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RSS conference Edinburgh 2009

 

I completed three and a half days covering the Royal Statistical Society conference in Edinburgh last week – WOW an eye opener that was too.

We just don’t know how much these experts in statistics affect our lives. In one session there was a statistician talking about her company’s work on the gap between trans Atlantic flights in terms of a safety gap and improving air traffic from the UK to the USA.

There was a talk on ” Genomewide multivariate association discovery in imaging genetics studies” and another on ” Spatial variability in relative survival from female breast cancer”. The first probably won’t mean much to most of us but the latter may well. I think we don’t realise how much statisticians and their research,  the ‘controls’  they implement, and the interpretation of it affects us.

Another great conference to cover.

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