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BCASA Event Schedule

Chapter events are arranged by Program Chair Matt Tom. Contact him with suggestions for the chapter's program.

The events listed below are already scheduled. See the latest copy of your chapter newsletter for more information.

The ASA Dateline page lists other meetings and events, and may also include chapter events and other events in New England.

September 27, 2008 - Symposium
Major Birthdays of Statistical Ideas and Their Inventors
Various speakers
At Harvard University
9:45 - 5:00
(Sponsored by Harvard University)

October 15, 2008 - Evening Lecture
Statistical Help for Troubled U.S. Elections
Arlene Ash, Boston University
At Boston University School of Medicine
6:00 social, 6:30 dinner, 7:30 lecture
To view a recorded video of this talk, go to and sign on using the "Guest Access" link on the right hand side. Click on the tab labeled Courses, then go to Affiliated Courses. From there go to Research France (you can use the search box or scroll down a few pages). Click on Course Documents, and from there on Arlene. Download the .exe file that is there. When you double click on it, Centra will install itself on your computer and you will hear the recording. This works on Windows machines only.

October 25, 2008 - Short Course
Applied Logistic Regression
David W. Hosmer, University of Massachusetts and University of Vermont
At The MathWorks in Natick
10:00 - 3:00

October 25, 2008 - Symposium
13th New England Isolated Statisticians Meeting
Organizer: Joan Weinstein, Pine Manor College
At Pine Manor
9:30 - 5:00

November 15, 2008 - Short Course
Bootstrap Methods and Permutation Tests
Tim Hesterberg, Google
At The MathWorks, Natick
9:45 - 5:00
(Co-sponsored by the Boston, Rhode Island, and Connecticut chapters)

January 24, 2009 - Social
Annual Winter Potluck Dinner and Party
At The Muddy Charles Pub, MIT, Cambridge
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pre-register by January 17

February 12, 2009 - Mosteller Statistician of the Year Banquet
Additive Survival Time Models: What are they and are they useful?
David W Hosmer, University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Vermont
At Simmons College, Boston
6:15 social, 6:45 dinner, 7:30 talk

February 21, 2009 - Career Fair
Various speakers about statistical careers and graduate study
At Simmons College, Boston
1:00 - 4:30

March 21, 2009 - Retreat
Meeting to discuss strategy, build stronger teams, and formulate goals for the chapter
At Babson College
10:00 - 4:30

March 31, 2009 - Evening Lecture
Traditional and Likelihood-based Approaches for Comparing Anti-Psychotic Medications
James O'Malley, Harvard Medical School
At BB&N Upper School, Cambridge
6:15 light dinner, 7:00 lecture

April 22, 2009 - Evening Lecture
"Kill All the Quants"?: Models vs. Mania in the Current Financial Crisis
Andrew Lo, MIT Sloan School
At Suffolk University Law School
7:00 light dinner, 7:30 lecture

April 24-25, 2009 - Conference
New England Statistics Symposium
At University of Connecticut, Storrs
Friday: short course, "Hierarchical Modeling for Spatially-Referenced Data with Applications to Environmental Sciences and Public Health," Sudipto Banerjee
Saturday: Keynote presentations, parallel paper sessions, reception

May 13, 2009 - Evening Lecture
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Infections: New Venues for Statistical Applications
Elena Naumova, Tufts University
at Bentley University, Center for Marketing Technology, First Floor of the Morison Building. Directions.
6:15 light dinner, 7:00 lecture
Most events require advance reservations through Sue Perry at 617-965-8000 x 21, or

Previous schedules for 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008.


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