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

** Deadline for applications for this workshop was January 10, 2019 **


This workshop will take 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) will host a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics.

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, and you are traveling from outside the triangle region, SAMSI will reimburse predetermined travel expenses and provide shared lodging.  Meals/breaks are 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

Time Description Speaker Slides
8:30-8:45am Shuttle from Hotel to SAMSI and Registration
8:45-9:00am Introduction and Opening Remarks Elvan Ceyhan, SAMSI/N.C. State University
9:00-9:45am Tutorial on R Software Pulong Ma and Wenjia Wang, SAMSI
9:45-10:00am BREAK
10:00-11:00am Tutorial on Matlab Software Nikolas Bravo, SAMSI
11:00-11:15am BREAK
11:15am-12:15pm Research Talk Elaine Spiller, Marquette University
12:15-1:30pm LUNCH
1:30-2:15pm Elementary Bayesian Inference – Theory Ralph Smith, N.C. State University
2:15-2:30pm BREAK
2:30-3:15pm Elementary Bayesian Inference – Practical aspects and Project Ralph Smith, N.C. State University
3:15-3:30pm BREAK
3:30-4:15pm Research Talk To be determined
4:15-4:30pm BREAK
4:30-5:15pm Panel on Career Opportunities SAMSI Postdocs and Graduate Fellows
5:15-6:30pm DINNER
6:30-6:45pm Shuttle to Hotel

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

Time Description Speaker Slides
9:00-10:00am Project Work Ralph Smith & students working in teams
10:00-10:45am Intro Surrogates Bruce Pitman, Buffalo University
10:45am-12:00pm Project Work and reports Ralph Smith, students working & teams reporting
12:00-12:15pm Adjourn and Box Lunch
12:15pm → Shuttles Depart to RDU Airport

Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info