Friday, May 22, 2009
The Department of Statistics will host a one-day conference on
statistics and probability on Friday, May 22, 2009. The centerpoint
of the conference is the award of the 2009 Rao Prize to Professor
Peter J. Bickel of the University of California at Berkeley.
The Rao Prize was established
by C. R. and Bhargavi Rao to honor and recognize outstanding and
influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical
statistics, international leadership in directing statistics research,
and pioneering contributions by a recognized leader in the field of
The one-day conference will be held on the University Park campus of Penn State in 100 Life Sciences; see the Penn State campus map for more details.
- 8:30-8:45 Registration (Tea/Coffee)
- 8:45-9:00 Welcoming Addresses
- 9:00-10:00 Invited Lecture, I
(Session Chair: Dave Hunter)
C. F. Jeff Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lecture: Minimum-Energy Designs: From Nanostructure Synthesis to Sequential Optimization
- 10:00-10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
- 10:30-11:30 Invited Lecture, II
(Session Chair: Jia Li)
- 11:30-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-1:15 Presentation of the 2009 Rao Prize
- 1:15-2:15 Keynote Address
(Session Chair: Aleksandra Slavkovic)
- Speaker: Peter Bickel, University of California - Berkeley
Lecture: Dealing With Large Observation Dimension p in Relation to Data Size n of the Same or Smaller Order
- 2:15-2:30 Tea/Coffee Break
- 2:30-3:30 Invited Lectures, III
(Session Chair: Bing Li)
- 3:30-5:00 Graduate Student Poster Presentations
(Session Chair: Runze Li)
- 5:00-6:30 Reception at the Willaman Gateway in the Life Sciences Building
Local attendees may register for the conference by signing up with Jennifer Parkes in the department's main office. All others who wish to attend may register for the conference on the morning of May 22, 2009.
For further information, please contact a member of the organizing committe:
Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 2:30-5:00 p.m., on the 5th floor of Wartik Lab
Organizer: Francesca Chiaromonte
- 2:30-3:00 Peter Bickel, "Energy models for binding site affinity using SELEX data"
- 3:00-3:30 Ross Hardison, "Functional and evolutionary genomics of erythroid gene regulation"
- 3:30-4:00 Erika Kvikstad, "Ride the wavelet: a multi-scale analysis of genomic context flanking small insertions and deletions"
- 4:00-4:30 Yu Zhang, "False positive control in genome-wide ChIP-chip tiling arrays"
- 4:30-5:00 Guru Ananda, "An introduction to GALAXI"