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Live Streaming of Lectures at UC (Wednesdays)

Ihaka Lectures

An annual series of lectures celebrating Professor Ross Ihaka’s contribution to the development of R and its leading role in statistical computing is offered by the University of Auckland’s Department of Statistics.

The lectures will be live streamed
 at UC:
Room DA02 at UC’s Dovedale Campus

First Lecture: 8 March, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm
Topic: “Expressing Yourself with R“,
Speaker: Hadley Wickham

Second Lecture: 15 March, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm
Topic: R and data journalism in New Zealand,
Speaker: Harkanwal Singh

Third Lecture: 22 March, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm
Topic: Interactive visualisation and fast computation of the solution path for convex clustering and biclustering,
Speaker: Dr Genevera Allen

Fourth Lecture: 29 March, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm
Topic: Statistical computing in a (more) static environment,
Speaker: Ross Ihaka

For more information, please contact: Richard.Penny@stats.govt.nz

Details of the lecture series are available here

From the site: The Ihaka lectures
The series is named after Ross Ihaka, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland. Ross, along with Robert Gentleman, co-created R – a statistical programming language now used by the majority of the world’s practicing statisticians. It is difficult to over-emphasise the importance of Associate Professor Ihaka’s contribution to our field. We named this lecture series in his honour, as a way to recognise his work and his contributions to our field in perpetuity.

Call for Participation in the first ever Twin Study at UC

At the School of Health Sciences, College of Education, we are conducting a study to understand if our genes can influence how we choose to learn (our “learning preferences”). If you are a twin or if you know someone who is a twin and goes to uni or polytech in New Zealand, we welcome you to join us in our study and find out for yourself your own preference for learning. In turn, you will help us to unravel the mystery of genetics of learning. The study is approved by the UC Human Ethics Committee, and the PI of this study is Dr Arindam Basu at the School of Health Sciences.

If you are a twin or you know someone who is a twin, please visit our webpage and fill in the form.

For more information please contact: arindam.basu@canterbury.ac.nz