Frontiers in Methodological and Applied Statistics: A Celebration of 50 Years of MU's Department of Statistics

September 19 - September 21, 2013

Conference Poster and Full Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, September 19, 2013

The conference presentations will be at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union North

8:00AM- 8:15AM  Registration check-in, Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
8:15AM- 8:30AM  Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Robert Duncan
8:30AM - 8:45AM Welcome - Opening remarks
8:45AM - 9:45AM  Keynote speaker : Jim Berger, Duke University
 Topic: "Bayesian subgroup analysis"
 Chair: Dongchu Sun
9:45AM - 10:15AM Coffee break
10:15AM - 12:00PM Session I : Ecology and Biostatistics

Chair: Chong He

10:15AM - 10:35AMJacob Oleson
University of Iowa
Modeling speech recognition through longitudinal fixation curves resulting from eye-tracking data
10:35AM - 10:55AMXiaoyin Wang
Towson University
Bayesian estimate of population size using capture-recapture model with time and behavioral effect
10:55AM - 11:15AMJing Cao
Southern Methodist University
A Bayesian extension of the hypergeometric test for modular enrichment analysis
11:15AM - 11:35AMSeung Won Hyun
North Dakota State University
Multiple objective optimal designs to study the interesting features of a dose-response relationship
11:35AM - 11:55AMJing Zhang
Miami University
Estimating reproductive inhibition potency in aquatic toxicity testing when excess zeros observed

12:00PM - 1:30PM  Box Lunch
1:30PM - 2:30PM  Keynote speaker : John Kalbfleisch, University of Michigan
 Topic: "Competing models for competing risks"
 Chair: Tony (Jianguo) Sun
2:30PM - 3:00PM Coffee break
3:00PM - 4:35PM  Session II : John Klein Memorial Session in Biostatistics
3:00PM - 3:10PM  Tribute to John Klein, by Purushottam (Prakash) Laud, Tony (Jianguo) Sun, et al

Chair: Jing Qiu

3:10PM - 3:35PMPurushottam (Prakash) Laud
Medical College of Wisconsin
Bayesian nonparametric methods for comparative effectiveness research using instrumental variables
3:35PM - 3:55PMLiang Zhu
St. Jude Hospital
Statistical analysis of mixed recurrent event data with application to cancer survivor study
3:55PM - 4:15PMLuyan Dai
Boehringer Ingelhelim Pharmaceuticals
The role of statisticians in pharmaceutical development
4:15PM - 4:35:PMKyu Ha Lee
Harvard School of Public Health
Bayesian semi-parametric analysis of semi-competing risks data

5:15PM - 6:30PM Posters
 Location: Middlebush Hall first floor foyer

Day 2: Friday, September 20, 2013

The conference presentations will be at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union North

8:45AM - 9:45AM  Keynote speaker : Noel Cressie, National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA),
 University of Wollongong

 Topic: "Hot enough for you? Uncertainty quantification for regional climate projections in North America"
 Chair: Chris Wikle
9:45AM - 10:15AM Coffee break
10:15AM - 12:00PM Session III : Space and Time

Chair: Scott Holan

10:15AM - 10:35AMMevin Hooten
USGS Colorado Coop. Fish & Wildlife
Spatially explicit occupancy models for wildlife ecology
10:35AM - 10:55AMAli Arab
Georgetown University
Spatio-Temporal analysis for bird migration phenology
10:55AM - 11:15AMMark Kaiser
Iowa State University
Assessing the scale of geophysical and environmental process models
11:15AM - 11:35AM Yu (Ryan) Yue
Baruch College, CUNY
Bayesian general linear model for fMRI data
11:35AM - 11:55AMJoseph E. Cavanaugh
University of Iowa
State-space models for count time series with excess zeros

12:00PM - 1:30PM  Box Lunch
1:30PM - 2:30PM  Keynote speaker : Mike West, Duke University
 Topic: "Dynamic sparsity modeling"
 Chair: Marco A. Ferreira
2:30PM - 3:00PM Coffee break
3:00PM - 4:40PM Session IV : Biostatistics and Sequencing (Health)

Chair: Sounak Chakraborty

3:00PM - 3:20PMZhigang Zhang
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Smooth and non-smooth functionals of the NPMLE under interval censoring
3:20PM - 3:40PMLiangming Wang
University of South Carolina
Frailty probit model for clustered interval-censored failure time data
3:40PM - 4:00PMXin He
University of Maryland
Variable selection for penalized threshold regression
4:00PM - 4:20PMWade Davis
University of Missouri
A problem in experimental design for multiplexed RNA-seq experiments
4:20PM - 4:40PMJunlong Li
Harvard School of Public Health
Evaluating marker guided treatment selection strategies

6:00PM Banquet - Location : Tiger Hotel

Day 3: Saturday, September 21, 2013

The conference presentations will be at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union North

8:45AM - 9:45AM  Keynote speaker : Tim Wright, University of Missouri
 Topic: "Tiger tracks and order restricted statistical inference"
 Chair: Paul Speckman
9:45AM - 10:15AM Coffee break
10:15AM - 12:00PM Session V : General Methods

Chair: Nancy Flournoy

10:35AM - 10:55AMSong Zhang
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
A Bayesian survival model based on additive regression tree to predict the readmission risk of heart failure patients
10:55AM - 11:15AMMatthew Mayo
University of Kansas, School of Medicine
Two-arm, randomized phase II clinical trial design
11:15AM - 11:35AMRoger Woodard
North Carolina State University
The changing face of introductory statistics. Teaching statistics in the past, present, and future
11:35AM - 11:55AMHyun-Joo Kim
Truman State University
Model selection for counting data with overdispersion: Statistical modeling on tick burden
11:55PM - 12:15PMAdam Lane
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Two-stage adaptive optimal design with fixed first stage sample size

12:15PM - 1:45PM  Box Lunch
 Closing Remarks