Schedule of Events

9:30 - 10:00 Registration (Rubin Campus Center - Upper Level)
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome Remarks (Rubin Campus Center - Odeum A)
Dr. Dennis Berkey, WPI President
10:15 - 11:15

Keynote Presentation (Rubin Campus Center - Odeum A)
Mathematical Models for Statistical Problems in Tables

Dr. Lawrence Cox
Office of Research and Methodology, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Balgobin Nandram, WPI

11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:45

Invited Sessions

Contributed Session

12:45 - 2:00 Lunch (Rubin Campus Center - Odeum B & C)
2:00 - 3:00 Keynote Presentation (Rubin Campus Center - Odeum A)
The Future of Business and Industrial Statistics: From a Manufacturing to a Knowledge Economy
Dr. Soren Bisgaard
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts
Chair: Joseph D. Petruccelli, WPI
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:30

Invited Sessions

Contributed Sessions


4:30 - 6:00 Wine and Cheese Reception (Rubin Campus Center - Mid-Century Room)
6:30 Dinner (Maxwell Silverman's Restaurant, Worcester Center Blvd)

Invited and Contributed Sessions

11:30 - 12:45 Morning Sessions

Invited Sessions
Business Statistics (Higgins Labs Room 218) - Organizer and Chair: Dominique Haughton
11:30 Uplift Modeling in Direct Marketing, Qizhi Wei
11:55 Hierarchical Modeling Using Individual Patient Meta-Analyses: Imputing Methods for Comparisons in Multi-Site Studies, I. Elain Allen and Christopher A. Seaman
12:20 CSBIGS Case Studies in Business Industry and Government Statistics: A new journal for data analysis cases, Dominique Haughton
Industrial Statistics (Higgins Labs Room 116) - Organizer and Chair: Brenda Ramirez
11:30 Producible, Robust Designs at GE Aviation, David Rumpf, Gene Wiggs, Todd Williams and James Worachek
11:50 Vapor Leak Detection for an Underground Storage Tank System, Roger Lui
12:10 A Bayesian Predictive Inference for Multivariate Control Charting, Jai Won Choi, Balgobin Nandram, and Brenda Ramírez
12:30 Quantitative Techniques to Evaluate Process Stability, Brenda Ramirez and George Runger
Biopharmaceutical Statistics (Rubin Campus Center Odeum A) - Organizer: Mingxiu Hu and Chair: Naiti Ting
11:30 How to Prevent Bad Drugs from Ever Getting In a Human: Preclinical Screening for Off-Target Pharmacologic Effects, James Rogers
11:55 Statistical Issues in Combining Adverse Events Data Shailendra S. Menjoge
12:20 General Statistical Issues in Pharmaceutical Industry, Mingxiu Hu
Statistical Education (Rubin Campus Center Hagglund Room) - Organizer: John McKenzie and Chair: Katherine Halvorsen

What's Hot and What's Not in Statistical Education: A Panel Discussion

  • John McKenzie, Babson College
  • Katherine Halvorsen, Smith College,
  • Joan Weinstein, Harvard University Extension School
Contributed Session
Statistical Methodology (Rubin Campus Center Mid-Century Room) - Chair: Daniel Zelterman
11:30 A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach for Estimating Origin of Mixed Population, Feng Guo, Dipak K. Dey and Kent Holsinger
11:50 Do Bayesian Methods Overstate the Credibility of Phylogenetic Trees?, Edward M. Johnston
12:10 Statistical Based Material Design Values Obtained from Small Data Sets, Donald Neal and Mark Vendel
12:30 Model-building: Statistical, Mathematical, Computerised, Scientific, G. Arthur and Danielle Mihram

3:15- 4:30 Afternoon Sessions

Invited Sessions
Bioinformatics (Rubin Campus Center Odeum A) - Organizer and Chair: Jayson D. Wilbur
3:15 Cross-validating and Bagging Algorithms for Predicting Clinical Outcomes with Proteomic and Genomic Data, Annette Molinaro
3:40 Longitudinal Variability in Gene Expression, Andrew Strahs
4:05 A Link Free Motif Discovery Method Using Time Course Gene Expression Information, Wenxuan Zhong
Current Research in Federal Statistical Agencies (Higgins Labs Room 116) - Organizer and Chair: Myron Katzoff
3:15 Reengineering the 2010 Decennial Census - Challenges and Opportunities, Preston Jay Waite
3:35 Characterization of Cost Structures, Perceived Value and Optimization Issues in Small Domain Estimation, John L. Eltinge
3:55 Research Highlights from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Carol C. House
4:15 Bayesian and Frequentist Methods for Provider Profiling Using Risk-Adjusted Assessments of Medical Outcomes, Michael Racz and J. Sedransk
Statistics in Acoustics (Higgins Labs Room 218) - Organizer and Chair: Paul J. Gendron
3:15 Bayesian Inference in Room-Acoustic Decay Analysis, Ning Xiang
3:40 The Effect of Random Processes on Acoustic Propagation in the Ocean, Stefanie Wojcik, William W. Durgin, Frank Weber, Tatiana Andreeva
4:05 A computationally reduced estimator of mutual information for the underwater acoustic channel, Paul J. Gendron
Contributed Sessions
Biostatistics (Higgins Labs Room 114) - Chair: Pushpa Gupta
3:15 A Semiparametric Modeling Approach for the Development of Metabonomic Profile and Bio-Marker Discovery, Samiran Ghosh
3:30 Gamma Frailty Process for Longitudinal Count Data, Sourish Das and Dipak Dey
3:45 Statistical Inference for the Risk Ratio in 2x2 Binomial Trials with Structural Zero, Ramesh C. Gupta and Suzhong Tian
4:00 Wavelet Estimation in Censored Regression, Linyuan Li
4:15 Models for Over-dispersed Binomial Data: Fitting a Beta-binomial Distribution to the Toxicological Data, Krishna K. Saha
Statistical Applications (Rubin Campus Center Hagglund Room) - Chair: Carlos J. Morales
3:15 The Effect of Ramadan on the Automobile Accident Rate in Turkey and a Variation of the Wilcoxon Rank Test, Herman Chernoff
3:30 Text Mining: Some Challenges of Analyzing Natural Language, Roger Bilisoly
3:45 How Well Can One Predict Stock Price Based on Quarterly Earnings Forecasts? An Applica ton of the Ohlson Model and Bayesian Statistics, Huong Higgins
4:00 Dynamic Programming Applications for Semi-Markov Processes, Andrew C. Thomas
4:15 The Prediction of Business Statistics Course Grades Using Freshman Economics Course Grades: A Case in Point, Deborah J. Gougeon


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