Session Schedule - Tuesday May 31 - 2016



Gold Medal Address (2A-A)
Special Session
Chair: Christian Léger (Université de Montréal)
Tuesday May 31  (Welch - David Howes)
8:45 - 9:50 Richard Lockhart (Simon Fraser University), Big Data, High Dimensions, Goodness-of-fit: Something of This Nature
Advanced Statistical and Machine Learning Techniques for High Dimensional Data Analysis (2B-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Abbas Khalili (McGill University)
Tuesday May 31  (Welch - David Howes)
10:20 - 10:50 Ryan Tibshirani (Carnegie Mellon University), Recent Advances in Selective Inference
10:50 - 11:20 Anand N. Vidyshankar (George Mason University), Efficiency Considerations in Post Model Selection Inference
11:20 - 11:50 Yi Yang (McGill University), Variable Selection Deviation for High-dimensional Classification Methods
Advancements to State-Space Models for Fisheries Science (2B-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Rick Routledge (Simon Fraser University)
Organizer: Joanna Mills-Flemming (Dalhousie University)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 242)
10:20 - 10:50 William Aeberhard (Dalhousie University), Robust and Consistent Estimation of Fixed Parameters in General State-Space Models
10:50 - 11:20 David Campbell (Simon Fraser University), Nested Laplace Approximation Diagnostics and Fixes
11:20 - 11:50 Joanna Mills Flemming (Dalhousie University), Addressing Statistical Challenges in Fisheries Science
Contributions of Professor Ian B. MacNeill to Statistical Theory, Methodology, Teaching and Practice (2B-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Gary Umphrey (University of Guelph)
Organizer: Krishna Jandhyala (Washington State University)
Tuesday May 31  (Academic South 217)
10:20 - 10:42 Abdel El-Shaarawi (The American University in Cairo), Ian B. MacNeill and Environmetrics
10:40 - 11:02 Elena Naumova (Tufts University), Seasonality Analysis in Public Health Applications
11:02 - 11:24 Serge Provost (University of Western Ontario), On the q-Analogues of the Logistic and Generalized Extreme Value Distributions
11:24 - 11:46 Venkata Krishna Jandhyala (Washington State University), Contributions of Dr. MacNeill to Change-Point Methodology and its Environmental Applications
Recent Developments in Designs of Statistical Experiments. In honour of the 65th birthday of Professor Douglas P. Wiens (2B-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Xiaojian Xu (Brock University)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 243)
10:20 - 10:50 Holger Dette (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum), Statistical Methodogly for Comparing Curves
10:50 - 11:20 Linglong Kong (University of Alberta), Robust Designs for Nonlinear Quantile Regression
11:20 - 11:50 Julie Zhou (University of Victoria), Computing Optimal Designs via Convex Optimization
Biostatistics: Applications (2B-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Eleanor Pullenayegum (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 255)
10:20 - 10:35 Mohammad Ehsanul Karim (McGill University), Estimating Inverse Probability Weights using Super Learner when Weight-Model Specification is Unknown in a Marginal Structural Cox Model Context: An Application to Multiple Sclerosis
10:35 - 10:50 Alexander Levis (McGill University), Using Optimal Test Assembly Methods for Shortening Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Development and Validation of the Cochin Hand Function Scale-6
10:50 - 11:05 Lin Liu (University of California, San Diego), Statistical Issues in a Prognostic Model for Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia Recurrence
11:05 - 11:20 Alexandre Piché (McGill University), Nested Dirichlet Process: an Application to Censored Data
11:20 - 11:35 Razvan Romanescu (University of Guelph), Optimal Surveillance of Epidemics over Power Law Networks
11:35 - 11:50 Krishna Saha (Central CT State University), Estimating the Common Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for Clustered Binary Responses
Methodological Advances: A Smörgåsbord (2B-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Yves Berger (University of Southampton)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 256)
10:20 - 10:35 Harlan Campbell (University of British Columbia), A Non-parametric Rank Based Test for Semicontinuous Longitudinal Data
10:35 - 10:50 Julan Al-Yassin (University of Windsor), The GLARMA Model for Zero-Inflated Poisson Counts
10:50 - 11:05 Fang He (University of Western Ontario), Carbon Dioxide Concentration Estimation
11:05 - 11:20 Yuhong Wei (McMaster University), Robust Mixture Modelling Based on Generalized Hyperbolic Distribution and its Limiting Case Multivariate Skew-t Distribution with Incomplete Data
11:20 - 11:35 Yoshihiro Taniguchi (University of Waterloo), Importance Sampling Techniques for Archimedean Copula Models
11:35 - 11:50 Michael Stephens (Simon Fraser University), Cochran's Test for Excessive Variability Used Sequentially with a Strange Result
Mixture models (2B-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Hugh Chipman (Acadia University)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 259)
10:20 - 10:35 Martin Blostein (McMaster University), Robust High-Dimensional Modeling with the Contaminated Gaussian Distribution
10:35 - 10:50 Michael Patrick Brian Gallaugher (McMaster University), Extending Fractionally Supervised Classification to Non-Gaussian Mixture Models
10:50 - 11:05 Yang Tang (McMaster University), Model-Based Clustering of Categorical Data with Extreme Patterns
11:05 - 11:20 Utkarsh J. Dang (McMaster University), Power Exponential Mixtures and Skewed Extensions
11:20 - 11:35 Anjali Silva (University of Guelph), Mixture Model Selection for Cluster Analysis of RNA Sequencing Data
Multivariate Data (2B-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Lisa Lix (University of Manitoba)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 257)
10:20 - 10:35 Brian Franczak (McMaster University), Discriminant Analysis via Parsimonious Multiple Scaled Mixtures
10:35 - 10:50 Haocheng Li (University of Calgary), Multivariate Longitudinal Data with Mixed Types of Measurements
10:50 - 11:05 Yubin (Éric) Li (University of Windsor), Estimation in Multivariate Regression with Measurement Error and Change-Points
11:05 - 11:20 Makosso-Kallyth Sun (McMaster University), Dimension Reduction of Histogram Data
11:20 - 11:35 Irene Vrbik (McGill University), Cluster Analysis of Genetic Sequence Data via the Gap Procedure
11:35 - 11:50 Yang Zhao (University of Regina), Classification and Factor Analysis for Big Data Inference: A Study of Gambling Behaviours and the Associate Factors
Survey Methodology 2 (2B-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Mahmoud Torabi (University of Manitoba)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 258)
10:20 - 10:35 Hyukjun (Jay) Gweon (University of Waterloo), New Approaches to Automated Occupation Coding Using Statistical Learning
10:35 - 10:50 Ibrahima Ousmane Ida (Laval University), Balanced Sampling by Using the Cube Method and the Rejective Algorithm
10:50 - 11:05 Isabelle Lefebvre (Université de Montréal), Simplified Variance Estimation for Complex Designs
11:05 - 11:20 Thuva Vanniyasingam (McMaster University), Determining the Impact of Different Design Features on Relative Design Efficiency in Discrete Choice Experiments
11:20 - 11:35 Wei Lin (University of Toronto), Analysis of an Embedded Experiment in a Survey
Graduate Students in Actuarial Science (2B-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Andrei Badescu (University of Toronto)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 246)
10:35 - 10:50 Dongchen Li (University of Waterloo), On Minimizing Drawdown Risks of Lifetime Investments
10:50 - 11:05 Haiyan Liu (University of Waterloo), Asymptotic Equivalence of Risk Measures under Dependence Uncertainty
11:05 - 11:20 Jingong Zhang (University of Waterloo), Optimal Hedging with Basis Risk under Mean-Variance Criteria
11:20 - 11:35 Ruixi Zhang (Western University), On a Renewal Risk Process under a Dividend Barrier Strategy
11:35 - 11:50 Mohamed Amine Lkabous (Université du Québec à Montréal), Parisian ruin for a refracted Lévy process
Poster Session (2C-P)
Contributed Poster Session
(Posters displayed 12:00-17:30. Presenters in attendance 13:30-15:30)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle Corridor)
12:00 - 17:30 Huda Al-Wahsh (University of Windsor), Scan Statistics in Cox's Model with Frailty
12:00 - 17:30 Justin Angevaare (University of Guelph), Phylodynamic Individual Level Models: Strategies for Simulation and Inference
12:00 - 17:30 Faisal Atakora (University of Manitoba), Construction of Optimal Foldover Designs with the General Minimum Lower-Order Confounding
12:00 - 17:30 Andrea Benedetti (McGill University), Evaluation of Estimation Techniques for Smoothing via Generalized Linear Mixed Models
12:00 - 17:30 Shelley B. Bull (University of Toronto), Bootstrap Resampling in Genetic Association Analysis of Low-Frequency Variants
12:00 - 17:30 Bo Chen (McGill University), Quantifying Heterogeneity in Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis with Binary Outcomes
12:00 - 17:30 Jonathan Earl (McMaster University), Ranking and Tanking: GLMs for Football
12:00 - 17:30 Yuanhao Lai (Western University), Computing Numerical Distribution Functions for Periodicity Tests in Microarray Time Series
12:00 - 17:30 Sean McGrath (McGill University), Meta Analysis of Medians
12:00 - 17:30 Paul Nguyen (Public Health Ontario), Spatial Cluster Detection for Ontario Public Health Research
12:00 - 17:30 Nidhi Patel (McMaster University), Longitudinal Clustering via Mixtures of Multivariate Power Exponential Distributions
12:00 - 17:30 Reuben Pereira (University of Toronto), Comparing Spatial Models for Mapping Larynx Cancer: A Simulation Study
12:00 - 17:30 Gregory Pond (McMaster University), A Biostatistics Training Initiative for Cancer Research
12:00 - 17:30 Anna Theresa Santiago (University of Toronto), Application of Dimension Reduction to Acquired Brain Injury Assessment
12:00 - 17:30 Samira Soleymani (Western University), Simulating with Box-Cox transformations
12:00 - 17:30 Mohsen Soltanifar (University of Toronto), Factors Associated to Brain Reaction Time: A Higher Ordered Complete Random Block Design Study
12:00 - 17:30 Aaron Springford (Queen's University), Predicting Long-Term Missing Ground-Level Ozone Using Precursor, Solar and Climate Data
12:00 - 17:30 Ian Waudby-Smith (Cancer Care Ontario; University of Waterloo), Multi-state Models for Chronic Kidney Disease Prevalence Projections in Ontario
12:00 - 17:30 Da Zhong (Dexen) Xi (Western University), Joint Modeling of Duration and Burn Area of Lightning Caused Forest Fires
12:00 - 17:30 Xu Xuan Zhang (McMaster University), Non-Gaussian Mixture Model Averaging for Clustering
Developing Curriculum Guidelines for Canadian Statistics Undergraduate Programs (2D-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Bethany White (University of Western Ontario)
A working group formed at the 2015 "Advancing Innovation and Scholarship in Statistics Education in Canada" workshop is developing a set of recommendations along the lines of the ASA-endorsed US recommendations ( The goal is to create guidelines that Canadian departments can use to inform curriculum decisions. To initiate discussion, we will provide an overview of the development process and share the draft guidelines. Then, attendees and working group members will revise and refine them together. Copies of the draft guidelines will be circulated during the session. Advance copies are available from Bethany White (

Working Group: Karen Buro (MacEwan), Sotirios Damouras (Toronto-Scarborough), Alison Gibbs (Toronto), John Petkau (British Columbia), John Sheriff (Lethbridge), Jim Stallard (Calgary), and Bethany White (Western).

Tuesday May 31  (Academic South 217)
13:30 - 14:15 Bethany White (The University of Western Ontario)
14:15 - 15:00 Jim Stallard (University of Calgary)
Genomic Data Analysis, Modelling and Testing (2D-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Brad McNeney (Simon Fraser University)
Tuesday May 31  (Welch - David Howes)
13:30 - 14:00 Ali Karimnezhad (University of Ottawa), Robust Bayesian Multiple Hypothesis Testing with Application to Genetic Association Data
14:00 - 14:30 David A. Stephens (McGill University), Hidden Markov Models for Identifying Differentially Methylated Regions
14:30 - 15:00 Elena Szefer (Simon Fraser University & The EMMES Corporation), A Multivariate Imaging Genomics Application in Alzheimer's Disease
Long Memory Time Series (2D-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Bovas Abraham (University of Waterloo)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 242)
13:30 - 14:00 Clifford M. Hurvich (New York University), The Slow Convergence of OLS Estimators of Alpha, Beta, and Portfolio Weights Under Long-Memory Stochastic Volatility
14:00 - 14:30 Valderio Reisen (University of Espirito Santo), Long-memory Processes. Robust Spectral Estimators Based on Frequency Domain
14:30 - 15:00 Aera Thavaneswaren (University of Manitoba), Nonlinear and Long Memory Count Time Series Models and Inference Using Estimating Functions
Methods in Survival Analysis Motivated by challenges in clinical data (2D-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Lisa Le (UHN Research)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 247)
13:30 - 14:00 Audrey Boruvka (University of Michigan), Analysis of Clinical Trial Endpoints under Dual Censoring
14:00 - 14:30 Melania Pintilie (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), Power for a Case-cohort Study in the Presence of Competing Risks
14:30 - 15:00 Eleanor Pullenayegum (The Hospital for Sick Children), Using Recurrent Event Models to Handle Longitudinal Data Subject to Irregular Follow-Up
On Some Applications of James-Stein Shrinkage Estimation (2D-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Melody Ghahramani (University of Winnipeg)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 246)
13:30 - 14:00 Syed Ejaz Ahmed (Brock University), Shrinkage Strategy: From the Margin to the Centre of Universe
14:00 - 14:30 Shakhawat Hossain (University of Winnipeg), Shrinkage Estimation for Generalized Linear Mixed Models
14:30 - 15:00 Bahadır Yüzbaşi (Inonu University), Pretest, Shrinkage, Positive Shrinkage Ridge Estimators in Linear Regression Models
Risk Measures in Actuarial Science (2D-I6)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Jun Cai (University of Waterloo)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 256)
13:30 - 14:00 Edward Furman (York University), A New Risk Measure for Heavy Tailed Risks
14:00 - 14:30 Mélina Mailhot (Concordia University), Multivariate TVaR Risk Decomposition Techniques
14:30 - 15:00 Ruodu Wang (University of Waterloo), Risk Aversion in Monetary Risk Measures
Actuarial Science and Finance 2 (2D-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Cary Tsai (Simon Fraser University)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 255)
13:30 - 13:45 Peter Adamic (Laurentian University), LOESS Density Estimation for Multivariate Survival Data Subject to Censoring and Masking
13:45 - 14:00 Taehan Bae (University of Regina), A Backward Construction and Simulation of Correlated Poisson Processes
14:00 - 14:15 Yizhou Fang (University of Waterloo), Stochastic Volatility Modeling With Non-linear Filtering
14:15 - 14:30 Rahim M Khorasany (Western University), Monte Carlo Valuation of Multiple Exercise Options: A Structured Regression Approach
14:30 - 14:45 Etienne Marceau (Université Laval), A Note on Extreme Negative Dependence
14:45 - 15:00 Natalia Nolde (University of British Columbia), Elicitability and Backtesting
Biostatistics: Treatment Comparisons (2D-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Gyanendra Pokharel (University of Calgary)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 254)
13:30 - 13:45 Siu Hung Cheung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Adaptive Treatment Allocation for Non-inferiority Trials with Multiple Experimental Treatments
13:45 - 14:00 James Hanley (McGill University), Fitting a Model of the Mortality Reductions Produced by One/Several Rounds of Cancer Screening: Time and Sample Size Considerations
14:00 - 14:15 Taddele Cherinet Kibret (McMaster University), Bayesian Network Meta-analysis (NMA) using MCMC and Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation (INLA): A Comparative Study
14:15 - 14:30 Shun Fu Lee (Population Health Research Institute), Adjusted $I^2$ Statistic and its Confidence Intervals
14:30 - 14:45 Tong-Yu Lu (China Jiliang University), Covariates-Adjusted Comparison of Treatments with Ordinal Responses
14:45 - 15:00 Binod Neupane (McMaster University), Performance of Bayesian Network Meta-analysis for Sparse Data
Statistical Computing and Visualization (2D-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Martin Lysy (University of Waterloo)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 257)
13:30 - 13:45 Simon Bonner (University of Western Ontario), Mark-recapture, Misidentification, and Markov Bases
13:45 - 14:00 Philippe Gagnon (Université de Montréal), Weak Convergence and Automation of the Reversible Jump Algorithm
14:00 - 14:15 Yun Ling (University of Waterloo), Superfast Gaussian Likelihood Solver and Application
14:15 - 14:30 Wayne Oldford (University of Waterloo), Loon – the Interactive R Visualization Toolkit for Exploration
14:30 - 14:45 Yukun Zhang (Yukun Zhang), PAactivPAL: An R Package for Statistical Analysis on Physical Activity Data
14:45 - 15:00 Andrej Blejec (National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Presentation of Statistical Concepts with Animated Graphics and Simulations in R
Statistical Genetics (2D-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: David Campbell (Simon Fraser University)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 259)
13:30 - 13:45 Bo Chen (University of Toronto), Bayesian Model Averaging Method for X Chromosome Inactivation Problem
13:45 - 14:00 Lu Cheng (University of Waterloo), Epistasis Detection by Reducing Disease Model Space using Clustering
14:00 - 14:15 Gun Ho Jang (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research), Locally Constant Signal Segmentation using a Relative Belief Inference
14:15 - 14:30 Mateen Shaikh (McMaster University), The Beta Negative Binomial Distribution for the Analysis of Microbiome Data
14:30 - 14:45 Jihyung Shin (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto), On the Analysis of Low-Frequency Genetic Variants in the Presence of Quantitative Covariates Using Prospective and Retrospective Penalized Logistic Regression Models
Statistical Inference and Applications 1 (2D-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Jeffrey Rosenthal (University of Toronto)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 258)
13:30 - 13:45 Mikelis Bickis (University of Saskatchewan), Statistical Relativity
13:45 - 14:00 Edit Gombay (University of Alberta), Change Detection Algorithms
14:00 - 14:15 Kevin Mongeon (Brock University), The Process of Winning and Losing Sporting Contests
14:15 - 14:30 Shaun Zheng Sun (University of the Fraser Valley), Improved Tests for Independence in Ordinal Contingency Tables
14:30 - 14:45 Gary J. Umphrey (University of Guelph), Aesthetics and Measurement: The Measurement of Aesthetics and the Aesthetics of Measurement
14:45 - 15:00 Xikui Wang (University of Manitoba), Dynamic Risk Measures and Agricultural Insurance
Adaption and Approximation in Markov Chain Monte Carlo (2E-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Aaron Smith (University of Ottawa)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 242)
15:30 - 16:00 Mylène Bédard (Université de Montréal), Hierarchical Models: Local Proposal Variances for the RWM-within-Gibbs
16:00 - 16:30 Daniel Jerison (Cornell University), Honest MCMC Convergence Guarantees
16:30 - 17:00 Matti Vihola (University of Jyväskylä), Unbiased Estimators and Multilevel Monte Carlo
Building a Research Career: From New Investigator to Present (2E-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Martin Lysy (University of Waterloo)
Tuesday May 31  (Welch - David Howes)
15:30 - 16:00 James Ramsay (McGill University), The Art of the Awkward Question (and Some Psychology, Too)
16:00 - 16:30 Jeffrey Rosenthal (University of Toronto), Lessons From a Twisted Career Path
16:30 - 17:00 Mary Thompson (University of Waterloo), Early Career Research Back Then and Now
Design and Methodological Issues in Health Studies of Vulnerable Populations (2E-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: John Petkau (University of British Columbia)
Organizer: Lehana Thabane (McMaster University)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 247)
15:30 - 16:00 Lisa Lix (Ottawa University of Manitoba), Methodological Challenges in Aboriginal Health Research
16:00 - 16:30 Robert W. Platt (McGill University), Randomized Trials in Obstetric Populations
16:30 - 17:00 Lehana Thabane (McMaster University), Planning for the Twilight Years: Why We Need More Statisticians Involved in Trials in the Elderly Living in Long-Term Care Settings
Inference and Prediction from Distributed Data (2E-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Jean-Francois Plante (HEC Montreal)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 258)
15:30 - 16:00 Doina Caragea (Kansas State University), Learning Domain Adaptation Classifiers from Multiple Distributed Sources
16:00 - 16:30 George Ostrouchov (Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Tennessee), Statistical Computing with R on Distributed and Multicore Platforms
16:30 - 17:00 Ruibin Xi (Peking University), Statistical Aggregation for Big Data Analysis
Statistical Challenges in Large-Scale Inference (2E-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Kun Liang (University of Waterloo)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 246)
15:30 - 16:00 Chunming Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Single-Index Modulated Multiple Testing
16:00 - 16:30 Wenguang Sun (University of Southern California), CARS: Covariate Assisted Ranking and Screening for Large-Scale Two-Sample Inference
16:30 - 17:00 Ruth Heller (Tel-Aviv University), Assessing Replicability Across High-Dimensional Studies
Survey Methodology in a Big Data World (2E-I6)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Nancy Reid (University of Toronto)
Tuesday May 31  (Academic South 217)
15:30 - 16:15 Anne de Moliner (Université de Montréal), Estimating a Mean Electricity Consumption Curve in the Presence of Missing Data Using Survey Sampling Techniques
16:15 - 17:00 John Eltinge (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Characterization, Modeling and Management of Data Quality, Risk and Cost in the Integration of Surveys with Alternative Data Sources
Biostatistics: New Inferential Strategies (2E-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Karen Kopciuk (University of Calgary)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 255)
15:30 - 15:45 Christopher Gravel (McGill University), Inverse Probability Weighted Estimation in Confounded Binary Data with Outcome Misclassification
15:45 - 16:00 Qiuguang Sang (University of New Brunswick), Bayesian Compound Poisson Mixed Models for Longitudinal Semi-Continuous Data with Non-Ignorable Missingness
16:00 - 16:15 Farhad Shokoohi (McGill University), Feature Selection in High-Dimensional Heterogeneous Time-to-Event Data; A Study on Ovarian Cancer
16:15 - 16:30 Meng Zhao (McGill University), Application of the Trend-Renewal Process to Recurrent Sports Injury
Probability and Estimation (2E-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Fernando Camacho (Damos Inc.)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 257)
15:30 - 15:45 Shanoja Naik (University of Regina), On Convolution of Inverse Gaussian and Gamma Distribution and Auto Regressive Model
15:45 - 16:00 Steve Puglia (Brock University), D-optimal Design of Linear Measurement Error Models
16:00 - 16:15 Jean Vaillancourt (École Nationale d'Administration Publique), Loser Takes All!
16:15 - 16:30 Myron Hlynka (University of Windsor), Probabilistic Laplace Transform Inversion
16:30 - 16:45 Chel Hee Lee (University of Saskatchewan), Geometrical View of Imprecise Prior for Imprecise Inference
16:45 - 17:00 Deli Li (Lakehead University), A Note on the Symmetrization Procedures for the Laws of Large Numbers
Regression Models (2E-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Juli Atherton (UQAM)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 254)
15:30 - 15:45 Mohamed Amezziane (Central Michigan University), Variable Selection via Individual Shrinkage of Regression Coefficients
15:45 - 16:00 Mai Ghannam (University of Windsor), Some Stein Rules Methods in Tensor Regression Models with High and Ultrahigh Dimensional Data
16:00 - 16:15 Bashir Khan (Saint Mary's University), Estimation in a Regression Model with Autocorrelated Errors
16:15 - 16:30 Shahedul Khan (University of Saskatchewan), Exponentiated Weibull Regression Model for Time-to-Event Data
16:45 - 17:00 Ka Ho Wu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Error Model Fitting in Benchmarking
Statistical Applications and Methods (2E-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Duncan Murdoch (University of Western Ontario)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 256)
15:30 - 15:45 Baktiar Hasan (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Brussels, Belgium), Adaptive Study Design: Dealing with Differential Treatment Effect across Subgroups, a Case Study from an EORTC-ETOP Randomized, Phase III Trial in Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
15:45 - 16:00 Michael McIsaac (Queen's University), Overcoming Missing Data in Physical Activity Studies Involving Accelerometers
16:00 - 16:15 Khokan C. Sikdar (University of Calgary), Shifting Epidemiologic Paradigm from Population-level to Individual-level: Cardiovascular Mortality and Morbidity in Hypertensive Patients
16:15 - 16:30 Jenna Sykes (St. Michael's Hospital), A Standardized Approach to Estimating Survival Statistics for Population-Based Registry Cohorts
16:30 - 16:45 Ernest Dankwa (Memorial University), Bayesian Approach to a Linear Regression model with Measurement Error in Covariate
16:45 - 17:00 Yisub Kye (York University), Economic Capital Analysis within a Portfolio of Dependent and Heavy-tailed Risks
Statistical Inference and Applications 2 (2E-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Ali Karimnezhad (University of Ottawa)
Tuesday May 31  (Thistle 259)
15:30 - 15:45 Jules de Tibeiro (Université de Moncton), Different Constrained Ordination Methods for Contingency Table with External Information
15:45 - 16:00 Othmane Kortbi (UAE University), On Predictive Density Estimation with Constraints under Kullback-Leibler Loss
16:00 - 16:15 Chantal Larose (State University of New York at New Paltz), An Entropy-Based Method for Choosing a Number of Classes for Incomplete Data LCA
16:15 - 16:30 Tiago Magalhães (University of São Paulo), A Wald-type Test in Proper Dispersion Models
16:30 - 16:45 Fahimeh Moradi (University of Ottawa), Bayesian Parameter Learning in Diagnostic Networks
16:45 - 17:00 Chen Xu (University of Ottawa), Prediction-Based Termination Rule for Greedy Learning with Massive Data