Cleveland Chapter to Host Seminar
The 27th seminar in a series called Tools for Regaining the Competitive Edge, hosted by the ASA Cleveland Chapter, will take place May 31 in Cleveland, Ohio. Marepalli Rao will instruct the one-day seminar, titled “An Arboretum of Graphics.”
The seminar’s format will differ this year in that it will be a hands-on workshop in which participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. Participants will download the free R software and achieve a good degree of mastery in producing a variety of graphs that will enhance their research or presentations. Many examples will be given from the health professions and industry. The R software has an advantage over most statistical packages in that it gives the user absolute control on forming graphics.
Rao holds faculty positions in the division of biostatistics and epidemiology and the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He is a Fellow of the ASA, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Statistical Institute, and AAAS.