Welcome to the Statistical Learning and Data Science Section

American Statistical Association

Goals and Objectives

The principal objectives are to

  • serve as the Association's focal point for Statistical Learning and Data Science issues;
  • build cooperative relationships on behalf of the Association with other organizations that have interests in these fields;
  • encourage the use of Statistical Learning methods in Data Science applications;
  • create forums for presentation and discussion of research in these fields


The Section will perform functions that serve the goals and objectives listed. These include, but are not limited to,

  • sponsorship, including joint sponsorship with other organizations, of meetings, seminars and courses in the fields of Statistical Learning and Data Science;
  • planning, in cooperation with the Program committee of the Association, sessions on Statistical Learning and Data Science at the Annual and/or Regional meetings of the Association;
  • promotion of non-journal publications on Statistical Learning and Data Science;
  • service as a resource for public and private agencies seeking assistance in these fields of interest.


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