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.



Congratulations to our October, 2015 graduates: You Liang (Ph.D.), Lin Xue (M.Sc.), Yi Yang (M.Sc.), Gun-Ho Bae (M.Sc.).

Important Date

October 12: Thanksgiving Day (University Closed)

Upcoming Exams

STAT 3170 A01 Midterm 1
Wednesday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m.

STAT 7140 A01 Midterm 1
Thursday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m.

STAT 2400 A01 Midterm 1
Friday, October 16 at 9:30 a.m.

STAT 3800 A01 Midterm 1
Monday, October 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Seminars

Mahmoud Torabi, Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba: “Spatial Generalized Linear Mixed Models in Small Area Estimation
Thursday, October 15 at 2:45 p.m.
111 Armes

Alison L. Gibbs, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto: “The Best of Both Worlds? Experiences blending online and active classroom learning to engage students in introductory statistics
Thursday, October 22 at 2:45 p.m.
111 Armes

Olivier Tremblay-Savard, School of Computer Science, McGill University
Thursday, October 29 at 2:45 p.m.

Duncan Murdoch, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario
Thursday, November 5 at 2:45 p.m.
111 Armes

Where are they now?

Taraneh Abarin, Ph.D. (2009)

Clayton Block, M.Sc. (1986)