Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018
The Department of Statistics of the University of Connecticut (UConn)
is proud to host the 33rd New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) on
May 15–17, 2019.
For more details regarding the 33rd symposium, please check
As an annual event, NESS has been bringing together statisticians from
all over New England to a central location to share research, discuss
emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues since it was
first started at UConn in 1987. After the establishment of the New
England Statistical Society in 2017, we are proud to host the first
remodeled NESS to bring NESS to a new level.
The symposium will be a 3-day event, featuring short-courses, plenary
talks, invited sessions, career development panel discussion, student
paper competition, student poster competition, statathon, and Chernoff
Lecture. In addition to being a larger scale event, two new features
are the stat-a-thon and the Chernoff Lecture.
Registration and abstract submission open
Still accepting invited session proposals (until March 18)
Four short courses on Wednesday, May 15 open for registration
Two data challenges of Stat-a-thon released
Inaugural Chernoff Awardee to be revealed and give Chernoff Lecture on Friday, May 17
Tentative agenda online
Hotel reservation with special NESS rate open (until April 18 or soldout)
Sam Kou, PhD., Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics, Harvard University.
Amanda Stent / David Rosenberg, Researcher and Data Scientists, Bloomberg.
Anthony D’Amico, MD., PhD., Eleanor Theresa Walters Distinguished
Chair, Chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at the Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chair of the
residency executive committee in the Harvard Radiation Oncology
Program, and Advisory Dean and Chair of career advising and mentorship
at Harvard Medical School.
Chernoff Award and Chernoff Lecture
The Chernoff Excellence in Statistics Awards is the most prestigious award
bestowed by the NESS, given to an individual who, in the tradition of Herman
Chernoff’s work, has made exceptional contributions to the theory, methodology,
or novel applications to statistics and/or data science. The Award committee has
selected the inaugural recipient of the Chernoff Award. The identity of the
recipient will not be revealed to the public until the Chernoff Lecture on
Friday, May 17, at the symposium in Hartford, CT.
(Full-day) Intermediate Machine Learning: Key Concepts and Techniques, by Dr. David Rosenberg (Bloomberg)
(Full-day) Big data analytics and deep learning, by Dr. Ming Li (Amazon) and Dr. Hui Lin (Netlify)
(Half-day) Practical visualization for data scientists, by Dr. Xiaoyue Cheng (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
(Half-day) Introduction to Multilevel Modeling, by Dr. Min Zhu (SAS)
Registration is required for all participants of the conference. The
registration fee covers conference materials, breakfasts, lunches and
tea breaks. Members of the New England Statistical Society receive
discounts in pricing. To register, please complete the on-line
registration form at https://symposium.nestat.org/registration.php.
Valid conference registration (paid or free registration) is required
for abstract submission. Please provide your receipt number of
registration and abstract submission code in the confirmation
email. For invited sessions, the invited session id is needed which is
obtained from the session organizer. LaTeX formatting is permitted for
all text entry fields. Submit at https://symposium.nestat.org/abstractform.php.
Call for Participation
We are calling for proposals for invited sessions. Please submit by
Monday, March 18, 2019 at the link on our webpage. As we have a
limited number of slots, earlier submission is appreciated.
Contributed Poster Session
Abstracts of contributed posters are to submitted by Monday, April
22. Acceptance may be restricted by the available spaces.
IBM Student Paper Competition
Students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration of 3
student paper awards sponsored by the IBM Watson Research
Center. Manuscripts need to be received no later than Monday, April
Student Poster Competition
Students are encouraged to submit posters to the student poster
competition (with a sponsor to be named). Abstracts need to be
submitted by Monday, April 22, 2019.
Students are encouraged to compete in the Stat-a-thon, our exclusive
brand name for an event similar to a hackathon but with more focus on
statistics. Two data challenge have been released (statathon.stat.uconn.edu).
Individuals looking to be assigned to a team should register before
March 25, 2019; teams or individual participants should register before
April 15, 2019. The submission deadline is April 26, 2019.
- Monday, March 18, 2019: invited session proposal closes
- Monday, April 1, 2019: student paper submission closes
- Monday, April 22, 2019: abstract submission closes
- Friday, April 26, 2019: Stat-a-thon data challenge submission closes
- Monday, May 6, 2019: online registration closes
The short courses will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The three
plenary events are the openning keynote session (morning of Thursday,
May 16), banquet (dinner of Thursday, May 16), and closing award
ceremony (afternoon of Friday, May 17). The agenda of the conference
is at https://symposium.nestat.org/program.html.
The conference will be held in Hilton Hartford, Connecticut. The nearest airport
is the Bradley International Airport of Hartford/Springfield (BDL). We have
reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $169/night. The special room rate will
be available until April 18th or until the group block is sold out, whichever
comes first. To book, please visit NESS 2019 Conference Reservation.
In the case the blocked rooms are sold out, an alternative is Red Lion
Hotel Hartford (https://www.redlion.com/red-lion-hotel/ct/hartford/red-lion-hotel-hartford), which is about 5-minute walk from Hilton Hartford. We do not,
however, have any special agreement with the hotel.
The Symposium local hosts and organizers from the University of
Connecticut are Haim Bar, Jun Yan (chair), and HaiYing Wang. More
updates will be posted on our webpage as they become
available. Questions are addressed to Jun Yan at email@example.com.