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Statistics in Defense and National Security Section Prepares for Defense Conference

1 July 2014 287 views No Comment
Alyson G. Wilson, North Carolina State University

    Save the date for the Conference on Applied Statistics in Defense (CASD). This year’s conference will be held from October 20–24 in Washington, DC.

    CASD, formerly the Army Conference on Applied Statistics, is a forum for the presentation and discussion of theoretical and applied papers relating to the use of probability and statistics for solving problems of national importance, with an emphasis on defense and national security.

    This year’s conference program will include invited talks by Antonio Possolo (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Richard Davis (Columbia University), David Hunter (Pennsylvania State University), David Marchette (Naval Surface Warfare Center), and Shane Reese (Brigham Young University). There will be a short course October 20–21 by William Meeker (Iowa State University) titled “Statistical Methods for Product Life Analysis and Accelerated Testing.” This course will be a hands-on workshop in which participants will use JMP 11 software for analyzing reliability data and test planning.

    To contribute a paper, send the following to Alyson Wilson, alyson_wilson@ncsu.edu, by September 5:

    • Title
    • Brief abstract
    • Author names, affiliations, and contact information

    You may propose a 30-minute technical paper or a clinical session, in which you make a 15-minute presentation of an unresolved statistics problem and receive 25 minutes of suggestions and discussion from a panel of experts.

    Visit the conference website or contact Wendy Martinez, Martinez.Wendy@bls.gov with questions.

    Nominations Sought

    The Army Wilks Award is given periodically to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to statistical methodology and application affecting the practice of statistics in the Army through research or application of statistics in the solution of Army problems. The award was established to commemorate the career of Samuel S. Wilks and his service to the Army. To nominate an individual for the award, send a letter of nomination, up to three supporting letters, and the nominee’s CV to Jock Grynovicki, jock.o.grynovicki.civ@mail.mil by August 15.

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