Contribute to proposed statistical engineering special interest group

Following on from the statistical engineering session at the RSS Conference in Manchester, the Royal Statistical Society is seeking interested Fellows for a proposed special interest group (SIG) in statistical engineering.

Special interest groups are formed for a three-year period to gauge interest in a particular statistical topic or interest area. They organise an annual programme of events to engage their target audience and support the delivery of the Society’s strategic goals, namely: to strengthen the discipline; support the profession; to promote statistical literacy and to ensure statistics are used in the public interest.

Tim Davis, who has proposed the group, said: "One mission of the SIG is to contribute to placing statistical science as crucial to engineering as it is to medicine and agriculture (two other areas of human endeavour that disrupt the natural order of things for the benefit of mankind, and where statistical science has played a crucial role)."

The proposed SIG will aim to provide a platform to engage with the engineering professional bodies (e.g. the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Academy of Engineering) in helping to solve problems that lie at the interface of engineering with statistical science.

If you are interested in the work of the proposed SIG and would be willing to serve on its inaugural committee and/or want to be kept informed about the group's activities, please contact Amaka Nwagbara with a short statement (no more than 250 words) expressing your interest in statistical engineering and why you want to join the SIG.

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