Department of Statistics to host Institute for Mathematical Statistics workshop

This summer, the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University will host the Institute for Mathematical Statistics New Researchers workshop on CSU’s campus. This annual workshop promotes interaction and networking among new researchers and provides them with valuable insights from leaders in the field. The workshop is being organized by faculty members Bailey Fosdick and Ander Wilson.

The workshop is being held just prior to the American Statistical Association’s Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), which will be held in Denver this summer. JSM is one of the largest statistical events in the world with thousands of attendees from academia, industry, and government. This year, it’s practically in our backyard.

The CSU statistics department will be well-represented at JSM. Dan Cooley, Bailey Fosdick, Josh Keller, and Zach Weller will be presenting research in oral sessions. Additionally, Jana Anderson, Director of CSU’s Masters of Applied Statistics program will be a panelist in a session on student dishonesty, and Julia Sharp, Director of CSU’s Stat Lab, will be presenting about handling the multiple responsibilities of a consulting statistician.

Henry Scharf, postdoctoral fellow and Savage Award Finalist

Students from CSU will also be well-represented at JSM. Student presenters include Alex Fout, Ian Taylor, Frank Marrs, and Lucy Lu. Henry Scharf, former student and current postdoc, is a finalist for the Savage Award and will be presenting in a session for finalists. Many of our past graduates will be presenting sessions, leading roundtable discussions, or participating in any number of ways.

As we have done the past few years, we are planning for an informal CSU get-together during JSM, with details to follow. Once the official JSM program schedule is finalized, we will announce a time and gathering place. Once details are finalized, we will announce the get-together on the department’s website. This is a great opportunity to reconnect and we would love to see you there.

JSM will be July 28 – August 1 at the Colorado Convention Center.