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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).

Program schedule

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

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

9:05 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award to Edward George (U.Penn) who will follow with his talk "Bayesian Penalty Mixing with the Spike and Slab Lasso"

Morning Session - Chair: Martin Wells, Cornell University

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Jim Berger (Duke), presenting "Bayesian Analysis of the Covariance Matrix of a Multivariate Normal Distribution with a New Class of Priors"

10:30 a.m to 10:40 a.m. – Q&A

10:40 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. – Refreshments

10:55 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. – Rob McCulloch (Arizona State), presenting "Multidimensional Monotonicity Discovery with mBART"

11:25 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. – Jacob Bien (USC-Marshall), presenting "High-Dimensional Variable Selection When Features are Sparse"

11:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. – Q&A 

Travel time to Physical Sciences Complex

12:15 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. – Lunch/Poster Session at Baker Portico/Atrium 

Travel time to Statler

Afternoon Session – Chair:  James Booth, Cornell University

1:50 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. – Dean Foster (U.Penn), presenting "Linear methods for large data"

2:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. – Rina Foygel Barber (Chicago), presenting "Permutation tests in the presence of confounders"

2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Q&A

3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Refreshments

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Veronika Rockova (Chicago), presenting "Theory for BART"

3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Anirban Bhattacharyya (Texas A&M), presenting "Scalable MCMC for the horseshoe prior using MCMC approximations"

4:15 p.m. 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 6, 2018.  We’ve secured a special rate of $129/night + tax for Thursday (9/6) and $159/night + tax for Friday (9/7).  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 VisitIthaca.com.

General Information

About Cornell

Maps and Directions

Visitor Parking

Ithaca Guide

Dining on Campus or in nearby Collegetown

photo of Ed George
Ed George is this year's Cornell Distinguished Alumni. He is currently a professor of statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His... more
Headshot of Rina Barber
Rina Foygel Barber is an associate professor in the department of statistics at the University of Chicago. Before starting at U of C, Dr. Barber was a NSF... more
Headshot of Jim Berger
Jim Berger received his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Cornell University in 1974. He was a faculty member in the Department of Statistics at Purdue... more
Headshot of Anirban Bhattacharya
Anirban Bhattacharya is an assistant professor in the department of statistics at Texas A&M University. His current methodlogical and theoretical research... more
Headshot of Jacob Bien
Jacob Bien is an assistant professor of data sciences and operations at the University of Southern California-Marshall. Dr. Bien's research focuses on... more
Dean Foster of the University of Pennsylvania
Dean Foster is a professor emeritus of statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include machine learning,... more
Headshot of Robert McCulloch
Robert McCulloch is a professor within the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University. Dr. McCulloch's research focuses on... more
Headshot of Veronica Rockova
Veronika Rockova is assistant professor in econometrics and statistics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her work brings together... more