2013-14: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop – February 20-21, 2014


This workshop was held on Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21 at SAMSI.


As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2013-2014, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) hosted a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic

was covered in some depth.

Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info

Schedule and Supporting Media

Thursday, February 20, 2014
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:15-8:30 Shuttle to SAMSI (meet in the hotel lobby)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction
Snehalata Huzurbazar, SAMSI, and Jamie Nunnelly, SAMSI and NISS
9:15-10:00 Ilse Ipsen, N.C. State University
Rolling the Dice on Big Data
10:15-11:00 Peter Kim, University of Guelph
From Survey Sampling to Bioinformatics
11:30-1:00 Lunch and Frisbee
1:00-1:45 Persistent Homology: an approach to complex data analysis
Giseon Heo, University of Alberta
2:00-3:45 Tutorial on LDHD data analysis using R
SAMSI Post-docs: Sanvesh Srivastatva, Minh Pham, Wenjing Liao
4:00-5:00 Graduate students and post-docs: Panel Discussion
Kelly Bodwin (UNC), James Nance (N.C. State), John Goes (University of Minnesota)
5:30-6:45 Dinner
7:00 Shuttle to the hotel

Friday, February 21, 2014
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:15-8:30 Shuttle to SAMSI (meet in the hotel lobby)
9:00-9:15 Recap: Snehalata Huzurbazar, SAMSI
9:15-10:10 Geometry and Topology in Statistical Inference
Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University
10:15-Noon LDHD Data Analysis with real data
SAMSI post-docs: Sanvesh Srivastava, Minh Pham, Wenjing Liao
Noon Adjourn
Box lunch and shuttle to RDU Airport