Have You Seen Statistics…Lately? Wow!

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM
LACC 402AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Rudy Guerra, PhD, Professor, William Marsh Rice University

Description: Today, statistics is more relevant than it’s ever been. Data are everywhere, hugely abundant and the need for statisticians is enormous. This session highlights some areas of application not commonly associated with statistics––national security, geology and geophysics – as well as a widely recognized application, bioinformatics.

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:50 PM
- Modeling Data from Glaciers to Understand Temperature Profiles
Snehalata Huzurbazar, PhD , Deputy Director , Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)
4:10 PM
Machine learning in the quest for the cure to HIV: What can the data tell us?
Christina Ramirez, PhD , Associate Professor , UCLA
4:30 PM
Statistical Issues in National Security: From Aging Systems to Counterterrorism
Aparna Huzurbazar, PhD , Research Scientist , Los Alamos National Laboratory
4:50 PM
Statistical Projects in Genomics: From Genes to Systems Biology
Rudy Guerra, PhD , Professor , William Marsh Rice University