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The San Diego Chapter of the American Statistical Association

 seeks to sponsor educational, professional, and scientific

 activities that benefit professional statisticians, students

of statistics, and the San Diego Community at large. 


Roundtable Discussion: Monday December 1st 2014

When is Big Data Useful?

Distinguished Discussants:

Dr. Andrew Baker (SDSU)        Dr. Alexander Kolovos (Teradata)

tinyurl.com/bakerbigdata        Teradata.com


Room 209 Extended Studies Center


San Diego State University

5250 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1925

Monday December 1

Map and Parking Information: http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/map

Refreshments provided to those who RSVP at Eventbrite: 


ASA members are encouraged invite those who are interested in our roundtable topics and to nominate members to the discussant panel. For more information or to make nominations, please email Kevin Cummins at kcummins@ucsd.edu.

Announcement for display can be found



A Statistical Tribute to Robert Newcomb

November 15, 2014

Cooper Auditorium, City of Hope, Duarte



Renowned statistician, ASA fellow, and founding president of Orange County/Long Beach chapter Professor Robert (Bob) Newcomb of the University of California at Irvine passed away on July 10, 2014 due to complications of a sudden illness.   Three chapters of the American Statistical Association 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.   This statistical tribute will be held on November 15, 2014 at Cooper Auditorium at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California.

All statisticians who are interested in learning about or sharing Bob's legend are encouraged to join us between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm at the Cooper Auditorium at City of Hope.


Registration and Coffee 10:00 am – 10:30 am. 

Memorial Session 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon. 

Buffet Lunch 12 Noon – 1:00 pm.

Lunch will be provided, however, please pre-register before November 10. Lunch can't be guaranteed if you do not pre-register or if you register after November 10.

tatistical Presentations 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. 
Speakers are listed in this file while their abstracts are in this link

Memorial Wrap-up 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

To pre-register and for directions to the Cooper Auditorium, please see Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-statistical-tribute-to-bob-newcomb-tickets-13397098081#

You can find his obituary here.







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Bleacher Report

5 Statistics That Are Defining Chicago Bulls' Season so Far
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Bleacher Report

3 Statistics That Are Defining Golden State Warriors' Season so Far
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The Golden State Warriors rode an impressive 16-game winning streak to the best record in the NBA, dominating both at home and on the road. Despite the streak coming to an end at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors still sit at the top of ...

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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.


Election Results:

Cleridy Lennert, President-Elect
Claire Zhu, Secretary
Patricia English, Treasurer


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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

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.

2014 Joint Statistical Meetings
August 2-7, 2014
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center
415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210


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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.



  1. Steve Pierson
    Steve Pierson

    American Statistical Association
    Alexandria, VA
    United States

    960 Points

  2. Sarjinder Singh
    Sarjinder Singh

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    Kingsville, TX
    United States

    479 Points

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    Michael Ikeda

    Beltsville, MD
    United States

    280 Points

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    Jim Dickey

    American Statistical Association
    Alexandria, VA
    United States

    280 Points