The Department of Statistics of the University of Florida will host its Fifth Annual Winter Workshop on January 10-11, 2003, in Gainesville, Florida. The workshop will focus on recent developments in Functional Data Analysis (FDA), which is emerging as one of the most important new statistical methodologies, with diverse applications in all areas of statistics ranging from image analysis to bioinformatics. A major purpose of the symposium is to stimulate interaction between senior and young researchers, to identify the latest developments in FDA, and to promote discussion in this and related topics. In addition to the fourteen invited talks, there will be a poster session to which all participants are encouraged to contribute.
The symposium is organized by George Casella, Sam Wu, Jim Booth, Jim Hobert, Bhramar Mukherjee, Brett Presnell, Clyde Schoolfield, and Alex Trindade.
This year's symposium is funded by the National Science Foundation; Info Tech, Inc.; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida; and the Graduate School of the University of Florida.
NSF funding is available to support approximately twenty (20) young researchers to attend the symposium. The organizing committee is soliciting applications from senior graduate students (4th year or higher) and researchers who received their Ph.D. in or after 1998. Applications should include a one-page curriculum vitae with thesis advisor's name, and a one-page poster abstract plus accompanying references. Researchers receiving support are expected to present their work at the poster session. Women and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send applications for funding by October 31, to:
|Dept. of Statistics|
|University of Florida|
|P.O. Box 118545|
|Gainesville, FL 32611-8545 USA|
|Phone: 352-392-1941 Ext 243|
|Reitz Union Hotel||352-392-2151|
|University Center Hotel||352-371-3333|