STATISTICS SEMINAR Speaker: Prof Eric Beh, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle Title: My Grand (Sabbatical) Tour: A Statistical (and Pictorial) Journey Location: Room V109, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle Time and Date: 3:00 pm, Fri, 10th Nov 2017 Abstract: This presentation will briefly describe some of the issues that were investigated during my SSP in S1, 2017, which consisted of visiting various colleagues throughout Europe. Our work was concerned with several aspects of categorical data analysis, which was primarily focused on the visualisation of categorical data through correspondence analysis. Speaking of visualisation, I will also provide a pictorial overview of my visit throughout Europe. [Permanent link] AMSI SUMMER SCHOOL LECTURE Speaker: Prof Eric Beh, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle Title: An Introduction to Correspondence Analysis: Eigen Decomposition, Singular Value Decomposition and Graphical Displays Location: Room GP201, General Purpose Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle Dates: Mon, 19th Jan 2015 - Mon, 19th Jan 2015 Abstract: Space! For Star Trek fans itâ€™s the final frontier - with all of vastly, hugely, mindboggling room it contains, it allows scientists and researchers of all persuasions to go where no one has gone before and explore worlds not yet explored. Like Star Trek fans, many mathematicians and statisticians are also interested in exploring the dynamics of space. From a statisticians point of view, our often data driven perspective means we are concerned with exploring data that exists in multi-dimensional space and trying to visualise it using as few dimensions as possible. This presentation will outline the links between the analysis of categorical data, multi-dimensional space, and the reduction of this space. The technique we explore is correspondence analysis and we shall see how eigen- and singular value decomposition fit into this data visualisation technique. We shall therefore look at some of the fundamental aspects of correspondence analysis and the various ways in which categorical data can be visualised. [Permanent link] STATISTICS SEMINAR Speaker: Prof Eric Beh, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle Title: On some recent advances in correspondence analysis: A Behsian approach :-) Location: Room V101, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle Time and Date: 3:15 pm, Fri, 22nd Mar 2013 Abstract: Despite not being a hot topic of discussion amongst Australian (and many other English speaking) statisticians, correspondence analysis has gained an international reputation for being a versatile and intuitive approach for graphically summarising the association between categorical variables. Its popularity is especially evident in Europe, and also amongst researchers in the ecological and marketing research disciplines. Over the past decade or so there has been increasing attention paid to the methodological development of correspondence analysis and its application in Australia. This talk will describe one very biased perspective to this development - mine. In particular I will pay special attention to developments that have been published, and have been in development, since 2012. I will also provide some insight into future developments. [Permanent link]