Department of Statistics

LISA-LCWU

LISA 2020 Network

The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis, Lahore College for Women University (LISA-LCWU) was established as a transitional member of LISA 2020 project of University of Colorado Boulder, USA, global network on 12th February 2020. On 20th May 2020, it has been granted full membership of the LISA 2020 network. The aim of LISA 2020 is to build capacity in statistics and data-science in developing countries by creating a robust network of laboratories of collaboration called “stat labs”. These stat labs can act as engines for development by training the next generation of collaborative statisticians and data-scientists through short courses and workshops to improve their statistical skills. It also aims to promote data literacy widely and ultimately serve as infrastructure to support local researchers, businesses, government, and NGOs.
The vision and mission of LISA-LCWU are in alignment with LISA 2020’s vision and mission.
LISA-LCWU trains the future generation of statisticians as “effective interdisciplinary collaborators”. A collaborator is defined as ‘someone possessing deep technical skills in the theory and methods of statistics or data-science and effective collaboration skills’. These collaborators are trained to apply statistics to solve real-world problems and provide facilities to help researchers, government officials, medical personnel and local industries apply statistical methods to solve problems and make data-driven decisions. LISA-LCWU has a particular focus on the capacity building of the future generation of women-statisticians. It focuses on conducting short courses and workshops to improve the statistical capacity of women in statistics and promote statistical literacy to the wider community. In Pakistan, research culture is flourishing, and the demand for statistical consultation has also increased. LISA-LCWU is established to cater to that demand within and outside the university. It also unlocks the collaborative potential of master’s and bachelor’s students of statistics by engaging them in the data analysis consultancy process. .
Statistics is recognized as a subject to solve real world problems in the research maneuver and every statistician is contacted every now and then by professionals from other areas to analyze and interpret their data. This necessitates establishing a consultancy center for those who need services from statisticians for sound and reliable data analysis. In international scenario many universities has their statistical consultancy centers. There are also online private commercial based international consultancy agencies for the provision of their services.
The need of statistical consultancy is highly associated with research activities. With flourishing research culture in Pakistan there is a significant increase in the number of PhDs awarded out of Pakistani universities. As Statistical data analysis is part and partial of every quantitative research, Statistical consultancy centers are ineluctable need of the time. . 
LISA-LCWU is established under the umbrella of Department of Statistics, LCWU. In May 2020, department became full member of LISA 2020 network of labs.
The program trains statisticians and supports them to apply statistics to solve real-world problems and provide research facilities to help researchers, government officials, medical personnel and local industries to apply statistical methods to solve problems and make data driven decisions. It also focuses on conducting short courses and workshops to improve statistical capacity and literacy.
It aims to extend its collaboration to solve real world problems and help analyze, interpret data of professionals from other areas. In Pakistan, with flourishing research culture, there is a significant increase in the number of Ph.D.’s  in different disciplines. As a result, this has amplified the demand for statistical consultation. LISA-LCWU is established to cater that demand of researchers within and outside the university.
It also unlocks the collaborative potential of technically trained masters and bachelor students, who in turn will unravel the research potential of their fellows and teach other statisticians to do the same. 

The mission of the LISA-LCWU Stat Lab is:

  • To produce trained statisticians capable to serve as interdisciplinary collaborators for quantitative research.
  • Engage other disciplines to improve statistical knowledge and computing skills.

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  • Coordinator:  Dr. Asifa Kamal
  • Assistant Coordinators: Ms Asma Zeb, Ms Shahana Khan
  • LISA Alumni: Ms. Adan Kamran, Ms. Sadaf Malik, Ms. Aqsa Rafiq
  • LISA Internees: Ms Abeera Shakeel, Ms Faiza Afzaal, Ms. Jiya Amir
  • Students of  MS Statistics: Nimra Karim, Uzma Yaqoob
  • Students of BS Statistics: Afrah Hafeez, Roshanay Waseem, Ayesha Waseem, Aliza Malik, Kinza, Urooj Khan.