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Friday, February 16
CS01 #LeadWithStatistics
Fri, Feb 16, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salon A
Chair(s): Sejong Bae, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama

9:20 AM Q&A with Lisa LaVange
Lisa LaVange, The University of North Carolina
10:05 AM Developing and Delegating: Two Key Strategies to Master as a Technical Leader
View Presentation View Presentation Diahanna L. Post, Nielsen, Columbia University
CS02 Practical Considerations for Modeling
Fri, Feb 16, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salons BC
Chair(s): Trijya Singh, Le Moyne College

9:20 AM Evaluating Model Fit for Predictive Validity
Katherine M. Wright, Northwestern University
10:05 AM Flexible Modeling and Experimental Design Strategies
Timothy E. O'Brien, Loyola University Chicago
CS03 Text Analytics Applications
Fri, Feb 16, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salon D
Chair(s): Steven Cohen, RTI International

9:20 AM Approachable, Interpretable Tools for Mining and Summarizing Large Text Corpora in R
View Presentation View Presentation Luke W. Miratrix, Harvard University
10:05 AM Latent Dirichlet Allocation Topic Models Applied to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Grant
View Presentation View Presentation Matthew Keith Eblen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CS04 Working with Messy Data
Fri, Feb 16, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salon E
Chair(s): Karol Krotki, RTI

9:20 AM Practical Time-Series Clustering for Messy Data in R
View Presentation View Presentation Jonathan Robert Page, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
10:05 AM Doing Data Linkage: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
View Presentation View Presentation Clinton J. Thompson, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
CS05 Collaboration Essentials
Fri, Feb 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salon A
Chair(s): Terrie Vasilopoulos, University of Florida, College of Medicine

11:05 AM Asking Great Questions
View Presentation View Presentation Eric Vance, LISA--University of Colorado Boulder
11:50 AM Listening, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
View Presentation View Presentation Heather Smith, Cal Poly
CS06 Bayesian Applications
Fri, Feb 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salons BC
Chair(s): Mariangela Guidolin, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padua

11:05 AM Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Processes
View Presentation View Presentation Lyle David Broemeling, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
11:50 AM Forecasting Periodic Accumulating Processes with Semiparametric Distributional Regression Models and Bayesian Updates
Harlan D. Harris, WayUp
CS07 Exploring Big Data
Fri, Feb 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salon D
Chair(s): Christina Phan Knudson, University of St. Thomas

11:05 AM Exploratory Data Structure Comparisons by Use of Principal Component Analysis
View Presentation View Presentation Anne Helby Petersen, Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen
11:50 AM Tools for Exploratory Data Analysis
View Presentation View Presentation Wendy L. Martinez, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
CS08 Streamlining Your Work Using Apps
Fri, Feb 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salon E
Chair(s): Blake Langlais, Mayo Clinic

11:05 AM Mechanizing Clinical Review Processes with R Shiny for Efficiency and Standardization
View Presentation View Presentation Jimmy Wong, Food and Drug Administration
11:50 AM Building Shiny Apps: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
View Presentation View Presentation Jessica Minnier, Oregon Health & Science University
CS09 Presenting and Storytelling
Fri, Feb 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Salon A
Chair(s): Shasha Bai, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

2:05 PM How to Give a Really Awful Presentation
View Presentation View Presentation Paul Teetor, William Blair & Co
2:50 PM Telling the Story of Your Stats
View Presentation View Presentation Jennifer H. Van Mullekom, Virginia Tech
CS10 Propensity Scores and Resampling Methods
Fri, Feb 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Salons BC
Chair(s): Christine Wells, UCLA Statistical Consulting Group

2:05 PM CANCELED: A Streamlined Process for Conducting a Propensity Score-Based Analysis
John A. Craycroft, University of Louisville
2:50 PM Resampling Methods for Statistical Inference on Multi-Rater Kappas
Chia-Ling Kuo, University of Connecticut Health
CS11 Data Mining Algorithms
Fri, Feb 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Salon D
Chair(s): Abbass Sharif, University of Southern California

2:05 PM Stochastic Gradient Boosting on Distributed Data
View Presentation View Presentation Roxy Cramer, Rogue Wave Software
2:50 PM Deep Neural Networks for Scalable Prediction
View Presentation View Presentation Lynd Bacon, Loma Buena Assoc./Notre Dame Univ./Northwestern Univ.
CS12 Education to Practice and Data Visualization
Fri, Feb 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Salon E
Chair(s): Chester Ismay, DataCamp

2:05 PM What Is Happening at the School Level and Why It Is Important to Statistical Practice
View Presentation View Presentation Jane Watson, University of Tasmania
2:50 PM The Life-Cycle of a Project: Visualizing Data from Start to Finish
View Presentation View Presentation Nola du Toit, NORC at the University of Chicago
CS13 Managing Up
Fri, Feb 16, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Salon A
Chair(s): Ronald Gangnon, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

3:50 PM What Does It Take for an Organization to Make Difficult Information-Based Decisions? Using the Oregon Department of Forestry’s RipStream Project as a Case Study
View Presentation View Presentation Jeremy Groom, Groom Analytics
4:35 PM Statistics for Management of an Organization
Joyce Nilsson Orsini, Fordham University Graduate School of Business
CS14 Working with Health Care Data
Fri, Feb 16, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Salons BC
Chair(s): Melanie Edwards, Exponent

3:50 PM Application of Support Vector Machine Modeling and Graph Theory Metrics for Disease Classification
View Presentation View Presentation Jessica Michelle Rudd, Kennesaw State University
4:35 PM Assessing Correspondence Between Two Data Sources Across Categorical Covariates with Missing Data: Application to Electronic Health Records
View Presentation View Presentation Emile Latour, Oregon Health & Science University
CS15 Statisticians Teaching
Fri, Feb 16, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Salon D
Chair(s): Georgette Asherman, Direct Effects, LLC

3:50 PM Should I Bring a Basket of Fish or Some Fishing Poles?
View Presentation View Presentation Kathy Hall, Hewlett Packard
4:35 PM Engaging Undergraduates in Statistical Consulting
View Presentation View Presentation Christina Phan Knudson, University of St. Thomas
CS16 Novel Applications of Data Visualization
Fri, Feb 16, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Salon E
Chair(s): Mary Grace Crissey, CSRA

3:50 PM Warranty/Performance Text Exploration for Modern Reliability
View Presentation View Presentation Scott Lee Wise, SAS Institute, Inc.
4:35 PM Improving the Data Customer’s Ability to Visualize Historical Agricultural Data at the National Agricultural Statistics Service
Irwin Anolik, USDA-NASS
Saturday, February 17
CS17 Passion for Statistics
Sat, Feb 17, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salon A
Chair(s): Kathleen A. Jablonski, The George Washington University

9:20 AM Am I Supposed to Enjoy My Job? Career Observations from a Biostatistician
View Presentation View Presentation Daniel Thomas Cotton, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
10:05 AM Statistics in the Wild: Practicing Statistics in Nontraditional Places, from a Tiny Island in the Pacific to the Federal Cabinet
Heather Krause, Datassist
CS18 Survival Analysis v. 'Survival' Analysis
Sat, Feb 17, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salons BC
Chair(s): Yulia Marchenko, StataCorp LLC

9:20 AM 'How Long Would You Wait?' Using Time-to-Event (Survival) Analysis to Explore Waiting Times
View Presentation View Presentation Ruth Hummel, SAS Institute
10:05 AM Statistical Methods for National Security Risk Quantification and Optimal Resource Allocation
View Presentation View Presentation Robert Brigantic, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
CS19 Business Intelligence Applications
Sat, Feb 17, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salon D
Chair(s): Chris Holloman, ICC

9:20 AM Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting Solution: From Source to Nuts
View Presentation View Presentation Andrew Piskorowski, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
10:05 AM Location Analytics: An Application of GIS
Moxie Zhang, Esri (China)
CS20 Understanding Populations
Sat, Feb 17, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salon E
Chair(s): Shelley DeVost, Los Angeles LGBT Center

9:20 AM Quantifying Populations in Proximity to Oil and Gas Development: A National Spatial Analysis and Review
View Presentation View Presentation Tanja Srebotnjak, Harvey Mudd College
10:05 AM Approaches and Techniques for Estimating the Total Number of Species in a Population, with Emphasis on Application to Mineral Species
View Presentation View Presentation Grethe Hystad, Purdue University Northwest
CS21 Developing Communication Skills
Sat, Feb 17, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salon A
Chair(s): Cynthia R. Long, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic

11:05 AM How to Communicate Statistics, and How Statisticians Should Communicate
View Presentation View Presentation Achim Guettner, Novartis Pharma
11:50 AM PANEL: Communication Skills: What's Next
Lillian S. Lin, Montana State University; Kim Love, K. R. Love Quantitative Consulting and Collaboration; Alicia Toledano, Biostatistics Consulting, LLC; Eric Vance, LISA--University of Colorado Boulder
CS22 Small Sample Sizes and Non-Probability Sampling
Sat, Feb 17, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salons BC
Chair(s): Amy Laird, Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI)

11:05 AM Quantifying and Incorporating Sources of Variability and Uncertainty in Statistical Analyses with Very Small Sample Sizes
View Presentation View Presentation Annette M. Bachand, Ramboll Environ
11:50 AM Non-Probability Sampling: Wave of the Future in Survey Research?
View Presentation View Presentation Karol Krotki, RTI
CS23 Data Science Applications
Sat, Feb 17, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salon D
Chair(s): Sarah Burgoyne, Claritas

11:05 AM Recent Advances in the Analysis and Detection of Communities in a Network
Frederick Kin Hing Phoa, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica
11:50 AM Firehose Data Science: Real-Time Analytics of Twitter Feeds
View Presentation View Presentation David Corliss, Ford Motor Company
CS24 Causal Inference
Sat, Feb 17, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Salon E
Chair(s): Larisa G. Tereshchenko, Oregon Health and Science University

11:05 AM Causal Inference with Multilevel Data Structures
Luke Keele, Georgetown
11:50 AM A Decision Tool for Causal Inference and Observational Data Analysis Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research (DECODE CER)
View Presentation View Presentation Douglas Landsittel, University of Pittsburgh