American Statistical Association Names David Madigan as Editor of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

The American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society, today announced that David Madigan, professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at Columbia University, has been selected as the new editor for the ASAs journal Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.

Dr. Madigan is a recognized authority in statistics and data mining, having made very substantial contribution to both theory and methods, said David Hand, Imperial College, who chaired the search committee. He has previous editorial service with various journals, and has gained experience in a wide range of areas, commercial and academic. Overall, he has the breadth of understanding and insight to lead the journal in meeting its future challenges, and was an ideal choice for the role.

An ASA (1999) and IMS (2006) Fellow, Dr. Madigans term as editor will be from 2013-2015, and he follows Editor Joseph Verducci, the Ohio State University. He recently served as editor-in-chief of Statistical Science and as an associate editor for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.

Dr. Madigan will be a presenter at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in San Diego (CA), which are held jointly with the American Statistical Association (ASA), the International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), the International Chinese Statistical Association, and the International Indian Statistical Association. JSM will take place at the San Diego Convention Center July 28August 2.

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining is published by John Wiley on behalf of the ASA. The journal addresses the broad area of data analysis, including data mining algorithms, statistical approaches, and practical applications. Topics include problems involving massive and complex data sets, solutions using innovative data mining algorithms and/or novel statistical approaches, and the objective evaluation of analyses and solutions. Of special interest are articles that describe analytical techniques and discuss their application to real problems in such a way that they are accessible and beneficial to domain experts across science, engineering, and commerce.

ASA members receive discounted subscriptions to Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.

About the American Statistical Association

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Statistical Association is the worlds largest community of statisticians and the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For more than 170 years, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Its members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the ASA web site at or call 703.684.1221.


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