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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


All sessions and activities will be held at Boston University Medical Campus in Instructional Building L at 72 E Concord St (check maps at Location for more information.)

The detailed program is available here. A shorter version without the abstracts is also available.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

  9:15am Registration
  9:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks
  10:00am Keynote Presentation:
"Branching Process Models of Cancer"
Professor Rick Durrett, Duke University
  11:00am Coffee Break
  11:30am Parallel Paper Sessions
  1:00pm Lunch
Keynote Presentation:
"The Central Role of Modern Regression in Statistical Thinking about Neural Spike Trains"
Professor Rob Kass, Carnegie Mellon University
  3:30pm Coffee Break
  4:00pm Parallel Paper Sessions
  5:30pm Closing Session