ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News October 2009
Welcome to the October edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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AMSTAT NEWS ONLINE
Amstat News is now available online. Take a look at “JSM 2009: Highlights & Fond Memories.” View the October issue.
CALL FOR 2010 STUDENT INTERNSHIP LISTINGS – Deadline: October 20, 2009
If your organization would like to list an internship opportunity in the December 2009 issue of Amstat News and on the ASA web site, return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20, 2009. Any 2010 internship listings received after October 20 will be posted on the ASA web site only.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: REVIEWS EDITOR, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION/THE AMERICAN STATISTICIAN – Deadline: December 1, 2009
The American Statistical Association invites nominations and applications for reviews editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and The American Statistician. The Reviews section in JASA publishes all review-type articles and reviews of recently published books relevant to the JASA audience. The Reviews section in TAS publishes reviews of materials related to teaching statistics. The new editor will serve from 2011 through 2013, with the transition beginning in 2010. If you know someone who would be right for this position, please send that person’s name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to email@example.com. The search committee will contact qualified nominees to see if they are interested in applying. Those interested in becoming the next JASA/TAS reviews editor are encouraged to nominate themselves.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: EDITOR, STATISTICS IN BIOPHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH – Deadline: December 1, 2009
The American Statistical Association invites nominations and applications for editor of Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research. The new editor will serve from 2011 through 2013, with the transition beginning in 2010. If you know someone who would be right for this position, please send that person’s name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The search committee will contact qualified nominees to see if they are interested in applying. Those interested in becoming the next SBR editor are encouraged to nominate themselves.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: EDITOR, JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS – Deadline: December 9, 2009
The American Statistical Association and the International Biometric Society invite nominations and applications for editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. The new editor will serve from 2011 through 2013, with the transition beginning in 2010. If you know someone who would be right for the editorship of this journal, please send that person’s name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to email@example.com. The search committee will contact qualified nominees to see if they are interested in applying. Those interested in becoming the next JABES editor are encouraged to nominate themselves.
COPSS FISHER LECTURESHIP AND AWARD – Deadline: December 15, 2009
The Fisher Lectureship is awarded for outstanding contributions to aspects of statistics and probability that closely relate to the scientific collection and interpretation of data. The award exists to recognize the importance of statistical methods for scientific investigations. The hour-long lecture is delivered during JSM. Eligible nominations should be sent in PDF format to Hal Stern, committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COPSS PRESIDENTS’ AWARD – Deadline: January 15, 2010
The Presidents’ Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the statistics profession. It is typically granted to an individual who has not yet reached his or her 41st birthday. In the special case of an individual who has received his or her statistically related terminal degree fewer than 12 years prior to the nomination deadline, the individual will be eligible if he or she has not yet reached his or her 46th birthday during the year of the award. Eligible nominations should include a current curriculum vitae, the nominee’s date of birth, a nomination letter (up to three pages), and up to five supporting letters. Nominations should be sent in PDF format to Harry Joe, committee chair, at email@example.com.
COPSS ELIZABETH L. SCOTT AWARD – Deadline: January 15, 2010
The Elizabeth L. Scott award recognizes excellence in developing programs to encourage women to seek careers in statistics; successfully mentoring women students or new researchers; working to identify gender-based inequities in employment; and serving as a role model to women. Nominations should include a nomination letter, letters of support, curriculum vitae, and other appropriate documentation as requested by the award committee. Nominations should be sent in PDF format to Michael R. Kosorok, committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW ASA WEBINARS
Prediction for Production and the Arts of Charts – October 27, 2009
The Quality and Productivity Section is sponsoring the webinar Prediction for Production and the Arts of Charts, to be presented by J. Stuart Hunter on Tuesday, October 27.
Dual Frame Theory Applied to Landline and Cell Phone Surveys – November 10, 2009
The Survey Research Methods Section is proud to announce the first presentation in a series of webinars. Dual Frame Theory Applied to Landline and Cell Phone Surveys will be presented by J. Michael Brick on Tuesday, November 10, 2009.
65th ANNUAL DEMING CONFERENCE ON APPLIED STATISTICS – Atlantic City, New Jersey – December 7–11, 2009
The Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. The conference will be followed by two parallel short courses: Analysis of Clustered Categorical Data by Alan Agresti of the University of Florida and Bernhard Klingenberg of Williams College and Statistical Evaluation of Surrogate Endpoints in Clinical Trials by Geert Molenberghs of I-BioStat, Universities of Hasselt and Leuven.
8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY STATISTICS – Washington, DC – January 20–22, 2010
The 2010 ICHPS will include a series of invited presentations and workshops that examine a broad range of topics. In line with the American Statistical Association’s recent initiatives to further its efforts to engage policymakers and other stakeholders in the health policy arena, ICHPS 2010 will focus on quantitative analysis of data related to policy issues. In addition to invited and contributed sessions, the program will offer workshops intended to provide research training and career development in the methods, resources, and applications at the forefront of contemporary health policy research. The 2010 program also will highlight plenary speaker Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CONFERENCE ON FRONTIERS OF STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING AND BAYESIAN ANALYSIS – San Antonio, Texas – March 17–20, 2010
In honor of James O. Berger and his contributions to the statistics community, this conference will be held at the downtown campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio. The conference will consist of plenary, invited, and poster sessions. Plenary speakers include Donald Berry, Lawrence Brown, Persi Diaconis, Stephen Fienberg, and Alan Gelfand. The conference will provide an overview of the past, present, and future developments of statistical decisionmaking and Bayesian analysis. For more information, contact Keying Ye.
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ASA AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The ASA is pleased to honor the recipients of many statistical awards.
The ASA Community provides an online setting for like-minded statisticians to connect with peers through tools that make it easy to communicate, collaborate, and share. ASAGroups replace section, chapter, and other special-interest email lists, allowing groups to exchange information in real time based on individual communication preferences. We encourage groups to get started!
FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING
The ASA and Wiley-Interscience are excited to announce that ASA members now have a new benefit of membership—free online access to Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (SAM). SAM addresses the broad area of data analysis, including data mining algorithms, statistical approaches, and practical applications. ASA members can now access the SAM for free through the December 31, 2010 by simply logging into ASA Members Only and selecting My Publications. Topics include problems involving massive and complex data sets, solutions using innovative data-mining algorithms and/or novel statistical approaches, and the objective evaluation of analyses and solutions. Of special interest are articles that describe analytical techniques and discuss their application to real problems in such a way that they are accessible to domain experts across science, engineering, and commerce. Beginning in 2011, online access will require a subscription and ASA members will enjoy a discounted rate.
WHERE’S YOUR LIBRARY?
Does the library at your institution or company subscribe to your favorite ASA journals? You might be surprised, especially if you access subscriptions through the Members Only link on the ASA website. With budgets tightening and every possible cut being considered, even the best journals are being dropped. Don’t let this happen to you! Check with your librarian and let him or her know that you and your colleagues, coworkers, and students need access to the best statistical literature there is. Although a face-to-face meeting is always best, you can recommend journals through the ASA journals web site. Select a journal and then click “Recommend this title to your Librarian” at the top of the page. You know the ASA’s journals are among the very best in statistical literature. Let everyone else know!
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