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JSM 2015: Final Report

The Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington, broke records this year with a total of 6,851 people in attendance.

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Additional Features »

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The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute was established in 2012 by the Statistical Society of Canada to advance research in the statistical sciences in Canada by attracting new researchers to the field, increasing the points of contact among researchers nationally and internationally, and developing scientific collaboration with other disciplines and organizations.

The American Statistician Highlights »

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The American Statistician’s editorial team recently announced plans to develop a special issue focused on mentoring in support of statisticians and their professional practice.

Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Highlights »

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The September 2015 issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS) features five articles with applications to baseball, soccer, American football, and downhill skiing.

Departments, Meetings »

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Check out photos from JSM 2015 in Seattle.

People News »

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News and information about members of the ASA highlighted in the October issue. For a complete listing of news and information about the members of the ASA, click here.

Government Statistics, Section News »

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The Government Statistics Section sponsored their first data challenge in 2015.

Departments, Education »

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The 2015 ASA educational ambassador—Mohammad Shafiqur Rahman, associate professor of applied statistics at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh— attended the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle to participate in Continuing Education (CE) courses.

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In a recorded message to attendees of the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil spoke about why the work of statisticians is so critical to the country and urged more multidisciplinary collaboration.

Section News, Statistics in Epidemiology »

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The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology invites applications from young investigators who will present their papers at JSM 2016, July 30 to August 4, in Chicago.

Section News, Statistical Education »

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The Statistical Education Section had a productive JSM 2015 under program chair Erin Blankenship, sponsoring or cosponsoring 11 invited panels/sessions, 10 topic-contributed panels/sessions, nine contributed paper sessions, one traditional poster session, two speed poster sessions, and five roundtables.

Member News, People News »

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The department of biostatistics at the University of Michigan held its first undergraduate summer program, “Transforming Analytical Learning in the Era of Big Data.” The program was attended by 29 undergraduate students.

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More than 450 statistics educators gathered at Penn State May 28–30 for the largest U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics.

Obituaries, People News »

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Obituaries for Yvonne Bishop and Robert Verhalen

Departments, Education »

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The American Statistical Association/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability sponsored a Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings.

Member News, President's Corner »

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JSM 2015 boasted another record attendance, exceeding the tremendous turnout for the 175th anniversary in Boston last year by about 50 people.

Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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Section members Robert Small of Sanofi Pasteur and Keying Ye of The University of Texas, San Antonio, were elected as ASA Fellows this year.

Additional Features, News and Announcements »

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ASA President David Morganstein welcomed the board to Seattle for its annual pre-JSM meeting.

Additional Features »

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The number of undergraduate statistics degrees has nearly doubled in the last four years—making it the fastest growing STEM degree—and master’s degrees are also growing quickly. This month, we look at new undergraduate data science programs.

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ASA Statement on the Role  of Statistics in Data Science

The rise of data science, including Big Data and data analytics, has recently attracted enormous attention in the popular press for its spectacular contributions in a wide range of scholarly disciplines and commercial endeavors.

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Celebrate World Statistics Day

October 20 is the second World Statistics Day, the United Nation’s recognition and celebration of the importance of official statistics and those who collect and disseminate them around the world.