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CE_43P * ! Sun, 8/3/2014, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CC-158
Career Development: Opportunities for Statistical Innovation and Impact — Professional Development Personal Skills Development
ASA , Committee on Career Development
Organizer(s): Devan V. Mehrotra, Merck
The ASA Committee for Career development is aware that undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty in statistics or related departments are interested in exploring potential career opportunities outside academia (e.g., industry, government, research organizations). Choosing from an ever-widening menu of non-academic career choices can be daunting. This is also true for experienced statisticians who are in various stages of their statistical careers and are contemplating switching jobs and/or application domains. What are the challenges and career opportunities for statisticians out there in this world of both "small data" and "big data" problems? What types of skill sets or innovation are employers looking for to maximize impact within their organizations? The goal of this panel discussion is to help address practical questions like these, and thereby help session attendees with their career planning and development. All the panelists are rising or established leaders in their respective organizations, with a strong record of interdisciplinary collaboration and a penchant for innovation and mentoring. Their backgrounds and experiences cover a diverse array of statistical applications, which they will describe in their short presentations prior to the panel discussion with the audience. SPEAKERS Jim Koehler (Google, Inc.) E-mail: koehlerstats@gmail.com Kary Myers (Los Alamos National Laboratory) E-mail: karymyers@gmail.com Stephanie Pickle Dehart (Dupont Chemicals) E-mail: Stephanie.pickle@gmail.com Frank Rockhold (GlaxoSmithKline) E-mail: frank.w.rockhold@gsk.com Nancy Petersen (Department of Veterans Affairs) E-mail: petersen.nancyj@va.gov This is a no fee event and registration is not required. Any JSM attendee is welcome to attend.
Instructor(s): Jim Koehler, Google, Kary Myers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Stephanie DeHart, DuPont, Frank Rockhold, GlaxoSmithKline, Erica Brittain, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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