Additional Features, News and Announcements »

[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Judges Sought for ASA Project Competition | 800 views]

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability is seeking judges for the ASA Project Competition.

Additional Features »

[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Davidian to Give Keynote at Women’s Symposium | 1,013 views]

Marie Davidian, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Statistics and director of the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine at North Carolina State University, will deliver the keynote address at the North Carolina Symposium for Women in Mathematics and Statistics, to be held at NC State on April 16. Her talk will focus on a variety of applications that require combining mathematical and statistical modeling.

Additional Features, News and Announcements »

[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Third International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies Scheduled for June | 971 views]

The International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies will take place June 14–16 at Stanford University.

Featured »

[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Administration Affirms Role of Data-Driven Decisionmaking with FY12 Budget Requests | 1,487 views]
Administration Affirms Role of Data-Driven Decisionmaking with FY12 Budget Requests

Steve Pierson, director of science policy, discusses the 2012 fiscal year budget and how the administration largely affirms its belief in the value of the federal statistical system.

Cover Story »

[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Celebrate Mathematics by Unraveling Complex Systems | 2,007 views]
Celebrate Mathematics by Unraveling Complex Systems

How do epidemics spread, birds flock, and stock markets operate? Answers to these and many other such questions fall within the realm of mathematics. From natural entities such as living cells, insect colonies, and whole ecosystems to man-made inventions like power grids, transportation networks, and the World Wide Web, one sees complex systems everywhere. Deciphering the mathematics behind such systems can unravel well-structured networks and discernible patterns in natural and artificial structures. That is the idea behind Mathematics Awareness Month this April.