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LCWU Granted Membership of LISA 2020 Network

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LAHORE–LISA-LCWU(Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis Lahore College for Women
University Lahore) has been granted full membership of the LISA 2020 Network University of
Colorado Boulder, USA.
LISA 2020 aims to build statistics and data science capacity in developing countries by creating
a robust network of statistics and data science collaboration laboratories (“stat labs”). These stat
labs can be engines for development by training the next generation of collaborative statisticians
and data scientists; serving as infrastructure to support local researchers, businesses, government,
and NGOs; and teaching short courses and workshops to improve statistical skills and data
literacy widely. Dr Asifa Kamal, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, LCWU, Lahore,
submitted a proposal for Full Membership this year.
Professor Dr Eric Vance, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, USA and
Director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis and LISA 2020 granted
LISA-LCWU, full membership in the LISA 2020 Network.
Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis Lahore College for Women University
(LISA-LCWU) is now the 15th member of the LISA 2020 Network.
In a statement, Prof Dr Buhsra Mirza Vice-Chancellor LCWU said that this opportunity would
pave the way to train statisticians and data scientists especially female university students to
become effective and facilitator among interdisciplinary collaborators who can move between
theory and practice to solve problems for real-world impact.
''LISA-LCWU is determined to make efforts to transform evidence into action to benefit
humanity. LCWU will teach & organize short courses and workshops to improve statistical skills
and data literacy widely,'' She added.
Dr Asifa Kamal, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, LCWU says, ''LISA LCWU will
Serve as a research infrastructure for researchers and decision-makers to collaborate with
statisticians and data scientists to enable and accelerate research and data-based decisions.

LISA-LCWU has also provided consultancy for data analysis to PhD and MS students of Mass
Communication department for data analysis''.
LISA-LCWU is going to conduct an online workshop on “Data Science with Tidy verse” with
the financial support of 900$ from International Statistical Institute for the capacity building of
women in data science–PRESS RELEASE