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The Department of Statistical Sciences hosts weekly seminars where visitors and staff present their research.

All are welcome!

Venue: PD Hahn 3
Time: 13h00 – 14h00
Tea: From 12h30 in Statistical Sciences Tea Room.

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Seminars in 2019

Date Speaker Provisional Title/Topic

22 July

Prof Adelchi Azzalini, University of Padua

Combining local and global smoothing in non-parametric density estimation.

29 July

A/Prof Ian Durbach, UCT Design and analysis of large-scale wildlife surveys using camera traps.

5 August

Dr Theoni Photopoulou, CREEM, University of St Andrews, SEEC

Using hidden Markov models to learn about long-term diving behaviou in Weddell seals.

12 August

William Msemburi, UCT


19 August

Neil Watson, UCT
Combining machine learning and decision support to improve tatical decision-making in rugby union.

26 August

Roger Pradel, CNRS Montpellier What are multievent models and what are they useful for?

2 September

Francesca Little, UCT

Growth Curve Modelling.

9 September

Melusi Mavuso, UCT


16 September

Piotr Wolski, CSAG


23 September

Juliet Puliam, SACEMA

Assessing the feasibility of parametric insurance for zoonotic outbreaks.

30 September Bruce Dzenga, Treasury TBA
7 October Christopher Currin, UCT Neuro Science TBA
14 October Etienne Pienaar, UCT TBA