|Title||Statistical Models Meet New Technology: merging the old and the new|
|Presenter||Kerrie Mengersen (Queensland University of Technology)|
|Author(s)||Prof Kerrie Mengersen|
It is an exciting time to be a statistician. The wide variety of sources and types of data that are now available to statisticians offer new avenues for describing, understanding and modelling our world. New technology such as virtual reality, wearables and sensors can deliver data to inform about health and society, business and industry, agriculture and environment. The challenge for us now is how to enlarge our statistical skill-set to model and analyse these data effectively. In this presentation, I will discuss some of our experiences in merging new technology and statistical models. Examples will include using virtual reality to create a jaguar corridor in the Peruvian Amazon, satellites for official statistics, wearables for sport and elephants, and sensors for smart cities.
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