Web-Based Lectures





Title: The Experiences of a Statistician in Industry
Presenter: Philip Rocco Scinto, Senior Fellow, The Lubrizol Corporation
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern time
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Consulting

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
There are few jobs as rewarding and meaningful as a Statistician in Industry. The role presents a unique opportunity to enhance the capabilities of skilled scientists and engineers and have a meaningful impact on the organization’s success. The most successful Industry Statisticians are practical, utilize critical thinking skills and focus on results. They possess both technical and communication skills, an unselfish focus on the customers, a deep understanding of the business, and a relentless desire to have positive impact on the organization. Today we will highlight the necessary skills and traits through the experiences of a Statistician practicing in Industry for more than three decades.

Bio:
Mr. Philip R. Scinto is a Senior Technical Fellow for the Lubrizol Corporation where he has been employed since 1989. He is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Phil holds a B.S., Cornell University, and M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, in Statistics, and is known for: applying innovative statistical solutions in industry; for practical applied research in supersaturated designs and statistical engineering; and for his leadership roles in the ASA. His role in the development and management of a comprehensive formulation modeling and optimization system accessible on the Lubrizol Information Warehouse (Q.LIFE®) is among his proudest accomplishments.

Registration Fees:
Student Members of ASA: $0
Member of the Section on Statistical Consulting: $20
ASA Member: $65
Nonmember: $85

Each registration is allowed one web connection and one audio connection. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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Access Information
Registered persons will be sent an email the afternoon of Monday, June 10, with the access information to join the webinar and the link to download and print a copy of the presentation slides.




Title: Preparing an NSF CAREER Proposal
Presenter: Ana-Maria Staicu, North Carolina State University
Date and Time: Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Eastern time
Sponsor: ASA Committee on Funded Research
Twitter Hashtag: #ASAwebinar

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
Preparing a successful National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER proposal can be a daunting task, especially since only a maximum of three submissions is allowed. I will share my own experiences with this process. Specifically, I will outline the failures of the first submission, the value of preparing the best you can every time, and learning from an unsuccessful proposal. Then, I will share how all these helped me prepare a successful proposal.

Bio:
Ana-Maria Staicu is associate professor in the department of statistics at North Carolina State University. Her research interests are primarily in functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, nonparametric statistics, and brain imaging analysis with applications to brain tractography studies of MS, wearable computing, animal studies, and environmental studies. She is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

Registration:
This webinar is free to anyone who would like to attend. However, registration is limited so you must register to receive the access information. The access information will be emailed to everyone who has registered the afternoon of Wednesday, June 12.

Each registration is allowed one web connection. Sound is received via audio streaming from your computer’s speakers. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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Title: Graduate Training Fellowships and Grants: Opportunities and Advice
Presenter: Lance Waller, Emory University
Date and Time: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Eastern time
Sponsor: ASA Committee on Funded Research
Twitter Hashtag: #ASAwebinar

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 11, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Description:
This webinar will provide a brief review of individual graduate fellowships and training grants (F and T series) from the National Institutes of Health, as well as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) program. General overviews of the funding mechanisms, application and review process (including the necessary documentation for trainers and trainees), and administration of funded training programs will be presented. Advice and comments from the perspectives of a faculty director, faculty mentor, and colleague of training directors at other institutions will be provided. Topics include training content for didactic coursework, hands-on laboratory exercises, individual and group work, logistical details, program follow-up and evaluation, and initiatives for supporting a diverse participant base.

Bio:
Lance A. Waller is a professor in the department of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics and has served on National Academies committees on applied and theoretical statistics, cancer near nuclear facilities, geographic assessments of exposure to Agent Orange, and standoff explosive technologies. His research involves the development of statistical methods for geographic data, including applications in environmental justice, epidemiology, disease surveillance, spatial cluster detection, conservation biology, and disease ecology. His research appears in biostatistical, statistical, environmental health, and ecology journals and in the textbook Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data (2004, Wiley). Waller has also led two T32 training grants, one from National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the other from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and served as director of the NHLBI SIBS site at Emory for the past nine years.

Registration:
This webinar is free to anyone who would like to attend. However, registration is limited so you must register to receive the access information. The access information will be emailed to everyone who has registered the afternoon of Wednesday, September 11.

Each registration is allowed one web connection. Sound is received via audio streaming from your computer’s speakers. Multiple persons are encouraged to view each registered connection (for example, by projecting the webinar in a conference room).

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