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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).
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.
For other lodging options, please see VisitIthaca.com.