COTS2014 Conference of Texas Statisticians

Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
March 21-22, 2014

Schedule

Friday, March 21, 2014
Noon-1:00 pm
1:00 pm-1:30 pm
1:30 pm-5:00 pm
5:00 pm-5:45 pm
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Registration (FO 2nd Floor Atrium)
Welcome & Opening Remarks (Kusch Auditorium FN 2.102)
Invited Talks (Kusch Auditorium FN 2.102) including Break (3:30-4:00 pm)
COTS Business Meeting (Kusch Auditorium FN 2.102)
Student Poster session (FO 3rd Floor Atrium)
& Social Hour (FO 2nd Floor Atrium & 3rd Floor Atrium)
Dinner & Don Owen Award (FO 2nd Floor Atrium)
Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:15 am-8:45 am
8:50 am-12:40 pm
12:40 pm-12:50 pm
Open Poster Session (FO 3rd Floor Atrium)
Invited Talks (Kusch Auditorium FN 2.102) including Break (10:25-10:50 am)
Closing Remarks (Kusch Auditorium FN 2.102)

Program and Abstracts

Click here for online Program and Abstracts. (Download Program and Abstracts)


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Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speakers and Audience
Social Time
Posters and Poster Awards
Don Owen Award
Closing Remarks

Awards

  • Doctoral Student Poster Awards:
    First Place ($100):
    Second Place ($75):
    Third Place ($50):
    Ekaternia Smirnova (UTD)
    Uditha Wijesuriya (UTD)
    Marcel Carcea (UTD)
  • Master's Student Poster Awards:
    First Place ($100):
    Second Place ($75):
    Third Place ($50):
    Casey Harnett (SHSU)
    Amber Gates (SHSU)
    Chelsea Boling (Lamar)
  • Special Awards:
    Best Biostatistics Poster:
    Best Applied Statistics Poster:
    Best Mathematical Statistics Poster:
    Best Interdisciplinary Poster:
    Rui Zhong (UTSW)
    Casey Hartnett (SHSU)
    Yufen Chu (UTD)
    Amber Gates (SHSU)

Registration

Registration fees (includes Friday Buffet Dinner): Faculty & Other Professionals: $75; Students: $40; Guest for Friday Dinner: $30
Registration has closed.

Lodging Information

  • Wingate by Wyndham, 1577 Gateway Blvd, Richardson, TX, 75080 (click here for more information and online booking)
    Phone: 972-234-5400
    COTS rate
    : $79 +tax (for bookings on or before March 7, 2014)
  • Double Tree, 1981 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX, 75080 (click here for more information and online booking)
    Phone: 972-644-4000
    COTS rate
    : $83 +tax (for bookings on or before March 7, 2014 on-line or using the code "COT" )

Directions, Parking and Campus Map

Links to directions, parking and campus map

Welcome to the 2014 COTS! We look forward to meeting you in March, 2014!


Min Chen
Chair, 2014 COTS Local Organizing Committee
mchen@utdallas.edu
Robert Serfling
President of COTS, 2013-2014
serfling@utdallas.edu

Brief History of COTS

The Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) was established at the 1980 annual American Statistical Association meeting held in Houston, Texas, that year. Tom Bratcher, Bill Schucany, and Jim Davenport organized the first COTS meeting which was held in Waco, Texas in February, 1981, and COTS has been held annually since then. The COTS meetings afford the statistical profession in the State of Texas the opportunity for social and intellectual exchange on a yearly basis. Senior and junior statisticians as well as students present talks or posters. A highlight of each meeting is presentation of the annual Don Owen Award for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. For more history, visit the COTS webpage at http://www.amstat.org/chapters/ctstat/.

Department Information:
Mailing Address: Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
Telephone: 972-883-2161
Webpage: http://www.utdallas.edu/math/
Administrative Services Officer: Mr. Joseph Minich, tel. 972-883-6432, email: jtm130030@utdallas.edu