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[1 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 546 views]
Training Students to Extract Value from Big Data

Recently, the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics held a workshop on how to teach students to draw reliable inferences from large and complex data sets.

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[1 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 160 views]
NSF Extends Program Funding Interdisciplinary Research of Mathematical Scientists

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Mathematical Sciences has extended its Mathematical Science Innovation Incubator Program through fiscal year 2015. The program is meant to support the work of mathematical scientists across the NSF directorates.

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[1 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 190 views]
JSM 2015: Call for Abstracts, Chairs

The JSM 2015 Program Committee is looking for members to participate in this year’s conference. The theme is “Statistics: Making Better Decisions.”

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[1 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 43 views]
Voting in the 2015 ASA Election Made Easy

We want to be sure members receive email about the election, so update your member information prior to March 13, when the ASA election opens.

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[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 157 views]
Sirken Endows Fund to Recognize Survey Researchers

The Sirken Award was created to recognize a distinguished survey researcher. The honoree will give the first Sirken Lecture at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington, and receive a $5,000 honorarium.

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[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 626 views]
Using the Classroom to Bring Big Data to Statistical Agencies

Big Data has the potential to fundamentally change the way federal statistics are produced and disseminated. If statistical agencies are to retain their unique role as the trusted source of statistics, they must reconsider the way data are being generated and used. Fortunately, statisticians are responding to this call to action.

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[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 81 views]
Meet Joseph Reilly, Administrator of NASS

Joseph T. Reilly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service talks with Amstat News about his work with the NASS.

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[1 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 280 views]
2014 Causality in Statistics Education Prize Winners Announced

The ASA awarded the second Causality in Statistics Education Prize to Maya Petersen and Laura B. Balzer for developing the path-blazing course “Introduction to Causal Inference” at the University of California at Berkeley.

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[1 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,003 views]
You Are the Master of Your Master’s

Natalie Cheung Hall discusses the benefits of having a master’s degree.

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[1 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 961 views]
Time to Embrace a New Identity?

Thomas Speidel discusses the ever-changing statistics profession.