Statistics in Focus #2

‘The International Year of Statistics (“Statistics2013”) is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of statistical science. Through the combined energies of organizations worldwide, Statistics2013 will promote the importance of Statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.

The goals of Statistics2013 include:

  • increasing public awareness of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspects of society;
  • nurturing Statistics as a profession, especially among young people; and
  • promoting creativity and development in the sciences of Probability and Statistics.’

The International Year of Statistics Steering Committee
 Richard Emsley, University of Manchester, International Biometric Society representative
 Adam Jakubowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ISI/Bernoulli Society representative
 Denise Lievesley, Kings College London, Royal Statistical Society representative
 David Madigan, Columbia University, Institute of Mathematical Statistics representative
 Vijay Nair, University of Michigan, International Statistical Institute representative
 Sastry Pantula, North Carolina State University, American Statistical Association representative
 Ada van Krimpen, International Statistical Institute
 Ron Wasserstein, American Statistical Association

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