Stephen Fienberg, Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science and co-director of the Living Analytics Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses his career, interests, and work, and shares advice for new statisticians.
The Conference on Statistical Practice (CSP) expanded its boundaries by visiting the West Coast this year. The ASA’s 5th meeting for statistical practitioners was the biggest yet, with more than 550 attendees at the Westin San Diego February 18–20.
President Barack Obama’s requested budget for Fiscal Year 2017 maintains his record of proposing generally healthy increases for the NIH, NSF, and many federal statistical agencies, but realizing increases of any amount will be challenging.
A committee assembled through the Section on Statistical Education has taken on revising and updating the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report, originally endorsed by the ASA in 2005.
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