Eventbrite - UP-STAT 2014-3rd Annual Statistical Science Conference of Upstate New York

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UP-STAT 2014 Final Program

UP-STAT 2014 Final Program Abstracts

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Keynote Lecture

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.

Venue Information

The Third Annual Joint Mini Conference of the Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association will be hosted by the State University of New York at Geneseo, one of the most highly regarded public colleges in the Northeast. The address is as follows:

SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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The conference will primarily be held in Newton Lecture Hall (Building 3) and the Integrated Science Center (Building 4) as shown on the map. The registration desk will be in Building 4 as you enter from the College Green entrance (South) beginning at 8:30 A.M.. Please stop by to pick up your folders and name tags. Coffee and danish will be available by 8:30 A.M., and a boxed lunch will be available around noon. Both are included in the registration fee. Walk-ins are welcome, but you must pay the registration fee with a check. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted.

Please use Parking Lots A, C, or L on the campus map. These will have a sign saying ‘EVENT PARKING’ near the entrances. Handicap parking is available in A lot, and in the Visitor’s loop. Newton hall has wheel chair access, and those in need may be dropped off at Newton from the north side of Newton, on University Drive.


The Hampton Inn, near Wegmans plaza in Geneseo, is holding 10 rooms for conference participants, at a discounted rate of $131.12 + tax. To book a room, call (585) 447-9040 and mention the ASA UP-STAT 2014 Conference.

The Quality Inn (next door to the Hampton Inn) is offering rooms at a rate of $116.10 for a room with 2 double beds. The phone number is (585) 243-0500.

Any employee or student of a NY state school shouldn't have to pay sales tax, provided they bring a filled-out tax-exempt status form, and present it when registering at one of the inns.

We look forward to seeing you on campus and showing you all that Geneseo has to offer.

For more info, please feel free to contact us at gro.tats-pu@ofni.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Notification of Acceptance of Submission
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Data Competition Entry Deadline
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Data Competition Submission Deadline
Monday, March 24th, 2014
Online Ticket Sales Close
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Deadline for Registration
Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Conference Topics

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)


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