The Department of Statistics at the University of Florida will host its Ninth Annual Winter Workshop:  Workshop on Environmental and Environmental Health Statistics. The workshop is dedicated to exploring emerging statistical methods for analyzing and interpreting data related to pressing environmental problems. There will be twelve invited talks by leading statistical researchers.  Tentative topics include extreme value theory as applied to hurricane winds; point process modeling of fire outbreaks; spatial modeling of environmental health data; causal inference in studies of disease risk; and, using dirichlet processes to model precipitation.  Pending successful funding, a limited number of young researchers will be awarded travel support. Workshop support is limited to senior graduate students (fourth year and higher) or recent researchers (PhD since 2002). Funded researchers are required to present topic related research at the conference poster session.  Applications for travel support should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2006, and must include a one-page curriculum vitae, a one-page poster abstract, and two references, one of which must be from the major professor.

Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

There will be a welcome reception on Thursday, January 11, 2007 from 6PM-8PM at Keene Faculty Center, in Dauer Hall.

For additional information contact Mary Christman.

Invited Speaker's Talks

Organizers

The workshop is organized by Mary Christman, Babette Brumback, Mike Daniels, Yongsung Joo and Xueli Liu.

Accommodations
 
 Participants arriving at the Gainesville Regional Airport should be able to locate a taxi or a shuttle
 to the hotel where they are staying.  They can anticipate a 15-30 minute ride depending on the
 location of their hotel.  

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center 352-371-3600
Holiday Inn (ask for special conference rate STATS 2007) 352-376-1661

Registration