ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News February 2006
Welcome to the February edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
Reflecting on her role as Dean of the School of Engineering at Rice University, Sallie Keller-McNulty expresses the idea that statistics is a discipline of engineering. She encourages all organizations to integrate statistics and engineering. Read the presidential column.
STATISTICAL MODELING IN FINANCE - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MARCH 24, 2006
Temple University's Department of Statistics-in cooperation with the finance; economics; and risk, insurance, and healthcare management departments; and support from the Fox School of Business Management-is organizing a one-day conference on statistical modeling in finance. The conference venue is the main campus of Temple University.
NEW LEARNSTAT COURSES FOR SPRING 2006
Bayesian Clinical Trials, presented by Scott Berry, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, on April 14, 2006.
Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis of Spatial Data, presented by Bradley P. Carlin, in Arlington, Virginia, April 27-28, 2006.
Statistics at the Gates: Statistical Methods for Detecting Computer Intruders, presented by David Marchette, in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 12, 2006.
AUSTRALIAN STATISTICAL CONFERENCE/NEW ZEALAND STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2006 - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 3-6, 2006
For the first time in more than 10 years, New Zealand statisticians can attend a statistical conference with a range of leading international speakers without having to travel overseas. Registration is now open. For more information, please visit the above web site or contact the conference managers.
NEW FOR JSM 2006
The ASA is pleased to announce a Meeting within a Meeting. This Continuing Education meeting for high school teachers will be held in conjunction with the 2006 JSM on Saturday, August 5, at 3 p.m. and Monday, August 7, at noon. If you are a high school teacher or know of one, be on the lookout for details in the March issue of Amstat News and on the ASA web site. If you have questions, contact ASA Director of Programs, Martha Aliaga.
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DATA MINING FAQ'S
Media accounts of threats to individual privacy are now reported almost daily. Many of these allude to statistical work in the broad area of data mining, helping to shape images and public perceptions of statistical practitioners. This commentary, in the form of answers to a set of Frequently Asked Questions, relies on the principles and uses of statistics broadly endorsed by the ASA. Visit the new Data Mining FAQ page.
WANTED: BACK ISSUES OF JASA, TAS, and CIS
The ASA is in the process of assembling a complete set of all its scholarly journals for inclusion in our historical archive at Iowa State University. The following issues are needed:
The American Statistician, 1952; The Journal of the American Statistical Association, 1888-1889, 1900-1907, 1912-1938, 1940-1941, and 1958; The Current Index to Statistics, 1998
If you have an issue you would like to donate, contact Jim Dickey.
JSM 2005 PROCEEDINGS
The Proceedings of the 2005 JSM will be shipping this month. Order your 2005 JSM Proceedings today at the ASA Store or by calling (888) 231-3473.
ASA MEMBER SPEAKS ON RESEARCHCHANNEL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SERIES
Eric S. Lander, director, Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Genome Research, and professor of biology at MIT spoke during the ResearchChannel series HHMI's Understanding Biomedical Research. The program, Human Genomics: A New Guide for Medicine, aired on Friday, February 3, 2006. For details about this series or additional program highlights see the ResearchChannel or Howard Hughes Medical Institute BioInteractive.
ASA FELLOWS NOMINATIONS - Deadline: March 1, 2006
Each year, ASA members nominate their peers for Fellow of the ASA. Given annually, this is a great honor as the number of recipients is limited to no more than one-third of 1% of the ASA membership. More information.
ASA/NSF-SRS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM - Deadline: March 3, 2006
The ASA and the Division of Science Resources Statistics of the National Science Foundation are pleased to announce the 2006 ASA/NSF-SRS Research Fellowship Program. The program seeks highly qualified, motivated, creative individuals to conduct onsite interdisciplinary research using SRS data. The fellowship provides full-time support for up to three months and support for 10% of the fellow's time for up to nine additional months. More information.
FOUNDERS AWARD NOMINATIONS CALL - Deadline: March 15, 2006
In 1988, the Board voted to establish the ASA Founders Award to recognize members who have rendered distinguished service to the Association. The Founders Award Committee depends on the ASA membership to submit nominations. More information about this award.
W. J. YOUDEN AWARD - Deadline: March 15, 2006
Nominations are being accepted now for the 2006 W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing, sponsored by the American Statistical Association. The award recipient(s) will receive a certificate and a share of a $1,000 prize.
2006 POSTER & PROJECT COMPETITION INFORMATION UPDATED
POSTER - Deadline: April 1, 2006
PROJECT - Deadline: April 15, 2006
ASA OUTSTANDING STATISTICAL APPLICATION AWARD - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The award for an outstanding statistical application was established in 1986 to recognize important statistical applications papers. The selection committee is seeking strong nominations for the 2006 award. Authors of the winning paper will receive a certificate and split a $1,000 prize. Nominations are accepted for papers published in either 2004 or 2005. More information.
GERTRUDE M. COX SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The American Statistical Association would like to announce the 2006 Gertrude Cox Scholarship. The Gertrude Cox Scholarship is awarded each year to encourage women to enter statistically oriented professions. The ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics sponsor the scholarship.
CHEMOMETRICS AWARDS CALL - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The Chemometrics Committee of the Section on Statistics in the Physical and Engineering Sciences is soliciting nominations for the 2006 Statistics in Chemistry Award. This award recognizes outstanding collaborative endeavors between statisticians and chemists. The award includes a certificate and $2,000 prize sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.
WILKS MEMORIAL MEDAL NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The 2006 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee invites members to submit nominations for this award, to be presented at the 2006 annual meetings in August. The award consists of a medal, citation, and honorarium.
BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics is awarded each August at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The winner receives a certificate and a $1,500 prize. Contact Elizabeth A. Stasny with questions.
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