A Letter from Dr. Xiaotong Shen, President of the Section on SLDM
September 14, 2014
Friends of the Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining,
am pleased to report that we made a lot of progress on various research and
educational issues at the business meeting of the Section during JSM 2014 in
Boston on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Below is a summary of the key outcomes of
Special Issue of Statistical Analysis and Data
Mining: The ASA Data Science Journal: Journal editor David Madigan of Columbia
University will run a special JSM 2014 issue, with papers selected from invited
or organized sessions. Section President Xiaotong Shen has posted a request for
papers to the Section’s mailing list on 8/9/2014 soliciting papers for the
special issue, with a submission deadline of 12/31/2014.
Donations: Pandora has kindly donated $3,000 to
the Section, of which $1,000 was awarded in aggregate to the 2014 student paper
winners at JSM 2014. We are very grateful to Pandora for their sponsorship of
Leo Breiman Award: The Section made a lot of
progress in creating operating procedures for a proposed Leo Breiman Award for
excellence in research, to be awarded at the Section’s reception at the JSM
every year. More details on this award and eligibility are forthcoming.
2016 SLDM Conference: The Section is
finalizing the location of the 2016 SLDM conference and will provide details
Data Competitions: The Section is in early
discussions with a private company and with another Section of the American Statistical
Association to explore collaborative opportunities to conduct data mining
competitions in the coming years. More information on this front as soon as the
details are finalized.
always, please feel free to get in touch with me or with any of the Section
Officers if you have any questions or comments. We value your feedback and look
forward to hearing from you.
Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining