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.
The conference is made possible by a gift from David Harville that has established the
C. R. Henderson Fund for Excellence in Predictive Inference and Its Applications.
Other sponsors include
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 provided by a conference grant from the National Science Foundation.
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.
The Conference on Predictive Inference and Its Applications is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1810945. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.