Join This is Statistics for One of the Largest Statistical Events in the World
July 28, 2017
This Saturday through next Thursday, more than 6,000 professionals from 52 countries will meet in Baltimore, MD, to discuss our favorite subject: statistics.
The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), the annual gathering of the global statistical community, offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Each year JSM is held in North America by the American Statistical Association, International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Society of Canada, International Chinese Statistical Association, International Indian Statistical Association, Korean International Statistical Society, International Society for Bayesian Analysis, Royal Statistical Society, and International Statistical Institute.
This year’s session topics include cyber security, precision medicine, sea rise levels, sport analytics, social media, reproducible research, crime, elections, government data, and more. Other highlights include the ASA President’s Invited Address, delivered by Jo Craven McGinty, “The Numbers” columnist at the Wall Street Journal. Jo’s column takes a hard look at the data behind the biggest headlines of the day, including our own Statsketball contest. And we can’t forget about the beloved JSM Dance Party, where statistics students will take a break from number-crunching and networking and let loose.
Attendees can also explore the “art” in data art by stopping by an exhibit featuring the work of data artists. Positioned inside the exhibit hall, this feature will explore the relationship between data and art, which promises to be both amazing and beautiful.
JSM isn’t just about today’s statisticians. More than 1,000 students are expected to attend this year’s conference, participating in panels, poster sessions and a student mixer. This is Statistics will be on hand to get students and other attendees to share their statistics journey for future videos and more.
Dr. Talithia Williams knows what it takes to effect change through statistics. An associate dean for research and experiential learning and an associate professor at Harvey Mudd College, Talithia’s work doesn’t stop at engaging students with statistics. She is the co-host of the new PBS series NOVA Wonders, where researchers tackle questions about life and the cosmos…
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