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Stats4Good »

[3 Jun 2024 | No Comment | ]

The Data for Good community is experiencing incredible growth in the availability and quality of global data, benefiting researchers in academia, government, and industry. Here, David Corliss highlights data resources to empower everyone, from seasoned researchers to students.

Cover Story, Meetings »

[1 May 2024 | No Comment | ]
Counting Down to JSM 2024

With the theme “Statistics and Data Science: Informing Policy and Countering Misinformation,” this conference anticipates more than 5,000 attendees and 600 sessions. Learn about the featured speakers and events.

A Statistician's Life, Celebrating Black History Month »

[1 Feb 2024 | One Comment | ]

Chandra Erdman started college at 15 and earned her first degree in mathematics by 20. Eventually, she become the first Black person to earn a PhD in statistics from Yale University.

Additional Features, Significance Highlights »

[1 Dec 2023 | No Comment | ]

How can you ensure your Everest expedition ends in success? Why is it so hard to find a good fit when shopping for clothes? This issue of Significance has statistical answers to both these questions and a good many more besides.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

[1 Dec 2023 | No Comment | ]

Apply for the Postdoctoral Research Program or Dissertation Fellowship Program by January 31, 2024.

President's Corner »

[1 Jun 2023 | Comments Off on Statistics and Data Science Hall of Fame | ]

ASA President Dionne Price welcomes your nominations to the Statistics and Data Science Hall of Fame.

A Statistician's Life, Celebrating Women in Statistics »

[1 Mar 2023 | Comments Off on Pamela McGovern | ]

Pamela McGovern grew up in Connecticut and majored in mathematics in college while working as an actuarial intern during the summer. Being an actuary seemed like a good fit for a math major, but the job also exposed her to statistics and she changed course. McGovern went on to earn a master’s degree at the University of Connecticut. Through the ASA, she learned about career opportunities in the federal government and decided to pursue a mathematical statistician position. After graduating, she began her career in the federal statistical system at the US Census Bureau. She currently works as a senior mathematical statistician at the US Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service. Throughout her 27-year career as a federal statistician, her work has focused on survey statistics and methodology.

My ASA Story »

[1 Mar 2023 | Comments Off on My ASA Story: Wendy Martinez, Mathematical Statistician | ]

Wendy Martinez has had many great experiences during her years as an ASA member, and her service as ASA president is at the top of her list.

A Statistician's Life, Celebrating Black History Month »

[1 Feb 2023 | Comments Off on Andrea Roberson | ]

Born in Brooklyn, Andrea Roberson grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, New York. When she was a child, her father would tell her bedtime fairy tales. Her favorite, the tale of the African Princess of Mapungubwe—who was given the superpower of mathematics—could always compute the right solutions, earning her freedom from any threat. However, undiagnosed autism and ADHD created obstacles to learning and performing in the classroom for Roberson. Achievements in the mathematical sciences seemed an ill-fated dream. This changed when she met Nagambal Shah, who encouraged Roberson to persist. Today, Roberson is a leader in the US Census Bureau’s big data initiative. Her innovative research in artificial intelligence and machine learning keeps the nation as the world’s forerunner in the production of economic statistics.

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[1 Oct 2022 | Comments Off on Establishing and Maintaining Trust in a Federal Statistical Agency: A Discussion from the National Academies | ]
Establishing and Maintaining Trust in a Federal Statistical Agency: A Discussion from the National Academies

The Office of Management and Budget, Congress, and National Academies deem professional independence necessary for an agency to establish trust in its products. Professional independence includes an agency’s autonomy over its budget, information technology, hiring, publications, contracting, and data collection and analysis. To further the understanding of the importance of statistical agency autonomy, we include the autonomy portions of a discussion between Robert Groves and Hermann Habermann, James Lynch, and Charles Rothwell.