ASA's 62 new Fellows, announced earlier this summer, were honored August 11 at JSM 2015. The new Fellows hail from 24 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and six other countries. Fellows are recognized for outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in statistical science. See a full list of the new Fellows and their citations.
U.S. Chief Data Scientist Patil Highlights Statistics
In a recorded message to 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings attendees, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil said the work of statisticians—including those in federal service—is critical to the country. He urged more multidisciplinary collaboration to meet unique, emerging opportunities such as creating the next generation of health care, yielding more benefit from data for local communities, and developing groundbreaking applications. Patil called statisticians the backbone of how the country has dealt with data for centuries and cited their contributions to innovation. He noted a new opportunity to become increasingly data-driven through greater collaboration among the disciplines comprising data science. View the video.
CSP 2016 Poster Submission Deadline is August 27
Don't miss this chance to share your experience as a statistical practitioner. Posters should focus on one of the following themes:
- Communication, Impact, and Career Development - Data Modeling and Analysis - Big Data Prediction and Analytics - Software, Programming, and Graphics