Albuquerque Chapter

American Statistical Association

The Albuquerque Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ACASA) serves Northern New Mexico. The Chapter holds yearly meetings, which bring together those who are interested in statistics in the region. If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please contact any of the Chapter officers or visit the American Statistical association membership web site.  ACASA is affiliated with Mu Sigma Rho, the national honorary society for statistics (ACASA/MSR).

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Mark your calendars - 2014 annual meeting

We're pleased to invite you to our annual chapter meeting, followed by a short course on the design and analysis of computer experiments. This will be held Tuesday, October 14, at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza. Registration deadline is October 10. You can register online for the course. This one-day course on the design of computer experiments will be taught by Tom Santner of The Ohio State University and Brian Williams of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Two breaks with food will be provided; lunch will be on your own. Preceding the course, at 8:30 a.m., we will have a brief official meeting for the Albuquerque chapter at which we will elect officers and announce awards. Only chapter members need to attend the official meeting, but all are welcome.

8 a.m. Doors open
8:30 a.m. Chapter meeting
9:15 a.m. Course begins
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Course resumes
5:30 p.m. Closing remarks

The registration site has more information on the course content.

2013 annual meeting

The 2013 Albuquerque Chapter meeting was held in Santa Fe on Friday, September 20, 2013. There was a full-day agenda, including a business meeting and short talks presented by Chapter members. For details see the full agenda.

2012 annual meeting

The 2012 Albuquerque Chapter meeting was held in Santa Fe on Friday, June 15, 2012. The highlight of the meeting was a one-day short course, Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods, taught by Kert Viele of Berry Consultants, LLC. The course provided an introduction to many standard Monte Carlo techniques, including Monte Carlo integration and Markov chain Monte Carlo, and was attended by over 50 people, many from outside the chapter. Many thanks to the ASA Council of Chapters for subsidizing the course registration fees significantly.

Chapter Officers (5/2012 through 4/2013)

Erik Erhardt, President
Los Alamos National Laboratory    web page

John Pesko, Vice President
University of New Mexico     web page

Michael Sonksen, Secretary/Treasurer        
University of New Mexico     web page

Sham Bhat, Chapter Representative
Los Alamos National Laboratory    web page

Mu Sigma Rho.
Current and former officers
Careers in statistics
Jobs for statisticians
Science Fair
Chapter constitution
(internal reference for planning)

Activities in previous years