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Joint Statistical Meeting 2018

The JSM, sponsored by several North American societies, is the world's largest annual gathering of statisticians and data scientists. The Amer Stat Assn's Special Interest Group in Astrostatistics & others have organized three sessions on astrostatistics for Monday July 30: 'New Innovations and Challenges in Astrostatisitcs', 'Hierarchical Bayes in a Hierarchical Universe', and a `Contributed Papers' session. Details below.
When 28 July 2018 04:20 PM to
02 August 2018 04:20 PM
Where Vancouver CA
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102 * !
Mon, 7/30/2018, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM  CC-West 203
SAMSI-ASTRO: New Innovations and Challenges in Astrostatistics — Invited Papers
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute , Astrostatistics Special Interest Group , International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) 
Organizer(s): Sujit Ghosh, North Carolina State Univ.
Chair(s): Sujit Ghosh, North Carolina State Univ.
8:35 AM  Detecting planets: jointly modeling radial velocity and stellar activity time series — David Edward Jones, Duke University and SAMSI ; David Stenning, Imperial College London ; Eric Ford, Penn State University ; Robert Wolpert, Duke University ; Thomas Loredo, Cornell University ; Xavier Dumusque, Observatoire Astronomique de l'Universite de Geneve 
8:55 AM  Robust Pulsar Timing Inference with Non-Gaussian Distributions — Hyungsuk Tak, SAMSI ; Justin A. Ellis, West Virginia University ; Sujit Ghosh, North Carolina State Univ. 
9:15 AM  Investigating the Cosmic Web with Topological Data Analysis — Jessi Cisewski-Kehe, Yale University 
9:35 AM  Computer Model Calibration to Enable Disaggregation of Chemical Spectra — David Stenning, Imperial College London 
9:55 AM Discussant: G. Jogesh Babu, Penn State University
10:15 AM Floor Discussion
 
 

335 * !
Tue, 7/31/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM  CC-East 9
Statistical Methods in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology — Topic Contributed Papers
Astrostatistics Special Interest Group 
Organizer(s): Thomas C. M. Lee, UC Davis
Chair(s): David Stenning, Imperial College London
10:35 AM  Constructing Cosmological Emulators from a Mixture of Complete and Partial Simulation Results — Earl Christopher Lawrence, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
10:55 AM  Analyzing cosmic webs using geometric approaches — Yen-Chi Chen, University of Washington 
11:15 AM  Defining Regions that Contain Complex Astronomical Structures — Kathryn McKeough, Harvard University 
11:35 AM  The Large-scale Universe: A 3D Map via the Lya Forest of BOSS DR12 Quasars — Collin Eubanks 
11:55 AM  Automatic Detection of Abrupt Changes in the Spectra of High-Energy Astrophysical Sources — Tongyi Tang 
12:15 PM Floor Discussion
 
 

562 * !
Wed, 8/1/2018, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM  CC-West 217
Hierarchical Bayes in a Hierarchical Universe — Invited Papers
Section on Bayesian Statistical Science , Astrostatistics Special Interest Group , Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences 
Organizer(s): Yen-Chi Chen, University of Washington, Gwendolyn Marie Eadie, University of Washington
Chair(s): Yen-Chi Chen, University of Washington
2:05 PM  The scientific context of astrostatistics: An overview of the hierarchical Universe — Gwendolyn Marie Eadie, University of Washington 
2:25 PM  Astrophysical Deconvolution When The Convolution Function is Imprecise — David A van Dyk, Imperial College London 
2:45 PM  Insights into Exoplanet Compositions from Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling — Angie Wolfgang, Pennsylvania State University ; Eric D. Lopez, NASA Goddard ; Anirban Mondal, Case Western Reserve University 
3:05 PM  Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Supernovae & Cosmology — Kaisey Stephen Mandel, University of Cambridge 
3:25 PM  Hierarchical Bayes in High Energy Astrophysics — Aneta Siemiginowska, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
3:45 PM Floor Discussion
 
 

642 !
Thu, 8/2/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM  CC-West 306
Memorial Session for Joseph Hilbe: A Statistician Who Counted! — Invited Papers
Memorial , International Statistical Institute , Section on Statistics in Sports , Astrostatistics Special Interest Group 
Organizer(s): Kimberly F Sellers, Georgetown University
Chair(s): Justine Shults, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
10:35 AM  An overview of count data models, their use, and their implementation in software — James Hardin, University of South Carolina 
10:55 AM  An overview of generalized linear models with applications in Astronomy — Rafael S. de Souza, UNC Chapel Hill and International Astrostatistics Association 
11:15 AM  Joseph Hilbe - Pioneer in Online Education in Statistics — Peter Bruce, Statistics.com 
11:35 AM  Joseph Hilbe: Athlete, Coach, Statistician and Mentor — Michael Hilbe, Arizona State University 
11:55 AM Discussant: Kimberly F Sellers, Georgetown University
12:15 PM Floor Discussion

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