The International Statistical Institute (ISI) has announced that John Bailer, chair of Miami University's department of statistics, has been elected to serve as one of its four vice presidents.
"I am excited about working with this worldwide network of statistical professionals. ISI is a strong advocate for good statistical practice which includes capacity building in national professional statistical organizations and promoting statistical literacy," said Bailer.
"Overall, this is an exciting time in our professional community,” he added. The ISI, along with other organizations, including the 18,000-member American Statistical Association, has declared 2013 ‘The International Year of Statistics.’ We are seeing an increasing appreciation and awareness of the impact of statistics on all aspects of society."
Bailer will serve from 2013-2017 alongside vice presidents from Australia, Mexico, and Slovenia.
The ISI, founded in 1885 in London, boasts a global reach among statisticians and those interested in the field of statistics and promotes the understanding, development and practice of statistics worldwide. The network links national statistical societies, national statistical organizations and associations with special interests such as the International Association of Official Statistics, International Association of Statistical Education and The International Environmetrics Society.