Data modelling is so important to us all as a tool, as we can act on good information and reliable models. Professor Hendy is an expert in modelling in the current COVID-19 pandemic and his webinar will be of value to anyone who works with data analytics and insights.
Shaun led a team of scientists developing mathematical models for the spread of the virus across the country which he says gives the government “visibility over their decision-making.” There are lessons for local government from the data modelling for COVID and we want to share these.
About the Presenter:
Chief Science Officer, Toha NZ
Shaun Cameron Hendy MNZM FRSNZ is a Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland interested in modelling nanostructures at the atomic scale. He is also the Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini, the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence for Complex Systems, whose research has contributed heavily to New Zealand’s favourable COVID-19 response. Shaun’s skill in using science for the good of humanity has been longstanding. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2012 and has won numerous other awards, including the Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Award.
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