Understanding Big Data: The 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings

It’s the era of Big Data, and the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), the world’s largest annual gathering of statisticians, will embrace the topic as 6,000 statisticians descend on San Diego to shed light on the theme of “Statistics: Growing to Serve a Data-Dependent Society.” The week-long conference is conducted 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. Keynote speakers include Alan Kreuger, chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. The 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings will provide a forum for the world’s statisticians to discuss the ways in which data direct our focus on the problems of analyzing and utilizing Big Data and how statisticians can contribute to this evolving trend. More information and online registration is here.