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2013-04-10 23:01:18

PhD statisticians start a program to train college students in use of data tools. (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 Solving statistical problems can often be a challenge for students. Recognizing this hurdle in the way to high scores at the master´s and PhD level, a group of experienced PhD statisticians has launched a training program (Dissertation Statistics Help) for students who wish to learn about important statistical tests and tools. This initiative is a part of the effort that Statworkz...

2012-07-20 23:01:13

Alex Torgovitsky is the 2012 recipient of the Zellner Award from the American Statistical Association and SAS. The award is given annually for the best Ph.D. thesis dealing with an applied problem in business and economic statistics, and a portion of the winning thesis is eligible for publication in the Journal of Business and Economics Statistics (http://amstat.tandfonline.com/loi/jbes). ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 The Business and Economics Statistics Section of the American...

2012-07-17 23:02:20

It's the era of Big Data, and 6,000 statisticians at the Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego will discuss how the profession of statistics will meet the challenges of Big Data and its impact on health care, elections, climate, sports, & more. JSM will be at the San Diego Convention Center July 28--August 2. ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 It´s the era of Big Data, and the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), the world´s largest annual gathering of statisticians,...

2012-07-11 23:03:08

The American Statistical Association will present its Karl E. Peace Award to Dr. Fritz Scheuren and Dr. Marvin Zelen on July 31 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego. Drs. Scheun and Zelen are the first recipients of this award, which is presented to statisticians for their outstanding statistical contributions for the betterment of society. ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 The American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation's preeminent professional statistical society, has...

2012-02-10 08:00:00

Beginning with the February issue, Significance, a magazine about statistics and data in the real world, will publish six issues a year. The February issue of the not-for-statisiticians-only magazine hits newsstands today and features articles on topics ranging from the evolving climate to the devastation of Wall Street. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Beginning with the February issue, Significance, a magazine about statistics and data in the real world, will publish six issues a...

2011-11-10 08:00:00

The American Statistical Association (ASA) is seeking nominations for its annual Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award (ESRA). Nominations for the 2012 award are due by April 2nd, 2012. The nomination form is available for download from the ASA web site at this link: http://www.amstat.org/awards/pdfs/ESRANominationForm.doc. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 The American Statistical Association (ASA) is seeking nominations for its annual Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

The Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association (ASA) expressed concern about recent and ongoing personal attacks on research scientists and endorsed the statement of concern of the AAAS Board regarding attacks on climate scientists. The ASA, citing "the important role statisticians play in climate science research," also stated its belief that the concern extends to researchers in all scientific disciplines. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 The Board of Directors of the...

2011-07-24 00:02:03

Statistics enhances our understanding of and plays a critical role in the decisions that impact our daily lives. Sessions at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) will provide a look into the ways that statisticians contribute to a large variety of disciplines important to everyone, the American Statistical Association (ASA) said today. JSM, the world's largest annual gathering of statisticians, is expected to draw about 5,500 statistics experts from government, industry and academia to...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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