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FEATURED EVENTS


ASA Traveling Course coming in the fall 

Speaker:   Dr. Stanley Lemeshow
Topic:         Applied Logistic Regression
Date:          TBD
Time:         TBD
Location:  Pfizer, La Jolla
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A Statistical Tribute to Bob Newcomb

November 15, 2014

City of Hope, Duarte

Dr. Robert (Bob) Newcomb of University of California at Irvine, the founding President of Orange County Long Beach Chapter (OCLB) of ASA, passed away on July 10 2014 due to complications of a sudden illness.  Three ASA chapters in the southern California region (San Diego, Southern California, and OCLB) are organizing a memorial service to celebrate Bob's successful life, which profoundly influenced the statistical community and the lives of many statisticians.  The morning memorial service will be followed by afternoon statistical presentations by invited renowned statisticians who also had personal and professional relationships with Bob over many years. These speakers include:

  • Dr. Bob Rodriguez, Senior Director, SAS Research and Development
  • Dr. Karen Messer, Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University of California, San Diego
  • Dr. Duane Steffey, Director, Statistical and Data Sciences, Exponent

 All statisticians who are interested in learning about or sharing Bob's legend are welcome.  Further announcement of the program details will be available on the web sites of the three ASA chapters. 

 

If you are interested in speaking at the memorial service, please contact Colleen Kelly at  kstat.consulting@gmail.com.

For further information, please contact Thomas Lin, thomasnancy.lin@gmail.com

Please note that this memorial is in addition to the UCI Memorial Service, which will be held at UCI on Oct 19, 2014. http://www1.icts.uci.edu/rnewcomb/notices.cfm

 Donations in memory of Bob can be made to Robert Newcomb Fellowship Fund: ucifuture.com/impact/newcomb.php

Additional information: 

Organizers of the Newcomb Memorial to be held at UCI on October 19 are looking for photos to be included in the slideshow for the UCI memorial.  Send photos by email to Diana Vigil no later than October 10.  The slide show will also be shown at the Statistical Tribute at City of Hope on Nov 15.

For the UCI memorial on Oct 19, please RSVP.  Parking is charged at the Bren Center.  You can post your remembrences of Bob here

If you would like your story to be used as part of the Statistical Tribute at the City of Hope, send a copy to Harold Dyck or Madeline Bauer



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EDUCATION

The University of California, San Diego has announced a new master’s degree program in Data Science and Engineering, intended for working professionals with a broad educational background and/or training in computer science, engineering, or mathematics.

The Data Science and Engineering master’s degree program is taught by world-renowned professors and researchers from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, in collaboration with the university’s San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). The two-year, part-time program is completed in person on the UC San Diego campus and leads to a Master of Advanced Study (MAS) degree.

For more information, please click here.


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WORLD OF STATISTICS



 
 

April 2014:  The latest newsletter from the World of Statistics is here.

February 2014: Due to the success of the International Year of Statistics, Statistics2013 now becomes the World of Statistics

October 2013:  There is a Give It Your Best Shot photo contest for grades 7-12. Also, the latest newsletter is available here.

May 2013: The results for the Video Contest are in.  You can find the May newsletter
here.

December, 2012: The International Year of Statistics video, Improving Human Welfare in 2013 International Year of Statistics, is now available to view.  The video was created by SAS Institute, and it portrays the many ways statistics affects our lives. 

October 2012: The SDASA is proud to announce it is participating in the International Year of Statistics 2013, a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society.

 More than 700 organizations—universities, research institutes, high schools, professional societies, government agencies and businesses—in nearly 100 countries are joining to celebrate and promote the importance of statistical science to the science community, businesses, governments, the news media, policymakers, employers, students and the public.

 During this yearlong celebration, The SDASA and hundreds of other participating organizations around the world will be:

  1. Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of our society
  2. Nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among high-school and college students
  3. Promoting creativity and developmetn in the sciences of probability and statistics
Be sure to visit the Statistics2013 website in the months ahead to learn more about how Statistics helps shape your everyday life.
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2014 Joint Statistical Meetings
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STATISTICAL BLOGS


There are a few statistical bloggers around the world who are listed below (in alphabetical order.)  If you know of any others, please let Patricia English know and she will update the links here.

John Johnson from Registrat-Mapi posts include statistics, clinical trials, and the scientific process. 

Yossi Levy blogs about statistics in Hebrew. 

Sanjay Matange of SAS blogs on data visualization with a focus on SAS ODS.

Naomi Robbins, graphic displays expert, blogs on effective graphics.       

David Smith of Revolution R posts daily on topics of interest to R users, including R and statistics. 

Rick Wicklin of SAS posts about SAS including code. 

The statsblogs.com  site is a compilation of statistics blogs; some of the above bloggers are included on this site but there are many others.



                                                                                                          

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