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2006 Conference of Texas Statisticians

The Austin chapter of the ASA is pleased to announce that the 2006 Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) will be held Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, at the Thompson Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin.


COTS gratefully acknowledges the support provided by SAS, Inc. and by Taylor and Francis for the Don Owen Award.


Tom Sager, The University of Texas at Austin


To register for COTS 2006, please download the registration form. Fill it out and mail with a check to Tom Sager. You can also fax or email the registration form and pay at the door. Register by March 26, and save $20 on the conference fee.


Click on the presenter's name for a link to the abstract.

Friday, March 31
All sessions are held in the Thompson Conference Center Auditorium (Room 1.100)
12:00 - 1:00 Registration (lobby of Thompson Conference Center)
1:00 - 1:05 Welcome: Tom Sager, University of Texas at Austin
1:05 - 2:05 Paul Damien, University of Texas at Austin
  "Some Bayesian nonparametric models"
2:05 - 2:30 Break and Graduate Student Poster Session
2:30 - 3:30 Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University
  "Super-efficient estimation using ranking information"
3:30 - 4:00 Break and Graduate Student Poster Session
4:00 - 5:00 Ray Carroll, Texas A&M University
  "Semiparametric methods for gene-environment case-control studies"
5:00 - 6:00 Andy Waclawski, SAS Institute
6:00 - 7:00 COTS Business Meeting
7:00 Banquet (Thompson Conference Center "Under the Oaks" Dining Room)
  Announcement of Don Owen Award winner and remarks
Saturday, April 1
All sessions are held in the Thompson Conference Center Auditorium (Room 1.100)
8:00 - 9:00 Continental breakfast (lobby of Thompson Conference Center)
9:00 - 9:30 Jing Cao, Southern Methodist University
  "Bayesian hierarchical models in nest survival study"
9:30 - 10:00 May Boggess, Texas A&M University
  "A power-of-the-mean model for variation of urine protein-creatinine ratio in female dogs"
10:00 - 10:30 Yanyuan Ma, Texas A&M University
  "Locally efficient estimators for semiparametric models with measurement error"
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Samiran Sinha, Texas A&M University
11:30 - 12:00 Ori Rosen, University of Texas at El Paso
  "Automatic estimation of multivariate spectra via smoothing splines"
12:00 - 12:30 Erning Li, Texas A&M University
12:30 Conference adjourns

Graduate Student Session

The Student Research Poster Session will be held Friday afternoons during the two breaks. The program is now available.

Local Information, Hotels, and Maps

Map of the Thompson Center and parking lot
Hotel information

Close-by attractions
LBJ presidential library
Harry Ransom Center, home of a Gutenberg Bible and the world's first photograph

Attractions around town
Austin, Texas
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and IMAX
Texas Capitol Tours
Austin Duck Adventures
Austin Segway Tours

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