[CoWy ASA] ASA CO/WY Chapter Activities

Christopher Nelson chrisnelson at nelsonconsulting.us
Fri Apr 10 12:15:24 MDT 2009

TO: ASA CO/WY Chapter

SUBJECT:  Chapter activities


Hello everyone - This is a quick update of upcoming CO/WY activities that
may be of interest to the CO/WY chapter.  This message contains the
following topics:








##### SPRING CO/WY CHAPTER MEETING (April 24, 2009) #####  

Everyone is invited to the Spring Chapter meeting to be held in Boulder, CO.
The day will consist of speakers on a variety of statistical topics (see
below). LOCATION:  NCAR - 1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80305, ML-132
Main Seminar Room, 8am-5pm.  Directions - Take U.S. Highway 36 to Boulder
Colorado . Exit at Table Mesa Drive . Head West on Table Mesa Drive . The
Mesa Lab and Fleischmann Building are located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive where
the road ends at the base of the Rocky Mountains



8am-9am: Refreshments

9am-11:30am Welcome and Presentations

11:30am-1:15pm: Lunch on your own or $5 in the cafeteria (optional VISLAB
tour from 12:30-1pm)

1:15pm-3pm: Presentations



-          Bill Coar: Ratio Estimation of Treatment Retention in Interval

-          Deborah Glueck: Diagnostic accuracy of two continuous screening

-          Brandy Ringham: Correction of estimates of observed sensitivity
and specificity 

-          A.M. Santos: A Multi-Stage Approach to Estimating Customer
Lifetime Value

-          Daniel Heersink: Stochastic Analysis of Roller Measurement Values

-          Steve Geinitz: Iterative Conditional Inference on Gaussian Markov
Random Fields

-          David Napoli: Modeling Track Cycling 500m and 1km Time Trial
Times of US National Championships Using Mixed Models





Presenter: Miguel Diaz

Topic: Strategic & Tactical Learnings from Global Operations Management

Date: April 17, 2009

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, 2101 S
University Blvd., Denver CO 80208

Room: Third Floor - Room 305


This talk presents learnings acquired through practice in the field of
Global Operations Management.  These learnings will be connected with the
theoretical framework that is taught in Operations and Supply Management
courses. Key take-away points are offered in multiple areas such as capacity
management, manufacturing start-ups, project management, product
development, process improvement and the operational aspects of mergers and


Miguel Diaz is an adjunct faculty member from the Statistics and Operations
Technology Department at the Daniels College of Business at the University
of Denver. Mr. Diaz holds a masters degree in Engineering Management from
the University of Colorado-Boulder and an undergraduate degree in Electrical
Engineering from the University of the Americas. He also holds a graduate
certificate in Operations Management from the Harvard Business School.  In
the past 15 years, Mr. Diaz has held multiple leadership roles in a Fortune
300 company in Operations, Supply Chain, Process Management, Product
Development and Project Management and has worked in North and South
America, Europe and Asia.





The CO/WY Chapter has been selected for the traveling short course for Cross
Classified Categorical Data!  Seats are limited and the cost is estimated at
$25/student.  Please email me (Christopher Nelson at chnelson at du.edu) if you
would like to attend this course.  If you have already emailed me expressing
interest in this course and you still plan to attend, there is no need to
send another email. Additional information about the traveling course


Course: The Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data

Date: Friday, October 2

Presenter: Stephen E. Fienberg, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon



Statistical methods for the analysis of categorical data in the form of
contingency tables dates back to the turn of the last century, and were
transformed by the development of log-linear model methods in the 1960s and
1970s, when computation via maximum likelihood estimation became not only
feasible but widely accessible via the major statistical packages. This
1-day is based on materials from an M.S. level course taught at Carnegie
Mellon and will introduce participants to log-linear models and methods for
fitting them to multi-dimensional contingency tables. The material will
include the use of graphical models and their interpretation, and the
applicability of the methodology to large sparse tables. 


Text: Stephen E. Fienberg The Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data.
2nd Edition. MIT Press. Reprinted by Springer-Verlag, 2007. (Included with
registration fee along with updated lecture notes.) The 3rd Edition may be
ready for distribution in electronic form for this course. 



Morning: Examples of Contingency Tables, Log-linear models

Afternoon: Higher Dimensional Tables and Graphical Models, Model Selection,
Incomplete Contingency Tables and Capture - Recapture Problems 


Learning outcomes 

Course participants will learn basic ideas and modern methods for the
analysis of cross-classified categorical data using log-linear and logit
models. Special emphasis will be placed on the flexibility of these methods
and their use in a variety of non-standard problems. The course will presume
that they have access to computer programs in such systems as R, S-plus, and
SAS, and to MIM, a freely available PC-based program for graphical models.
The lectures will use output from such programs but no training in their



Stephen E. Fienberg is Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and
Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, with appointments in the
Department of Statistics, the Machine Learning Department, and Cylab. He is
a co-author of Discrete Multivariate Analysis and the Analysis of
Cross-Classified Categorical Data, both Citation Classics originally
published by MIT Press and reprinted by Springer-Verlag. He continues to
publish widely on categorical data topics, including network applications
and confidentiality protection. He is a member of the National Academy of
Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Political and Social
Science. He served as ASA Vice-President, IMS President, and was a recipient
of the COPSS' Presidents' Award and the ASA's Samuel S. Wilks Award. 



##### CSU SEMINARS IN STATISTICS ##### CO/WY ASA members are invited to
attend any of the CSU Seminar Series sessions.  The CSU Seminar Series
provides an excellent opportunity to hear speakers from across the country
discuss a variety of statistical topics.  A tentative list of CSU seminar
series sessions can be found at:


Please note that the list is tentative and subject to change.  Confirmed
seminars can be found on the CSU Statistics department website
http://www.stat.colostate.edu/seminars/departmental.html usually 2-3 weeks
in advance of the seminar.  CO/WY ASA members are welcome to attend any
session (or sessions) of interest.




Christopher Nelson, Ph.D.

ASA CO/WY Chapter President

chnelson at du.edu



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