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The International Chinese Statistical Association wishes our members, colleagues, friends a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year in the Year of the Golden PIG!

We are so pleased to share the great news with our members that Dr. Carl Lee, a lifetime member of ICSA, Professor of Statistics, and Director, Data Mining/Analytics program in the Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University (CMU), received the prestigious 2019 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award awarded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

The ICSA 2019 Nomination Committee is seeking for nominations of candidates for 2020 officers. The positions need to be filled are ICSA President-Elect, ICSA Biometrics Section Chair, and ICSA Board of Directors. For 2020, we need to nominate two candidates to run for the President-Elect position (both have to from Non-academia for this year), two candidates to run for the Biometrics Section Chair position, and 10 candidates to run for the Board positions.

Distinguished Achievement Award

The ICSA Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to individual(s) “In recognition of the distinguished achievement in statistical research and unselfish support of the association”, as noted at the ICSA website:

The new Section on Lifetime Data Science of American Statistical Association is pleased to announce an exciting upcoming conference on Lifetime Data Science: Foundations and Frontiers which will be held at the University of University of Pittsburgh May 29-31, 2019. The event will begin with short courses by experts in topics of current interest on May 29 and will be followed by a two-day conference featuring keynote addresses by internationally renowned statisticians, a student paper competition, a poster session and many stimulating talks.

The 4th ICSA – Canada Chapter Symposium, Advances and Innovations in Statistics and Data Science, will be held August 9-11, 2019 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Devon Lin of Queen’s University is the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Wenqing He of the University of Western Ontario is the Chair of the Scientific Committee. Professor Tony Cai of University of Pennsylvania and Professor Runzhe Li of Pennsylvania State University will be the Keynote Speakers of the Symposium.

The symposium welcomes proposals for invited sessions. An invited session consists of four speakers (or three speakers and a discussant), with each speaker having 25 minutes for the presentation and discussion.

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The 2019 ICSA China Conference will take place, July 1-July 4, 2019, in Tianjin, China. The Conference will be organized jointly by the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA), Nankai University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. It will be held on the campus of Nankai University.

The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of recent research and developments in modern statistical methods, to create collaboration opportunities and to identify new directions for further research.  


ICSA 2019 Applied Statistics Symposium will be held on June 9-12, 2019 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.

Professor Wenbin Lu at North Carolina State University ( will be the Chair of the organization committee.


The 11th ICSA International Conference will be held at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, from December 20, 2019 to December 22, 2019. 

Organizing committee Chair: Hongzhe Li (


ICSA 2020 Applied Statistics Symposium will be held on May 17-20, 2020 at The Westin Galleria Houston, Houston, TX.

Dr. Hulin Wu at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ( chairs the Organization Committee.