Statistics Symposium to Feature Talks, Short Courses, Paper Competition

The department of mathematics and statistics and the department of biostatistics at Boston University are hosting the 26th New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) on April 21.

Rick Durrett from Duke University and Robert Kass from Carnegie Mellon University will give the NESS 2012 plenary talks in probability and statistics, respectively. Additionally, there will be the following three half-day short courses on April 20:

  • Financial Modeling and Limit Order Books, presented by Rama Cont from Columbia University
  • Statistical Analysis of Network Data, presented by Eric Kolaczyk from Boston University
  • Adaptive Clinical Trial Design and Simulation, presented by Mark Chang from AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Students are encouraged to submit papers and an application for the student paper competition. The deadline for abstract submission for contributed talks (including those associated with the student paper competition) is March 31.

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