The RSS conference poster exhibition gives early career researchers the opportunity to present their research at conference in the form of a poster, all of which are exhibited in the main breakout area throughout the conference. There is also an allotted poster reception which gives the authors a chance to talk about their work with conference attendees.
Similarly, our rapid-fire talks session gives a five-minute allocated slot for those new to presenting their research. In both cases, the three best presentations are rewarded with book voucher prizes worth hundreds of pounds.
Thanks to all of those who participated in the poster exhibition and the rapid-fire talks section, the judges, our sponsors and many congratulations to the winners!
Rapid-fire talk winners
All three winners receive £50 Amazon vouchers, sponsored by The Sensible Code Company.
- Daria Semochkina, University of Southampton, for 'Optimisation using emulation in disease modelling. How to use potential improvements to identify new design points'
- Zak Varty, STOR-I Centre fir Doctoral Training, for 'Issues in earthquake modelling'
- Luke Shaw, Office for National Statistics, for 'Faster indicators of UK Economic Activity by using over a hundred million VAT returns'.
Winners of Best Poster Presentations
1st place: Michael Currie, University of Glasgow, for “Modelling and monitoring the environmental impacts of aquaculture”
Prize: £200 Wiley book vouchers and one-year of membership of the Royal Statistical Society.
2nd place: Lucy Bull, Manchester University, for 'Harnessing repeated measurements of predictor variables'
Prize: £150 Wiley book vouchers
3rd place: Aura Popa, The Statistical Company, for 'How clean is your takeaway?'
Prize: £100 book vouchers from SAGE Publishing.
The awards were presented at the conference dinner, which took place at Titanic Belfast.
Photos courtesy of Richard Gray @ Rugfoot Industries