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NESS 2012 Sponsors:

ASA, Boston Chapter



SAS Institute Inc., JMP Division

College of Arts and Sciences
Boston University

Department of Biostatistics
Boston University

Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Boston University

BU NESS 2012
Planning Committee:

Eric Kolaczyk (Chair)
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: kolaczyk at

Josee Dupuis (Chair)
Department of Biostatistics
Email: dupuis at


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics of Boston University are proud to co-host The 26th New England Statistics Symposium on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Our purpose is to bring together statisticians from all over New England to a central location to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field and network with colleagues.

Rick Durrett of Duke University and Rob Kass of Carnegie Mellon University will give the keynote talks. There will be several special invited theme sessions.

Participation of students is encouraged. Students who present papers or posters at the symposium will receive a waiver of the registration fee, and any student may submit a paper or poster for consideration of student awards that are sponsored by local industry.


EXTENDED DEADLINE: The deadline for abstract submission has been extended from March 31 to April 6!

There will be three half day (from 1pm to 5pm) short courses on April 20th, 2012, entitled "Adaptive Design in Clinical Trials" presented by Professor Mark Chang, AMAG Pharmaceutical and Boston University; "Stochastic Modeling of Limit Order Books", presented by Professor Rama Cont, Columbia University; and "Statistical Analysis of Network Data", presented by Professor Eric Kolaczyk, Boston University. Detailed information on the courses can be found in Short Courses.

The first New England Statistics Symposium was held at the University of Connecticut, which has been continuing the tradition of hosting the Symposium on alternate years while inviting other institutions throughout New England to host it in years in between. For a list of previous host institutions and keynote speakers, click here.