Computing is an increasingly important element of statistical research and practice. It is an essential tool in our daily work, it shapes the way we think about statistics, and broadens our concept of statistical science. Although many agree that there should be more computing in the statistics curriculum and that statistics students need to be more computationally capable and literate, it can be difficult to determine how the curriculum should change because computing has many dimensions.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together faculty for a hands-on program where we cover material and work on actual labs/projects/exercises that would make up courses in modern statistical computing and data technologies. The goal is to assist faculty in changing their statistics programs in innovative ways to incorporate more computing in existing courses and to add new courses to the curriculum.
Official Website: http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/users/statcur/Workshop2/index.html
Added by Hadley Wickham on April 7, 2008