Record number of invited sessions for RSS 2021 Conference

This year’s RSS Conference, scheduled to take place in Manchester from 6-9 September, will feature more invited topic sessions and workshops than ever before.

So far, 52 sessions have been confirmed across the conference’s ten topic streams covering a huge range of subjects, from ‘UK data science as a global public good’ through ‘Advances in visualisation in spatial and environmental statistics’ to ‘Bayesian theory and methods for complex methods’ and ‘NLP for financial decision making’.

The Society’s Young Statisticians, Medical and Environmental Statistics Sections have been particularly active – organising 19 sessions between them.

Topical sessions include:

  • Teaching statistics to non-specialists in a pandemic setting
  • Statisticians supporting schools in challenging times
  • Contagious disease statistics for public health courses
  • Modelling local Covid-19 data in Manchester
  • Delivering census outputs
  • Political statistics: 2020 US Presidential Election

More sessions on work being undertaken in connection with the Covid pandemic are expected to be added.

There will be the usual schedule of professional development workshops, with new sessions on ‘Reviewing for a clinical journal’ and ‘Wikipedia edit-a-thon: Women and underrepresented minorities in statistics and data science’ joining established workshops on ‘Getting your work published and maximising its impact’, ‘Interactive visualisation’ and ‘Careers in statistical consultancy’.

The full programme of invited sessions is expected to be published next month – keep up to date via our conference website or follow the conference on Twitter.

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