|Saturday, February 22|
|T4 Learning and Improving Skills to become an Effective Statistical Collaborator||
Sat, Feb 22, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Palma Ceia II
About the Instructor (302886)
Eric Vance is a statistician and data scientist in the department of statistics at Virginia Tech. He is the director of LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis). LISA’s mission is to train statisticians to become statistical collaborators and promote the value of statistical thinking in all phases of scientific research by helping researchers design experiments; collect, analyze, and plot data; run statistical software; interpret results; and communicate statistical concepts to non-statisticians. From 2008--2012, LISA has helped solve research problems on 1,629 collaborative projects in 76 departments at Virginia Tech, helped 1,262 visitors during walk-in consulting, and taught the application of statistics to 2,223 attendees at LISA short courses for a total of 5,114 LISA clients in its first five years in existence.