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Thu, 22 Jul


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Statistical ideas and techniques for understanding the COVID-19 pandemic

Join us for an engaging evening webinar about using simple statistics for understanding the current pandemic, and a bonus lightning talk!

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Statistical ideas and techniques for understanding the COVID-19 pandemic

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22 Jul 2021, 18:00 – 20:00

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Lightning Talk

Sharpening your skills using online competitions by MG  Ferreira

Main Talk

Some simple Statistical ideas and techniques useful for understanding the COVID-19 pandemic by Prof Paul Fatti


Prof Fatti is currently Emeritus Professor at the School of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Wits University. Amongst his many achievements, he headed the Division of Operations Research and Statistics at the CSIR and  has been Head of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Wits. Paul has been a member of ORSSA for many years. He has served as Chairman of the Johannesburg Chapter, President, Editor of ORiON and ORSSA representative for IFORS. Paul is also a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a member of SASA, of which he was president in 1988. For his numerous contributions to the Operations Research profession in general he was elected Fellow of the Operations Research Society of South Africa in August 2005. Paul has led mountaineering expeditions to different parts of the world, including Patagonia and the Himalayas, and has been involved in several first ascents. He is a Past President and Honorary Life member of the Mountain Club of South Africa, and was instrumental in working towards the recognition of Magaliesberg as a World Biosphere Reserve as chair of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Initiative Group.

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