Dr Janice Scealy

Janice Scealy

RSFAS

Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Position
Senior Lecturer
Email
janice.scealy@anu.edu.au
Phone number
+61 2 612 57295
Office
Room 4.22, CBE Bld (26C)
Research areas

Statistics; Statistical theory; Applied statistics.

Biography

Janice Scealy is a Senior Lecturer of Statistics and a 2018 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow. Janice’s research interests include: compositional data analysis; directional statistics, shape analysis and statistics for manifold valued data; robust statistics; model selection in linear mixed models; analysis of sample survey data; geostatistics; and analysis of spatial data.  Her work has been funded by multiple Australian Research Council programs. Janice’s research appears in leading academic journals including Journal of the American Statistical AssociationJournal of the Royal Statistical Society Series BAustralian and New Zealand Journal of StatisticsStatistics and Computing, and Statistical Science. Janice is also an active member of the Statistical Society of Australia and the American Statistical Association.

 

Research publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Scealy, J. L. and Wood, A. T. A. (2020). Analogues on the sphere of the affine-equivariant spatial median. Journal of the American Statistical Association, Accepted 16 Feb 2020.

Scealy, J. L. and Wood, A. T. A. (2019). Scaled von Mises-Fisher distributions and regression models for paleomagnetic directional data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 114, 1547-1560.

Scealy, J. L. and Welsh, A. H. (2016). A Directional mixed effects model for compositional expenditure data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, forthcoming. Accepted on 4/5/2016.

Scealy, J. L., Caritat, P. de, Grunsky, E. C., Tsagris, M. T. and Welsh, A. H. (2015). Robust principal component analysis for power transformed compositional data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 110, 136-148. 

Scealy, J. L. and Welsh, A. H. (2014). Fitting Kent models to compositional data with small concentration. Statistics and Computing, 24, 165-197.

Scealy, J. L. and Welsh, A. H. (2014). Colours and cocktails: compositional data analysis 2013 Lancaster Lecture. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 56, 145-169.

Mueller, S., Scealy, J. L. and Welsh, A. H. (2013). Model selection in linear mixed models. Statistical Science, 28, 135-167.

Scealy, J. L. and Welsh, A. H. (2011). Regression for compositional data by using distributions defined on the hypersphere. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, 73, 351-375.

Other research outputs 

Scealy, J. L. (2010). Small area estimation using a multinomial logit mixed model with category specific random effects. ABS Research paper, catalogue number 1351.0.55.029.

Wooton, J. L. (2007). Measuring and correcting for information loss in confidentialised census counts. ABS Methodology Advisory Committee research paper, catalogue number 1352.0.55.083. (Note: prior to 2008 Janice published under her maiden name Wooton).

Wooton, J. L. and Fraser, B. (2005). A review of confidentiality protections for statistical tables. ABS Methodology Advisory Committee research paper, catalogue number 1352.0.55.072.

Research grants and awards

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2018.

Title: Statistics for manifold-valued data

 

Discovery Project 2019.

Title: A new generation of paleomagnetic statistics

Research engagement and outreach

Journal Refereeing:

Annals of Statistics (1), Annals of Applied Statistics (1), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics (1), Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (2), Environmetrics (1), Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (1), Journal of the American Statistical Association (1), Journal of Classification (1), Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation (1), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (1), Mathematical Geosciences (1), Stat (1), Survey Methodology (1). 

Professional Service

2011- 2013, Council member of the Canberra branch of the Statistical Society of Australia.

Attended Science Meets Parliament in 2008 as one of two representatives from the Statistical Society of Australia. This is an annual 2 day event where scientists meet face-to-face with Ministers, Members and Senators.

 

2005 - 2007, Chair of the young statisticians section of the Statistical Society of Australia and also the young statisticians representative on the Canberra branch of the Statistical Society of Australia. As part of this role she was one of the principal organisers of the 2007 young statisticians conference held in Canberra, 13-14 April, 2007.

 

2005 - 2008, Council member of the Canberra branch of the Statistical Society of Australia.

 

Teaching

Previous Teaching:

STAT3012/STAT7029/STAT4029 Design of Experiments and Surveys

STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics