Welcome to the Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security

The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for statisticians working in the areas of defense, military research, national security, homeland security, and counterterrorism. This includes assisting in the advancement of knowledge in defense and national security by fostering wider and more effective use of statistical techniques, promoting the statistical profession and statistical best practices within the defense and national security governmental and affiliated organizations, encouraging professional review of statistical methods and statistical activities carried out in support of national security, particularly statistical research that is not available for public review, and disseminating information and providing training opportunities for individuals involved in the production and use of defense and national security data and statistics.


Held biennially since 2012, the Conference on Data Analysis is hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory. The conference highlights some of the data-driven problems of interest to the Department of Energy. Talks and posters will feature research from the Department of Energy national laboratories, academia, and industry.

CoDA 2023 will be held in March 2023 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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Call for Posters

  • We welcome poster presentations on any data-driven research.
    Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2023
  • Publication opportunity: After the conference, all presenters are invited to submit a manuscript for consideration in a peer reviewed special issue of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, the American Statistical Association’s data science journal. 
    Deadline for manuscripts: June 13, 2023
  • Student prize: The American Statistical Association will sponsor a poster prize; all full-time students are eligible. 


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