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Canisius College will host the UP-STAT statistics conference this week, Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. A change has been made in the tutorial schedule with the revised list given below.

To register for the tutorials and the full day’s activities, visit the conference web site and press the “Register” tab. After registering for the days you want to attend, email your choice of tutorials to the given address link. Registration for Friday’s events ends Thursday, April 21.

Note that registration for students is only $15. Besides the tutorials, students can attend the social and buffet Friday evening, as well as the Fr. Haus Memorial Lecture and the subsequent panel discussion Friday afternoon. There is no charge for the lecture and panel discussion.

Richard De Vaux, PhD, a prominent data scientist and educator, will present the Fr. Haus lecture entitled “Modeling the Effect of Age in Human Performance.” The topic for the panel discussion is “The Multiple Facets of Data Science.” Panelists include data science practitioners from industry and academia. A description of the entire program and a list of abstracts can be found in the “Conference Information” tab of the website.

The revised schedule for Friday’s and Saturday’s tutorials is as follows:

  • A Gentle Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory
    Ernest Fokoue, RIT, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – SH 1004
  • Human Factors in Graph Design
    Esa Rantanen, RIT, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – HO 109
  • Kaggle Predictive Analytics with Random Forests and Boosted Trees
    Padraic Neville, SAS Institute, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – SH 1013A
  • Analyzing Gravitational Wave Data from the LIGO Open Science Center
    John Whelan, RIT, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – SH 1013B
  • Practical Natural Language Processing
    Emily Prud’hommeaux, RIT, Friday 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – SH 1013B
  • Tidy Data Analysis in R with dplyr, ggplot2, and broom
    by David Robinson, Stack Overflow, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – SH 1013A/B

For further information, contact Mel Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor, mathematics and statistics, at Ext. 2879 or Leonid Khinkis, PhD, professor, mathematics and statistics, at Ext. 2498.

Submitted by: Mel Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor, mathematics and statistics