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Friday, February 19
CS01 Business Essentials
Fri, Feb 19, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Crystal II
Chair(s): Yaqi Xue, Stony Brook University

9:20 AM Business Essentials That You Need to Know Before Starting Your Career as an Independent Statistical Consultant
View Presentation View Presentation Stephen Simon, P.Mean Consulting
10:05 AM Moving from Statistical Consultant to Trusted Adviser: What Clients Want
View Presentation View Presentation Michael Latta, YTMBA Research & Consulting Coastal Carolina University
CS02 Analytic Architecture and Design
Fri, Feb 19, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Chair(s): Mariangela Guidolin, University of Padua

9:20 AM Causality from Observational Data
View Presentation View Presentation Hrishikesh Vinod, Fordham University
10:05 AM Meta-Analysis Methods in Measuring Brand Ad Effectiveness
View Presentation View Presentation Shyue-Ming Loh, Google Inc.
CS03 Text Analytics
Fri, Feb 19, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Diamond I&II
Chair(s): Sridhar Ramaswamy, Caterpillar Analytics Division

9:20 AM Text Analysis with Survey Data
View Presentation View Presentation Wendy Martinez, Bureau of Labor Statistics
10:05 AM Applied Text Analytics: A Visual Approach
View Presentation View Presentation James W Wisnowski, Adsurgo, LLC
CS04 Data Visualization
Fri, Feb 19, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Chair(s): Sam Behseta, California State University, Fullerton

9:20 AM Effective Data Visualization: Understanding What the Mind Sees
Xan Gregg, JMP Division of SAS
10:05 AM How to Avoid Different Graphical Mistakes
Naomi B Robbins, NBR
CS05 Improving Collaboration
Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Crystal II
Chair(s): Kirsten E. Eilertson, Penn State Statistics Department

11:05 AM The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Statistical Consultants
View Presentation View Presentation Alan Curtis Elliott, Southern Methodist University
11:50 AM Using Video to Improve Your Practice of Statistics
View Presentation View Presentation Eric Vance, LISA, Virginia Tech
CS06 Model Selection and Experimental Design
Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chair(s): Fenghai Duan, Brown University School of Public Health

11:05 AM New Product Diffusion Models: Theory and Practice
View Presentation View Presentation Mariangela Guidolin, University of Padua
11:50 AM Measuring Brand Ad Effectiveness
View Presentation View Presentation Sen Yuan, Google Inc.
CS07 Emerging Challenges and Methods for Large Databases
Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Diamond I&II
Chair(s): David Corliss, Ford

11:05 AM High-Dimensional Linear Model Stability and Robustness in Large Database Applications
View Presentation View Presentation Michael B Brimacombe, KUMC
11:50 AM An Introduction to High-Performance Statistical Modeling Procedures in SAS
Robert N. Rodriguez, SAS
CS08 Interactivity with R Shiny 1
Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chair(s): Isabella R. Ghement, Ghement Statistical Consulting Company Ltd

11:05 AM Interactive Data Visualizations in R with Shiny and ggplot2
Garrett Grolemund, RStudio, Inc.
11:50 AM Interactively Building Test Forms from an IRT Perspective: An Application of R and Shiny
View Presentation View Presentation Brandon LeBeau, University of Iowa
CS09 Do the Right Thing
Fri, Feb 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crystal II
Chair(s): Abbas F. Jawad, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

2:05 PM Common Pitfalls and Misconceptions in Statistics with Suggested Solutions
View Presentation View Presentation Victoria Cox, Dstl
2:50 PM Just Say No!
View Presentation View Presentation Mary W. Gray, American University
CS10 Addressing Data Issues
Fri, Feb 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chair(s): Gary Chung, Johnson & Johnson

2:05 PM Create Robust Linear Models Using Generalized Regression
Brady Brady, SAS
2:50 PM Longitudinal Data Analysis and Missing Data: Last Observation Stays Put
View Presentation View Presentation Kathleen Jablonski, The George Washington University
CS11 Multivariate Analytic Methods
Fri, Feb 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Diamond I&II
Chair(s): Hrishikesh Chakraborty, The University of South Carolina

2:05 PM Multivariate Inverse Prediction (Calibration) Using Standard Software for Mixed Models
View Presentation View Presentation Lynn Roy LaMotte, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
2:50 PM Developing, Testing, and Comparing Theories Using Structural Equation Modeling
View Presentation View Presentation Darius Singpurwalla, University of Maryland
CS12 Graphical Design and Software
Fri, Feb 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chair(s): Shelley Brock, Westat

2:05 PM Design of Multi-Panel Graphs
View Presentation View Presentation Richard M. Heiberger, Department of Statistics, Temple University Fox School of Business
2:50 PM Graphical Exploration: A Comparison of Statistical Software Packages
View Presentation View Presentation William Everett Cecere, Westat
CS13 Communication
Fri, Feb 19, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Crystal II
Chair(s): Patricia English, Pfizer La Jolla Labs

3:50 PM Do You Hear What I Hear? An Examination of Effective Communication
View Presentation View Presentation Erin Anika Wiley, Westat
4:35 PM Explaining Statistics to Nonstatisticians
View Presentation View Presentation Heather Smith, California Polytechnic State University
CS14 Event Modeling: Will It Happen and When?
Fri, Feb 19, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Chair(s): Annette M. Bachand, Colorado State University

3:50 PM Multi-State Models with Practical Applications
View Presentation View Presentation Adin-Cristian Andrei, Feinberg School of Medicine
4:35 PM The Practice of Credit Risk Modeling for Alternative Lending
View Presentation View Presentation Keith Shields, Magnify Analytic Solutions
CS15 Interactivity with R Shiny 2
Fri, Feb 19, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Diamond I&II
Chair(s): Steven B. Cohen, RTI International

3:50 PM Statistical Network Analysis with the statnetWeb GUI
View Presentation View Presentation Emily Nicole Beylerian, University of Washington
4:35 PM Can Educational Cyberinfrastructure Empower Nonstatisticians with Bayesian Methodology?
Christopher T Franck, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
CS16 Model Deployment and Diagnostics
Fri, Feb 19, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Chair(s): Zhaohui Su, Quintiles

3:50 PM Statistical Models in Production: A Taxonomy of Deployment Methods
View Presentation View Presentation Neal Fultz, OpenMail
4:35 PM Data Exploration, Model Diagnostics, and Visualization with R
View Presentation View Presentation Till Bergmann, University of California, Merced
Saturday, February 20
CS17 Career Development: Mentoring and Influence
Sat, Feb 20, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Crystal II
Chair(s): Karen Moran Jackson, The University of Texas at Austin

9:20 AM Mentoring Using Motivational Interviewing
View Presentation View Presentation Mary J Kwasny, Northwestern University
10:05 AM Influencing an Organization: Preparation Meets Opportunity
View Presentation View Presentation Sarah Kalicin, Intel Corporation
CS18 Quantile Regression Applications
Sat, Feb 20, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Chair(s): Michael Regier, West Virginia University

9:20 AM Applied Quantile Regression
View Presentation View Presentation Yonggang Yao, SAS
10:05 AM A Comparison of Three Methods for Estimating Percentile Curves for Language Development in Down Syndrome Babies
View Presentation View Presentation Peter W. Forbes, Boston Children's Hospital
CS19 Big Data Tools
Sat, Feb 20, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Chair(s): Michael Wang, The Boeing Company

9:20 AM Machine Learning Variable Selection for Credit Risk Modeling
Jie Chen, Wells Fargo
10:05 AM Quality of Life in NYC
Eunice J Kim, Amherst College
CS20 Statistical Modeling and Bootstrapping
Sat, Feb 20, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Chair(s): Julian Parris, JMP Academic Programs, SAS/University of California, San Diego

9:20 AM Bootstrap in Practice
View Presentation View Presentation Tim Hesterberg, Google Inc.
10:05 AM RealVAMS: An R Package for Fitting a Multivariate Value-Added Model (VAM)
View Presentation View Presentation Jennifer Broatch, Arizona State University
CS21 Maximizing Impact
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Crystal II
Chair(s): Nancy Wang, Celerion

11:05 AM Acumen: A Critical Skill for All Statisticians
View Presentation View Presentation Sally C. Morton, University of Pittsburgh
11:50 AM Using Humor to Facilitate the Consulting Process
View Presentation View Presentation David R Bristol, Statistical Consulting Services Inc.
CS22 Modeling and Simulation
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chair(s): Laura Schweitzer, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC

11:05 AM Too Saturated: When Too Many Factors Are Too Much in a Supersaturated Design
View Presentation View Presentation Philip Rocco Scinto, The Lubrizol Corporation
11:50 AM Applications of Modeling and Simulation to a Hepatitis Compound Development
View Presentation View Presentation Donghan Luo, Johnson & Johnson
CS23 Data Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chair(s): Dennis Eggett, Brigham Young University Department of Statsitics

11:05 AM Meta-Analysis Using R
Din Chen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:50 AM Political Engineering: Optimal Political Platform Design and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election
View Presentation View Presentation James J. Cochran, University of Alabama
CS24 Administrative Applications
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chair(s): Darryl Penenberg, Receptos

11:05 AM Using Split Modeling and Visualizations to Show Contributing Factors and Predictions for High-Risk Scheduling Activities
View Presentation View Presentation Rhonda Crate, Boeing
11:50 AM R for Record Linkage
View Presentation View Presentation Ahmad Emad, American Institutes for Research