2017-18: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop – October 23-24, 2017

Location

This workshop will take place at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Description

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2017-2018, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will host 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 on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and the Earth System (CLIM) will be covered in some depth.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. institutions.

If your application is accepted for the workshop, SAMSI will reimburse predetermined travel expenses. SAMSI will also provide shared lodging and meals/breaks during the days of the workshop.

Schedule and Supporting Media

Printable Schedule
Presentation Hub

Monday, October 23, 2017
SAMSI, RTP

Description Speaker Slides Videos
Introduction and Opening Remarks Elvan Ceyhan, SAMSI (NCSU)
Tutorial on R Software Huang Huang, SAMSI
Applications in Climate Context Michael Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
(ATTACHMENT: Preliminary CAM5 Hi-Resolution Simulations) video
Distributions and Statistics in Climate Data Doug Nychka, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
(ATTACHMENT: R Data References)
Lectures and Hands-on Demos
Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis with R Maggie Johnson, SAMSI
Extreme Value Analysis for Climate Research Whitney Huang SAMSI
Hands on Demos for Climate Extremes R Software Maggie Johnson; Huang Huang; Whitney Huang, SAMSI
Concluding Remarks and Wrap Up Maggie Johnson; Huang Huang; Whitney Huang, SAMSI
Panel on Career Opportunities Postdoc and Graduate Fellows, (SAMSI); Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute of Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC) and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
SAMSI, RTP

Description Speaker Slides Videos
Statistical Development and challenges for Paleo-climate Reconstruction Bo Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
How was this Made?: making dirty data into something usable at NCEI Scott Stevens and Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute of Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC) and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Adjourn and Box Lunch

Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info