Welcome to the Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee

American Statistical Association


JOIN THE COMMITTEE: Want to get involved with the Committee? Contact Larry Hedges at l-hedges@northwestern.edu.

ASA/ACM/AMS/IMS/MAA/SIAM 2020-2021 Science and Technology Policy Fellowship is an opportunity to contribute to the public good. Funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the fellowship focuses on data science and related expertise such as machine learning, data visualization, and causal inference to meet legislative and policymaking challenges. Fellows serve one year in a federal agency or on the staff of a senator, representative, or congressional committee beginning September 2020. Learn about the executive and legislative processes and lend statistical and scientific expertise to public policy issues. 

Individuals who are US citizens and have a PhD in statistics, data science, mathematics, or a closely related field are encouraged to apply. The ASA seeks candidates reflecting the diversity of our society. Applications are due by February 1, 2020. The application requires a candidate statement, biographical sketch, and three letters of reference.

Our Events

Committee conference calls are scheduled for noon (Eastern Time) on the second Friday of each month.

The 2020 Statistical Significance Poster Competition (JSM Session171) was held virtually on Tuesday, August 4. The winning poster was Interim Monitoring in Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials, by Liwen Wu, Junyao Wang and Abdus S Wahed (all of University of Pittsburgh).