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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. 


Update coming soon! 


Chapter Chatter Newsletter

Several times a year, the Council of Chapters issues a newsletter "Chapter Chatter".  You can find it here.

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Bob Newcomb Memorial


The Orange County/Long Beach, San Diego, and Southern California ASA chapters—three chapters in which the late Bob Newcomb played vital roles—sponsored a statistical tribute to him on November 15, 2014, at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. 

You can find the Amstat News writeup here.


Cosmetic procedure statistics from 2000 to 2014 - Chron.com


Cosmetic procedure statistics from 2000 to 2014
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released data on cosmetic procedures from 2000 to 2014, and it reveals some of the beauty trends in our society. Demand for butt lifts are up by a whopping 158-percent, with 3,505 lifts performed in 2014 ...

Almost 100 families evicted daily in Spain – statistics - RT


Almost 100 families evicted daily in Spain – statistics
At least 95 families were evicted every day in Spain in 2014, fresh statistics say as Spaniards struggle to meet mortgage payments. Home foreclosures have become a stark symbol of the 7-year economic crisis, with 2014 seeing a further rise in numbers.

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Misleading Gender Pay Gap Statistics For International Womens' Day - Forbes


Misleading Gender Pay Gap Statistics For International Womens' Day
Sadly, we don't in fact get the right statistics on this. In the US it's a commonplace that “women earn 77 cents for each dollar that men do” and that's true as a matter of gross income. But we need to know how much of that is because of choices that ...

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Pharmapace, a specialized consulting and contract research organization, welcomes qualified and motivated candidates to apply for a Senior Statistician position.  Please check the link below to obtain more information. 



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.


OCLB ASA has an upcoming event on January 17, 2015, featuring Rob Gould from UCLA to speak about DataFest. SDASA chapter members who may be interested in this topic are cordially invited.  
The event is announced at the OCLB ASA Home page.  Registration at Meetup by participants is requested.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Your sponsorship could be noted here!



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.



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    Pamela Craven

    American Statistical Association
    Alexandria, VA
    United States

    3493 Points

  2. Steve Pierson
    Steve Pierson

    American Statistical Association
    Alexandria, VA
    United States

    864 Points

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    Alexander Kolovos

    SpaceTimeWorks, LLC
    San Diego, CA
    United States

    750 Points

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    Kelly Spak

    Theorem Clinical Research
    King of Prussia, PA
    United States

    544 Points