Featured Speakers


Emery N. Brown

Emery N. Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.



Barry D. Nussbaum

Barry D. Nussbaum was the 112th president of the American Statistical Association and chief statistician for the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2007–2016. He started his EPA career in 1975 in mobile sources and was the branch chief for the team that phased lead out of gasoline. Nussbaum is the founder of the EPA Statistics Users Group. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was awarded the EPA’s Distinguished Career Service Award.


Plenary Session

David Scott

David Scott is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston. He was a founding member of the department of statistics in 1987 and its chair from 1990–1993 and 2013–2014. He is a Fellow of the ASA, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and AAAS, as well as an elected member of the ISI.


Adalbert Wilhelm

Adalbert Wilhelm holds a professorship in statistics at Jacobs University Bremen. He is also the vice dean of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and co-principal investigator of the BIGSSS Summer School Series on Conflict, Migration, and Social Cohesion, supported by the Volkswagen Foundation.


Jerome Friedman

Jerome Friedman is one of the world's leading researchers in statistics and data mining. He has been a professor of statistics at Stanford University for more than 30 years and has published on a wide range of data mining topics, including nearest neighbor classification, logistical regressions, and high-dimensional data analysis. His primary research interest is in the area of machine learning. He is a fellow of the ASA and American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.


Key Dates

  • December 5, 2017
    Contributed and E-Poster Online Abstract Submission Opens
  • January 29, 2018 11:59 PM
    Contributed Paper Online Abstract Submission Closes
  • February 1, 2018
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • March 8, 2018 11:59 PM
    E-Poster Online Abstract Submission Closes
  • March 26, 2018
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • April 5, 2018
    Early Registration Deadline
  • April 6, 2018
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • April 23, 2018
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • May 16, 2018 – May 19, 2018
    SDSS 2018 in Reston, VA