2021 NESS Symposium Report

After being rescheduled from May 2020, the 34th edition of the New England Statistics Symposium was held on September 30 – October 2, 2021 in a hybrid format.

The nearly 250 participants who registered for the conference, were almost equally divided between a remote participation option and an in-person meeting, held at the University of Rhode Island, Providence campus. The Symposium featured the annual Chernoff Lecture delivered by the Chernoff Award Winner Stuart Geman (Brown University), and plenary invited sessions speakers Tamara Broderick (MIT), Siddhartha Chib (Washington University in St. Louis), and Christopher Schmid (Brown University). The program featured 30 invited sessions, 3 short courses, a career fair, a virtual poster session, a student paper competition sponsored by IBM and a student paper competition sponsored by Munich Re - HSB.