After two decades of advancing research in statistics, applied mathematics and domain science, SAMSI closed down at the end of August 2021. It celebrated its achievements with a final conference (in hybrid format) on August 21, where a host of distinguished speakers addressed a range of topics to which SAMSI has contributed, including astrostatistics, climate science, risk analysis, and others.

SAMSI Director David Banks said, “SAMSI was a great institution, and did a lot of good for the statistical world. It was a ladder for career growth for junior researchers, and its many postdoctoral fellows have advanced our community. Its influence will continue to be felt for decades, as the research fields and partnerships that began at SAMSI continue to produce important new work.”