32nd Annual New England Statistics Symposium

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are excited to co-host the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) on Saturday, April 13-14, 2018:

The theme of NESS 2018 is “Data – Science – Society”, reflecting the growing role that data and statistical sciences are playing in shaping and improving society. We invite proposals for invited sessions from the New England statistical community on all aspects of probability, statistics and data science. We are interested in both methodological developments and innovative applications of statistics. Proposals for invited sessions are due March 5, 2018:

We also invite submissions from student authors for the IBM Student Paper Competition and the MassMutual Student Poster Competition. Abstract submissions for the student paper and poster competitions are due March 26, 2018:

Additionally, a set of short courses will be offered on Friday, April 13th, on a range of topics including Bayesian modeling using Stan (taught by Stan core developers) and causal inference.