The Southern Regional Council on Statistics and the American Statistical Assocation

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Summer Research Conference in Statistics, 2002
"Statistics in Science"

Hosted by Mississippi State University
Natchez, Mississippi
June 2-5, 2002

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Monday, June 3 Environmental Statistics: This environmental statistics session includes analysis and modeling of environmental data. Some talks are related to air pollution issues, others to climate and weather. There will also be presentations on animal nesting and capture. The statistical tools used in these analyses are generally spatial point processes, geostatistics, wavelets, and Bayesian heirarchical models. In this session, there will be an emphasis on applications and the challenges that statisticians face when they work on enviromental problems. These challenges are mainly due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research that needs to be developed as well as to the difficulty of analyzing large data sets.
Organizer: Montserrat Fuentes (North Carolina State University)
Chair: Marc Genton (North Carolina State University)
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. "Approximating the Likelihood for Irregularly Observed Gaussian Random Fields"
Keynote Speaker: Michael Stein, Zhiyi Chi, and Leah Welty (University of Chicago)
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. "Assessing the Impact of Fishing Pier Construction on Spatial Patterns of Sea Turtle Nesting in Palm Beach County, Florida"
Lance Waller, Traci Leong, Andrew Barclay, (Emory University) and Bud Howard (Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management)
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. "Periodic Time Series and United States Temperature Trends"
Robert Lund (University of Georgia)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. "Statistical Assesment of Air Quality Numerical Models"
Montserrat Fuentes (North Carolina State University) and Adrian Raftery (University of Washington)
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11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. "Outlier Detection in Environmental Monitoring Networks"
Kathy Ensor (Rice University)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Modeling, Inference, and Prediction of Spatial Rainfall Fields"
Victor De Oliveira (University of Arkansas)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. "Predictive Models for Nonstationary Spatio-temporal Data"
Xavier de Luna (Umea University) and Marc G. Genton (North Carolina State University)
Statistics for Dependent Data: The session about statistics dependent data includes new methodology and theoretical results in time series and spatial statistics.
Organizer: Montserrat Fuentes (North Carolina State University)
Chair: Sastry Pantula (North Carolina State University)
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. "On CARMA Processes and Their Applications"
Keynote speaker: Peter Brockwell (Colorado State University)
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. "Asymptotic Stationarity Properties of Out-of-Sample Forecast Errors of Misspecified RegARIMA Models"
David Findley (U.S. Census Bureau)
8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. "Estimating the Integral of a Nongaussian Random Function"
Dennis Cox and Rachel Boeckenhauer (Rice University)
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. "A Review of Some Unit Root Test Results"
David Dickey (North Carolina State University)
Tuesday, June 4th Biostatistics:
Organizer: Dennis Boos (North Carolina State University)
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. "Non/Semi-parametric Marginal Kernel Estimation for Longitudinal/Clustered Data"
Naisyin Wang (Texas A & M University)
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. "Marginal Analyses of Clustered Data When Cluster Size is Informative"
John Williamson (CDC, Atlanta), Somnath Data, and Glen Satten
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. "Comparing the Time to Response in Anti-depressant Clinical Trials"
Roy Tamura (Eli Lilly)
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. "A Latent Class Model Analysis of Case Ascertainment Accuracy by the Florida Birth Defects Registry Surveillance System"
Randy L. Carter (University of Florida)
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Linear and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with Flexible Random Effects Distribution for Longitudinal Data"
Daowen Zhang, Marie Davidian, and Junliang Chen (North Carolina State University)
8:00 p.m. Evening ceremonies (Monmouth Plantation)
"Global Atmospheric Changes: Statistical Trend Analyses of Ozone and Temperature Data"
Keynote Speaker: George Tiao (University of Chicago)
Wednesday, June 5th Statistics Education:
Organizer: Dennis Boos (North Carolina State University)
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. "Activity-Based Statistics - A Method for Promoting Conceptual Understanding of Introductory Statistical Ideas"
Julie Clark (Hollins University)
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. "AP Statistics Compared to the Introductory Level Statistics Course in Colleges"
Madhuri Mulekar (University of South Alabama)
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. "Teaching Statistics for Science Majors"
Jack Tubbs (University of Arkansas)
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. "Active Learning JAVA Applets for Demonstrating Key Statistical Concepts"
Sundar Dorai-Raj (Auburn University) and Christine M. Anderson-Cook (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)