2017 Statistics Enrichment Camp

 

Date: 2 June 2017
Time: 9:30am - 4:15pm
Venue: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Science, Lecture Theatre 31

Programme

Time Activity
9.30am Registration
10.00am

Brief Introduction to the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability
Associate Professor Lim Tiong Wee
Deputy Head, Department of Statistics & Applied Probability

10.15am Lecture 1. What does stable marriage problem have to do with kidney transplant allocation?
Associate Professor Choi Kwok Pui
11.45am Tea Provided
12.15am Lecture 2. The Scientific Method
Associate Professor Adrian Roellin
1.45pm Lunch Provided
2.45pm Lecture 3. Decision-making in Sports
Dr Vik Gopal
4.15pm End of Program



Abstracts of Lectures

Lecture 1. What does stable marriage problem have to do with kidney transplant allocation? (By Associate Professor Choi Kwok Pui

Gale and Shapley in 1962 described and solved the problem of matchmaking n men and n women into n "stable" pairs of husband and wife (meaning of stable pairs will be made precise in the talk). In this talk, I will introduce a formulation of the stable marriage problem and its construction solution. I will end the talk with various applications of this stable marriage problem. One such application is to the kidney transplant allocation problem, for which Roth and Shapley were awarded Nobel Prize in Economics in 2012.

Lecture 2. The Scientific Method (By Associate Professor Adrian Roellin)

The success of modern science and technology is a result of what we call the "Scientific Method". It guides researches in evaluating and formulating scientific theories by means of observations and experiments, and statistics plays a crucial part in this process. In this talk, we'll explain and explore the basic ideas behind this all.

Lecture 3. Decision-making in Sports (By Dr Vik Gopal)

In this talk, we will discuss the impact of statistics on basketball, and in particular the NBA. We will also demonstrate how we can use an Arduino to collect sports tracking data. In this workshop, we shall touch on the topics of data collection, summarisation, etc. but the underlying message is on using data to make decision.



How to get to 2017 Statistics Enrichment Camp?

1. Alight at Kent Ridge MRT Station.

2. Transfer to SBS Bus Service 95 or internal shuttle buses A1, A1E or D2.

3. Alight at the bus stop in front of the Lim Seng Tjoe Lecture Theatre 27 in NUS.

4. Walk to Lecture Theatre 31 (Block S16 Level 3).

For an interactive map of NUS, you may visit
http://www.nus.edu.sg/campusmap/

For a print-out of the above information and registration form, click here.



The closing date for registration is 12 May 2017

 

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