CANSSI welcomes new associate directors representing Quebec and Alberta/BC/Yukon

Lang Wu and Denis Talbot are CANSSI's new associate directors representing Alberta/BC/Yukon and Quebec respectively.

The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) has welcomed Denis Talbot and Lang Wu as associate directors representing Quebec and Alberta/BC/Yukon respectively.

The 3-year appointments, which run until 2025, reflect CANSSI’s emphasis on operating as a grassroots organization guided by Canada’s statistical sciences community.

Associate directors are part of CANSSI’s primary management and administrative group. They provide feedback on all aspects of CANSSI operations, help steer CANSSI developments, and adjudicate the smaller budget programs as well as the CANSSI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

About Denis Talbot

Denis Talbot is a full professor of biostatistics in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université Laval. He joined the department in 2013 and participated in the creation of the graduate programs in biostatistics. He recently completed a 2-year term as director of those programs.

In 2021 he was elected to a 2-year term as a regional representative for Quebec at the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). He is also a member of the bilingualism committee and the membership committee of the SSC.

During the application process, Denis noted, “I am particularly interested in getting more involved in CANSSI because equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility are part of its core values. This deeply resonates with my personal values.”

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About Lang Wu

Lang Wu joined the Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia in 2000 and has been a full professor since 2010. He has served in various leadership roles, including as chair of the graduate and undergraduate committees.

He has also contributed to the broader statistical sciences community by organizing workshops and small conferences and by serving as associate editor for several journals. He is currently associate editor of Statistics in Biosciences and the Canadian Journal of Statistics.

In his application, Lang noted CANSSI’s “increasingly important role in the Canadian statistical sciences community” and stated, “I am very excited about the opportunity to join CANSSI’s management team”.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

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