April Is Mathematics Awareness Month: The Future of Prediction
Throughout Mathematics Awareness Month 2016, the ASA and Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) have been exploring how mathematics and statistics are the future of prediction, providing insights and driving innovation. We are asking the question, "What's next?" and exploring how mathematicians and statisticians contribute to society.
ASA Board Approves Resolution: ASA Will Not Sign Contracts for Meetings in Any State with Discriminatory Laws
In response to recent laws passed in North Carolina (NC) and Mississippi, the ASA Board of Directors on April 8, 2016, adopted the following resolution:
"The ASA Board of Directors resolves that the ASA will not sign contracts for meetings in any state that passes laws that discriminate against individuals based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status."
We want to hear from you about the statement, and you are welcome to write directly to ASA Executive Director Ron Wasserstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASA Is Official Sponsor of 2016 Data Science and Applied Analytics Conference
The ASA will sponsor the 2016 Data Science and Applied Analytics (DSAA) Conference, to be held in Montreal October 17-19. DSAA, which had its inaugural conference in 2014, is organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). CIS representatives invited the ASA to suggest keynote speakers, panelists, and session chairs for the conference and to cosponsor DSAA 2016.