Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry
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Committee Purpose:

Identify, lead, and promote initiatives that foster statistical partnerships or collaborations between two or more entities across Academic, Industry, and/or Government sectors through the following tasks:

(1) Establish and make decisions on a partnership award to recognize outstanding partnership or collaborative efforts across different career sectors.

(2) Promote, feature and encourage activities, such as organizing or co-sponsoring scientific sessions or authoring statistical magazine and newsletter articles, which highlight a diverse set of collaborative case studies and successes.

(3) Periodically announce the partnership award program and communicate the progress on initiatives and activities. ​​​


2024 SPAIG Award

ASA SPAIG Award 2024 Nomination Call due March 1, 2024

The nominating period is now open for the 2024 ASA SPAIG Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding partnerships between academe, industry, and government organizations, will be presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August 2024. Sponsored by the ASA SPAIG Committee, the award is distinct from other ASA awards in that it recognizes outstanding collaborations between organizations, while also recognizing key individual contributors, such as statisticians and subject matter experts involved in the partnership.

Selection Criteria

The nominated partnership must be between organizations from at least two of the three sectors: academe, industry, and government. In addition, the collaboration must have resulted in significant contributions to the statistical field with applications to real-world problems in areas such as health, education, agriculture, astronomy, geography, epidemiology, pharmacology, forensic science, demography, law, finance, and the environment. Examples include innovative methodologies or initiatives, new technologies, novel analytic and evaluation approaches, publications, statistical workshops, internship programs, and rigorous analysis of real-world data to answer urgent questions (e.g., pandemic-related).

How to Nominate

To submit a nomination, complete the online nomination form and upload supporting documents by March 1, 2024.

For more information or to ask questions about the nomination process, email Elizabeth Henry (awards@amstat.org).

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ASA Impact Series Webinar - Covid19, Vulnerable Populations and Disinformation: Research Areas from the Perspective of Migrants and Refugees May 6, 2021 from 3:00-4:30 pm EST. Featuring

Xiao-Li Meng, Whipple V.N. Jones professor of statistics, Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences, editor in chief of the Harvard Data Science Review, and Chief Data Science Advisor to USA for IOM
Liberty Vittert, professor of the practice of data science Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis and feature editor Harvard Data Science Review
Scott Tranter, co-founder and CEO of 0ptimus and member of the Humanitarian Coalition for UNHCR

A recording of the webinar is available here.

​​​Industry Internships Webinar - Advice and Tips, was held January, 28, 2021 at 3:00pm ET. Click here for more information or here for the recording

ASA Impact Series Webinar - Exploring the Impact of Statistics in Automated Driving Systems, was held January 27, 2021 at 4:00-5:00pm ET. Click here for more information or here for the recording on the Amstat YouTube channel.