International Workshop on New Advances in Statistics: Theory and Applications

July 19-21, 2012
University of Manitoba

This workshop aims at covering various new developments in the theory and applications of statistics, probability, and stochastic processes, with particular emphasis on applications in health, engineering, social and environmental sciences. These areas reflect current research interests and achievements by members of the Department of Statistics as well as those areas identified in the Department’s Strategic Plan. This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for the Department’s faculty members and graduate students, interested professionals from other departments and industry to learn and assess current and emerging statistical methodologies.

Our confirmed keynote speaker is Prof. N. Balakrishnan of McMaster University who is known for his work in many areas of statistics.

There will be a special session in honour of Professor John Brewster who retired from the University of Manitoba on January 1, 2012. Our special invited speaker for this session is Professor Jim Zidek from University of British Columbia.

We are now accepting abstracts for poster presentations. An award of 500 dollars will be presented at the meeting for the best poster. The deadline for poster abstract submission is May 1 2012. For abstract submission, click here.

The venue of the meeting is 100 St. Paul's College.

Workshop dinner is complimentary for all registered participants and will be held on July 20 at Terrace Fifty-Five.

There will be a sunset cruise on the evening of July 19. Please note that this social event has an additional fee.

The M.S. River Rouge - Sunset Cruise

Date and Time: July 19, 7-10:00pm.
Meals: Available for purchase on board.
Fee: $30 ( includes admission to the cruise and transportation).

Final program as of June 28, 2012.

See the abstracts.

See the list of speakers.

See the schedule.

See the list of registered participants.

See the poster.


Important Dates

December 9: Classes end in most faculties and schools

December 11 – December 23: Final examination period for most faculties and schools. Students must remain available until all examination obligations have been fulfilled.

Upcoming Seminars

J. Sunil Rao, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, Division of Biostatistics, University of Miami: “The E-MS Algorithm: Model Selection with Incomplete Data
Friday, November 27 at 2:45 p.m.
316 Machray Hall

Russell Steele, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University: “The Curious Case of the Instrumental Variable Estimator for the Complier Average Causal Effect
Thursday, December 3 at 2:45 p.m.
316 Machray Hall

Éric Marchand, Département de Mathématiques, Université de Sherbrooke: “Predictive Density Estimation: recent results
Tuesday, December 8 at 2:45 p.m.
316 Machray Hall

Where are they now?

Clayton Block, M.Sc. (1986)

Mostofa Sarkar, M.Sc. (2012)