|| Royal Statistical Society
Edinburgh Local Group
Welcome to the webpages of the Edinburgh local group of the Royal Statistical Society. We arrange an annual programme of talks and workshops intended to appeal to anyone with an interest in statistics. All of our events are free, and are open both to members of the RSS and to non-members. We typically organise 6-8 events per year, which are usually held on a Tuesday evening. Refreshments are available beforehand, and events are usually followed by a trip to either a pub or a restaurant.
Presentations from Recent Events
Event in 2015:
"Quantitative Approaches to Financial Risks" on Thursday 29 January 2015
Juthamon Sithipolvanichgul - Scoring Method of Enterprise Risk Management.
Dr Douglas McLean - Challenges in Asset and Liability Proxy Modelling in Insurance.
Event in 2014:
"Big Data from Two Perspectives" on Thursday 16 October 2014
Prof Mark Keane - (Big) Data Analytics: From Word Counts to Population Opinions. (.pdf file)
Prof Marian Scott - Are there New Challenges in Environmetrics Arising from "Big Data?"
"Perceptions of the Weight of Statistical Evidence among Scientists" on Monday 19 May 2014
Richard D. Morey (From personal website)
"The Early History of Bayesian Statistics" on Tuesday 15 April 2014
Tom Leonard (slides) (.pptx file)
"Scotland's Referendum: Statistical Perspectives" on Wednesday 26th March 2014
Jim Cuthbert (statistician) & Margaret Cuthbert (economist) - The medium is (very much) the message (.ppt file)
David Walsh (GCPH, Glasgow) - Scotland: health, its determinants, and the potential implications of independence (.pdf file)
Roger Halliday (Chief Statistician) - The production of official statistics (.pptx file)
John Curtice (Strathclyde University) - The performance of the polls (.pptx file)
"Census 2011: Results so far and innovative ways to access data " on Tuesday 25 February 2014
Sandy Taylor - Scotland's Census 2011 (.pdf file)
Justin Hayes - New and easier ways of working with aggregate data and geographies from UK censuses (.ppt file)
Event in 2013:
"Freeing the power of administrative data" on Tuesday 12 November 2013
Dr Stephen Pavis (slides) (.pptx file)
"Bayesian computing with INLA" on Thursday 19 Sept 2013
Dr Andrew Lawson (slides) (.pdf file)
Dr Janine Illian (slides) (.pdf file)
"Stories and Statistics: what can the Sally Clark case tell us about the psychology of evidential reasoning?" on Tuesday 11 June 2013
Slides (.ppt file)
"The mysterious case of the disappearing crime in Scotland" on Tuesday 30 April 2013
Prof Susan McVie: slides (.pdf file)
"Using statistics to study wildlife" on Monday 18 February 2013
Dr Ruth King: slides (.pdf file)
Dr Kate Searle: slides (.pptx file)
Event in 2012:
"Alcohol in Scotland: from evidence to action" on Tuesday 13 November 2012
Slides (.ppt file)
"Matching of administrative data to validate the 2011 Census in England and Wales" on Wednesday 31 October 2012
Slides (.pptx file)
Royal Statistical Society Interdisciplinary Debate on Tuesday 12 June 2012:
Randomized controlled trials in medical research - gold standard or unhealthy fixation?
Professor Nancy Cartwright: slides (.pptx file)
Professor Nancy Cartwright: talk (.docx file)
Professor Gillian Raab: talk (.docx file)
Professor Gillian Raab: notes (.docx file)
How much does statistical illiteracy cost? GetStats event on Tuesday 27th March 2012
David Walker: slides (.pptx file)
Local Group CommitteeCommittee for 2014 session
Currently on maternity break:
Details of past meetings are available here:
If you would like to receive email notifications of events that are organised by the group then please contact Jiayi Liu and ask to be added to the mailing list. Announcements of meetings are also posted to the ALLSTAT mailing list two weeks prior to the meeting.
This page is maintained by Jiayi Liu. Last updated 26 February 2015.