Symposium on Selected Topics in Variance Components Analysis
January 21-22, 2000
University of Florida - Department of Statistics
The Department of Statistics at the University of Florida will host
a two-day symposium on selected topics in variance components analysis
on January 21-22, 2000. The organizational committee consists of Andre
I. Khuri and Malay Ghosh, from the University of Florida, and Pranab
K. Sen from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The focus
of the symposium will be on current developments in variance
components analysis with emphasis on the following three areas:
In addition to the invited papers, the symposium will
also include a small number of contributed poster sessions. The conference
will support up to ten graduate students from peer institutions to attend
the symposium. Each student will receive free lodging at the Reitz Union
Hotel for up to three nights, in addition to a registration waiver which
includes two breakfasts, two lunches and a banquet. Students are expected
to share rooms, two to a room. Interested students should contact
- Frequentist inference (mixed linear models, generalized linear
mixed models, designs for variance components estimation).
- Bayesian inference for variance components.
- Applications of variance components in statistical genetics.
A letter from the student's advisor indicating the benefits of attending
the symposium should accompany the student's application. Requests should
be received before October 1, 1999. The selected students will be notified
by October 15, 1999.
Invited Speakers Include:
- Richard Burdick, Arizona State University
- Ronald Christensen, University of New Mexico
- Gauri Datta, University of Georgia
- Daniel Gianola, University of Wisconsin
- Partha Lahiri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Sharon Lohr, Arizona State University
- Thomas Mathew, University of Maryland-Baltimore
- Bahjat Qaqish, University of North Carolina
- Jon N.K. Rao, Carleton University
- Poduri S.R.S. Rao, University of Rochester
- Justus Seely, Oregon State University
- Bimal K. Sinha, University of Maryland-Baltimore
- Terry Speed, University of California-Berkeley
- Russell Wolfinger, SAS Institute
The Symposium Program is available.
Invited Speaker and Poster Session Abstracts are also available.
campus map is available online. If you type in a building name
(eg. Reitz or Floyd) in the "Map Search" box at the top, the building
will appear circled in red.
Contributed Poster Session:
You may submit an abstract online for a contributed paper. The deadline is November 1, 1999.
Please also register if you wish to attend the symposium.
Various symposium accommodations are available.
Last modified: Wed Jan 5 11:15:22 EST 2000