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With only a few days to go the ASC – IMS 2014 Organising Committee are pleased to announce the release of the final program and conference app!

All presenters should now have received their final presentation time confirmation letter and briefing information. Please click here to download the updated program.

To access the conference app click here.

To help with your arrival and stay in Sydney we have put together a pre arrival information pack
Please click here to access the information pack

Time is running out if you haven’t registered yet.


 If you are one of the 550 + delegates who have already registered– we look forward to welcoming you to the conference.


Delegates from all areas of statistics will join with world class Australian and International statisticians and mathematicians to develop, network and share their knowledge and expertise. In 2014 the Statistical Society of Australia will hold its biennial Australian Statistical Conference in conjunction with the IMS Annual meeting. The Conference will provide opportunities for presentations on a wide range of topics and recognises the role that statistics plays in all aspects of modern life.

The conference objectives are to:

  • Attract world class statisticians to share their knowledge and expertise
  • Inform delegates about new work and developments in statistics, probability and mathematical statistics;
  • Provide an opportunity for professionals from all of these aforementioned areas to network, present and discuss ideas; .

Topics of interest cover all aspects of the use of and development of statistical methods. This may include, but it is not limited to spatial statistics, bayesian statistics, computational and asymptotic  statistics, sample surveys/methodology, stochastic/statistical modelling, biostatistics, multivariate statistics, probability, mathematical statistics, econometrics and financial statistics, enivornmental statistics, genomics and forecasting. 

The venue for this meeting is the Australian Technology Park in Sydney.

On behalf of the Program Committee and the Local Organising Committee, we invite you to join us in Sydney for this exciting scientific event. Your participation will ensure that the 2014 ASC-IMS Conference will be a memorable meeting.

Local Organising Committee
Richard Gerlach (Co Conference Convenor), University of Sydney
Geoff Lee, (Co Conference Convenor), Former President of SSAI 
Jennifer Chan, University of Sydney 
Boris Choy, University of Sydney
Edward Szoldra, Australian Bureau of Statistics 
Celina Quizon, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Paul Sutcliffe, SA Branch of SSAI 
Qiying Wang, University of Sydney

SSAI Program Committee
Scott A. Sisson (Chair), University of New South Wales
Adrian Barnett, Queensland University of Technology
Susannah Cramb, Cancer Council Queensland
Jianqing Fan, Princeton University
Richard Gerlach, University of Sydney 
Rob Hyndman, Monash University
Joshua Ross, University of Adelaide 
Matt Wand, University of Technology Sydney
Alan Welsh, Australian National University

IMS Program Committee
Jianqing Fan (Chair), Princeton University
Martin Barlow, University of British Columbia
Andrew Barbour, University of Zurich
Jim Berger, Duke University
Peter Bickel, Berkley Research, University of California
Tony Cai, Wharton University of Pennsylvania
Aurore Delaigle, University of Melbourne
Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Peter Hall, University of Melbourne
Jiashun Jin, Carnegie Mellon University
Iain Johnstone, Stanford University
Emmanuel Candes, Stanford University
Sara van de Geer, ETH, Zurich
Terry Speed, Walter and Eliza Hall, Institute of Medical Research
Scott A. Sisson, University of New South Wales
Rene A Carmona, Princeton University
Zhen-Qing Chen, University of Washington
Steve Evans, Berkeley University
Steve Lalley, University of Chicago
Alain-Sol Sznitman, ETH, Zurich
Ruth Williams, University of California, San Diego
Ma Zhiming, Institute of Applied Mathematics, AMSS, CAS