Undergraduate Workshop – February 21-22, 2013


This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22, 2013 at SAMSI.

Participants are urged to arrive on Wednesday evening and will be able to begin their return home by 12 noon on Friday. Applications received by Friday, January 25, 2012, will receive full consideration.


As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2012-2013, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer 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

  • Data Driven Decisions in Healthcare

will be covered in some depth.

SAMSI will reimburse appropriate travel expenses as well as provide food and lodging.

Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info

Schedule and Supporting Media

Thursday, February 21, 2013
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
9:15-11:15 Avi Mandelbaum, Technion, Israel: Data-based Service Networks
Kenny Lopiano, SAMSI: Tutorial using software at the Technion SEELab server
11:30-Noon Kumer Das, Lamar University: Stochastic Models in Organ Transplantation
Noon-1:30 Lunch and Frisbee
1:30-4:30 Eric Laber, NCSU, Garvesh Raskutti, SAMSI, and Kristin Linn, NCSU and SAMSI
Overview of Personalized Medicine and tutorial using R (leaps and rpart packages)
4:50-5:30 Graduate students and post-docs: Panel Discussion
Nathaniel Burch (SAMSI postdoc, N.C. State University)
Alex Hoover (SAMSI grad fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill)
Kristin Linn (SAMSI grad fellow, N.C. State University)
Kenny Lopiano (SAMSI postdoc)
Peter Marcy (PhD student, University of Wyoming)
5:45-6:45 Dinner
7:00 Shuttle to the Radisson

Friday, February 22, 2013
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:15-8:30 Shuttle to SAMSI (meet in the hotel lobby)
9:00-9:15 Recap: Snehalata Huzurbazar, SAMSI
9:15-11:15 Nilay Argon, UNC: The Role of Computer Simulation in Healthcare
Zhankun Sun and Han Ye, UNC: Demonstration of ARENA software
11:30-Noon Karem Jackson, SAMSI: Logistics on filling out reimbursement paperwork!
Noon Adjourn
Box lunch and shuttle to RDU Airport