Our Statistics faculty andasa175 Dean Pantula are in full force at the American Statistical Association’s Annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston August 2 – 7, 2014. They are celebrating the 175th anniversary of ASA – click to watch video from the Department of Statistics and Dean Pantula! They also be participating and presenting the following sessions to statisticians, faculty and students from around the country starting this weekend.

JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. Attended by more than 6,000 people, meeting activities include oral presentations, panel sessions, poster presentations, continuing education courses, an exhibit hall, career placement services, society and section business meetings, committee meetings, social activities and networking opportunities.


In addition to being an American Statistical Association Fellow, Dean Pantula served as president of ASA in 2010.


August 3, 2014

Adam Branscum, Bayesian Nonparametric Methods and Some Applications – author

Sastrty Pantula, Development of Statistics Educational Programs in the South – author               


August 4, 2014

Yanming Di, Contributed Oral Poster Presentations: Biometrics Section  – author

Alix Gitelman, Section on Statistics and the Environment Business Meeting – chair

Ginny Lesser, Advances in Ecological Modeling – author

Paul Murtaugh, Advances in Ecological Modeling – author

Sastry Pantula, Developing Successful Mentoring Relationships (for mentors and protégés) – speaker

Quinn Payton, Advances in Ecological Modeling – author

Yuan Jiang, Contributed Oral Poster Presentations: Biometrics Section – author


August 5, 2014

Ginny Lesser and Lan Xue, Nonparametic Modeling – authors

Lan Xue, Emerging Statistical Methods for Complex Data – chair and organizer


August 6, 2014

Lan Xue, New Frontiers of Longitudinal Data Analysis – author

Alix Gitelman, Celebrate Our Past Through Histories of ASA Sections, Chapters, and Committees – author

Bo Zhang, Small Area Estimation – author


August 7, 2014

Alix Gitelman, Collaborative Statisticians Advancing Their Careers in an Academic Setting – panelist

Charlotte Wickham, Environmental Statistical Methods: Water and Forests – author

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