Driving insights from new data sources

As part of the AMSI Summer School 2021, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) in conjunction with The University of Adelaide are proud to host Deriving Insights from New Data Sources, presented by Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University of Technology, QUT Centre for Data Science and ACEMS).

This public lecture is a FREE online event aimed at year 10 students and above, university students and the general public. All are welcome.

Deriving insights from new data sources: virtual reality, thermal imagery, satellites, crowdsourcing. Speaker: Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen.

About the event

One of the major opportunities – and challenges – facing statisticians and data scientists is the diversity of new data sources.

These data motivate an expansion of traditional approaches to statistical modelling and encourage new lines of analysis. In this presentation, Professor Kerrie Mengersen will discuss some of her adventures in analysing and integrating data derived from virtual reality, thermal imagery, satellites and crowdsourcing, primarily in the context of conservation.

About the speaker

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Dr Kerrie Mengersen is a Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Director of the QUT Centre for Data Science and Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

Her research interests include Bayesian methods, dealing with diverse and high-dimensional data, and the interface between statistics and machine learning, with applications in a range of areas including genetic and genomic modelling and analysis.

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