The 2019 Celebration of Statistics and Data Science will take place Friday, September 6, in the Statler Hotel in the J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Hosted by the Department of Statistics and Data Science, and previously known as the Cornell Day of Statistics, this annual event brings together the best minds in the field of statistics for a day of talks and discovery. We will also honor this year's Cornell Distinguished Alumni Robert L. Wolpert ('72), who will serve as keynote speaker.
Our confirmed presenters are:
- Robert L. Wolpert ('72) of Duke University; 2019 Cornell Distinguished Alumni
- Edoardo Airoldi of Temple University
- James Berger (Math PhD '74) of Duke University
- Edward George (Math '72) of the University of Pennsylvania
- Joe Guinness of Cornell University
- Leanna House (Biometry and Statistics, '98) of Virginia Tech
- Tom Loredo of Cornell University
- Natesh Pillai of Harvard University
8:30 - 9 a.m. – Breakfast/Registration
9 a.m. – Opening remarks from Computing and Information Science Dean, Jon Kleinberg
9:05 - 10 a.m. – Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award by Martin Wells to Robert L. Wolpert (Duke University) who will follow with his talk, "Lévy-based Nonparametric Bayesian Models and their Applications."
Morning Session – Chair: Martin Wells
10 - 10:30 a.m. – James Berger (Duke University), "Encounters with imprecise probabilities"
10:30 - 10:40 a.m. – Q&A
10:40 - 10:55 a.m. – Refreshments
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. – Joe Guiness (Cornell University), "Spectral Methods for Multivariate Spatial-Temporal Data"
11:25 - 11:55 a.m. – Edoardo Airoldi (Temple University), "Model-assisted Design of Experiments"
11:55 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. – Q&A
Travel time to Physical Sciences Complex
12:15 - 1:35 p.m. – Lunch/Poster Session @ Baker Portico/Atrium
Travel time to Statler
Afternoon Session – Chair: David Ruppert
1:50 - 2:20 p.m. – Tom Loredo (Cornell University), "Salient Feature Discovery in Astrophysics: Gamma-ray Bursts and Beyond"
2:20 - 2:50 p.m. – Leanna House (Virginia Tech), "The Role of Statistics within Human-in-the-Loop Analytics"
2:50 - 3:00 p.m. – Q&A
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. – Refreshments
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. – Edward George (University of Pennsylvania), "Multidimensional Monotonicity Discovery with MBART"
3:45 - 4:15 p.m. – Natesh Pillai (Harvard University), "Bias Sorrection in Daily Maximum and Minimum Temperature Measurements through Gaussian Process Modeling"
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. – Q&A
Day parking permits are available at on-campus information and parking booths for $10. For more information on on-campus parking, visit here.
Places to Stay
A block of rooms has been arranged with the Hilton Garden Inn, at 130 East Seneca Street in Ithaca. We’ve secured a special rate of $188/night + tax for each Thursday (9/5) and Friday (9/6) night. This rate is available for reservations made prior to Aug. 5, 2019. To make a reservation online, visit Hilton Garden's webpage. Alternatively, guests may reserve a room by calling the hotel at 607-277-8900 and requesting the “Celebration of Statistics and Data Science” rate. Included in the rate are hotel shuttle service to and from the Cornell campus, as well as breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn.”
Other lodging options around Ithaca include:
- The Statler Hotel offers beautiful rooms in the heart of Cornell's campus, with parking and dining options available.
- Hotel Ithaca and Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons are both located downtown, near or on the Commons, and are an easy bus ride to and from campus via the TCAT's No. 10 bus. Both Hotel Ithaca and the Ithaca Marriott provide transportation to and from the Ithaca airport and the Cornell campus.
- The Best Western University Inn also offers transportation to and from the Ithaca airport and the Cornell campus.
For other lodging options, please see VisitIthaca.com.