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Why did you become a statistician? What skills do you need to succeed? We asked some of our members these questions and here is how they responded.

A Statistician's Life, Additional Features, ASA Leaders Reminisce »

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Meet Brad Efron, Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences, professor of statistics at Stanford University, and founder of the journal The Annals of Applied Statistics.

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Graciela Bevacqua—fired from Argentina’s National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) division in 2007—learned this month that a judge ruled in her favor in the criminal trial.

ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

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ASA Leaders Reminisce: Sastry Pantula

In the eighth installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 2010 President Sastry Pantula.

Additional Features, Member News »

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Students from area high schools, accompanied by their teachers, met to take a mock AP statistics exam hosted by the George Mason University Department of Statistics.

Additional Features, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Highlights »

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The June 2015 issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS) showcases a variety of sports applications, as well as a diverse set of statistical and modeling approaches.

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ASA Experts Make Meaningful Contribution

Students at James Baldwin High School in New York City, considered whether the lottery hurts or harms communities. On the off chance he would respond, they emailed Ron Wasserstein, asking him to provide additional assistance and review their project.

A Statistician's View, Additional Features, Departments »

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Murray Aitkin responded to Mark van der Laan’s piece, “Statistics as a Science, Not an Art: The Way to Survive in Data Science.” He agrees with van der Laan’s first issue—the role of consulting statisticians—but cites a different view on the role of statistical theory in the kinds of analysis statisticians use.

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We invited Barry Johnson, head of the IRS Statistics of Income Division, to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads.

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At the Capitol Hill Exhibition of the Coalition for National Science Funding, the ASA featured the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) booth titled “SAMSI: Fostering Research Innovations in Statistics and Mathematics for Data-Centered Science.”