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Programme and speakers


The welcome reception will take place from 5:30pm on the afternoon of Monday 25 November, where delegates can also register their attendance and receive their conference name tag and pack.
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The conference proceedings themselves will begin on Tuesday 26 November; a further opportunity to register will be provided that morning.
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The complete conference programme and booklet:
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Professor Adrian BaddeleyProfessor Adrian Baddeley

Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Adrian Baddeley is an internationally recognised researcher in spatial statistics and related fields. He has developed new statistical methodology for analysing spatial patterns of points, using a wide variety of techniques, and has implemented it in open-source software.

His numerous distinctions include the Pitman Medal, Hannan Medal, Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science, and an ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award.

In his spare time he enjoys underwater photography and learning to fly aeroplanes.

Professor Martin HazeltonProfessor Martin Hazelton

Dept. of Statistics, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ; and Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ

Martin Hazelton is a prolific researcher with interests in smoothing methods, network tomography and transport modelling, and spatial statistics. In particular, his efforts in developing statistical theory and methodology for the analysis of complex traffic flow data has netted numerous successful Marsden Fund grants.

Variously described as one of New Zealand's top statistical theorists, he has received the premier research prize of the NZSA and is frequently asked by the media to comment on important local matters such as how many Cherry Ripes one can expect to receive in a box of assorted chocolates.

Favoured leisure activities include crosswords, chess, football and producing large words in a refined British accent.

Associate Professor Barbara HollandProfessor Barbara Holland

School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia

Barbara Holland works within the Discipline of Mathematics with the Theoretical Phylogenetics research group and lectures mostly in Statistics. Barbara completed a PhD in Mathematical Biology at Massey University in New Zealand followed by postdoctoral studies at the Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany) and in the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution (New Zealand).

Since beginning her PhD she has enjoyed the challenge of working with biologists in trying to translate the problems they face into the language of mathematics and statistics, and is often backed up by sizeable competitive research funds.

The areas of mathematics/statistics that she uses frequently in her research include stochastic models, continuous-time Markov chains, combinatorial optimisation, maximum likelihood, and simulation.

In her downtime she likes playing bridge and torturing ukuleles.

Associate Professor Ivy LiuAssociate Professor Ivy Liu

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ

Ivy Liu is an associate professor and Head of School at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Victoria University of Wellington.

Her main research area is in Categorical Data Analysis, including ordinal response data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, repeated measurements, and their applications. She has received numerous grants for her research, including successful Marsden Fund applications for her work in cluster analysis and dimension reduction.

Away from work she enjoys travel, food, family, and Birkam yoga.