The RSS 2015 Conference in Exeter

The Royal Statistical Society’s 2015 Conference took place this September at the University of Exeter. With its focus on current statistical issues, information sharing and networking, this international conference was a must for all statisticians and users of data from the UK and further afield.

The RSS chose Exeter to host this International conference as they were “highly impressed with the quality of the facilities available at the University, and the city had the added attraction of being home to an active statistical community with whom we engaged in planning the programme for the conference”.

With the conference on our door step, the whole Select team attended and spent three days attending a number of engaging talks, workshops, posters as well as taking the opportunity to network and meet other users of statistics. There was a fantastic attendance at the conference and some fascinating topics discussed including data science, the environment and ecology, statistics in medical trials and administrative data to name just a few.

rss-strapline-logoWe were also really pleased to meet the two winning teams from the RSS Challenge 2015 an analytics challenge set by the Young Statisticians Section and Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society and sponsored by Select. As part of their prize they received the registration fees for the conference and were invited to present their findings.  Congratulations to the overall winners, ‘The Cambridge Regressors’ from the Cambridge Centre for Analysis and ‘Team CREEMinals’ from the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (University of St Andrews) who were highly commended.

The Select team had a very informative and enjoyable three days attending the conference. We’d like to thank the RSS team who did a fantastic job at organising such a diverse and engaging conference in Exeter!