SAMSI Closing Ceremony

Registration is now closed

August 21, 2021

After two decades that advanced research in statistics, applied mathematics, and domain science, SAMSI is closing down on August 31, 2021.  To celebrate its achievements there will be a final conference (hybrid) on Saturday, August 21.  Distinguished speakers will address a range of topics to which SAMSI has contributed, including astrostatistics, climate science, risk analysis, and others.

Confirmed speakers/panelists:

Jogesh Babu (Pennsylvania State University)
Veronica Berrocal (University of California, Irvine)
Jessi Cisewski-Kehe (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Dipak Dey (University of Connecticut)
Ernest Fokoue (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Bailey Fosdick (Colorado State University, Fort Collins)
Dave Higdon (Virginia Tech)
Bo Li (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)
Tom Loredo (Cornell)
Yanyuan Ma (Pennsylvania State University)
Akil Narayan (University of Utah)
Doug Nychka (Colorado School of Mines)
David Rios Insua (ICMAT-CSIC)
Leonard Smith (Virginia Tech)
Ralph Smith (NCSU)
Elaine Spiller (Marquette University)
Yi Sun (University of South Carolina)

Tentative Schedule:

 All times Eastern Standard Time (NY)

9:55                 Welcome: David Banks, SAMSI Director

10:00-11:05     UQ:  Dave Higdon, VA Tech; Ralph Smith, NCSU; Elaine Spiller, Marquette

11:20-12:25     Risk:  Dipak Dey, U Conn; Ernest Fokoue; RIT; David Rios Insua, ICMAT-CSIC

12:25-1:25       Lunch

1:25-2:30         Astro:  Jogesh Babu, PSU; Jessi Cisewski Kehe, U Wisconsin; Tom Loredo, Cornell

2:30- 3:35        Climate:  Bo Li, UIUC; Doug Nychka, CO School of Mines; Lenny Smith, VA Tech

3:50–4:35        Postdoc Panel:  Bailey Fosdick, CSU; Veronica Berrocal, UCI, Yi Sun, USC Yanyuan Ma, PSU; Akil Narayan, U Utah

4:35 – 5:20       David Banks, SAMSI; Jim Berger, Duke U; Richard Smith, UNC

5:20-6:45         Reception and Poster Session