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2021 COPSS Award Winners

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) presents awards annually to honor statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. This year, 12 statisticians were honored with awards.

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Learn about how data scientists have helped with different aspects of the COVID-19 response in West Virginia and how one key mentor played a role in this.

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The April issue of Significancebegins a new four-part series that tells the story of the “data economy,” starting with the birth of customer insight.

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The ASA’s outreach campaign, ThisIsStatistics, launched a new contest for its annual spring challenge: March Randomness, a month-long competition that encouraged middle- and high-school students and college undergraduates to test their probability intuition skills.

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The 37th annual Quality and Productivity Research Conference will be hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, July 26–29, and focus on the latest ideas and cutting-edge modern methodologies in all aspects of big data analysis and their applications.

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Submit your nominations for the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences by July 26.

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The award recognizes the substantial contributions made by New South Wales leaders in science, art, literature, and philosophy. Cressie develops world-leading statistical methodology for analyzing spatial and spatiotemporal data and its application to the environmental sciences.

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Donald Fraser sadly passed away in December at the age of 95.

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The ASA Statistics in Epidemiology Section has announced Nicholas Jewell as this year’s Nathan Mantel Award winner. The annual award recognizes contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology.

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In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we are paying tribute to some of our Asian- and Pacific Islander–American members. These individuals have been chosen because of their meaningful leadership and commitment to the ASA.

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The spring issue of CHANCE looks at the economic impact of COVID-19 in the UK, the US intelligence career of Solomon Kullback, and bias in shared data.

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The INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize recognizes papers by promising students who are looking for an academic or industrial career. The award includes a cash prize of $3,000 and a citation certificate.

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Celebrate excellence in mathematics scholarship, education, and outreach by nominating colleagues for upcoming American Mathematical Society prizes and awards.

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The Survey Research Methods Section proceedings from the 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings are now available.

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StatFest 2021 is a free conference over two half days aimed at encouraging BIPOC undergraduates to pursue careers or graduate studies in the statistical and data sciences. This year’s event will take place virtually September 18–19.

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The 2021 recipient of the Waksberg Award is Sharon Lohr, who will give the Waksberg Invited Address at the Statistics Canada 2021 Symposium and write a paper for Survey Methodology.

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The Prize Committee of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis is accepting submissions for the 2021 Savage Award until May 31. A monetary prize of $750 will be awarded.

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Education advocacy has a special place in Data for Good, partly for addressing such an important issue and also for how it builds the future.

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Rob Santos believes statisticians are superheroes, but their superpowers are only as good as their underlying assumptions.

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ASA, International Community Continue to Decry Georgiou Persecution

Following a February Greek appeals court ruling finding former Greek chief statistician Andreas Georgiou liable for slander, ASA leaders denounced the latest legal setback against Georgiou.

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My ASA Story: James Cochran, Associate Dean and Professor

James Cochran says the opportunity to help establish Statistics Without Borders is his most memorable and meaningful experience as an ASA member.