Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 6:30-7:30pm with a reception from 5:30pm
University of Technology Sydney, CB07.02.025*, 67 Thomas St, Broadway NSW (*Lecture theatre at lower level of Vicki Sara Science Building)
In a recent project, for example, recidivism rates were compared for offenders who received an intensive correction order versus those given short prison sentences. With careful modelling to properly account for the nature of the crime, the analysis can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of intensive correction orders in reducing recidivism rates.
You are invited to attend this ACEMS Public Lecture by Dr Joanna Wang and Dr Suzanne Poynton. A reception will be held for an hour before the presentation. This talk is targeted at a general audience, including high school students. No statistical knowledge is required but bring your "thinking cap". There will be ample time for questions after the lecture. Please register your interest via the Eventbrite link below.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr Joanna Wang is a research statistician at BOCSAR. After finishing her PhD in Statistics at Sydney University, Joanna did a postdoctoral fellowship at UTS and the Sax Institute. She has also worked as lecturer in Statistics at UNSW. Her research interests include time series modelling in observational studies, econometric models for survey data and statistical methods for evaluating policy programs.