Oceania Stata Conference 2024

Oceania Stata Conference 2024

In collaboration with Survey Design and Analysis Services (SDAS), the Stata distributor for Australia/New Zealand/Indonesia) and the 2024 Scientific Committee, Columbia CP is pleased to announce the Oceania Stata Conference for 2024 - robust statistics, powerful data presentation, machine learning, models and predictions: Using Stata in 2024 to advance your research.

The conference aims to bring together Stata users from various disciplines and provide a platform for sharing knowledge, insights, and best practices in using Stata for cutting-edge research.

Here is a list of the speakers and panel members joining us in 2024.

Conference Agenda

(subject to change)

Time (AEDT)



8:00 AM


8:10 AM

David White - SDAS


8:15 AM

Giovanni Cerulli - Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of the National Research Council of Italy

Running Machine Learning in Stata: Performance and usability evaluation

9:15 AM

Mark Schaffer - Heriot-Watt University

pystacked and ddml: machine learning for prediction and causal inference in Stata

10:00 AM


10:05 AM

Meghan Cain - StataCorp

Bayesian Model Averaging

11:05 AM

Marea Sing - Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Guanyu Zheng - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand

Impact of Covid on the labour market in NZ – a practical use of Stata

11:35 AM

Arul Earnest - Monash University

Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Timeliness of Care among Lung Cancer Patients

12:05 AM

Meghan Cain - StataCorp

Stata developer feedback session

12:50 PM


1:20 PM

Andrew Gray - University of Otago

ChatGPT and other large language models: How useful are they to statisticians using Stata?

1:50 PM

Nyi Nyi Naing - Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Teaching Stata

2:20 PM

Panel Discussion
Tai Bee Choo - National University of Singapore
Chan Siew-Pang – National University Hospital/

National University of Singapore
Chris Erwin - Auckland University of Technology

Tips for Teaching Stata

3:05 PM


3:10 PM

Mark Chatfield - University of Queensland

Nice log (and log-like) scaled axes

3:40 PM

Amy Grant and David White - SDAS

Answering Stata assignments using Generative Artificial Intelligence: An Example

4:10 PM

Zumin Shi - Qatar University


4:40 PM


Registrations are still open!

Please invite your colleagues, students and Stata-using friends to join.


Place: Virtual conference hosted from Canberra, Australia
Date: Thursday 1 February 2024
Time (Australian Eastern Daylight Time): 8:00am - 4:45pm
Time (Singapore/Malaysia): 5:00am - 1:45pm
Cost: FREE
Check the meeting time zones at The World Clock Meeting Planner

Access to the recordings will be made available for participants who are unable to attend the very early sessions.

We look forward to making the Oceania Stata Conference 2024 a resounding success!