Conference on Predictive Inference and Its Applications

The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University will host a conference on predictive inference and its applications on May 7 and 8, 2018, in Ames, Iowa.

Goals of the conference include raising awareness about the importance of predictive inference and its applications, showcasing research of current and emerging leaders in the field, and encouraging interactions and collaborations among a diverse collection of scientists with complementary skills and abilities. The conference will also include a session in honor of Charles Roy Henderson, who was an Iowa State graduate, member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and a pioneering developer of prediction methodology used in animal breeding and a wide range of other application areas.

In addition to talks by many distinguished speakers, the conference will include a poster session on the afternoon of May 7. New researchers (graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent PhDs) are especially encouraged to submit abstracts and to apply for up to $500 of travel support to attend the conference. Such support will be provided to up to 20 new researchers, pending final approval of a conference grant from the National Science Foundation.

The conference is made possible by a gift from David Harville, Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University, and is co-sponsored by the American Statistical Association Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science. Additional financial support comes from the Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, the Laurence H. Baker Endowment for Biological Statistics, the Plant Sciences Institute Scholars program, the Kingland Data Analytics Faculty Fellows program, and the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University.

The 1st Midwest Statistical Machine Learning Colloquium will take place on May 9, 2018, at the same venue as the Conference on Predictive Inference and Its Applications.