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Competitions, Bursaries and Scholarships

Stellenbosch University Scholarships

SASA EDUCATION COMMITTEE: SUMMARY OF COMPETITIONS (Entry form links will be available from competition opening dates.)

POSTER SUMMARY OF THE COMPETITIONS

COMPETITION: Postgrad Paper Competition
AIM MSc and PhD
DESCRIPTION Paper Competition
PRIZES 3 Prizes, winner paid to attend SASA conference
SPONSOR StatsSA
COMPETITION OPENS (and link to application form) March 2017
CLOSING DATE July 2017
RESULTS RELEASE DATE September 2017

 

COMPETITION: Honours Project Competition
AIM Honours
DESCRIPTION Project competition
PRIZES 3 Prizes, winner paid to attend SASA conference, bonus for best use of SAS
SPONSOR SAS
COMPETITION OPENS (and link to application form) December 2016
CLOSING DATE April 2017 (through the department)
RESULTS RELEASE DATE September 2017

 

COMPETITION: Third Year Competition
AIM Third Year
DESCRIPTION Marks, Financial need (level 3)
PRIZES 1 scholarship (merit), 2 bursaries (merit and financial need)
SPONSOR SAS, SASA, ICCSSA
COMPETITION OPENS (and link to application form) September 2017
CLOSING DATE December 2017
RESULTS RELEASE DATE February 2018

 

COMPETITION: Second Year Competition
AIM Second Year
DESCRIPTION Marks, Financial need (level 2)
PRIZES 1 scholarship (merit), 1 bursary(financial need)
SPONSOR SASA
COMPETITION OPENS (and link to application form) September 2017
CLOSING DATE December 2017
RESULTS RELEASE DATE February 2018

Honours project Winners:

2015/2016

Name of winner Title of project University

Luca Steyn Statistical Modelling with Quantile-based Methods and L-moments SU

Brett Rowland Mixtures of Gamma Distributions to Model the Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Wireless Channels UP

Kaylan Moodley Application of Linear Programming to a Classification Problem UCT

Second Year Bursary and scholarships

Amy Langston (Bursary) Rhodes University

Hannah Maclean (Scholarship) Rhodes University

Third Year Bursaries 

Christopher Dunderdale NMMU (SAS)

Luke Boswell Rhodes (ICCSSA)

Regard Du Toit NWU (SASA)

The 2016 Second Year Competition winners were as follows:

Mr C.Zwane (UKZN)

Mr S.Mphuti (UP)

Mr C.Dunderdale (NMMU)

 
Paper Competition for Young Statisticians winners 2014 (attending ISI in July 2015)

·       George O. Agogo (Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands, Kenyan): A flexible Zero-Augmented Generalized Gamma Mixed Effects Regression Calibration model to Correct for Measurement Error in Episodically Consumed           Food

·       Tsiresy Pierre Bernard (UCT, Madagascan): A graphical overview of social inequality in South Africa

·       Aviwe Phelele Gqwaka (NMMU, South African): Efficiency Analysis of Electricity Distribution by South African Municipalities: A Cost Frontier Approach

·       Seitebaleng Makgai (UP, South African): Mixture of exponentiated Pareto model through beta type generator

·       Brenda V. Omachar (UP, Kenyan): The quantile-based generalized logistic distribution

·       Opeoluwa. F. Oyedele (UCT, Nigerian): Biplots for sparse partial least squares

·       Willem D. Schutte (NWU, South African): On the application of a new nonparametric estimator for the off-pulse interval of a light curve using a computer package

 

Postgraduate Paper Competition winners 2014

1st Prize

Johané Nienkemper-Swanepoel (UFS): Multiple Imputation using Regularised Iterative Multiple Correspondence Analysis + attending and presenting a paper at the 2014 SASA conference)

 

2nd Prize

Herbert Hove (WITS): Characterisation of the Joint Behaviour of Competing Risks: Application to Accelerated Reliability Testing

 

3rd Prize

Yegnanew Shiferaw (WITS): Improved Confidence Intervals under the Fay-Herriot Model: Application to Poverty Incidence in Ethiopia (Official Statistics discipline)

 

SAS Honours Project Winners 2014

·       Cornu Campher (Wits): Point-in-Time – Through-the-Cycle Dual Calibration

·       Lionel Kemba (UKZN): Modeling financial data using the generalized hyperbolic distribution with an application to South African exchange rates

·       Melinda Ross (UCT): Phylogeographic Analysis of the Influenza A Virus in Africa

 

2014 Third Year Competition Winners

Scholarship: Ms Emma Plumstead (NMMU)

Bursaries: Ms Shannon Sass (NMMU) and Mr Sabelo Mokoena (UKZN)

 

2014 Second Year Competition Winners

Scholarship:  Ms M Alexander (UP) 

Bursaries: Mr O Mokoena (UL) and  Mr T Mchunu (UKZN)