International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics
October 10-12, 2014

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Plenary Speakers

Please see Conference Program for the bios of the plenary speakers

Dr. C.S. Cheng
Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, and Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, CA
http://www.stat.sinica.edu.tw/cheng/
Talk: Minimal Second-Order Saturated Designs


Dr. Marie Davidian
William Neal Reynolds Professor
Department of Statistics, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
ASA President 2013
http://www4.stat.ncsu.edu/~davidian/
Talk: Implementing Personalized Medicine: Estimation of Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes. Part I: Statistical Framework and Regression-based Estimato


Dr. Amy Herring
Department of Biostatistics, UNC Chapel Hill
http://www2.sph.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_profiles&Itemid=1867&profileAction=ProfDetail&pid=700198551
Talk: Nonparametric Bayes models for modeling longitudinal change in association among categorical variables


Dr. Alan Karr
Director of the Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis (CoDA)
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
http://www.niss.org/content/alan-f-karr-0
Talk: Effects of Method Parameters and Ground Truth in the OMOP Results Database


Dr. Benjamin Kedem
Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
http://www2.math.umd.edu/~bnk/
Talk: Repeated Out of Sample Fusion in Interval Estimation of Small Tail Probabilities in Food Safety


Dr. Richard Smith
Mark L. Reed III Distinguished Professor
Director of SAMSI
Department of Statistics and Operations Research, UNC Chapel Hill
http://www.unc.edu/~rls/
Talk: Influence of Climate Change on Extreme Weather Events


Dr. John Stufken
Charles Wexler Professor in Statistics
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University
http://math.asu.edu/people/john-stufken
Talk: On optimal designs for nonlinear mixed effects models


Dr. Anastasios Tsiatis
Gertrude M. Cox Distinguished Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
http://www4.stat.ncsu.edu/~tsiatis/
Talk: Implementing Personalized Medicine: Estimation of Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes. Part II: Value Search Estimators and Classification Perspective


Dr. Mike West
The Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics & Decision Sciences
Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
http://www.isds.duke.edu/~mw/
Talk: Sparsity in Multivariate Dynamic Models


Dr. Daniel Zelterman
Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)
Yale University
http://cira.yale.edu/people/daniel-zelterman-phd
Talk: A Two-Stage, Phase II Clinical Trial Design with Nested Criteria for Early Stopping and Efficacy


Plenary Speakers, Workshop on Big Data, October 10, 2014

Dr. Syed Ejaz Ahmed
Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University, Canada
http://www.brocku.ca/mathematics-science/departments-and-centres/mathematics/people/professors/syed-ejaz-ahmed
Talk: Big Data Big Bias Small Surprise!


Dr. David B. Dunson
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor
Department of Statistic Science, Duke University
http://www.isds.duke.edu/~dunson/
Talk: Bayesian inference on populations of networks


Dr. Sudipto Guha
Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~sudipto/
Talk: Sampling, Sketching and Streaming: Designing Combinatorial Algorithms for BigData


Lexin Li
Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
http://www4.stat.ncsu.edu/~li
Talk: Two Years in Silicon Valley - Some experiences, stories, and thoughts about Big Data


Dr. Jerry Reiter
Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor of Statistical Science
Department of Statistic Science, Duke University
http://www.stat.duke.edu/~jerry/
Talk: Protecting Confidentiality in an era with no Privacy


Dr. Ming Yuan
Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison &
Medical Sciences Center
http://pages.stat.wisc.edu/~myuan/Site/Welcome.html
Talk: Detection of Very Short Signal Segments


Plenary Speakers, Workshop on Mathematical Biology / Game Theory, October 10, 2014

Dr. Benjamin Allen
Department of Mathematics, Emanuel College, Boston, MA
http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~ballen/
Talk: Spatial population structure affects the rate of neutral substitution


Dr. Mark Broom
Department of Mathematics, City University London, United Kingdom
http://staff.city.ac.uk/mark.broom/index.html
Talk: Asymmetric games in monomorphic and polymorphic populations

Dr. Ross Cressman
Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=136&f_id=43
Talk: Game-theoretic methods for functional response and optimal foraging behavior


Dr. Vlastimil Křivan
Department of Mathematics and Biomathematics, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
http://www.entu.cas.cz/krivan/
Talk: On Lotka-Volterra population games


Dr. Alun Lloyd
Mathematics Department, North Carolina State University
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~allloyd/
Talk: Modeling Novel Strategies for Controlling Mosquito-Borne Diseases


Dr. Mike Mesterton-Gibbons
Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
http://www.math.fsu.edu/~mesterto/
Talk: Variation between Self- and Mutual Assessment in Animal Contests


Dr. Dmitri Zaykin
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/bb/staff/zaykin/index.cfm
Talk: Sorting out genuine and spurious discoveries in large scale genetic studies


 

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