The 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings and Official Song

The first (and hopefully last!) virtual Joint Stats Meeting (JSM) was held this week online, originally scheduled to be in Philadelphia. Over 4,500 people registered for the event. Among the many presentations were two by Williams professors, Anna Plantinga and Xizhen Cai, who gave virtual talks on Wednesday.

The current ASA (American Statistical Association) President, Wendy Martinez, during her President’s address, mentioned the song she asked Vice President Richard De Veaux to write and sing for the occasion. Here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLlKf5WOTj4&feature=youtu.be