Copy
 LISA 2020 is a global network of statistics and data science collaboration laboratories dedicated to transforming evidence into action for development.

Newsletter Issue 2021-44 | November 1, 2021

FUTA-LISA workshop 

The three-day workshop put on by FUTA-LISA was part of the TEACH FUND Project on Building Capacity of Official Statistics Collection and Reporting happened in Ondo State, Nigeria on Tuesday, 26 October, 2021. The event was a welcome initiative that provides a forum for sharing best practices and experiences in data collection and dissemination.

Everyone, both participants and facilitators, were encouraged to be proactive in sharing not only what we consider as best practices but also the lessons learnt and challenges faced in collecting and communicating statistical data in Ondo State. 

Everyone, both participants and facilitators, were encouraged to be proactive in sharing not only what we considered as best practices but also the lessons learnt and challenges faced in collecting and communicating statistical data in Ondo State.

PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics for Spatial Statistical Modeling of Internal Pre-Colonial African Migrations
 

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for their PhD program to work on an Andrew W. Mellon-supported project to develop spatial Bayesian hierarchical models to better understand internal pre-colonial African migrations. The successful applicants will work directly with the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and the Digital Slavery Research Laboratory (DSRL). The applicants’ interest should be grounded in spatial statistics and Bayesian methods, preferably as they relate to migratory patterns and population movements. The candidate will be based in the Department of Applied Mathematics and will also be expected to take elective courses in pre-colonial African history and engage in digital humanities activities.


Required Qualifications: strong background in Mathematics and Statistics as evidenced by having succeeded in courses such as analysis, linear algebra, numerics, probability, statistical modeling, Bayesian methods, spatial statistics or time series.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics

Research experience, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications

Proficiency in R or Python

Experience with aspects of the culture and history of sub-Saharan Africa


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


Application deadline: 1 December 2021.


Please review the application process through the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Graduate School.


For more information or questions, please email Eric.Vance@Colorado.EDU.

A preprint of a paper on this research topic is available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.11301

Previous Newsletters

New here? Feeling nostalgic? Want to share newsletters with your network? View our new archive on our website!

If someone you know wants to be added, make sure to give them the link to join our mailing list.

Have an idea for an article?

If you have an announcement or idea for an article to appear here in the LISA2020 Newsletter, email lisa2020@colorado.edu with your article and a couple of photos to go along with it!

Upcoming Events

 
Network Zoom meetings on:
Thursday, 4 November at 14:00 UTC
Wednesday, 17 November at 15:00 UTC
Thursday, 2 December at 14:00 UTC
Share Share
Forward Forward
+1 +1
LISA 2020 Twitter
LISA 2020 Twitter






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
LISA · 526 University of Colorado · Boulder, CO 80309-5005 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp