SAMSI-SAVI Workshop on Environmental Statistics - March 4-6, 2013

Workshop Information

March 4, 2013 - 8:00am - March 6, 2013 - 1:00pm

This workshop was held in Research Triangle Park, NC.

This was the first workshop held at SAMSI under the SAMSI-SAVI program that is joint with several mathematical and statistical institutes in India. The invited speakers included researchers from both the United States and India. The objective of the workshop was to establish common research interests within the field of environmental statistics, and to discuss possible future directions of collaboration between the two countries. The workshop ran from the morning of March 4 until midday on March 6, and included open discussions and a poster session.


Monday, March 4, 2013
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Introduction and Welcome
Richard Smith (SAMSI) and Bimal Roy (ISI)
  Session 1: Sampling Methods
9:15-10:00 Walter Piegorsch, University of Arizona
Nonparametric Estimation of Benchmark Doses in Environmental Risk Assessment
10:00-10:45 Jayant V.Deshpande, IISER, Pune
Ranked Set Sampling in Environmental Statistics
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Ashis Sengupta, ISI, Kolkata
Renewable Energy and Hot Spot Geoinformatics: Challenges for Statistical Analysis of Data on Smooth Manifolds
12:00-1:30 Lunch
  Session 2: High-Dimensional Data
1:30-2:15 Asis Kumar Chattopadhyay, University of Calcutta
Independent Component Analysis and Robust Clustering Related to Pollution and Astronomical Data
2:15-3:00 Amy Braverman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Massive Data Set Analysis for NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Breakout Session 1
4:30-6:30 Poster Session and Reception

SAMSI will provide poster presentation boards and tape. The board dimensions are 4 ft. wide by 3 ft. high. They are tri-fold with each side being 1 ft. wide and the center 2 ft. wide. Please make sure your poster fits the board. The boards can accommodate up to 16 pages of paper measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  Session 3: Human Health Effects
9:00-9:45 Atanu Biswas, ISI, Kolkata
Bayesian Non-linear Regression for the Air Pollution Effects on Daily Clinic Visits in Small Areas of Taiwan
9:45-10:30 Gopal Basak, ISI, Kolkata
Effect of Noise Pollution on School Children in Kolkata
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Montserrat Fuentes, North Carolina State University
Bayesian Multivariate Spatial-temporal Model for Birth Defects and Ambient Air Pollution Risk Assessment
11:45-1:15 Lunch
  Session 4: Pollution
1:15-2:00 Kalyan Das, University of Calcutta
Robust Inference for Generalized Partially Linear Mixed Models Subject to Censoring and Missing Covariates - An Application to Arctic Data Analysis
2:00-2:45 Petrutza Caragea, Iowa State University
Modeling Space-Time Variation in the Satellite-Derived Chlorophyll Index Over Southern India
2:45-3:15 Sujit Sahu, University of Southampton
Spatio-temporal modelling for air pollution
3:15-4:00 Bimal Roy, ISI, Kolkata
Modelling Arsenic Contamination in Ground Water of West Bengal and Bangladesh
4:00-5:00 Breakout Session 2

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  Session 5: Spatial Statistics and Bayesian Methods
9:00-9:45 Veronica Berrocal, University of Michigan
Regional Climate Model Assessment Using Statistical Upscaling and Downscaling Techniques
9:45-10:30 Bo Li, Purdue University
Defining Spatial Comparison Metrics for Evaluation of Paleoclimatic Field Reconstructions of the Common Era
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Andrew Finley, Michigan State University
Improving Crop Model Inference through Bayesian Melding with Spatially-Varying Parameters
11:45-12:00 Concluding Remarks
12:00-1:00 Lunch