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Newsletter Issue 2020-08 | February 21, 2020

FUAM-LISA Workshop

FUAM-LISA Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria holds their First Research Workshop Series and Dr. Adenomon of NSUK-LISA Stat Lab will be the Lead Facilitator.

Congratulations to Dr. Adenomon!

A research paper titled, “Modeling Registered Births and Deaths in Nigeria Using Generalized Linear Models”, from NSUK-LISA Stat Lab won the Best paper presentation Award at the 1st International Conference of the Royal Statistical Society Nigeria Local group, 2020 held at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria from 5th to 6th February, 2020.

Zoom Meeting Presentations from Full Member Applicants

At the February 19th semi-monthly Zoom meeting, two more labs who are applying to be full members (AU-LISA and LCWU-LISA) of the LISA 2020 Network gave presentations explaining the context, mission, and expected outcomes and impacts for their stat labs. Then participants of the Zoom call had an opportunity to offer advice and answer questions that the applicants had regarding starting a stat lab. This was one step in the final stages of the membership application process for these two labs. 
Prof. Osama Hussien presented about AU-LISA, the lab he has started at Alexandria University in Egypt. Now that he has given this presentation, AU-LISA only has left to submit a full quarter of metrics and then the Network will vote on whether to accept AU-LISA as a full member lab.
Dr. Asifa Kamal presented about LCWU-LISA, the lab she has started at Lahore College for Women University in Pakistan. This was part of the final stages for LCWU-LISA's application for full membership and then the Network will vote on whether to accept LCWU-LISA as a full member lab.
To see the full presentations, go to the LISA website and click on the Overview presentation link for the lab whose presentation you would like to see.

Reminder: TEACH Fund Key Dates

Key Dates for TEACH Fund submissions:

  • 21 February 2020 – Full Proposal instructions and evaluation criteria released

  • 6 March 2020 – Due date for Concept Notes

  • 12 March 2020 – Notification of invited Full Proposals

  • 6 April 2020 – Due date for Full Proposals

  • 30 April 2020 – Teach Fund award announcements

  • 1 July 2020 – Tentative start date for awarded TEACH Fund projects
For more details regarding submission requirements, have a look at this document.

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