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   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.


BIOP Student Paper Awards 2018

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Biopharmaceutical Student Paper Awards. These awards are presented annually during the Biopharmaceutical Section open business meeting to be held at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, Canada. Winners will present their paper during in one of the contributed paper sessions at JSM and are encouraged to attend the section’s business meeting to receive their award in person. In 2017, the awards were $1000 for 1st place, $600 for 2nd place, and $400 for 3rd place. Honorable mention awards ($200 in 2017) may also be given at the discretion of the Student Paper committee.

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San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Student Travel Awards for the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC


Are you (or do you know) a graduate student who is planning to give a presentation at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Vancouver, BC, Canada? This year JSM will be held from July 28th to August 2nd, 2018.  (


The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) is soliciting applications for Student Travel Awards to JSM 2018.


Up to three Student Travel Awards for current graduate students (receiving degrees May 2018 or later) will be issued to cover up to $1000 in travel expenses to the 2018 JSM.  In the last 10 years, more than 30 awards have been given to the qualified students!

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San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of American Statistical Association (SFASA)

2017 Annual Social Event with Career Development Panel Discussion

Thursday, December 7th, 6-8:30pm

(RSVP required)


Please join us at 2017 SFASA annual social event with career development panel discussion on Thursday, December 7th.


Our panel, featuring distinguished statisticians and data scientists in academia, pharmaceutical, and high tech industries, will offer practical tips and guidance on making the right choice for your career or taking your career path to the next level. They will answer any questions and clarify any confusion that you may have. (Huge thanks to our panelists!)


This event will also serve as a great opportunity for social networking among our members.


6:00 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, December 7th, 2017

·      Check-in begins at 5:30pm

·      6:00-6:30pm: dinner

·      6:30-8:00pm: panel discussion

·      8:00-8:30pm: social networking


UCSF Mission Hall: Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building

550 16th Street, Rooms 1401 & 1402, San Francisco, CA 94158


Nearest parking garage ($8/2hrs):

UCSF Mission Bay Campus – 1630 Third Street Garage

1630 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 94158


Visitors can also park on the street (9am–6pm, $1.25/hr)



Complimentary food and beverage will be served



Free to all current SFASA members


For non-members, you are welcome to join the chapter on site, and then enjoy this event at no additional cost. Regular annual membership fee is $9 and student annual membership fee is $3. Payment is accepted by cash (please have the exact amount) or check (payable to “SFASA” and please have a photo ID ready for this purpose).



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Panelists: Deepak Agarwal, VP Engineering and Head of Artificial IntelligenceLinkedIn; Annette Molinaro, Associate Professor in Neurosurgery and Epidemiology and Biostatistics UCSF; Tara Maddala, Head of Biostatistics and Data Management GRAIL; Imola K. Fodor, Deputy Global Head, Oncology Biostatistics HER Franchise Genentech/Roche; Deepak Agarwal, VP Engineering and Head of Artificial Intelligence LinkedIn; Brad Klingenberg, VP Data Science Stitch Fix; Jizhou Fu, Data Science Manager Uber; Anirban Deb, Data Science Manager Uber


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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 




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  March 15, 2018. See Bay Area Employment Opportunities

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

Some old SFASA meeting Announcements

Link to SFASA page on



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