News Archive - July 2020

Online Workshop “Tidyverse for Data Science”

Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis, Lahore College for Women, University, Lahore (LISA-LCWU) has conducted eight days (20-28 July, 2020) free online workshop on “Tidyverse for Data Science”. Tidyverse provides tidy tools that are smart and composable and it has made the data analysis process easy. Resource person was Dr. Asifa Kamal, Associate Professor Statistics, Lahore College for Women, University, Lahore, Pakistan. Financial support for the workshop was provided by International Statistical Institute in the context of capacity building of women in Statistics and Data Science. The mission of International Statistical Institute is to lead, support and promote understanding, development of Statistics and good practices worldwide. Workshop was well attended altogether by national and international students and scholars. Preference was given to women in Statistics.

In the closing ceremony, Director LISA 2020 network, Professor Eric Vance through his video message, appreciated Dr. Asifa Kamal for her efforts as LISA 2020 member in organizing the workshop. He explained the role of International Statistical Institute in the promotion of Statistics. In his message he said that objective of LISA 2020 network laboratories is to transform evidence into action and best way of transforming evidence into action is to analyze data that leads to conclusion for policy implication. He said this is the year of women in Statistics and Data Science. He gave message to all women in Statistics to train themselves in computing skills so that they can play their role in making decisions and for policy recommendations.

Prof. Atinuke Olusola Adebanji, Chairperson Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, KNUST, Ghana, attended online closing ceremony and appreciated Dr. Asifa Kamal for her efforts of capacity building of Pakistani women in Statistics.

Coordinator LISA KU, Dr. Lubna Naz said that workshop is helpful for those who want to work on big data. She congratulated Dr. Asifa Kamal for organizing the online workshop in the COVID 19 period when in campus, activities are closed.

Chairperson, department of Statistics, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Ms. Mahnaz Makhdum emphasized the importance of tidyverse for data scientists. She said that practical skills will help students of Statistics, in competing the job market.

Finally Dr. Asifa Kamal concluded last session by thanking ISI. She said that efforts of Professor Dr. Eric Vance, Director LISA 2020, University of Colorado Boulder, USA will always be recognized who provided Statisticians of developing countries a network for collaborations. This workshop is a step towards improving statistical skills and data literacy through workshops.

She also thanked Professor Dr. Atinuke Adebanji, Ms. Mahnaz Makhdum and Dr. Lubna Naz for joining the last session of workshop.
Dr. Asifa Kamal highly appreciated Professor Dr. Bushra Mirza, Vice Chnacellor Lahore College for Women University who is always the source of inspiration and encouragement to take up initiatives and it was not possible to organize such activities without her constant support.

Message of Professor Eric Vance