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Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain

"The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the human brain and build a broad map of its activity. The project could develop the technology essential to understanding diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and find new therapies for a variety of mental illnesses." And it means lots of opportunities for the fields of Statistics, Machine Learning, Artificial Inteligence, ...

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Did you know that 2013 is the "International Year of Statistics" ?

Did you know that 2013 is the "International Year of Statistics"?

Per statistics2013 website, the purpose of this International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) is to promote the importance of Statistics, through the combined energies of societies and organizations worldwide, to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.

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The 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings will be held July 28-August 2, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center. JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America.



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Actuarial Analytics in R - Free Webinar!

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time

Presenter: Mr. James Guszcza, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

About the webinar (from

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SAS has learned that finding fraud produces a good business!

In an article titled "Data Analytics Company Finds Fraud Is a Friend” written by QUENTIN HARDY and published on The New York Times on Jan, 19, 2012, Mr.

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RStudio v0.95 Released

The Newest version of R-Studio, R-Studio v0.95, was released earlier today and is available for download. To read more or to download please click here.

To see a quick tour of the product and also highlights of the new features in v0.95:

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A shortfall of 140,000 to 190,000 “deep analytical positions” in the United States by 2018

A 2011 study by McKinsey Global Institute predicts a shortfall of 140,000 to 190,000 “deep analytical positions” in the United States by 2018. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy and with the goal of providing leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors with the facts and insights on which to base management and policy decisions.

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For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics

Steve Lohr published an article in New York Times which is titled as "For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics". The article explains "Statistics" and careers related to the field of data analysis as the careers of the next decade. Although the article published almost 1.5 years ago, but it's worth reading.

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3 Million Dollar Heritage Health Prize!

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NSF Offers Funding Opportunities for Statistics Community

Amstat News (monthly magazine of the American Statistical Association) has recently published an article titled " NSF Offers Funding Opportunities for Statistics Community".

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