Cornell University's Department of Statistical Science hosts the Day of Statistics on Friday, September 8, 2017, gathering together leaders in the field to share insights and discoveries. Plan to join us this Fall.

Registration is closed for the 2017 Day of Statistics.

The conference will take place at the Statler Hotel in the J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center (Breakfast & Refreshments will be served in the Conference Foyer; Talks will be in the Amphitheater).

Download the program itinerary here

Program Schedule: 

8:30 to 9 a.m. – Breakfast/Registration

9 a.m. – Opening remarks from Computing and Information Science Dean Greg Morrisett

9:05 to 10:15 a.m. – Presention of the Distinguished Alumni Award by Bruce Turnbull (2016 award recipient) to this year's recipient, Charles McCulloch, (Statistics PhD ’80), who will follow with his talk "small thoughts on Big Data".

Chair: Martin Wells, Cornell University

10:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Refreshments

Session 1 – Chair: James Booth, Cornell University

10:30 to 11 a.m. – Michael Kosorok, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents "Tree based precision medicine for right censored data".

11 to 11:30 a.m. – Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, Harvard University, presents "Minimax Estimation of a Nonlinear Functional on a High-dimensional Model".

11:30 to 11:45 a.m. – Q&A

Travel time to Physical Science Complex

noon to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch/Poster Session in the Baker Portico/Atrium

Travel time to Statler Hotel

Session 2 – Chair: Yang Ning, Cornell University

1:45 to 2:15 p.m. – Genevera Allen, Rice University, presents "Inference, Computation, and Visualization for Convex Clustering and Biclustering".

2:15 to 2:45 p.m. –  Ciprian Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University, presents "Biostatistical Methods for Wearable and Implantable Technology".

2:45 to 3 p.m. – Q&A

3 to 3:15 p.m. – Refreshments

Session 3 – Chair: Karla Ballman, Weill Cornell Medical

3:15 to 3:45 p.m. – Iván Díaz, Weill Cornell Medical, presents "Doubly Robust Inference for Targeted Minimum Loss Based Estimation in Randomized Trials with Missing Outcome Data".

3:45 to 4:15 p.m. – Jianqing Fan, Princeton University, presents "Distributed Estimation of Principal Eigenspaces".

4:15 to 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 booked at the Best Western University Inn, at 1020 Ellis Hollow Rd in Ithaca. To make a reservation, please call the hotel at 607-272-6100 and request the Cornell Day of Statistics rate, which is available until August 14, 2017.  We’ve secured a special rate of $129/night + tax for each Thursday (9/7) and Friday (9/8) night.  Included in the rate is complimentary shuttle service to and from the Cornell campus.

The Statler Hotel offers beautiful rooms in the heart of Cornell's campus, with parking and dining options available. 

Hotel IthacaHilton Garden Inn and Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons are all located downtown, near or on the Commons, and are an easy bus ride to and from campus via the TCAT's No. 10 bus. 

For other lodging options, please see

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About Cornell

Maps and Directions

Visitor Parking

Ithaca Guide

Dining on Campus or in nearby Collegetown

Chuck McCulloch
Dr. Charles McCulloch received his PhD in Statistics from Cornell University and returned to the faculty there after an appointment at Florida State University... more
Genevera Allen
Genevera Allen is an Associate Professor at Rice University in the Departments of Statistics, Computer Science (by courtesy), and Electrical and Computer... more
Ciprian Crainiceanu, PhD, Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ciprian Crainiceanu is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. A Cornell Alumni (MS '02, PhD '03), Crainiceanu's research... more
Ivan Diaz
Iván Díaz is Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy & Research at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He received his PhD from the University of California,... more
Jianqing Fan
Jianqing Fan, is a statistician, financial econometrician, and data scientist. He is Frederick L. Moore '18 Professor of Finance, Professor of Statistics, and... more
Michael Kosorok
Michael R. Kosorok, PhD, is W. R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, and professor of statistics and operations research at UNC-Chapel Hill... more
Eric Tchetgen
Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen is a Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiologic Methods with joint appointment in the departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at... more