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In Amstat News
PRESIDENT’S CORNER In this month’s column, President Sallie Keller-McNulty discusses entrepreneurship and whether those in the statistical sciences are being left behind in a world of innovation. Read the column.
2007 Deming Lecturer Sought – Deadline: December 1, 2006 Nominations for the 2007 Deming Lectureship are due December 1, 2006.
THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ESTABLISHMENT SURVEYS CALL FOR SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS – Deadline: December 1, 2006 The Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-III) will be held in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, June 18–21, 2007. The ICES-III program committee is setting aside a room at this conference for demonstrating software used in establishment surveys. Demonstrations should target live processing of data and be able to adapt to the interests of specific audiences. Submit a 200-word abstract by December 1, 2006. Submit proposals to Dale Atkinson. Details.
THE ASA/NSF FEDERAL STATISTICS RESEARCH PROGRAM – Deadline: December 10, 2006 The ASA/NSF/BLS Research Fellowship Program seeks research projects 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.
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. Submit a proposal (pdf file) to Carolyn Kesner.
HPSS STUDENT COMPETITION – Deadline: December 22, 2006 The Health Policy Statistics Section of ASA welcomes submissions for the 2007 HPSS Student Travel Award Competition. Current students, or those who completed their degrees within the past year, are eligible to apply for up to $800 to be applied toward expenses to attend the 2007 JSM. The deadline for applications is December 22, 2006. Contact Anirban Basu for more information.
COCHRAN-HANSEN PRIZE 2007 – Deadline: December 29, 2006 In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the International Association of Survey Statisticians established the Cochran-Hansen Prize to be awarded every two years to the best paper on survey research methods submitted by a young statistician from a developing or transition country. The winner of the prize will be invited to present his/her paper at the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute in Lisbon, Portugal, August 22–29, 2007.
JSM 2007 MAILED CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS – Deadline: January 22, 2007 If you are planning to mail a contributed abstract for the JSM 2007 program, the deadline is January 22, 2007. JSM registration is required at the time of abstract submission.
JSM 2007 ONLINE SUBMISSION FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS – Deadline: February 1, 2007 The online submission process for contributed abstracts will open December 1, 2006, and close February 1, 2007. JSM registration is required at the time of abstract submission. Submit an abstract online.
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 and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC and 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.
SIAM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA MINING – Minneapolis, MN – April 26–28, 2007 The 2007 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 will provide an ideal setting for graduate students and others new to the field to learn about cutting-edge research. A set of focused workshops will be held on the last day of the conference.
EVENTS CALENDAR Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. Upcoming Events.
PRESIDENTIAL LETTER ON STATISTICAL ISSUES IN ELECTIONS Read the ASA president’s letter about the important role statisticians will need to play in monitoring and improving the quality of our country’s next and future elections.
ABC NEWS INTERVIEWS ASA MEMBER Dr. Brent James—a surgeon, statistician, and ASA member—was interviewed for an ABC News segment about understanding the lack of quality in the U.S. health care system. Read the article.
CALL FOR ASA FELLOW NOMINATIONS Becoming an ASA Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed by our organization. On behalf of the ASA, the Committee on Fellows strongly encourages the nomination of deserving members for the ASA Fellow award. We also encourage ASA Chapters, Sections, and committees to search for and to nominate deserving members from their respective constituencies. Make a nomination.
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