Dr. Scott Sisson
"I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic." - Winston Churchill.
- Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW
- Ph.D. from Bristol University, U.K. working with Professor Peter J. Green F.R.S.
- Along with several co-authors I have written some papers.
- In 1999 I was in a UK rock band, Firefly. Listen to the E.P. (mp3)
Approximate Bayesian ComputationTry the ABC Project webpage.
In The MediaOccasions where my research has been picked up by the media:
- In 2011 I was awarded the Moran Medal (jointly with Mark Tanaka) by the Australian Academy of Science, for outstanding research in statistics.
- 2011 Academy awards for scientific excellence announced, Australian Academy of Science, December 2010
- Research Stars, UNSW News, December 2010
- Mathematics and Chemistry researchers win swag of awards, UNSW Science News, December 2010
- Research on drug resistant tuberculosis, in collaboration with Andrew Francis, Honglin Jiang, Fabio Luciani and Mark Tanaka, published in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA has been covered by many media outlets around the world, including
- Drug-resistant TB on the rise, ABC News, August 2009
- Tuberculosis superbugs looming as a global threat, ABC Radio PM, August 2009
- Scientists warn of drug-resistant TB, Sydney Morning Herald, August 2009
- New TB strains a spreading danger, The Canberra Times, August 2009
- New drug-resistant TB strains could become widespread says new study UNSW Science News, August 2009
- Research on the unreliable predictions of extreme rainfall by some climate models, in collaboration with Sarah Perkins and Andy Pitman, published in Geophysical Research Letters has been covered by
- Top models, Nature Reports: Climate Change, May 2009, doi:10.1038/climate.2009.33
- Aussie warming less extreme, Science Alert, 12th April 2009
- Temperature rise not so great but effects still grave, Sydney Morning Herald, 9th April 2009
- Good news and bad on climate extremes, UNSW Science News, April 2009
- Swiss bankers and fire ants: predicting extreme risk, UNSW Science News, August 2008
S. A. Sisson Phone: +61-2 938-57027 School of Mathematics and Statistics Fax: +61-2 938-57123 University of New South Wales Email: Scott.Sisson(at)unsw.edu.au Sydney 2052, Australia