Presentation Titles, Abstracts and Slides

Invited Speakers: Medical

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
James Carpenter Multilevel multiple imputation for health and survey data: your flexible (and robust) friend 9:30 - 10:30
Max Moldovan Pursuing the cancer-schizophrenia disassociation paradox: genomes, phenomes and intimate conversations 13:30 - 14:30
Richard Cook Missing outcomes in stepped-wedge trials 11:40 - 12:00

Contributed Talks Session 1a: Biostatistics I

Room: The Gallery

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Hans Hockey Hockey sticks and broken sticks continued – enhancing the gold standard RCT for chronic diseases 11:00 - 11:20
Jessica Kasza From the stepped wedge to the staircase: the information content of stepped wedge trials 11:20 - 11:40
Md Anower Hossain Missing outcomes in stepped-wedge trials 11:40 - 12:00
Michael T Fahey Longitudinal analysis of heterogeneity in rate of change in PSA level among men with low-grade prost 12:00 - 12:20
Graham Hepworth Estimation of proportions by group testing with retesting of positive groups 12:20 - 12:40

Contributed Talks Session 1b: Modelling the Environment

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Rune Christiansen Towards causal inference for spatio-temporal data: adjusting for time-invariant latent confounders 11:00 - 11:20
Francis Hui Spatial Confounding in GEEs – Why the Working Correlation Matters (well, sort of) 11:20 - 11:40
Emy Guilbault Fitting species distribution models with uncertain species labels using point process models. 11:40 - 12:00
Ian Renner Modelling species communities using presence-only data 12:00 - 12:20
Louise McMillan clustglm and clustord: R packages for clustering with covariates for binary, count, and ordinal data 12:20 - 12:40

Contributed Talks Session 2a: Imputation

Room: The Gallery

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Nidhi Menon The effect of number of clusters and cluster sizes on multiple imputation in multilevel models 16:00 - 16:20
Thomas Sullivan Multiple imputation for missing outcome data in trials involving independent and paired observations 16:20 - 16:40
Patrick Graham Adjusting for linkage bias in the analysis of record linked data. 16:40 - 17:00

Contributed Talks Session 2b: Experimental Design

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Emlyn Williams Error variance bias in neighbour balance and evenness of distribution designs 16:00 - 16:20
David Steel Prof Ken Russell and the Design of Experiments for Generalized Linear Models 16:20 - 16:40
Richard Jarrett Designs with many singly replicated treatments 16:40 - 17:00

Contributed Talks Session 1a: Methods I

Room: Vines

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Paul Kabaila Confidence intervals centred on bootstrap smoothed estimators 8:50 - 9:10
Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos Towards distributional analyses of biomarker data 9:10 - 9:30
Linh Nghiem Simulation-Selection-Extrapolation: Estimation in High Dimensional Errors-in-Variables Models 9:30 - 9:50
Brenton R Clarke Trimmed Estimators - and a Hybrid-Censored Data Approach to Estimation 9:50 - 10:10
Michael Stewart Robust scale estimation under small measurement errors 10:10 - 10:30

Contributed Talks Session 1b: Mixed Models in Agriculture

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Bethany Macdonald Performance of factor analytic models in multi-environment trial data with small variety numbers 8:50 - 9:10
Bethany Rognoni An evaluation of separable variance structures for highly genetically correlated environments 9:10 - 9:30
Isabel Munoz-Santa Multi environment trial analysis to determine the tolerance of cereal varieties to cyst nematode 9:30 - 9:50
Clayton Forknall An across trials random regression approach to describe tolerance of wheat cultivars to disease 9:50 - 10:10
Michael Mumford Clustering environments in a combined trial analysis of yield response to plant population 10:10 - 10:30

Invited Speakers: Environmental

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Christopher K. Wikle Using Deep Neural Models to Facilitate Statistical Modeling of Complex Spatio-Temporal Dynamics 11:00 - 12:00
Blair Robertson Quasi-random spatially balanced sampling 12:00 - 13:00

Contributed Talks Session 1a: Methods II

Room: Vines

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Takeshi Kurosawa A new Liu estimator under a linear constraint 8:50 - 9:10
Zhanglong Cao Model selection and principle of parsimony in statistical modelling in agriculture 9:10 - 9:30
Hwan-Jin Yoon On the effect of dependencies between regressors and random effects when analysing hierarchical structured data 9:30 - 9:50
Olena Kravchuk Comparative study of probability models for agriculture field index data 9:50 - 10:10
Warren Muller Modelling and Parameterization of Soil-Water Retention Curves 10:10 - 10:30

Contributed Talks Session 1b: Collaboration

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Susan Wilson Big Biometric Data: A Biostatistical Perspective 8:50 - 9:10
Teresa Neeman Bridging the gap between science and statistics 9:10 - 9:30
Sharon Nielsen Statistics for agronomists: a constructive synthesis of workplace learning and community of practice 9:30 - 9:50
Esther Meenken Uncertainty in digital agriculture: An interdisciplinary perspective 9:50 - 10:10

Invited Speakers: Methods

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Claudia Czado Vine copulas and health applications 11:00 - 12:00
Marti J. Anderson Copula models for ecological community data 12:00 - 13:00

Contributed Talks Session 2a: Biostatistics II

Room: Vines

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Alice Richardson Determination of Indirect Reference Intervals for Immunoglobulin in an Australian Population 14:10 - 14:30
Tugba Akkaya-Hocagil The Propensity Score with Semi-continuous Exposures 14:30 - 14:50
Olivier Thas Compositional Rank Methods for Testing for Differential Abundance in Microbiome Studies 14:50 - 15:10
Tong Wang Comparison of Methods for the Detection of Outlier and Associated Biomarker in Mislabeled Omics Data 15:10 - 15:30

Contributed Talks Session 2b: Samples & Surveys

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Robert Clark Statistical Efficiency of Distance Sampling 14:10 - 14:30
Scott Foster Being Random and Efficient for Transect-Based Ecological Surveys 14:30 - 14:50
Omer Ozturk Two-Stage Cluster Samples with Judgment Post-Stratification 14:50 - 15:10
Dan Gladish Optimal design for monitoring groundwater quality using geostatistical modelling 15:10 - 15:30

Contributed Talks Session 3a: Visualisation

Room: Vines

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Thomas Lumley Multiclass Hexbin Plots 16:00 - 16:20
Connor James Smith Visualisation of model stability information for better prognosis based feature extraction 16:20 - 16:40
Kevin Wang mcvis: A new framework for collinearity discovery, diagnostic and visualization 16:40 - 17:00
Petra Kuhnert Vizumap: An R package for visualizing uncertainty in spatial data 15:10 - 15:30

Contributed Talks Session 3b: Genetics & Evolution

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Conrad Burden Estimation of mutation rate matrices from genomic site frequency data 16:00 - 16:20
Beata Sznajder A multi-locus variable selection strategy for association mapping analysis 14:30 - 14:50
Anabel Forte Variable selection for genome wide association analysis in plant breeding 16:40 - 17:00
Julian Taylor Genetic dissection of phytophthora root rot resistance in chickpea using modern statistical methods 17:00 - 17:20

JABES/Biometrics Showcase

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Dan Pagendam Improving Estimates of Fried’s Index from Mating Competitiveness Experiments 9:00 - 9:30
Louise McMillan Visualization and measures of population differentiation based on the saddlepoint approximation 9:30 - 10:00
David Warton Generalised latent variable models for multivariate abundances in ecology 10:00 - 10:30

Invited Speakers: Agriculture

Room: Exhibition Hall

Presenter Abstract Title Time Slides
Daniela Bustos-Korts Opportunities from combining statistical and crop growth models to predict Genotype × Environment in 11:00 - 12:00
Joanne De Faveri Copula models for ecological community data 12:00 - 13:00