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[1 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Nilanjan Chatterjee Wins COPSS Awards | 2,763 views]

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) annually presents awards to honor statisticians under the age of 41 for their outstanding research contributions and service to further the field of statistics. This year, along with the COPSS president’s award, Nilanjan Chatterjee was selected to receive the COPSS Snedecor award. Chatterjee, known for his important and diverse contributions across biostatistics, epidemiology and genetics, spoke to Bhramar Mukherjee’s about winning the two awards.

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[1 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Highlights of the July 2011 ASA Board of Directors Meeting | 2,583 views]

Under the leadership of ASA President Nancy Geller, the ASA Board worked through an interesting and important policy agenda during its meeting from July 29–30 in the Loews Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida.

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[1 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on A Global Experience | 792 views]

One of the responsibilities of the ASA president is to travel to many places and represent the ASA. In mid-August, ASA President Nancy Geller had the privilege of attending the International Statistical Institute (ISI) World Statistics Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

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[1 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on COPAFS Report for June Meeting | 797 views]

The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS) acts as an advocate for the development and dissemination of high-quality federal statistics. Member organizations include professional associations, businesses, research institutes, and others interested in federal statistics. Through COPAFS, members have an opportunity to review and affect issues such as timeliness, quality, confidentiality, and the relevance of data. COPAFS holds quarterly meetings, the last one taking place on June 3.

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[1 Sep 2011 | 10 Comments | 10,033 views]
Visualizing Data: Challenges to Presentation of Quality Graphics—and Solutions

Naomi Robbins, author of Creating More Effective Graphs, offers tips for solving some of the problems statisticians face when preparing data presentations.