SDSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics
hosts the STATMOS Annual Meeting.

illustration of global temperature anomalies

Barb Bailey helped organize the annual meeting of the Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (STATMOS) research network on July 29, 2012.  The meeting was held just before the start of the American Statistical Association’s Joint Statistical Meeting, which took place in San Diego this year.

STATMOS is an NSF funded project. The goal is to create a national network of statisticians with interdisciplinary expertise in atmospheric and oceanic science, in order to better quantify and interpret climactic and environmental data.

Dr. Montserrat Fuentes, head of the Department of Statistics at NC State, leads the five-year, $5 million project. The project will provide interdisciplinary training for mathematicians and statisticians who are interested in atmospheric and oceanic science. Students will have the opportunity to receive specialized training at one of 12 participating institutions across the U.S. SDSU is one of these participants.

The three lead institutions, or hubs, of the project are NC State, the University of Chicago and the University of Washington. The other nine participants, or nodes, are: Duke University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Climatic Data Center, Ohio State University, Purdue University, San Diego State University, UNC-Wilmington, the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and the Statistical and Mathematical Sciences Institute. The SDSU node of STATMOS includes Professor Barb Bailey as Director with Professors Sam Shen and Rich Levine as Faculty Researchers and Angie Garcia as Graduate Researcher.