San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

of  the

American Statistical Association


This is the home page of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Its purpose is to act as a clearinghouse of information of interest to statisticians in the Bay Area. In it you will find announcements of local meetings and seminars, Bay Area job listings, and information on local jobseekers and consultants. 


San Francisco Chapter of the American Statistical Association June Seminar

2014 JSM Student Travel Awards

Announcement for SFASA Officers 2014-2015

Please join us to congratulate the winners of 2014 JSM Student Travel Awards at our annual travel awards presentation seminar on Jun. 12 at UC Berkeley.  Announcement for 2014-2015 SFASA officers will be made before the presentations.










Jun. 12th Thursday

4:30-4:50 pm networking

4:50-5:00 pm SFASA officer announcement

5:00-6:00 pm seminar presentations












& Titles:


Tamara Broderick (Invited Paper) UC Berkeley

Title: Feature Allocations, Probability Functions, and Paintboxes


Laura Balzer (Topic Contributed Paper) UC Berkely

Title: Adaptive Pair-Matching In The Search Trial And Estimation Of The Intervention Effect


Molly Davies (Contributed Paper; Finalist in Student Paper Competition) UC Berkeley

Title: A New Approach To Variance Estimation For Time-Ordered Dependent Data


Joshua Loftus (Contributed Paper) Stanford












Title: A Significance Test In Forward Stepwise Model Selection












UC Berkeley Dwinelle Hall Room 88

(Campus maphttp://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/campusmap.pdf)





Click here for details


San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Student Travel Awards for the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, MA

Are you (or do you know) a graduate student who is planning to give a presentation at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Boston?  (http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2014/)


The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) is soliciting applications for Student Travel Awards to JSM 2014.


Up to three Student Travel Awards for current graduate students (receiving degrees May 2014 or later) will be issued to cover up to $1000 in travel expenses to the 2014 meeting.  The 2014 JSM is being held from Aug. 2nd to Aug. 7th, 2014. In the last 8 years, more than 20 awards have been given to the qualified students!

Click here for details



Bay Area Employment Opportunities

Bay Area Statistical Consultants

Links to Bay Area Statistical Resources

Bay Area ASA Chapter Information and How to Join the Chapter

Training Seminars and User Groups 


U.C. Berkeley biostatistician Michael Tarter dies at 75 link to obituary


San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Volunteers Visit AP Statistics Classes in 2011 and 2012



Upcoming SFASA Seminars and Short Courses for 2013


On Monday 15 April 2013, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), will host a short course at the UCSC campus on INLA (Integrated Nested Laplace Approximations) for Bayesian Statistical Inference and Prediction. The instructors for the course are Havard Rue and Daniel Simpson (of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, in Trondheim)).  For more details click here.



California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships places professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments.

To apply click here: fellows.ccst.us.  To see the announcement click here:  CalSciFel.pdf   Steve Pierson, Ph.D. Director of Science Policy




K12 Statistics Education Committee

This committee serves to strengthen statistics education in the Bay Area through the "Career to Classroom" Initiative and teacher professional development.









The SFSA Chapter is proud to announce it is participating in the International Year of Statistics a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society.  More than 700 organizations—universities, research institutes, high schools, professional societies, government agencies and businesses—in nearly 100 countries are joining to celebrate and promote the importance of statistical science to the science community, businesses, governments, the news media, policymakers, employers, students and the public.


During this yearlong celebration, the SFASA Chapter and the hundreds of other participating organizations around the world will be:

* Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of our society

* Nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among high-school and college students

* Promoting creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics


Be sure to visit the International Year of Statistics 2013 website in the months ahead to learn more about how Statistics helps shape your everyday life.





Evaluation of Short Course: Bayesian Inference, Prediction and Decision-Making II Nov 6, 2011


Bay Area Chapter Member Survey Statistical Summary            Bay Area Chapter Member Survey Questions




Notes for Meetings of The San Francisco Chapter of the American Statistical Association


Announcements of Some Meetings of Other Statistical Organizations



New job listings posted as of  7/16/14. See Bay Area Employment Opportunities


A link to an article by SFASA Pres. Chris Barker titled “Chapter Hosts Inaugural Workshop for AP Statistics Teachers” was published on page 27 in the Nov. 1, 2011 issue of AMSTATNEWS.


Documents giving some of SFASA’s history


Past Presidents


Chapter Officers, please refer to Bay Area ASA Chapter Information


Link to San Francisco Bay Area Chapter in linkedin.com.


Some old SFASA meeting Announcements


Site last updated July 16, 2014.  Comments or questions? Want to submit an item to be included at this site? Please contact the web master at dean.fearn@csueastbay.edu