Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
The program will focus on issues of mathematical and statistical theory and methodology that must be addressed to improve evidence-based healthcare decision-making. It will be diverse in terms of science and participants.
This year-long SAMSI program focuses on fundamental methodological questions of statistics, mathematics and computer science posed by massive datasets, with applications to astronomy, high energy physics, and the environment.
SAMSI annually conducts a national Education and Outreach Program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in statistics and applied mathematics and their application in the disciplinary sciences. During the 2012-13 academic year, students have various opportunities to participate.
SAMSI is a partnership of Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, in collaboration with the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science.
SAMSI is also a partner in VI-MSS, an initiative among two U.S. institutes and five institutes in India to foster research exchanges between the two countries.
The program year will start with an Opening Workshop on September 8-13, 2013.
This SAMSI program will bring together statisticians, computational mathematicians and social scientists to develop new methodology and applications in the context of modern social science datasets.
There are several opportunities for people to participate in SAMSI programs and workshops.
Videos Now Available
SAMSI has video taped the tutorials from the opening workshops on Data-Driven Decisions in Healthcare and on Statistical and Computational Methodology for Massive Datasets and can be found here.