Session Schedule - Wednesday June 15

Pierre Robillard Award Address (3A-A)
Special Session
Chair: Keumhee Carriere Chough (University of Alberta)
Wednesday June 15
9:00 - 9:45 Gun Ho Jang (University of Pennsylvania), Invariant Procedures for Model Checking, Checking for Prior-Data Conflict and Bayesian Inference, Festival Theatre
Approaches to Pathway Modeling in Genetic Epidemiology (3B-A)
Introductory Overview Lecture
Organizer and Chair: Shelley B Bull (University of Toronto)
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 11:45 Duncan Thomas (University of Southern California), Approaches to Pathway Modeling in Genetic Epidemiology, BAC241
Ecological Sampling (3B-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Chris Field (Dalhousie University)
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:45 Alan Welsh (Australian National University), A Sample Survey View of Occupancy/Detection Surveys, BAC 236
10:45 - 11:15 Joanna Mills Flemming (Dalhousie University), The Ocean Tracking Network: A Data Perspective, BAC 236
11:15 - 11:45 Rick Routledge, Discussant (Simon Fraser University), BAC 236
Order Statistics and Related Inference, Ranked Set Sampling and Censoring Methodology (3B-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Alexandre Leblanc (University of Manitoba)
Organizer: Katherine Davies (University of Manitoba)
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:45 Mohammad Jafari Jozani (University of Manitoba), Maxima Nomination Sampling with Application in Constructing Quality Control Charts for Attributes, BAC 234
10:45 - 11:15 Katherine Davies (University of Manitoba), Optimal Plotting Points Based on Pitman Closeness, BAC 234
11:15 - 11:45 Barry Arnold (University of California at Riverside), Cantor Order Statistics Without Applications, BAC 234
Psychographic Surveys and Behavioural Surveys - Can information from one be used to accurately predict characteristics of the other? (3B-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Delbert Stewart (IMS Brogan)
Session sponsored by the Survey Methods Section
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:35 John S. Lyons (University of Ottawa), Measurement as Communication: Communimetric Theory and Survey Design, BAC142
10:35 - 10:55 Jane E. Ledingham (University of Ottawa), Children's Choices of Where to Play on the Playground as a Function of Emotional State, BAC142
10:55 - 11:15 David W. Jamieson (Environics Research Group), The Use of Demographic and Behavioural Characteristics to Predict Psychographic Profiles, BAC142
11:15 - 11:45 Discussion, BAC142
Randomness in Discrete Mathematics and Biology (3B-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Ed Perkins (University of British Columbia)
Session sponsored by the Probability Section
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:45 Richard Liang (University of British Columbia), Stepping-Stone Models with Continuous Geography and Delayed Coalescence, BAC138
10:45 - 11:15 Ori Gurel-Gurevich (University of British Columbia), Recurrence of the Simple Random Walk Path, BAC138
11:15 - 11:45 Xiaowen Zhou (Concordia University), A Generalized Fleming-Viot Process, BAC138
Statistical Problems Arising in the Lumber Industry (3B-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Will Welch (University of British Columbia)
Organizer: Jim Zidek (University of British Columbia)
Session sponsored by the Business and Industrial Statistics Section
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:45 Conroy Lum (FP Innovations, Vancouver), An Overview of the use of Statistics and Stochastic Modeling in Forest Products Research, BAC141
10:45 - 11:15 Jun Zhu (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Spatial-Temporal Statistics for Studying Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation of Pine Forests in Western Canada, BAC141
11:15 - 11:45 Jiguo Cao (Simon Fraser University), Comparing and Selecting Damage Accumulation Models, BAC141
Design and Analysis of Clinical Studies and Trials (3B-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: James Hanley (McGill University)
Session sponsored by the Biostatistics Section
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:30 Stephen D Walter (McMaster University), Optimal Treatment Allocation in Two-Stage Randomised Clinical Trials, BAC 132
10:30 - 10:45 Qing Guo (McMaster University), Setting Sample Size Using Cost-efficiency in fMRI Studies, BAC 132
10:45 - 11:00 Xuan Li (University of Manitoba), Response Adaptive Designs with Misclassified Responses, BAC 132
11:00 - 11:15 Yanqing Yi (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Small Sample Inference for Response Adaptive Designs, BAC 132
11:15 - 11:30 Erica Moodie (McGill University), Estimation of Optimal Dynamic Treatment Rules with Shared Parameters and Non-Regularity, BAC 132
Harmonic Analysis and Spectral Methods for Time Series (3B-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Mary Thompson (University of Waterloo)
Organizer: Wesley Burr (Queen's University)
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:30 David J. Thomson (Queen's University), Crossing Problems for Spectrum Estimates, BAC237
10:30 - 10:45 Wesley Burr (Queen's University Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics), Cross-Spectral Method for Gapfilling Time Series, BAC237
10:45 - 11:00 Azadeh Moghtaderi (Queen's University), Tests for Stationarity Based on Minors and Singular Values of the Nonstationary Spectrum, BAC237
11:00 - 11:15 Charlotte Lisa Haley (Queen's University), Detection of Changes in Activation in ECG Time Series Modeling, BAC237
11:15 - 11:30 Karim J. Rahim (Queen's University), Spectral Analysis of Burgundy Pinot Noir Grape Harvest Dates, BAC237
11:30 - 11:45 Wesley Burr (Queen's University Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics), Estimation and Extraction of Harmonic Features from Pollution and Mortality Time Series, BAC237
Modelling Correlation Structure in Repeated Measures and Multivariate Data (3B-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Sohee Kang (Trent University)
Session sponsored by the Biostatistics Section
Wednesday June 15
10:15 - 10:30 Tolulope T. Sajobi (University of Saskatchewan), Robust Descriptive Discriminant Analysis for Repeated Measures Data, BAC 239
10:30 - 10:45 Vineetha K.V. Warriyar (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Generalized Least Square Estimation in Semiparametric Linear Models with Correlated Errors, BAC 239
10:45 - 11:00 Alina Dyachenko (McGill University), Latent Classes and Hidden Markov Chains to Describe State and Course of a Disease: Delirium as an Example, BAC 239
11:00 - 11:15 Héla Romdhani (Département de mathématiques et de statistique, Université Laval), A Kendall's $\tau$ Estimator for Exchangeable Data with an Application to One Random Factor Analysis of Variance., BAC 239
11:15 - 11:30 Swarna Weerasinghe (Dalhousie University), Multilevel Time Series Decomposition Methods to Explore the Association between Asthma Hospital Admissions and Ozone Levels, BAC 239
CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics Address (3C-A)
Special Session
Chair: David Stephens (McGill University)
Wednesday June 15
13:00 - 14:00 Edward Susko (Dalhousie University), Statistical Issues in Molecular Evolution, Festival Theatre
Consultations for Statistical Consultants: Lessons Learned from the Field (3C-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Depeng Jiang (University of Manitoba)
Session sponsored by the Biostatistics Section
Wednesday June 15
13:00 - 13:05 Depeng Jiang (University of Manitoba), Round-Table Discussion - Consultations for Statistical Consultants: Lessons Learned from the Field, BAC 132
13:00 - 14:30 John Amrhein (McDougall Scientific Ltd), BAC 132
13:00 - 14:30 Tim Ramsay (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa), BAC 132
13:00 - 14:30 Lehana Thabane (McMaster University), BAC 132
Rank Set Sampling: New Developments and Applications (3C-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Sylvia Esterby (University of British Columbia)
Organizer: Abdulkadir Hussein (University of Windsor)
Wednesday June 15
13:00 - 13:30 S. Ejaz Ahmed (University of Windsor), Meta Analysis and Shrinkage Estimation Strategies in Ranked Set Sampling, BAC 138
13:30 - 14:00 Abdulkadir Hussein (University of Windsor), Group Sequential Methods Based on Ranked Set Samples, BAC 138
Recent Advances in Multivariate Control Charts (3C-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: David Matthews (University of Waterloo)
Organizer: Shoja'eddin Chenouri (University of Waterloo)
Session sponsored by the Business and Industrial Statistics Section
Wednesday June 15
13:00 - 13:30 Shoja'eddin Chenouri (University of Waterloo), Depth Based Multivariate Nonparametric Control Charts, BAC141
13:30 - 14:00 Asokan Variyath (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Robust Multivariate Control Charts for Monitoring Process Mean and Covariance Matrix, BAC141
14:00 - 14:30 Roman Viveros-Aguilera (McMaster University), Monitoring Profiles, BAC141