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ASA fellows

Posted in R, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , on May 12, 2012 by xi'an

Being freshly elected ASA Fellow (yay!), I just received the list of 2012 ASA Fellows. Among whose, let me mention

  • Sudipto Banerjee, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, elected “For theoretical, methodological and applied research in spatiotemporal statistical modeling, especially as applied to problems in environmetrics, ecology, occupational health, agriculture and economics, for professional work at the local and national levels and for editorial service to the profession.”
  • Thomas Lumley, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, elected “For outstanding contributions to statistical theory and practice; for influential collaborations benefiting many important scientific studies; and for implementation of new methodology through the R system and the development of specialist software packages.”
  • Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, elected “For influential research on Bayesian methods for analysis of gene-environment interactions and data generated under case-control and outcome dependent sampling mechanisms, for insightful consulting and collaboration with genetic scientists, for superb teaching and mentoring of both majors and non-majors of biostatistics, and for steadfast service to the profession.”
  • Marc A. Suchard, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, elected “For his wide-ranging, insightful and influential contributions to computational statistics, stochastic processes, Bayesian modeling and computing, evolutionary medicine, bioinformatics, and computational biology; for innovative models and contributions to the analysis of phylogeny, alignment, gene transfer and phylogeography.”
  • Thaddeus Tarpey, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, elected “For influential contributions to statistical research and applications, particularly in the areas of multivariate analysis and for excellence in teaching and dissemination of statistical knowledge.”

Significance going X-Atlantic

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , on May 27, 2010 by xi'an

While reading the latest issue of Significance over breakfast, I discovered that this enjoyable general audience statistics quarterly was about to become jointly distributed by the RSS and the ASA. Given that the magazine is distinctly British, and tuned to the purposes of the Royal Statistical Society, I hope it will remain the way it is. The conditions of the agreement with the ASA are not known to me, so it sounds from the editorial in Significance that it could only be a diffusion agreement. However, the fact that the logo of the ASA will also appear on the cover seems to imply a more active collaboration that could eventually change the tone of the magazine. Let’s wait and see! In the meanwhile, I will enjoy sharing my second copy of Significance with my colleagues (as I could reproduce the comment from a[nother] member of the RSS who said that his spouse, no statistician herself, would take away and read every issue before he could get his hands on it…)


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