PhD student competes in international ‘statistical Olympics’
Swansea University will be represented at the prestigious 7th World Congress of Probability and Statistics (WCPS) next week by PhD student See Ju Chua.
See Ju, 25, from Malaysia, will travel to Singapore to give a presentation on her current research entitled: “The Reliability of Type II Censored Reliability Analyses for Weibull Data.”
The WCPS is a major international event held every four years. The 2008 World Congress is being hosted by the National University of Singapore from July 14 – 19. It features the latest scientific developments in the fields of probability and statistics and their applications.
The program will cover a wide range of topics and will feature 13 keynote lectures presented by leading specialists in the field. In addition there will be invited paper sessions highlighting topics of current research from professionals from around the world.
See Ju graduated from Swansea University’s School of Business and Economis in 2004 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Actuarial Studies and also holds an Overseas Research Student (ORS) award for her outstanding research.
She said: “I was very excited when my paper was accepted and I was offered the chance to present my work at the World Congress. I started looking for a flight to Singapore straight away.
“My home country is Malaysia so I have invited my parents to the Congress as well; I have been in Swansea for seven years and now they will finally be able to see what I have been doing.”
Dr Alan Watkins, a senior lecturer in Swansea University’s School of Business and Economics has been See Ju’s personal tutor and mentor since she first started her studies.
He said: “The WCPS is a very prestigious event; I am delighted that See Ju’s presentation was accepted for the programme and she has been given this fantastic opportunity to meet other researchers from all over the world.
“She is an excellent researcher and I’m sure she will benefit hugely from her participation in the conference.”
For further information on the School of Business and Economics visit http://www.swan.ac.uk/business/ and for further information on the World Congress of Probability and Statistics visit http://www2.ims.nus.edu.sg/Programs/wc2008/index.htm.