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Activity Number: 2
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 2012 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: SPAIG Committee
Abstract - #303643
Title: SMACS: Invisible Sciences with Impeccable Impact
Author(s): Sastry G. Pantula*+
Companies: National Science Foundation
Address: 1262 Kensington Road, McLean, VA, 22101,
Keywords: Big data ; training

Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Sciences (SMACS) have been invisible sciences in academia, industry and government, and are having an impeccable impact. Examples of the impact will be discussed. Also, the importance of being more visible, and proactively promoting the practice and profession of our disciplines will be discussed. Training of future problem solvers, with core, computational and communication skills in the era of data and observation and in a data-centric world, is a key to economic development and job creation.

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