American Statistical Association Names Alyson Wilson as JASA/TAS Reviews Editor

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The American Statistical Association has appointed Alyson Wilson as the Reviews Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and The American Statistician. Her term as editor will begin January 1, 2011, and will continue through 2013.

"I see the role of the Reviews Editor as selecting books to support the editorial missions of the respective journals, with an eye toward broad appeal across the statistics community."

The American Statistical Association, the nation’s preeminent statistical society, has appointed Alyson Wilson as the Reviews Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and The American Statistician. Her term as editor will begin January 1, 2011, and will continue through 2013.

Dr. Wilson is an associate professor at Iowa State University and a Scientist V with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research areas include Bayesian methods, reliability (with an emphasis on complex systems), statistics in defense, and data and information systems. She has compiled an impressive list of publications, and has served as an Associate Editor for Reviews since 2008.

"I see the role of the Reviews Editor in book reviews as selecting books to support the editorial missions of the respective journals, with an eye toward broad appeal across the statistics community," Dr. Wilson said.

For information or to subscribe to JASA, go to http://pubs.amstat.org/loi/jasa. TAS information is available at http://pubs.amstat.org/loi/tas.

About the American Statistical Association
The American Statistical Association (ASA), a scientific and educational society founded in Boston in 1839, is the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For more than 170 years, ASA has been providing its 18,000 members serving in academia, government, and industry and the public with up-to-date, useful information about statistics. The ASA has a proud tradition of service to statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across a wealth of academic areas and applications. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the association’s web site at http://www.amstat.org or call 703.684.1221.

For more information:
Rosanne Desmone
703.302.1861 (direct)
703.946.3820 (mobile)
Rosanne(at)amstat(dot)org

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