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ISI Young Statisticians Committee – Webinar (May 9, 2020)

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ISI Young Statisticians Committee – Webinar (May 9, 2020)

The ISI Young Statisticians Committee (YS-ISI) – in collaboration with the ESBE community of Indonesia, hosted a webinar last May 9, 2020 with the theme: “COVID-19: from a Statistical Point of View”. This webinar aims to promote collaboration among the young statisticians of ISI and to contribute to the current situation of the world today.
The registration started on May 4, 2020 and ended on May 6, 2020 with 27 organizers and 1,541 registered participants coming from Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and United Kingdom. This webinar was hosted through ZOOM webinar and was sponsored by the University of the Philippines and University of the Philippines Los Baños. The total ZOOM attendees were 524 while YouTube viewers reached 2,326.

The program started at 8:00 AM (CET) with a welcoming remark from the ISI representative (Ms. Olivia van Djick-Timbol) and YS chairperson (Prof. Mara Sherlin Talento). The first speaker is the Chief Statistician on Indonesia, Dr. Suhariyanto, who discussed about the use of statistics in decision making in COVID-19 handling in Indonesia. He also showed various official statistics that they are using for monitoring the economy and overall wellness of their country. The second speaker was Dr. Setia Pramana, head of Subdirectorate Modeling Statistics of BPS-Statistics Indonesia. Dr. Setia Pramana showed the use of big data in the characterizing the ‘new normal’. The third speaker was Marlene Weinauer of Statistics Austria. She is part of the Department of Methodology and Quality Management and also part of a project of their government in estimating the unknown cases of COVID-19 in Austria. She also shared their sampling method and estimation procedure in the said webinar.
The moderator of the webinar (Diah Ikawati) managed the open forum which lasted for about 20 minutes. Two questions per speaker were addressed and the rest of the questions were kept. The recording of the webinar is already posted on Young Statisticians Facebook page.
International Statistical Institute and the members of the organizing committee warmly congratulate the ISI Young Statisticians for this webinar.

Organizing Committee of Webinar:
Mara Sherlin Talento – Chairperson
Adi Rakhmawan Suryo – Coordinator for ESBE
Ezra Gayawan, Gajendra Vishwakarma, Holger Cevallos, Jacque Aboy, Marlene Weinauer, Peter Ogunyinka, Zhi Lin Chong, Katamso Noto S (ESBE),
Milica Maricic, Yuliana Livi Andam Putri (ESBE), Zidna Inayatika (ESBE),


Meet the ISI Young Statisticians committee and ESBE community


View Report: ISI Young Statisticians Webinar 2.pdf