC Watch: New free online course explains big data. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is launching four free courses on big data with the UK-based massive open online course (MOOC) provider FutureLearn.  The four short courses, each requiring only four hours study over two weeks, are from the university’s Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers. The…