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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  • Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society
  • Nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among young people
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Mark your calendars - 2016 annual meeting

We're pleased to invite you to our annual chapter meeting. This will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Hotel St. Francis. Please visit the webpage and fill out the form and click submit to reserve your place at the meeting. We do not accept credit cards this year, only cash (exact change) or check. Please remember to bring cash or a check to the meeting for the following: $0 - Early Bird Student (register before meeting), $25 - Student (at the door), $75 - Early Bird Other (register by Sunday, March 20), $100 - Other.

We will have a full day session with a short course on Propensity Scores by Dr. Lane Burgette in the morning. In the afternoon, there will be technical talks by chapter members, preceded by 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. Lunch will be on your own.

8:00 AM Arrival/Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Short course on 'Propensity Scores' by Dr. Lane Burgette. This topic deals with how we can perform causal modeling when we have data from observational studies, as experiments are often impractical to conduct. No prior knowledge of propensity scores is expected.
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Break For Lunch
2:00 PM Business agenda (election of new officers, Mu Sigma Rho, etc.)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Technical talks: If you are doing research related to statistics we encourage you to give a short talk for the chapter. There will be a cash prize for the best presentation.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Award for the Lee prize and closing remarks.

The full agenda has more information about the meeting. Contribute a talk by emailing John Pesko with your name and talk title.

Chapter Officers (4/2016 through 4/2017)

Fares Qeadan, President
University of New Mexico     web page

Peter Marcy, Vice President
Los Alamos National Laboratory     web page

Lauren Hund, Secretary/Treasurer        
Sandia National Laboratory     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

Activities in previous years