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[1 May 2017 | No Comment | 181 views]
ASA Visits Capitol Hill During Seventh Climate Science Day

On March 21, statisticians Peter Bloomfield, Noel Cressie, Dorit Hammerling, and Leonard Smith joined 23 other scientists for the 7th annual Climate Science Day (CSD), which puts scientists in the same room as lawmakers and their staffs for discussions about climate science research.

Statisticians in History »

[13 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 65 views]

Jerzy Neyman, one of the principal architects of modern statistics, was Director of the Statistical Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. With Neyman’s passing in 1981, history closed a chapter on the early development of our field.

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[1 Apr 2017 | 3 Comments | 1,216 views]

More universities are starting master’s programs in data science and analytics due to the wide interest from students and employers. We reached out to the statistical community and asked a few to answer our questions about the cross-disciplinary programs.

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[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 174 views]
BEA’s Innovation Spurs Projects for Richer Economic Statistics

The people of the Bureau of Economic Analysis have to be economic data pioneers. Here is a snapshot of a few of the data projects BEA’s economists are working on.

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[1 Apr 2017 | 3 Comments | 335 views]
Celebrate the Significance of Mathematics and Statistics

April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. Why? Because both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems—climate change, disease, sustainability, the data deluge, internet security, and much more. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, revealing new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world, in which new systems and methodologies continue to become more complex.