Session Schedule - Monday May 30- 2016


Inaugural Session (1A-A1)
Special Session
Monday May 30  (Welch - David Howes)
8:30 - 8:35 Wai Kong Yuen (Local Arrangements Chair)
8:45 - 8:55 Brian Allen (SSC President)
SSC Presidential Invited Address (1A-A2)
Special Session
Monday May 30  (Welch - David Howes)
8:45 - 9:50 John D. Kalbfleisch (University of Michigan), Some Statistical Topics of Personal Interest
CANSSI at the SSC: A Statistical Science Showcase (1B-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: John Braun (University of British Columbia)
Monday May 30  (Welch - David Howes)
10:20 - 10:50 Alisha Albert-Green (University of Western Ontario), A Spatio-Temporal Cluster Process for Modelling Storm Cells
10:50 - 11:20 Derek Bingham (Simon Fraser University), Design of Experiments in the CANSSI CRT ``Statistical Modeling of the World: Computer and Physical Models in Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences''
11:20 - 11:50 Radu V. Craiu (University of Toronto), Modern Research Topics in Copula Methods: A Report from the CANSSI Collaborative Team Project
Quantile regression and Extreme Value Analysis (1B-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Mei Ling Huang (Brock University)
Monday May 30  (Welch 209)
10:20 - 10:50 Vincenzo Coia (University of British Columbia), Forecasting Extremes for Flooding
10:50 - 11:20 Keith Knight (University of Toronto), Non-parametric Estimation of Extreme Conditional Quantiles and Lawson's Algorithm
11:20 - 11:50 Christine Nguyen (Brock University), On Weighted Quantile Regression
Statistical Methods in Public Health (1B-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Patrick Brown (University of Toronto)
Organizer: Lennon Li (Public Health Ontario)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 325)
10:20 - 10:50 Rob Deardon (University of Calgary), Infectious Disease Modelling in the Presence of Underlying Contact Network Uncertainty
10:50 - 11:20 Andrew Lawson (Medical University of South Carolina), Spatio-temporal Latent Model Choice: With Application in Multiple Disease Small Area Analysis
11:20 - 11:50 Rhonda Rosychuk (University of Alberta), Cluster Detection Tests for the Surveillance of Emergency Department Presentation Data
Statistical Models in Actuarial Science (1B-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Jean-Philippe Boucher (UQAM)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 242)
10:20 - 10:50 Mathieu Pigeon (UQAM), Macro and Micro Methods in Non-Life Claims Reserving
10:50 - 11:20 Peng Shi (University of Wisconsin), A Pair Copula Construction Model for Insurance Experience Rating
11:20 - 11:50 Cary Chi-Liang Tsai (Simon Fraser University), Applications of the Bühlmann Credibility Model to Mortality Forecasting
Stochastic Modelling for Energy Markets (1B-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Reg Kulperger (University of Western Ontario)
Organizer: Matt Davison (University of Western Ontario)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 246)
10:20 - 10:50 Matt Davison (University of Western Ontario), Corn/Ethanol Price Spreads Emerging from an Inhomogeneous Set of Price-Influencing Ethanol Producers
10:50 - 11:20 Anatoliy Swishchuk (University of Calgary), Stochastic Modelling and Pricing of Energy Markets' Contracts with Local Stochastic Delayed and Jumped Volatilities
11:20 - 11:50 Hans Tuenter (University of Toronto), Firming Wind Farm Revenues
What Do School Teachers and Students Need from the SSC? (1B-I6)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Lorna Deeth (University of Guelph)
Organizer: Alison Gibbs (University of Toronto)
The purpose of this panel session is to explore the role of the SSC, both current and potential, in statistics education in Canadian schools. First, we will discuss the current pedagogy of training future teachers in the areas of mathematics and statistics, at both the elementary/junior and secondary levels, with emphasis on the required critical thinking, verbal, and evaluation skills. This will be followed by a discussion on the current state of statistics education at the secondary level, and the challenges faced by mathematics educators. Finally, a discussion on the statistics education curriculum in Ontario, and the potential role of the SSC in future developments, will be presented. The panelists include educators with strong connections to schools and teachers, who will share their experiences and open a dialogue about what the Statistical Society of Canada and its members can and should do to support statistics education, and educators, in Canada.
Monday May 30  (Thistle 258)
10:20 - 11:50 Anne-Sophie Charest (Université Laval)
10:20 - 11:50 Steven Khan (Brock University)
10:20 - 11:50 Angelo Lillo (Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School)
10:20 - 11:50 Leonard Rak (Sheridan College)
Biostatistics: Methodological Innovation 1 (1B-C1) 
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Caitlin Daly (McMaster University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 259)
10:20 - 10:35 Ying Wu (University of Waterloo), A Two-Phase Model For Chronic Disease Processes Under Intermittent Inspection
10:35 - 10:50 Wenyan Zhong (University of Calgary), Group Selection in Proportional Odds Model for Right-Censored Data
10:50 - 11:05 Steve Ferreira Guerra (Université de Montréal), A Self-Selecting Procedure for the Optimal Discretization of a Continuous Timeline for Longitudinal Causal Inference Methods
11:05 - 11:20 Zelalem Negeri (McMaster University), Bivariate Random Effects Meta-Analysis Models for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies Using Arcsine-Based Transformations
11:20 - 11:35 Maxime Turgeon (McGill University), Principal Component of Explained Variance: An Efficient and Optimal Data Dimension Reduction Framework for Association Studies
11:35 - 11:50 Marie-Hélène Toupin (Université Laval), On the Family of Chi-Square Copulas
Biostatistics: Methods and Applications 1 (1B-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Ehsan Karim (McGill University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 255)
10:20 - 10:35 Jill Ainsworth (McGill University), Estimating Parameters from a Finite Mixture of Generalised Linear Mixed-Effect Models Using the Maximum Likelihood Method
10:35 - 10:50 Joycelyne Efua Ewusie (McMaster University), Methods for Interrupted Time Series Analysis of Count Data
10:50 - 11:05 Tania Alarcon Falconi (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University), Characterization of Seasonality in Longitudinal Clinical Trials
11:05 - 11:20 Khan Mohammad Kaviul (Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto), Investigation of Change in Methylation in Prostate Cancer Patients after Receiving Treatment
11:20 - 11:35 Victoria Borg-Debono (McMaster University), Interim Data Sharing: What Interim Results/Information Should Be Shared During the Interim of a Randomized Controlled Trial with Those Responsible for the Conduct of the Trial?
11:35 - 11:50 Shahriar Shams (University of Toronto), Evaluate the Feasibility of Bayesian Inference as a Means of Reducing Scoring Uncertainty for the EQ-5D Health Utilities
Statistical Methods Utilizing Copulas (1B-C3) 
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Zhenhua Lin (University of Toronto)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 256)
10:20 - 10:35 Elif Acar (University of Manitoba), Conditional Copula Models for Right-Censored Clustered Event Time Data
10:35 - 10:50 Tarik Bahraoui (Université de Sherbrooke), A Family of Goodness-of-fit Tests for Copulas Based on Characteristic Functions
10:50 - 11:05 Manoj Bahuguna (Oakland University, Rochester, MI), Copula Transformation, Prediction and Exploration
11:05 - 11:20 Caren Hasler (University of Toronto), Vine Copulas for Imputation of Monotone Non-Response
11:20 - 11:35 David Lee (University of British Columbia), Multivariate Extreme Value Copulas with Factor and Tree Dependence Structures
11:35 - 11:50 Yassir Rabhi (Université de Sherbrooke), Copula Function Under Biased Sampling and Informative Censoring
Statistical Methods and Applications 1 (1B-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: David Spiegelhalter (Cambridge University)
Monday May 30  (Welch 8G)
10:20 - 10:35 Jingjia Chu (University of Western Ontario), A Multivariate Time Series Model with an Additive GARCH Type Structure
10:35 - 10:50 Reyhaneh Hosseini (University of Ottawa), A Bayesian Nonparametric Chi-squared Goodness-of-fit Test
10:50 - 11:05 Aurélien Guetsop Nangue (Université de Montréal), Approximations to Permutation Tests of Independence Between Two Random Vectors
11:05 - 11:20 Aurélien Nicosia (Université Laval), Equivalence Between the Random Walk Model in the Plane and Conditional Logistic Regression in a Multi-State Framework, with Application to the Analysis of Animal Movement
11:20 - 11:35 Hossein Zareamoghaddam (Western University), A Moment-Based Bivariate Density Estimation Methodology for Large Data Sets
11:35 - 11:50 Bangxin Zhao (Western University), Distance Techniques for High-dimensional Influence Measure
Survey Methodology 1 (1B-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: John L. Eltinge (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 257)
10:20 - 10:35 Jessica Andrews (Statistics Canada), Small Domains and Sparse Variables; Challenges with Creating an Active Collection Strategy
10:35 - 10:50 Susan Demedash (Statistics Canada), Job Vacancy and Wage Survey Paradata Log Files: A New Realm of Respondent Behavioural Analysis
10:50 - 11:05 Michael Freiman (U.S. Census Bureau), Two Approaches to Disclosure Avoidance for a Microdata Analysis System at the U.S. Census Bureau
11:05 - 11:20 Zixin Nie (International Justice Mission), Methodological Challenges Faced in the 2015-2016 Kolkata/Mumbai Commercial Sex Worker Study
11:20 - 11:35 Javier Oyarzun (Statistics Canada), Needle in a Haystack – How to Detect Break in Series: The Capital Expenditures Survey Integrated Business Statistics Program Experience
11:35 - 11:50 Qian Wei (Carleton University), Statistical Inference Based on Survey Weighted Composite Likelihood
Case Study 1: Can Google Flu Trends Predict the Frequency and Results of Tests for Influenza and Other Respiratory Illnesses? (1C-D1)
Case Study
Organizer and Chair: Lisa Lix (University of Manitoba)
(Posters displayed 12:00-17:30. Presenters in attendance 13:30-15:30)
Monday May 30  (Thistle Corridor)
12:00 - 17:30 Shomoita Alam, Shouao Wang & Zayd Omar (McGill University)
12:00 - 17:30 Shabnam Balamchi, Md. Erfanul Hoque, Faisal Atakora & Olawale Fatai Ayilara (University of Manitoba)
12:00 - 17:30 Zhoushanyue He & Danqiao Guo (University of Waterloo)
12:00 - 17:30 Yuanhao Lai, Tianpei Jiang & Samira Soleymani (University of Western Ontario)
12:00 - 17:30 Wei Lin, Hongyang Hu, Faizan Moshin, Ruoqi Yu & Yuxin Zou (University of Toronto)
12:00 - 17:30 Kuan Liu, Michael Moon, Kaviul Mohammad Khan & Sangook Kim (University of Toronto)
12:00 - 17:30 Lin Lu, Xu Zhao, Yishan Guo & Gemini Lam (University of Toronto)
12:00 - 17:30 Danny Tshitumbu, Hang Lai, Bisma Farooqi & Suj Sriskandarajah (York University)
12:00 - 17:30 Fahmida Yeasmin & Wenyan Zhong (University of Calgary)
Case Study 2: What Predicts Sustainability of Canadian Charities? (1C-D2)
Case Study
Organizer and Chair: Lisa Lix (University of Manitoba)
(Posters displayed 12:00-17:30. Presenters in attendance 13:30-15:30)
Monday May 30  (Thistle Corridor)
12:00 - 17:30 Isabelle Bernard, Samuel Labelle, Maikel Geagea & Jorge-Enrique Ruiz-Trujillo (HEC Montréal)
12:00 - 17:30 Bo Chen, Haosui Duanmu & Peiyang He (University of Toronto)
12:00 - 17:30 Huang Huang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Jin Ma, He Bian, Jingchun Pei, Yisen Lin & Banoo Madhanagopal (University of Toronto)
12:00 - 17:30 Wei Lin, Hongyang Hu, Faizan Moshin, Ruoqi Yu & Yuxin Zou (University of Toronto)
12:00 - 17:30 Tingbin Tan & Kexin Luo (University of Western Ontario)
12:00 - 17:30 Yanbo Tang, Yang Guan Jian Guo, Mufan Li, Gong Zhang & Harris Quach (University of Toronto)
12:00 - 17:30 Guanbo Wang, Alexander Levis & Mengian Pang (McGill University)
12:00 - 17:30 Fei Zuo, Xiaotian Wang, Jiajun Yan, Yao Xi & Jingjing Cao (University of Toronto)
Analysis of Big Data (1D-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Francois Bellavance (HEC Montreal)
Monday May 30  (Welch - David Howes)
13:30 - 14:00 Luke Bornn (Simon Fraser University), From Pixels to Points: Using Tracking Data to Measure Performance in Professional Sports
14:00 - 14:30 Ershad Banijamali (University of Waterloo), Generative Mixture of Networks
14:30 - 15:00 Paul D. McNicholas (McMaster), Clustering Ultra High-Dimensional Data
New Perspectives in Causal Inference (1D-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Yeying Zhu (University of Waterloo)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 325)
13:30 - 14:00 Peisong Han (University of Waterloo), Multiply Robust Estimation in Causal Inference
14:00 - 14:30 Wei Luo (Baruch College), On Estimating Regression-based Causal Effects Using Sufficient Dimension Reduction
14:30 - 15:00 Mireille Schnitzer (University of Montreal), Collaborative Double Robustness and the Connection to Data-Adaptive Nuisance Model Selection in Causal Inference
Small Area Estimation: New Developments (1D-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Karla Fox (Statistics Canada)
Organizer: Mahmoud Torabi (University of Manitoba)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 258)
13:30 - 14:00 M. Giovanna Ranalli (University of Perugia, Italy), Time Series Small Area Estimation for Unemployment Rates using Latent Markov Models
14:00 - 14:30 J.N.K. Rao (Carleton University), On Measuring Uncertainty of Small Area Estimators Under Area Level and Unit Level Models
14:30 - 15:00 Mahmoud Torabi (University of Manitoba), Prediction in Small-Area Spatially Correlated Data
Statistical Modelling in Environmental and Health Studies (1D-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Tim Swartz (Simon Fraser University)
Organizer: Paramjit Gill (British Columbia-Okanogan)
Monday May 30  (Welch 209)
13:30 - 14:00 Cindy Feng (University of Saskatchewan), Modeling Spatially Correlated Survival Data: Impact of Misspecification of Correlation Structure on the Parameter Estimates
14:00 - 14:30 Renjun Ma (University of New Brunswick), Mixed Models for Correlated Environmental/Health Data with Left Censoring and Right-Skewness
14:30 - 15:00 Gyanendra Pokharel (University of Calgary), Gaussian Process Emulator-Based Inference for Spatial Models Infectious Disease Systems
Imaging Genomics - A New Frontier for Statistical Methodology (1D-I5)
Organizer and Chair: Linglong Kong (University of Alberta)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 246)
13:30 - 14:00 Michele Guindani (University of Texas), Bayesian Predictive Modeling for Imaging Genetics with Application to Schizophrenia
14:00 - 14:45 Farouk Nathoo (University of Victoria), A Bayesian Group Sparse Multi-Task Regression Model for Imaging Genomics
Opportunities for statistical scientists in CIHR programs: a panel discussion (1D-I6)
Chair: Mary Thompson (University of Waterloo)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recently introduced new open operating grant programs, such as Foundation Scheme and Project Scheme grants for individual researchers or teams working to solve problems, including methodological problems, about health and healthcare use. Other CIHR-funded programs of potential interest to statistical scientists include Collaborative Health Research Projects (joint with NSERC) and funding for training initiatives. The panelists will describe these opportunities from their own perspectives and share their advice on applying to CIHR programs.
Monday May 30  (Thistle 242)
13:30 - 13:50 Richard J. Cook (University of Waterloo)
13:50 - 14:12 Lisa Lix (University of Manitoba)
14:12 - 14:34 Robert W. Platt (McGill University)
14:34 - 14:56 Rhonda Rosychuk (University of Alberta)
Actuarial Science and Finance 1 (1D-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Étienne Marceau (Laval University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 257)
13:30 - 13:45 Nicholas Beck (McGill University), A Consistent Estimator to the Orthant-Based Tail Value-at-Risk
13:45 - 14:00 Jean-François Bégin (HEC Montréal), Credit and Systemic Risks in the Financial Services Sector
14:00 - 14:15 Lichen Chen (University of Waterloo), Bayesian Estimation of GARCH Models with General Parameter Constraints
14:15 - 14:30 Wenjun Jiang (Western University), Optimal Reinsurance Minimizing the Risk of Joint Party
14:30 - 14:45 Luyao Lin (Simon Fraser University), Analysis of Survivorship Life Insurance Portfolio with Stochastic Interest Rates
14:45 - 15:00 Ying Wang (University of Waterloo), Fair Premium for Reinsurance Contracts
Biostatistics: Methods and Applications 2 (1D-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Joseph Beyene (McMaster University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 259)
13:30 - 13:45 Yang Jian (University of Calgary), Minimum Hellinger Distance Estimation for Linear Regression Model
13:45 - 14:00 Erin Lundy (University of Western Ontario), Analyzing Heaped Counts and Longitudinal Presence/Absence Data in Joint Zero-inflated Poisson Regression Models
14:00 - 14:15 Rachid Bentoumi (Université d'Ottawa), Information Gain under Length-biased Sampling
14:15 - 14:30 Elnaz Ghadimi (Concordia University), Multivariate Cure Rate Estimation under Random Censoring
14:30 - 14:45 Regina S. Kampo (McMaster University), Assessing the Influence of Non-adherence on Fixed-Effect Meta-Analysis for a Continuous Outcome: A Simulation Study
14:45 - 15:00 Yuying Xie (University of Waterloo), A Model Averaging Approach for Estimating Propensity Scores by Optimizing Balance
Statistical Methods and Applications 2 (1D-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: William Aeberhard (Dalhousie University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 255)
13:30 - 13:45 Latifa Ben Hadj Slimene (Université de Sherbrooke), Inference of a Constrained Parameter in Presence of an Uncertain Constraint
14:00 - 14:15 Adam Rahman (University of Waterloo), What Makes a Scatterplot Interesting?
14:15 - 14:30 Yilei Wu (University of Waterloo), Large Covariance Matrix Estimation - A Factor Model Approach
14:30 - 14:45 Xin Liu (Western University), Improve Performance of Support Vector Machine Classifiers with Data Adaptive Kernel
14:45 - 15:00 Nathaniel Stevens (University of San Francisco), Comparing the Reliability of Related Populations with the Probability of Agreement
Statistical Theory (1D-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Jianfeng Yao (University of Hong Kong)
Monday May 30  (Welch 8G)
13:30 - 13:45 Haosui Duanmu (University of Toronto), Nonstandard Complete Class Theorem
13:45 - 14:00 Romain Kadje Kenmogne (Université de Montréal), Density of the Ratio of Two Normal Random Variables
14:00 - 14:15 Félix Camirand Lemyre (Université de Sherbrooke), Nonparametric Measures of Local Causality and Tests of Non-Causality in Time Series
14:15 - 14:30 Victor Veitch (University of Toronto), Models and Inference for Sparse Random Graphs Using Exchangeable Random Measures
14:30 - 14:45 Jun Yang (University of Toronto), Meta-Bayesian Analysis
14:45 - 15:00 Zhiyang Zhou (Simon Fraser University), A Generalized General Minimum Lower Order Confounding Criterion for Non-regular Designs
Statistics Education (1D-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Alison Gibbs (University of Toronto)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 256)
13:30 - 13:45 Jeremy Balka (University of Guelph), A Traditional Introductory Statistics Course with Extensive Video Support
13:45 - 14:00 Dunham Bruce (University of British Columbia), Investigating How Students Interact with Simulation-based Applets
14:00 - 14:15 Sohee Kang (University of Toronto Scarborough), Project-Based Statistics Learning Through Wikispace
14:15 - 14:30 Anne Michele Millar (Mount Saint Vincent University), P-values: Love them - Hate them - Leave them. Implications for Statistical Education.
14:30 - 14:45 Lori Murray (University of Western Ontario), Five Years of Blending
14:45 - 15:00 Nathan Taback (University of Toronto), Students' Attitudes Towards Statistics in Online versus Flipped Classrooms
Advances in Longitudinal Data Analysis (1E-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Yogendra Chaubey (Concordia University)
Organizer: Sanjoy Sinha (Carleton University)
Monday May 30  (Welch 209)
15:30 - 16:00 Karelyn Davis (Health Canada), Longitudinal Analysis in Health Studies with Censored Observations
16:00 - 16:30 Abdus Sattar (Case Western Reserve University), Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data With a Covariate Subject to Limit of Detection
16:30 - 17:00 Sanjoy Sinha (Carleton University), Methods for Longitudinal Data With Nonignorable Missing Responses and Outliers
Advances in Regression Tree Modelling (1E-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Matthew Pratola (Ohio State University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 242)
15:30 - 16:00 Hugh Chipman (Acadia University), Dispersion Modelling with an Ensemble of Trees
16:00 - 16:30 Tom Loughin (Simon Fraser University), Robust Adaptively Pruned Random Forests Using Likelihood-Based Trees
16:30 - 17:00 Daniel Roy (University of Toronto), Mondrian Processes and their Statistical Applications
An Introduction to the Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Survival Data (1E-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Fernando Camacho (Damos Inc.)
Monday May 30  (Welch - David Howes)
15:30 - 17:00 Grace Y. Yi (University of Waterloo), Introduction of Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data
Missing Data in Survey Sampling (1E-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Michael Hidiroglou (Statistics Canada)
Organizer: Wes Yung (Statistics Canada)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 258)
15:30 - 16:00 Song Cai (Carleton University), Empirical Likelihood Inference Based on Estimation Equations for Complex Survey with Data Missing Completely At Random
16:00 - 16:30 David Haziza (Université de Montréal), Properties of the Instrument Vector Calibration Estimator in the Presence of Unit Nonresponse
16:30 - 17:00 Xichen She (University of Waterloo), Fully Efficient Joint Fractional Imputation for Incomplete Bivariate Ordinal Responses
Probability and Statistical Problems and Results Arising from Neural Models (1E-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Priscilla Greenwood (University of British Columbia)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 246)
15:30 - 16:00 Andre Longtin (University of Ottawa), Fisher Information Analysis of Neural Focussing Point Processes
16:00 - 16:30 Peter Rowat (University of California at San Diego), Firing Patterns of a Stochastic Neural Model
16:30 - 17:00 Lawrence Ward (University of British Columbia), Quasicycles and Quasipatterns in the Brain?
Statistical Education Section Presidential Invited Address (1E-I6)
Invited Paper Session
Chairs: Peggy Ng (York University) and Bethany White (University of Western Ontario)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 325)
15:30 - 17:00 David Spiegelhalter (Cambridge University), The Ups and (Many) Downs of Trying to Be a 'Public Statistician'
Biostatistics: Causal Inference and Measurement Error (1E-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Mireille Schnitzer (Université de Montréal)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 255)
15:30 - 15:45 Asma Bahamyirou (Université de Montréal), Comparison of Causal Inference Approaches for Estimating the Effect of Exposure to Inhaled Corticosteroids on Mean Birth Weight and Gestational Age
15:45 - 16:00 Leila Golparvar (McGill University), Causal Structure Learning and Propensity Score Adjustment
16:00 - 16:15 Kamal Rai (University of Waterloo), Bayesian Inference for Stochastic PK/PD Models
16:15 - 16:30 Di Shu (University of Waterloo), Estimation of Causal Parameters in the Presence of Measurement Error
16:30 - 16:45 Denis Talbot (Université Laval), A Graphical Perspective of Marginal Structural Models when Estimating the Causal Relationships Between Physical Activity, Blood Pressure, and Mortality
16:45 - 17:00 Yeying Zhu (University of Waterloo), A Kernel-Based Approach to Covariate Adjustment for Causal Inference
Biostatistics: Methodological Innovation 2 (1E-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Andrea Benedetti (McGill University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 256)
15:30 - 15:45 Ashley Bonner (McMaster University), Inference for Model Parameters in Sparse Canonical Correlation using Resampling Techniques
15:45 - 16:00 Osvaldo Espin-Garcia (University of Toronto and Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute), Two-Phase Designs for Joint Quantitative-Trait-Dependent and GWAS-SNP-Dependent Sampling in Post-GWAS Regional Sequencing
16:00 - 16:15 Jingxiong Xu (University of Toronto), Bayesian Statistical Approaches for Genetic Association with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data
16:15 - 16:30 Qing Yu (University of New Brunswick), A Bayesian Poisson Mixed Modelling Approach to Zero-Inflated Cox Proportional Hazard Models
16:30 - 16:45 Tian Feng (McMaster University), A Bayesian Method for Handling Missing Data in the Growth Curve Model
Biostatistics: Survival and Current Status Data (1E-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Cindy Feng (University of Saskatchewan)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 259)
15:30 - 15:45 Longlong Huang (University of Calgary), A Group Bridge Approach for Component Selection in Nonparametric Accelerated Failure Time Additive Regression Model
15:45 - 16:00 Saima Khosa (University of Saskatchewan), A Generalization of Log-logistic Distribution with Application in Survival Analysis
16:00 - 16:15 Shanshan Lu (University of Calgary), Exploring the Varying Covariate Effects in Partially Linear Proportional Odds Models with Current Status Data
16:15 - 16:30 Yuan Dong (University of Calgary), Efficient Estimation of Varying-Coefficient Partially Linear Proportional Hazards Models with Current Status Data
16:30 - 16:45 Omidali Aghababaei Jazi (McGill University), A Comparison of the Penalized Estimation Methods in the Cox Model for Right-censored Length-biased Data
16:45 - 17:00 Dongdong Li (Simon Fraser University), Modelling and Analysis of Bivariate Event-Times with Informative Censoring
Statistical Methods and Applications 3 (1E-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Anand N. Vidyashankar (George Mason University)
Monday May 30  (Welch 8G)
15:30 - 15:45 Rojiar Haddadian (University of Manitoba), Simulation-based Estimation in Regression Models with Ordinal Response Variable and Mismeasured Covariates
15:45 - 16:00 Ren Mingchen (University of Calgary), Likelihood Estimation of the Gaussian Copula Distribution for Mixed Data via PX-MCEM
16:00 - 16:15 Bouchra Nasri (INRS-ETE), Copula-Based Quantile Regression and Inference
16:15 - 16:30 Monsur Chowdhury (University of Manitoba), Optimal Designs for Maximum Likelihood Estimation
16:30 - 16:45 Maysum Panju (University of Waterloo), Topic Modelling in Natural Language Processing
16:45 - 17:00 Mamadou Yauck (Laval University), Prediction of Population Sizes in Open-Population Capture-Recapture Models
Statistics in Action (1E-C5)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Yi Yang (McGill University)
Monday May 30  (Thistle 257)
15:30 - 15:45 Devan Becker (University of Western Ontario), Aerial Firefighting Fatigue Project
15:45 - 16:00 Pierre-Jérôme Bergeron (PJB Consulting), Valar Morghulis: A Survival Analysis of 'A Song of Ice and Fire'
16:00 - 16:15 Debbie Dupuis (HEC Montreal), Realized Peaks over Threshold
16:15 - 16:30 Nicholas Mitsakakis (University of Toronto), Investigating Structural Independence in Health Utility Instruments Using Graphical Models
16:30 - 16:45 David Riegert (Queen's University), Statistical Estimation of Transfer Functions to Examine the Relationship Between Geomagnetism and Power Systems
16:45 - 17:00 Pavel Slavchev (McGill University), The Analysis of Live Births as a Competing Event to Stillbirths