ICCSSA Newsletter December 2018
CSIR Open Day – Better Data, Better Lives, 19 October 2018
The CSIR celebrated World Statistics Day under the theme: Better Data, Better Lives: The role and relevance of statistics for long-term planning.
SASA Gauteng chapter meeting, 6 September 2018
The SASA Gauteng chapter hosted a seminar on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Approaches for Parsing Pathology Reports that were presented by Gciniwe Dlamini, IBM Research – Africa.This was the first event of the Gauteng Chapter of the SASA in 2018, conducted jointly with ICCSSA, DST-NRF, CoE-MaSS and ORSSA. The meeting was attended by about 12 delegates and was a very lively event with the attending delegates very enthusiastically engaging with the speaker and amongst themselves to discuss many emerging technical questions and application. The event also provided a wonderful opportunity to network with delegates from a variety of institutions. After the talk, there was light finger food sponsored by SASA and also the option to tour the IBM facility. We thank the speaker for her very insightful presentation and thank IBM for proving the venue and welcoming the delegates formally to the event at the start of the talk.
Benefits of being a SAQA registered professional body
ICCSSA Newsletter August 2018
Associate Professor in Statistics or Data Science – UWC
The University of the Western Cape is advertising this position in the Statistics and Population Studies Department that is hosted in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The department recently launched an exciting industry-directed MSc in Statistical Sciences with specialisation in Data Science in collaboration with international and national partners. This new academic position will assist in accelerating our new initiatives in Data Science and the successful candidate will play a key role in training the Data Scientists of the future.
ICCSSA re-launch (seminar series and annual General Assembly)
1 June 2018
The Institute of Certificated and Chartered Statisticians of South Africa (ICCSSA) had the re-launch of ICCSSA on 1 June 2018 because of their major changes and repositioning.