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 statathon and the Chernoff Lecture.
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.
The New England Statistical Society has created the Chernoff
Excellence in Statistics Award to commemorate Herman Chernoff’s
outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of statistics. These
contributions include work on large sample theory, experimental
design, sequential analysis, methods of presenting statistical data in
visual form, and statistical decision making. 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 awardee will be revealed at the last session on
Friday, May 17, 2019, and the awardee will give the Chernoff
Call for Participation
We are calling for proposals of short courses. Please submit by
Monday, February 18, 2019 at the link on our webpage.
We are calling for proposals for invited sessions. Please submit by
Monday, March 18, 2019 at the link on our webpage.
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 Statathon, our exclusive
brand name for an event similar to a hackathon but with more focus on
statistics. A real-world data science problem will be revealed in
advance. A review panel will select a few finalists to present in one
of the parallel sessions, and the winners will receive their awards at
the closing ceremony. Team registration will be closed on Monday,
May 6, 2019.
- Monday, February 18, 2019: short course proposal closes
- Monday, March 18, 2019: invited session proposal closes
- Monday, April 1, 2019: student paper submission closes
- Monday, April 22, 2019: abstract submission closes; Statathon team
- Monday, May 6, 2019: online registration closes
The conference will be held in Hilton Hartford, Connecticut. The
nearest airport is the Bradley International Airport of
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.