Physical and Engineering Sciences Enjoyed Active Program at JSM
Matthew Pratola, The Ohio State University and SPES Publicity Chair
SPES had an active program at JSM 2013 in Montréal. There were three invited sessions, four topic-contributed sessions, and six contributed sessions, as well as a contributed poster session. Topics covered included experimental design, computer experiments, reliability, and spatiotemporal information processing. We saw applications of statistics in a wide variety of areas, including chemistry/chemical biology, the environment, government and industry, physical and engineering sciences, and astrostatistics. There was also a session with highlights from the Conference on Data Analysis.
The program was followed by plenty of discussion and camaraderie at the annual JSM SPES mixer. Thanks to those who contributed door prizes for this event.
This year’s Statistics in Chemistry Award was given to Peter Goos and Steven G. Gilmour for their paper, “A General Strategy for Analyzing Data from Split-Plot and Multistratum Experimental Designs.” SPES also congratulated members William Brenneman, Shane Reese, William Li, and Will Guthrie, who were elected ASA Fellows for their efforts in research, leadership, and service to our profession.
Finally, SPES welcomes newly elected officers Stephanie DeHart (chair-elect), William Li (program chair-elect), and Peter Hovey (secretary/treasurer).