Third Annual Joint Mini Conference of the Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association
Geneseo, NY, April 12th, 2014
The theme for this year’s meeting is "Creating and Applying Tools for Massive Data Analytics." We are interested in all submissions related to the creative ways that statisticians can contribute to solving the many complex and interesting problems involving "big data" that have become ubiquitous in many fields of application.
Selected Themes for this Year's Conference
To further encourage student participation, we will hold a predictive modeling competition. A team of no more than 4 students may enter the competition by registering on the Data Competition page by Friday, February 21st, 2014. Teams will be required to submit their results and the code that they used to obtain their results by Monday, March 24th, 2014. A prize will be awarded to the top 3 teams.
This year, we are extremely fortunate to have Professor David Banks from the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University as our keynote speaker. Professor Banks is an entertaining and engaging speaker with vast experience in data mining in many applications, including national security, medicine, electronic commerce, and social networking.
This year's conference will focus on (but is not limited to) Creating and Applying Tools for Massive Data Analytics. Submissions on the following topics are encouraged:
- Novel approaches to analyzing "big data"
- Applications of statistical and computational tools to massive data sets
- Re-thinking statistics education in the era of "big data"
- Statistics education in secondary schools (and beyond)
- Other aspects of statistical methodology and applications
- Fun statistics
When and Where
State University of New York Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)