ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News October 2006
Welcome to the October edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know the ASA has close to 4,000 student members? With school back in session, now is the perfect time to add to this number. The ASA will reimburse up to $100 of the cost of a membership social at your school to encourage students to join. All new students receive memberships at the discounted rate of $10 for one year, or $20 for a two-year membership. More about student membership.
In Amstat News
ASA President Sallie Keller-McNulty asked Treasurer Sastry Pantula to write a brief column about how the ASA's finances work in this month's issue. The ASA's major sources of revenue and expense categories, as well as how budget decisions are made, are detailed in this article. Read more.
SUBMITTING PAPERS FOR PUBLICATION IN JSM PROCEEDINGS - Deadline: October 20, 2006
If you orally presented your paper or poster at JSM 2006 or another pre-approved conference, you are authorized to publish in the JSM Proceedings. The submission site will be open to new papers until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 20, 2006. If you meet this deadline, you may revise your paper until 11:59 p.m. EST on November 15, 2006. When submitting, it is important that you follow the formatting rules. Templates in both Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available. For more information, contact Val Snider.
CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF FRED MOSTELLER - RSVP Deadline: October 27, 2006
A special event celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Fred Mosteller will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A reception will follow. The event is being jointly sponsored by the Harvard statistics and biostatistics departments and their respective deans offices, Frontier Science, the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Please RSVP by October 27 to Vickie Beaulieu. More information.
2007 AWARDS NOMINATIONS CALL
2007 Noether Awards - Deadline: November 30, 2006
Nominations for the Noether Senior Scholar Award and Noether Young Scholar Award should be submitted by November 30, 2006. The awards are presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings.
2007 Deming Lecturer Sought - Deadline: December 1, 2006
Nominations for the 2007 Deming Lectureship are due December 1, 2006. The award is presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings.
THE ASA/NSF FEDERAL STATISTICS RESEARCH PROGRAM - Deadline: December 10, 2006
The ASA/NSF/BLS Research Fellowship Program seeks research projects in areas in statistical methodology and computing, economic measurement and research, statistical graphics and data visualization, and information and behavioral sciences. Fellowship appointments are flexible and range up to six months. Research program questions may be directed to Stephen Cohen. See the BLS web page.
The ASA/NSF/Census Research Fellowship Program seeks research projects in areas such as quantitative methods and data, time series, statistical computing, industrial organization, technological change, industry studies, agriculture, urban and regional economics, statistical uses of administrative data, and selection of bias modeling. View the Census Bureau Fellowship Program brochure. Proposals are to be submitted to Carolyn Kesner.
2007 NCHS/ACADEMYHEALTH HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Deadline: January 8, 2007
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2007 fellowship. This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to NCHS to collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community using NCHS data systems.
NISS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS - Deadline : January 31, 2007
NISS plans to appoint several postdoctoral fellows in 2007, and invites applications from statistical, computer and applied mathematical scientists. Appointments will be for two years, with extensions possible. In accordance with the NISS mission, postdoctoral fellows participate in cross-disciplinary research projects in collaboration with statisticians, and are mentored by statistical and disciplinary scientists from NISS universities, industry, national laboratories and government agencies. The deadline for full consideration is January 31, 2007. Later applications will be considered as resources permit.
SYMPOSIUM ON STATISTICAL METHODS - Atlanta, GA - April 17-18, 2007
Statisticians, social and behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, economists, policy analysts, and others are invited to submit an abstract to the Eleventh Biennial Symposium on Statistical Methods, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC & ATSDR) Statistical Advisory Group, the American Statistical Association, and the biostatistics department at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. The symposium will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 17-18, 2007, and the theme is "Analyzing and Mapping Health Inequities To Impact Policies for Eliminating Disparities." Two half-day short courses will be offered on April 16, 2007. Submit an abstract and learn more.
2007 SIAM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA MINING - Minneapolis, MN - April 26-28, 2007
The 2007 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM07) will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 26 - 28, 2007. This conference is held in cooperation with the ASA, and brings together data mining, statistical, and mathematical researchers from academic, government and industrial institutions. SDM07 will provide a venue for researchers to present their work on data mining in a peer-reviewed forum. It also provides an ideal setting for graduate students and others new to the field to learn about cutting-edge research by hearing outstanding invited speakers and attending tutorials (included with conference registration). A set of focused workshops are held on the last day of the conference.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
2007 ASA FELLOW NOMINATIONS
Each year, ASA members nominate their peers as Fellows of the ASA. From the ASA bylaws: "By the honorary title of Fellow, the Association recognizes full members of established reputation who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical work." Given annually, this is a great honor, as the numbers of recipients are limited to no more than one-third of 1% of the ASA membership. Nominate a peer.
Special Opportunities & Information
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS STATISTICS SECTION NEEDS YOUR HELP
The Business and Economics Statistics Section is seeking nominations for the upcoming special elections. Open positions include chair-elect, program chair-elect, publications officer, and Council of Sections representative. They look forward to receiving a diverse group of nominations by November 10, 2006. Questions and nominations may be directed to Sastry Pantula.
NSF PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FOR PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES PROGRAMS
The NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences programs in Probability and in Mathematical Biology have instituted proposal-submission windows. The windows are: Probability: October 23, 2006 through November 7, 2006 & Mathematical Biology: December 18, 2006 through January 13, 2007. Please note that research proposals to these programs submitted after the window closing date will be returned without review.
NSF "DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER" - RESEARCH ON DATA CONFIDENTIALITY
The NSF recently announced support for Research on Data Confidentiality. Three directorates are soliciting research proposals to explore ways of improving the confidentiality of data about individuals and organizations while also permitting legitimate social and research uses of that data. Read the Dear Colleague Letter announcement, including a listing of appropriate funding opportunities.
USCOTS 2007 ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
The second biennial United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS 07) will be held May 17-19, 2007, at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and hosted by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). The target audience for USCOTS is teachers of undergraduate and AP statistics students from any discipline or type of institution. Register Online. For more information, contact Deb Rumsey, USCOTS 07 program chair.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST UNDERGRADUATE STATISTICS PROJECT COMPETITION (USPROC)
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) gladly announces its first biennial undergraduate statistics project competition (USPROC). The purpose of USPROC is to encourage the development of data analysis skills, enhance presentation skills, and recognize outstanding work by undergraduate statistics students. The top three projects will earn monetary awards and be invited to present their projects at the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS), May 17-19, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio, with travel expenses covered. The deadline for submission is January 29, 2007. More about CAUSE.
POSSIBLE TELEPHONE SCAM
We would like to warn all ASA members of a possible telephone scam. A woman using the name of Susan Brown is calling ASA members and asking for information. She claims to work for Executive Director William B. Smith. She is NOT an ASA employee. If you receive a similar call, please do not provide any personal information. We ask that you also contact the ASA if you receive this call.
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