2018-19: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop – February 25-26, 2019


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


As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2018-2019, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) hosted a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics.

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

If your application was accepted for the workshop, and you were traveling from outside the triangle region, SAMSI would reimburse predetermined travel expenses and provide shared lodging.  Meals/breaks were provided for all participants during the days of the workshop.

Schedule and Supporting Media

Printed Schedule

Monday, February 25, 2019
SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC

Description Speaker Slides
Introduction and Opening Remarks Elvan Ceyhan, SAMSI/N.C. State University
Tutorial on R Software Pulong Ma and Wenjia Wang, SAMSI
Tutorial on Matlab Software Nikolas Bravo, SAMSI
An Introduction to Surrogates and Emulators Bruce Pitman, University at Buffalo
Elementary Bayesian Inference – Theory Ralph Smith, N.C. State University
Elementary Bayesian Inference – Practical aspects and Project Ralph Smith, N.C. State University
A Biased Introduction to Global Sensitivity Analysis Pierre Gremaud, N.C. State University
Panel on Career Opportunities
Valerie Schwartz, Institute for Advanced Analytics, N.C. State University
SAMSI Postdocs and Graduate Fellows
6:30-6:45pm Shuttle to Hotel

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC

Description Speaker Slides
Project Work Ralph Smith & students working in teams
Research Talk Elaine Spiller, Marquette University
Project Work and reports Ralph Smith, students working & teams reporting
Shuttles Depart to RDU Airport

Questions: email [email protected]