The May 2010 issue of the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics features a discussion paper, “Identification and Estimation of Nonlinear Models Using Two Samples with Nonclassical Measurement Errors,” by Raymond Carroll, Xiaohong Chen, and Yingyao Hu. As the title indicates, this paper considers identification and estimation of a general nonlinear errors-in-variables model using two samples.
The ASA Board of Directors recently approved a set of guidelines for accreditation developed by the ASA Accreditation Committee. The committee was formed last year, after the board endorsed a recommendation to begin a program of voluntary individual accreditation of statisticians.
What Is Accreditation? First and foremost, accreditation is a service offered only to members of the ASA. Not all members will want to seek accreditation; however, the experiences of colleagues in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom regarding accreditation have been encouraging.
The Council of Chapters is sponsoring two invited sessions at JSM 2010 that will feature diverse scientific applications of statistics. One session will highlight statistical opportunities in large-scale international science endeavors. The other will showcase the work of several Vancouver statisticians exploring the impact of climate change on British Columbia’s forests.
Montserrat Fuentes, a professor in the statistics department at North Carolina State University, represented the ASA at the 16th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Capitol Hill Exhibition on April 14. The exhibit highlights to Congress research funded by the National Science Foundation. Fuentes also made Hill visits on behalf of the ASA Climate Change Policy Advisory Committee.
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