Session Schedule - Monday June 4

Inaugural Session (1A-A1)
Special Session
Chair: Brian Allen (University of Guelph)
Organizers: Brian Allen (University of Guelph) and John Brewster (University of Manitoba)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 104
8:15 - 8:20 Kevin Hall (Vice-President Research, University of Guelph)
8:20 - 8:25 John Brewster (SSC President)
8:25 - 8:30 Brian Allen (SSC2012 Local Arrangements Chair)
SSC Presidential Invited Address (1A-A2)
Special Session
Organizer and Chair: John Brewster (University of Manitoba)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 104
8:30 - 9:45 James O. Berger (Duke University), Reproducibility and Multiplicity
Nonparametric Bayes Methods: an Overview (1B-V)
Introductory Overview Lecture
Organizer and Chair: Alexandre Leblanc (University of Manitoba)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 104
10:15 - 11:45 Steve MacEachern (Ohio State University), Nonparametric Bayes Methods: An Overview
Extending Mixtures of Factor Analyzers (1B-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Paul McNicholas (University of Guelph)
Monday June 4 Alexander Hall, room 200
10:15 - 10:45 Jeffrey Andrews (University of Guelph), Mixtures of Modified $t$-Factor Analyzers
10:45 - 11:15 Jangsun Baek (Chonnam National University, South Korea), Applications of Various Mixtures of Common Factor Analyzers to Clustering of High-Dimensional Data
11:15 - 11:45 Salvatore Ingrassia (Università di Catania, Italy), Cluster Weighted Factor Analyzers
Responsive Designs (1B-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: David Haziza (Université de Montréal)
Organizer: Wesley Yung (Statistics Canada)
Session sponsored by the Survey Methods Section
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 103
10:15 - 10:45 Pete Brodie (Office for National Statistics, U.K.), Developing a Response Chasing Strategy for Business Surveys within the Office for National Statistics
10:45 - 11:15 Daniell Toth (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Analyzing Establishment Nonresponse Using an Interpretable Regression Tree Model with Linked Administrative Data
11:15 - 11:45 Mike Hidiroglou, Discussant (Statistics Canada)
Statistical Inference for Differential Equation Models (1B-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Jiguo Cao (Simon Fraser University)
Monday June 4 Alexander Hall, room 100
10:15 - 10:45 Michael Dowd (Dalhousie University), Data Assimilation for Large-Scale Spatio-Temporal Dynamic Models
10:45 - 11:15 Giles Hooker (Cornell University), Control Theory and the Design of Dynamic Experiments
11:15 - 11:45 Aaron A. King (University of Michigan), POMP: Statistical Inference for Stochastic Dynamical Systems
Uncertainty Quantification in Analysis of Computer Models (1B-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: William Welch (University of British Columbia)
Session sponsored by the Business and Industrial Statistics Section
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 101
10:15 - 10:45 Dorin Drignei (Oakland University), Sensitivity Analysis of a Dynamical Computer Model for Vehicle Suspension Systems
10:45 - 11:15 Joslin Goh (Simon Fraser University), Tuning with Multiple Emulators of Different Fidelities
11:15 - 11:45 Jason Loeppky (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), Quantification of Computer Model Bias
Biostatistics: Modelling and Study Design (1B-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Yanqing Yi (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Monday June 4 MacNaughton Building, room 105
10:15 - 10:30 Lehana Thabane (McMaster University), Dealing with Criticisms and Controversies of Pragmatic Trials
10:30 - 10:45 Shiyuan (William) Zhang (McMaster University), Critical Appraisal and Application of Different Statistical Methods of Analyzing Continuous Outcomes in RCTs
10:45 - 11:00 Meaghan S. Cuerden (University of Waterloo), Directed Donor Transfusions in Infants Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
11:00 - 11:15 Olli Saarela (McGill University), On Bayesian Estimation of Marginal Structural Models
11:15 - 11:30 Ramon Clèries (Cancer Registry of Catalonia and University of Barcelona, Spain), Decomposing Changes in Disease Incidence and Mortality Counts into Overall and Age-Specific Changes in Risk and Population Size
11:30 - 11:45 Qing Guo (McMaster University), The Reporting of Sample Size Calculations in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies: A Systematic Review
Frailty Models and the Analysis of Recurrent Events (1B-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Katherine Davies (University of Manitoba)
Monday June 4 MacNaughton Building, room 113
10:15 - 10:30 Avik Halder (Queen's University), Bayesian Semiparametric Inference of Frailty Model Using Lévy Process Priors
10:30 - 10:45 Christian Boudreau (University of Waterloo), Multivariate Frailty Models for Competing Risks
10:45 - 11:00 Balakumar Swaminathan (University of Western Ontario), Ascertainment Corrected Penetrance Estimate for Bivariate Event Time Outcomes using Frailty Model
11:00 - 11:15 Liqun Diao (University of Waterloo), Analysis of Recurrent Exacerbations in Chronic Disease via Vine Copula Models
11:15 - 11:30 Hua Shen (University of Waterloo), A Sequential Mover-Stayer Model for Recurrent Events with ``Burn-out''
Predictive Models and Survey Methods (1B-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Christian Léger (Université de Montréal)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 105
10:15 - 10:30 Christopher van Bommel (St. Francis Xavier University), Keeping Pace: Physical Activity and Dietary Intake of Nova Scotia Students
10:30 - 10:45 Moshe Feder (University of Southampton, U.K.), Empirical Likelihood Approach to Non-Response
10:45 - 11:00 Isabel Molina (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Empirical Best Estimation under a Nested Error Linear Regression Model with Log Transformation
11:00 - 11:15 Fatemeh Dorri (University of Waterloo), Covariate Shift Adaptation by Metric Learning
11:15 - 11:30 Yan Yuan (University of Alberta), Prediction Error Estimation with a Changing Covariates Distribution
Times Series Models (1B-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Yulia Gel (University of Waterloo)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 102
10:15 - 10:30 Maciej Augustyniak (Université de Montréal), Estimation of the Markov-switching GARCH Model by a Monte Carlo EM Algorithm
10:30 - 10:45 Weiwei Liu (University of Western Ontario), General Markov Tools with Application to GARCH Models
10:45 - 11:00 Vyacheslav Lyubchich (University of Waterloo), ARCH/GARCH Models and Trends: From Finance to Medicine, Weather and Further
11:00 - 11:15 Zi Zhen Liu (University of Western Ontario), Variable Selection and Estimation in AR Modelling via Adaptive LASSO Procedure
11:15 - 11:30 Wesley Burr (Queen's University), Towards Developing an Air Health Index using Spectral Decomposition of GAMs
SSC Impact Award Address (1C-A)
Special Session
Organizer and Chair: James Stafford (University of Toronto)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 104
13:15 - 14:15 Francis Zwiers (Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria), On Bridging Two Solitudes -- Examples of a Slow Diffusive Process
Asymptotic Methods in Stochastics: a Session in Honour of Miklós Csörgő's 80th Birthday (1C-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Don McLeish (University of Waterloo)
Organizer: Barbara Szyszkowicz (Carleton University)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 103
13:15 - 13:45 Don Dawson (Carleton University), Path Properties of Fifty Years of Research in Probability and Statistics: a Tribute to Miklós Csörgő
13:45 - 14:15 Don McLeish (University of Waterloo), Simulation of some Continuous-time Models in Finance
14:15 - 14:45 Jon N.K. Rao (Carleton University), Large-sample Theory for Sampling from Finite Populations: Selected Developments
Inference and Applications using Estimating Functions (1C-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Aerambamoorthy Thavaneswaran (University of Manitoba)
Organizer: Melody Ghahramani (University of Winnipeg)
Monday June 4 Alexander Hall, room 100
13:15 - 13:45 Peter X.-K. Song (University of Michigan), Estimating Equations Approach to Merging Longitudinal Data
13:45 - 14:15 Grace Y. Yi (University of Waterloo), Biased Estimating Functions and Applications
14:15 - 14:45 Michelle Qian Zhou (Harvard University), Information Ratio Test for Model Misspecification in Quasi-Likelihood Inference
Modern Multiple Imputation Approaches to Missing Data Problems (1C-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Russell Steele (McGill University)
Session sponsored by the Biostatistics Section
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 101
13:15 - 13:45 Ben Goodrich (Columbia University), Evaluating the Missing-At-Random Assumption after Multiply Imputing Missing Data
13:45 - 14:15 Nathaniel Schenker (National Center for Health Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Multiple Uses for Multiple Imputation at the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics
14:15 - 14:45 Yajuan Si (Duke University), Multiple Imputation in Panel Studies with Attrition and Refreshment Samples
Reflections on 40 Years of Teaching Statistics (1C-I4)
Panel Discussion
Organizer and Chair: Alison Gibbs (University of Toronto)
This panel session convenes five experienced Canadian statistics educators to comment on the past, present, and future of statistics education. What has changed over the last 40 years? What is the same? And what should change or should stay the same as we go forward? The panelists will share their observations, experiences, transformations, and lessons they have learned and opinions they have cultivated during their careers teaching statistics. The session will feature reflections from each of the panelists, followed by discussion led by the moderator, and ending with the opportunity for comments and questions from the audience.
Session sponsored by the Statistical Education Committee
Monday June 4 Alexander Hall, room 200
13:15 - 14:45 John Brewster (University of Manitoba)
13:15 - 14:45 Paul Corey (University of Toronto)
13:15 - 14:45 Chris Field (Dalhousie University)
13:15 - 14:45 Jerry Lawless (University of Waterloo)
13:15 - 14:45 Larry Weldon (Simon Fraser University)
Analysis of Longitudinal Data (1C-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Paramjit Gill (University of British Columbia, Okanagan)
Monday June 4 MacNaughton Building, room 105
13:15 - 13:30 Hyun (June) Lim (University of Saskatchewan), Joint Modelling of Repeated CD4+ Count Measurements and Survival Time in HIV Study
13:30 - 13:45 Tasneem Zaihra (Concordia University), Evaluating Predictive Validity of Patient Reported Asthma Control, Belief about Medications and Self-Efficacy
13:45 - 14:00 Abderazzak Mouiha (Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Santé Mentale de Québec), The Dynamic of Alzheimer's Disease: a Longitudinal Study of Patients Progressing From MCI to AD
14:00 - 14:15 Narges Nazeri Rad (University of Waterloo), Multi-state Models for Viral Load Patterns
14:15 - 14:30 Depeng Jiang (University of Manitoba), Latent Class Growth Model for National Longitudinal Data
14:30 - 14:45 Chenglin Ye (McMaster University), Comparison of Methods to Model Diastolic and Systolic Blood Pressure Measurements over Time
Estimating Population Size and Growth (1C-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Llwellyn Armstrong (Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 105
13:15 - 13:30 Noel Cadigan (Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland), A Nonparametric Approach to Fitting a Stock-Recruitment Relationship, and Implications for Fisheries Management Reference Points
13:30 - 13:45 Marylène Troupé (Université des Antilles et de la Guyane), Sampling of Thinned Point Processes: applications to Aphis Gossypii mortality rates
13:45 - 14:00 Lawrence McCandless (Simon Fraser University), Counting the Unsheltered Homeless in Edmonton Using Plant-Capture Studies from Toronto
14:00 - 14:15 B. Johannes Edinger (First Nations Statistical Institute), A Stochastic Population Projection Model for Canada's First Nations
Generalized Linear Models, Overdispersion and Zero-Inflation (1C-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Thierry Duchesne (Université Laval)
Monday June 4 MacNaughton Building, room 113
13:15 - 13:30 Michael Evans (University of Toronto), Bayesian Goodness of Fit and $g$-Priors
13:30 - 13:45 Niroshan Withanage (University of Calgary), Joint Estimation of Specificities and Sensitivities in Reader-based Diagnostic Studies
13:45 - 14:00 Catherine Crea (University of Guelph), On the Robustness of Dirichlet-Multinomial Regression in the Context of Modeling Pollination Networks
14:00 - 14:15 Xuemao Zhang (Lakehead University), Modeling Longitudinal Binomial Responses by Generalized Estimating Equations
14:15 - 14:30 S. M. Khurshid Alam (University of Windsor), Negative Binomial Behrens-Fisher Problem
14:30 - 14:45 Connie Stewart (University of New Brunswick), Statistical Methods in Diet Estimation Using Quantitative Fatty Acid Signature Analysis
Methods for High-Dimensional Data/Data Reduction (1C-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Renjun Ma (University of New Brunswick)
Monday June 4 Thornbrough Building, room 1307
13:15 - 13:30 Xiaogang (Steven) Wang (York University), Dimensionality Reduction for Categorical Data
13:30 - 13:45 Babak Alipanahi Ramandi (University of Waterloo), Large-Scale Manifold Learning by Semidefinite Facial Reduction
13:45 - 14:00 Sun Makosso-Kallyth (Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec), Symbolic Data Analysis of $m$ Sets of Intervals
14:00 - 14:15 Ashley Bonner (McMaster University), Sparse Principal Component Analysis for High-Dimensional Data: A Comparative Study with Applications in Genetics.
14:15 - 14:30 Sathish Chandra Pichika (McMaster University), Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis (SCCA): A Comparative Study
Modern Regression Methods (1C-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Duncan Murdoch (University of Western Ontario)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 102
13:15 - 13:30 Song Cai (University of British Columbia), Two Fast Algorithms for $L^1$-type Estimation in Regression
13:30 - 13:45 Fuqi Chen (University of Windsor), Shrinkage Estimation in Some Model Selection by LASSO in Multivariate Regression with Structural Changes
13:45 - 14:00 Nicholas Mitsakakis (Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment, University of Toronto), Bayesian Regression Models for Estimation of Disease-Specific Net Costs using Aggregate Data
14:00 - 14:15 Vanda Lourenço (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), Robust Outlier Detection in Genetic Association Studies of Quantitative Traits in the Context of M-regression
14:15 - 14:30 Salimah Ismail (University of Victoria), A Skew-t Space-varying Regression Model for the Spectral Analysis of Magnetoencephalography Readings
Case Study I: Mark-Recapture on Atlantic Cod (1C-D1)
Case Study
Chair: Lajmi Lakhal-Chaieb (Université Laval)
Organizers: John Brattey (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), Karla Fox (Statistics Canada) and Lajmi Lakhal-Chaieb (Université Laval)
Using data from off Eastern and Southern Newfoundland, students can either estimate the cod exploitation rate or attempt to estimate growth curves using capture-recapture data. Capture-recapture surveys were first used in biology and ecology to estimate the size of animal populations. Although this case-study is about cod populations, we note to the students that capture-recapture surveys and their associated models apply in a much wider range of domains, such as: for estimating at risk populations (e.g., homeless people, prostitutes, illegal migrants, drug addicts, etc.); measuring delicate or rare subcategories (as in the U.S. census undercount procedure and the new French census); measuring consumer habits; estimating defaulting companies; measuring fraud detection; and software debugging. As a result, the students working on this case study will gain insight on a useful survey design with a great deal of potential applications.
Monday June 4 Science Complex Atrium
13:15 - 15:15 Audrey Béliveau & Zheng Sun (Simon Fraser University)
13:15 - 15:15 Maggie Chen & Ying Qi (University of Toronto)
13:15 - 15:15 Paul Van Dam-Bates, Fan Wu & Dean Koch (University of Victoria)
13:15 - 15:15 Tingting Zhao, Andy Leung & Yiyang Pan (University of British Columbia)
Case Study II: Risk Factors for Osteoporotic Fracture (1C-D2)
Case Study
Chair: Lajmi Lakhal Chaieb (Université Laval)
Organizers: Lajmi Lakhal Chaieb (Université Laval) and Lisa Lix (University of Saskatchewan)
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous, decreasing bone strength and leading to increased risk of breaking a bone. The most common sites of osteoporotic fracture are the wrist, spine and hip. No single cause for osteoporosis has been identified. The main purpose of this case study is to identify predictors of osteoporotic fracture (i.e., fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine) in men and women after controlling for various risk factors and to determine if there are differences between men and women. This case study uses data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2008 (NHANES 2007-2008), in which 10,149 individuals of all ages were initially contacted for the survey and physical examination. Data were collected between January 2007 and December 2008.
Monday June 4 Science Complex Atrium
13:15 - 15:15 Janie Coulombe, Marie-Christine Doucas & Kenza Sallier (Université de Montréal)
13:15 - 15:15 Shu Guo, Jialin Zou & Lingling Fan (University of Toronto)
13:15 - 15:15 Wei Lin, Ximing Xu, Thi Lam Uyen Hoang & Vu Thien Huong Le (University of Toronto)
13:15 - 15:15 Vachan Misir, Azadeh Tanha & Yang Chen (University of Toronto)
13:15 - 15:15 Ying Qi & Jingxiong Xu (University of Toronto)
13:15 - 15:15 Nahid Sultana, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Tagreed Almalki & Huda Alsulami (McMaster University)
13:15 - 15:15 Yanhua Tian and Nishan Mudalige (York University)
13:15 - 15:15 Daoxing Wang, Xin Lu, Xin Chen & Xueshan Zhang (University of Waterloo)
Poster Session I (1C-P)
Contributed Poster Session
Monday June 4 Science Complex Atrium
13:15 - 15:15 Prathayana Balendran (York University), Estimation of Songbird Flight Paths Using a Bayesian Modelling Framework
13:15 - 15:15 Jessica Connolly (University of Guelph), Assessing Accuracy and Error Trends in an Underwater Acoustic Telemetry System
13:15 - 15:15 L. Spectrum Han (University of Western Ontario), Diurnal Wind Speed Modelling
13:15 - 15:15 Shofiqul Islam (McMaster University), Multivariate Growth Curve Models for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data
13:15 - 15:15 Grace P.S. Kwong (University of Guelph), Bayesian Analysis of PRRS Virus Spread in Ontario Swine Herds
13:15 - 15:15 Wenkai Ma (University of Western Ontario), Spotfire Distance Distribution Modelling: Designing a Wind Tunnel Experiment
13:15 - 15:15 Nagham Mohammad (University of Western Ontario), Left-Censored Gamma
13:15 - 15:15 Melissa Morgan (Mount Royal University), Bayesian Tracking of Epidemic Infectious Diseases using Data Assimilation Methods
13:15 - 15:15 Lori L. Murray (University of Western Ontario), Early Smoothing Techniques: Halley's 1701 Map of Magnetic Declination
13:15 - 15:15 Paul Nguyen (University of Toronto), Mapping Disease Risk with Changing Census Boundaries
Analysis of Interval-censored Data (1D-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: John Braun (University of Western Ontario)
Monday June 4 Alexander Hall, room 100
15:15 - 15:45 James Stafford (University of Toronto), Local-EM and Penalized Likelihood
15:45 - 16:15 Joan Hu (Simon Fraser University), Two Stage Modeling in Event History Analysis, with Application to Forest Fire Control
16:15 - 16:45 Patrick Brown (Cancer Care Ontario and University of Toronto), Disease Mapping with Spatially Aggregated Data
Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary (1D-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: John Brewster (University of Manitoba)
Organizers: Christian Genest (McGill University) and Alexandre Leblanc (University of Manitoba)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 104
15:15 - 16:00 David R. Bellhouse (University of Western Ontario), Celebrating our 40th Anniversary
16:00 - 16:45 Christian Genest (McGill University), Celebrating our 40th Anniversary
Linear and Nonlinear Time Series (1D-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Reg Kulperger (University of Western Ontario)
Session sponsored by the Probability Section
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 101
15:15 - 15:45 David Brillinger (University of California, Berkeley), The Nicholson Blowfly Experiments: Some History and EDA, II
15:45 - 16:15 Weibin Jiang (BMO Financial Group), Asymptotic Theory of General Multivariate GARCH Models
16:15 - 16:45 Rafal Kulik (University of Ottawa), Stochastic Volatility Models with Heavy Tails and Long Memory: Structure and Estimation
Recent Advances in Small Area Estimation (1D-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Mahmoud Torabi (University of Manitoba)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 103
15:15 - 15:45 Gauri Datta (University of Georgia), Estimation of Small Area Means under Semi-Parametric Measurement Error Model
15:45 - 16:15 Jiming Jiang (University of California, Davis), Observed Best Prediction via Nested-Error Regression
16:15 - 16:45 Partha Lahiri (University of Maryland), Estimation of Average Design-Based Mean Squared Error of Synthetic Small Area Estimators
Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials and Causal Inference (1D-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Lawrence McCandless (Simon Fraser University)
Monday June 4 Alexander Hall, room 200
15:15 - 15:45 Juli Atherton (Université du Québec à Montréal), An Overview for Bayesian Optimal Design for Clinical Trials with an Unknown Delay to Treatment Effect
15:45 - 16:15 Geneviève Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal), On the Role of the Prior Distribution in the ``Bayesian Adjustment for Confounding'' Algorithm
16:15 - 16:45 Saman Muthukumarana (University of Manitoba), Assessing Noninferiority in Multi Arm Clinical Trials
Density Approximation and Estimation (1D-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Mikelis Bickis (University of Saskatchewan)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 105
15:15 - 15:30 Anas Ramadan (University of Guelph), Empirical Bayes Nonparametric Density Estimation of Crop Yield Densities: Rating of Crop Insurance
15:30 - 15:45 Shyam Dadimuni (Wilfrid Laurier University), Large Forest Fire Risk Density Estimation
15:45 - 16:00 Serge Provost (University of Western Ontario), Polynomial Representations of Differentiated Logdensity Approximants
16:00 - 16:15 Aliakbar Mohsenipour (University of Western Ontario), The Distribution of Quadratic forms in Elliptically Contoured Vectors
16:15 - 16:30 Susan Zhe Sheng (University of Western Ontario), Polynomially Adjusted Saddlepoint Approximations
Impact and Comparison of Cancer Screening Strategies (1D-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Wendy Lou (University of Toronto)
Monday June 4 MacNaughton Building, room 113
15:15 - 15:30 Cecilia Cotton (University of Waterloo), Breast Cancer Screening in Female Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Simulation Study
15:30 - 15:45 James A. Hanley (McGill University), Measuring Impact of Cancer Screening without Data-Holders Having to Share Trial-Specific Data
15:45 - 16:00 Amidu Olalekan Raifu (McMaster University), Effects of Covariates on the Performance of Cervical Cancer Screening Tests: Logistic Regression and Latent Class Models
16:00 - 16:15 Zhihui (Amy) Liu (McGill University), Measuring the Mortality Reductions Produced by Breast Cancer Screening
Monte Carlo Methods and Inference for Stochastic Processes (1D-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Rob Deardon (University of Guelph)
Monday June 4 Rozanski Hall, room 102
15:15 - 15:30 Christiane Lemieux (University of Waterloo), A Study of Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods Via Dependence Concepts
15:30 - 15:45 Jourdan Gold (University of Guelph), An Investigation of Multi-stage MCMC Approaches for Sampling from Correlated, Discrete Target Distributions
15:45 - 16:00 Lotfi Khribi (HEC Montréal), The Poisson Maximum Entropy Model for Homogeneous Poisson Processes
16:00 - 16:15 Larissa Valmy (Université des Antilles et de la Guyane), Statistical Inference for Point Processes Associated with a Dirichlet Process
16:15 - 16:30 Liwen Zou (North Carolina State University), Fitting Nonstationary General-time-reversible Models to Obtain Edge-lengths and Frequencies for the Barry-Hartigan Model
16:30 - 16:45 Annaliza McGillivray (McGill University), A Penalized Quasi-Likelihood Approach for Estimating the Number of States in a Hidden Markov Model
Optimal Design (1D-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: François Pageau (General Dynamics Produits de défense et Systèmes tactiques - Canada Inc.)
Monday June 4 Thornbrough Building, room 1307
15:15 - 15:30 Yin Li (University of Alberta), Optimal Designs in the N of 1 Trials
15:30 - 15:45 Saumen Mandal (University of Manitoba), Some Iterative Procedures for Constructing Optimal Designs
15:45 - 16:00 Yanqing Yi (Memorial University of Newfoundland), An Optimal Randomization Rule for Response Adaptive Designs
16:00 - 16:15 Xuan Li (University of Manitoba), Variance-penalized Response-adaptive Randomization with Mismeasurement
Survival Analysis and Accelerated Life Testing (1D-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Christian Boudreau (University of Waterloo)
Monday June 4 MacNaughton Building, room 105
15:15 - 15:30 Ammar Sarhan (St. Francis Xavier University), Exponentiated Modified Weibull Extension Distribution
15:30 - 15:45 Dr. Peter Adamic (Laurentian University), A Model for Time-Dependent Competing Risks
15:45 - 16:00 Scott Hunt (Brock University), Robust Designs for an Accelerated Life Testing Model with Simple Step-Stress Plans
16:00 - 16:15 Longlong Huang (University of Calgary), Jackknife Empirical Likelihood for Smoothed Weighted Rank Regression with Censored Data