Invitation from 2018 New England Statistics Symposium

The 32nd New England Statistics Symposium will be held on April 13-14. Please read the invitation letter and flyer for 2018 NESS from the New England Statistics Symposium Planning Committee.

Invitation Letter from 2018 NESS Symposium

Dear Colleague,

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are excited to co-host the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) on Saturday, April 13-14, 2018:

The theme of NESS 2018 is “Data - Science - Society”, reflecting the growing role that data and statistical sciences are playing in shaping and improving society.

We invite submissions from student authors for the IBM Student Paper Competition and the MassMutual Student Poster Competition. Abstract submissions for the student paper and poster competitions are due March 26, 2018. The cost of the conference is free to students who present and only $20 for students who do not present:

Additionally, a set of short courses will be offered on Friday, April 13th, on a range of topics including Bayesian modeling using Stan (taught by Stan core developers), causal inference, patient-reported outcomes, and more. For more information, please check

We hope that you will register to attend this year’s conference, and that you will encourage your students and colleagues to do the same. We look forward to seeing you in April!


The New England Statistics Symposium Planning Committee

     Anna Liu (co-chair), UMass Statistics

     Nicholas Reich (co-chair), UMass Biostatistics

     Raji Balasubramanian, UMass Biostatistics

     Patrick Flaherty, UMass Statistics

     Jianan Hui, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

     Yihua (Mary) Zhao, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals