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
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.
James Kortum (Lecturer in Flute, Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
Bridget Douglas (Principal Flute, NZSO.)
The Symposium marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the UC School of Music as teaching and performance activities are relocated to the Arts Centre this month.
The International Flute Symposium 2017 is a three-day Symposium packed with masterclasses and performances drawing on the expertise of some of the world’s best players brought to Christchurch by the UC School of Music.
Emily Beynon is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and is a highly regarded performer and teacher with a long history as principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. She also performs with many other orchestras across Europe. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses internationally.
Associated artists James Kortum (Lecturer in Flute, Sydney Conservatorium of Music), Bridget Douglas (Principal Flute, NZSO) and UC School of Music Flute Tutor Anthony Ferner (CSO Principal Flute) will join Emily to perform in the Symposium Gala Concert on Sunday evening featuring works by composers including Otar Taktakishvili, Georges Hüe, Toru Takemitsu and UC School of Music Associate Professor Chris Cree Brown.
For more information on the Symposium click here or contact Anthony Ferner email@example.com ph 021 244 4023. A Flute Symposium daily and half day observer fee is available.
The Gala Concert starts at 7pm on Sunday Evening, 5 February at the Merivale Lane Theatre, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, 59 Hewitts Rd, Merivale. Tickets are $40 Adult, $15 Student, Door Sales Only.