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2018 FAU STATISTICS AND DATA SCIENCE FOR ALL  

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Theme: Data Science for ALL

The Statistics and Data Science for ALL mini-conference is the second Southern Florida Regional Conference tied to 2018 eCOTS’ theme of “Data Science for ALL” (https://www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots18/). The mini-conference will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 on Boca Raton campus at Florida Atlantic University. 

The key activities will feature on one keynote speaker, research and application talks, faculty communities, faculty and industrial networking with interests in statistical education and frontier in data science. The objectives of the mini-conference is to show the core concepts of data science including data preparation and wrangling, data visualization, data computing and modeling, computing tools and technique communications to provide a forum for teachers, industrial and business partners, government officers, graduate and undergraduate students and so on from South Florida, to build local statistics and data science community, and to learn from and engage with each other.

Registration

Registration is through eCOTS’ webpage. Registration for the 2018 FAU Statistics and Data Science for ALL Southern Florida Regional mini-conference is included free when you sign up for 2018 eCOTS at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots18/. When you register for 2018 eCOTS, please make sure to choose the Southern Florida Regional Conference at FAU. If you don't choose FAU Regional Conference, there will be a $50 fee to attend the FAU Regional Conference on May 19, 2018. 

The Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yongtao Guan

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Yongtao Guan is Leslie O. Barnes Professor and Chair of Management Science and Director of the Deloitte Institute for Research and Practice of Analytics at the Miami Business School. Prior to joining UM, Yongtao was Assistant and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Yale University from 2006-2011 and was Assistant Professor of Management Science at UM from 2003-2006. Yongtao earned his PhD in Statistics from Texas A&M University in 2003. He specializes in modeling spatial, recurrent event and longitudinal data that commonly arise in business, environmental, medical and social media applications. Yongtao’s research has been widely published in leading academic journals in his field, including Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, Biometrika and Biometrics. He was a recipient of the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2009 and two R01 awards from the National Institute of Health in 2011 and 2013. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Tentative Schedule

8:00-8:30   AM

Check in and Pick up registration packages

8:30-8:40   AM

Reception by Mathematical Sciences and College of Science

8:40-8:55  AM

Group Picture

8:55-9:00   AM

Welcome by Main Organizer

9:00-10:00   AM

Keynote Speaker: Professor Yongtao Guan, University of Miami

Title: A New Clustered Temporal Point Process Model with Application to Social Media Data

10:00-10:30   AM

Invited Speaker: Professor Kandethody M. Ramachandran, University of South Florida

 Title: An Intrusion Detection and Response Model for Cyber Security

10:30-10:40 AM

Coffee Break

10:40-11:20   AM

Invited Speaker: Professor Xiangrong Yin, University of Kentucky

Title: Pseudo estimation and variable selection in regression

11:20-11:50 PM

Invited Talk: Dr. Brian Macdonald, Director in Data Science and Research, Florida Panthers

Title: Data Science Projects in the Florida Panthers Hockey Organization

11:50-1:20 PM

Lunch

1:20-1:50 PM

Invited Speaker: Professor Yicheng Tu, University of South Florida

 Title: Statistical Data Analysis using GPUs

1:50-2:20 PM

Invited Speaker: Professor Sneh Gulati, Florida International University

 Title: Using Record-Breaking Data to Analyze Hurricane Occurrence in the Atlantic

2:20-2:40 PM

Coffee Break

2:40-3:10 PM

Invited Speaker: Professor Ming Ji, University of South Florida

 Title: Deep Learning and Its Applications

 3:10-3:40 PM

Invited Speaker: Durga Kutal, Florida Atlantic University

 Title: A Non-mixture Cure Model for Right Censored Data with Frechet Distribution 

3:40-4:10 PM

Circles of Discussions and Communications

Organizing Committee 

Committee Chair: 

Lianfen Qian (Florida Atlantic University), Lqian@fau.edu 

Committee Members: 

Hongwei Long (Florida Atlantic University) 

Neela Manage (Florida Atlantic University)

Lun-ching Chang (Florida Atlantic University)

Ming Ji (University of South Florida)

Conference Logistical Information

Maria Provost (Florida Atlantic University), mprovost@fau.edu 

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the following sponsors:

Chinese Association of Science, Education and Culture (CASEC): http://www.floridachinese.org/

2018 eCOTS: https://www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots18

South Florida Chapter of American Statistical Association

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University

We accept all possible sponsors. If you are interested in, please contact Dr. Lianfen Qian at (561) 297-2486 or email at Lqian@fau.edu

Driving Direction 

http://www.fau.edu/admissions/DrivingDirections.php

FAU Address: 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Directions from I-95 

COMING FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95 south; exit Glades Road and go east approximately one mile; FAU will be on your left. Upon entering the campus, follow signs for the Student Support Services Building. 

COMING FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-95 north; exit Glades Road and go east approximately one mile; FAU will be on your left. Upon entering the campus, follow signs for the Student Support Services Building. 

Directions from the Turnpike 

COMING FROM THE NORTH: Take the Turnpike south; exit at Glades Road and go east approximately 6 miles; FAU is located on your left. Upon entering the campus, follow signs for the Student Support Services Building. 

COMING FROM THE SOUTH: Take the Turnpike north; exit at Glades Road and go east approximately 6 miles; FAU is located on your left. Upon entering the campus, follow signs for the Student Support Services Building. 

Parking Information:

FAU participants: Please park your car at your regular space.

Non-FAU participants: Please park your car in the White Lot of Lot # 4. There are a few white spots in the very front (Lot #4) of SE43. If you don’t find a white space in Lot #4, please park to Lot #7, but make sure to park your car in White spaces only. 

For general inquiries please contact:

Maria Provost

Lianfen Qian

mprovost@fau.edu  

 

Lqian@fau.edu

 

 

Florida Atlantic University, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida  33431


Last modified: 2018.04.06