University of Florida, Department of Statistics
Bayesian Model Selection and
Objective Methods
January 11-12, 2008


The workshop will focus on recent developments in the area of Bayesian model selection and those aspects of objective methods that have to do with model selection. A major purpose of the workshop is to discuss the many recent significant developments in Bayesian model selection; to discuss practical implementation; and to identify important problems and new research directions. All sessions are plenary, and the invited speakers include Merlise Clyde, Ming-Hui Chen, David Draper, Dean Foster, Ed George, Michael Jordan, David Madigan, Glen Meeden, Adrian Raftery, Marina Vannucci, Yuhong Yang. The workshop will also include a contributed poster session. There is funding to support a limited number of young researchers to attend the workshop.

The organizing committee is soliciting applications from senior graduate students (4th year or higher) and researchers who received their Ph.D. in or after 2003. Applications include a one-page curriculum vitae, a one-page abstract, and two reference letters, including a major professor who is supervising (or has supervised) the applicant's research. Researchers receiving support are expected to present their work at the poster session. Applications should be submitted by December 03, 2007. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The funding applications and workshop registration link are found below. E-mails should be sent to
Invited Talks and Abstracts

Slides and supporting papers

Organizers: The workshop is organized by Hani Doss, George Casella and Malay Ghosh


The workshop is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, Info Tech, Inc., and the University of Florida's Graduate School and Department of Statistics.


 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, University (ask for special conference rate STATS 2008)          352-376-1661