Session Schedule - Tuesday June 16

Gold Medal Address (2A-A)
Special Session
Organizer and Chair: John Brewster (University of Manitoba)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain - Ondaatje)
8:45 - 9:50 Jiahua Chen (University of British Columbia), EM-Test for Finite Mixture Models
 
Modelling of Temporally Correlated Multivariate Counts (2B-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Tariqul Hasan (University of New Brunswick)
 
Tuesday June 16  (Mona Campbell 1108)
10:20 - 10:50 Dimitris Karlis (Athens University of Economics and Business), On Multivariate Time Series for Counts Based on Multivariate Integer Autoregressive models
10:50 - 11:20 Renjun Ma (University of New Brunswick), Analysis of Multivariate Longitudinal Count Data
11:20 - 11:50 Gary Sneddon (Mount Saint Vincent University), A State-Space Model for Multivariate Count Time Series with Extra Zeros
 
Recent Advances in Copula Dependence Modelling (2B-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Debbie Dupuis (HEC Montréal)
Organizer: Elif Acar (University of Manitoba)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain - Ondaatje)
10:20 - 10:50 Louis-Paul Rivest (Université Laval), Copulas and Small Area Estimation
10:50 - 11:20 Bruno Rémillard (HEC Montréal), Copulas for Discrete or Mixed Data and Applications
11:20 - 11:50 Elif Acar (University of Manitoba), Non-simplified Vine Copula Models
 
Recent Advances in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2B-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Rob Deardon (University of Calgary)
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1020)
10:20 - 10:50 Elaine Nsoesie (Harvard University), Modeling the Chikungunya Epidemic in the Caribbean
10:50 - 11:20 Patrick Brown (University of Toronto), Having Fun with the Spatio-Temporal Log-Gaussian Cox Process
11:20 - 11:50 Razvan Romanescu (University of Guelph), Explaining Patterns in Influenza Count Data via Epidemic Network Models
 
Statistical Inference in the Presence of Missing Survey Data (2B-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Jenny Thompson (US Census Bureau)
Organizer: David Haziza (Université de Montréal)
Session sponsored by the Survey Methods Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1028)
10:20 - 10:50 Jae-Kwang Kim (Iowa State University), A Note on Multiple Imputation for General-Purpose Estimation
10:50 - 11:20 Changbao Wu (University of Waterloo), Empirical Likelihood Methods for Two Survey Samples with Data Missing-by-Design
11:20 - 11:50 Jongho Im (Iowa State University), Two-Per-Stratum Sampling for Fractional Hot Deck Imputation
 
Uncertainty Quantification in Ocean and Environmental Models (2B-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Jason Loeppky (University of British Columbia)
Session sponsored by the Business and Industrial Statistics Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain - Scotiabank)
10:20 - 10:50 Oxana Chkrebtii (Ohio State University), Quantifying Numerical Uncertainty in Models of Fluid Dynamics
10:50 - 11:20 Michael Dowd (Dalhousie University), Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Ocean Models
11:20 - 11:50 William Welch (University of British Columbia), Dynamic Space-Time Modelling of Ozone Processes
 
Biostatistics: Methodological Innovation 1 (2B-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Jason Nielsen (Carleton University)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2198)
10:20 - 10:35 Hai Yan Liu (University of Ottawa), Conditional GEE for Recurrent Gap Times
10:35 - 10:50 Nathalie Moon (University of Waterloo), Estimating Disease Incidence with Truncated and Misclassified Response Data
10:50 - 11:05 Omidali Aghababaei Jazi (McGill University), Simultaneous Parameter Estimation and Variable Selection in Cox Proportional Hazards Model for Length-Biased Data
11:05 - 11:20 Bo Deng (University of Alberta), Testing Simultaneous Marginal Homogeneity in Clustered Matched-Pair Multinomial Data
11:20 - 11:35 Parisa Gavanji (Queen's university), Penalized Likelihood Ratio Test for Biomarker Threshold Model with an Unknown Cut-Point in Clinical Trials
 
Methodological Advances: A Smörgåsbord (2B-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Linglong Kong (University of Alberta)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2102)
10:20 - 10:35 Farnoosh Abbas Aghababazadeh (University of Ottawa), Local False Discovery Rate Estimate Based on Reference Set
10:35 - 10:50 Iraj Yadegari (Université de Sherbrooke), Post-Selection Point Estimation and Predictive Inference
10:50 - 11:05 Aziz lmoudden (Université de Sherbrooke), Estimation of Predictive Density for a Constrained Gamma Model
11:05 - 11:20 Nasser Sadeghkhani (Université de Sherbrooke), Predictive Density Estimation with Additional Information
11:20 - 11:35 Adam Rahman (University of Waterloo), Minimal Spanning Tree Based Data Configurations -- Construction and Distributions
11:35 - 11:50 Matthew Pencer (McGill University), Post-Selection Inference in Multinomial Logistic Regression
 
Statistical Science for Genetics and Genomics (2B-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Karen Kopciuk (Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, AHS/University of Calgary)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2170)
10:20 - 10:35 Shofiqul Islam (McMaster University), Comparing the Performance of Linear and Nonlinear Principal Components in the Context of High Dimensional Genomic Data Integration
10:35 - 10:50 Gun Ho Jang (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research), A Copy-Number Recalibration Method using Object Integration for Next Generation Sequencing Data
10:50 - 11:05 Li Li (Dalhousie University), A New Approach to Detect Genetic Recombination in Phylogeny
11:05 - 11:20 Kun Liang (University of Waterloo), A Hidden Markov Tree Model for Multiple Hypotheses Testing of Gene Ontology Gene Sets
11:20 - 11:35 Farhad Shokoohi (McGill University), DNA Methylation Analysis; A Thorough Comparison of Available Analytic Tools
11:35 - 11:50 Thierry Chekouo Tekougang (UT MD Anderson Cancer Center), A Bayesian Predictive Model for Imaging Genetics with Application to Schizophrenia
 
Statistics Education (2B-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Jeffrey Picka (University of New Brunswick)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2184)
10:20 - 10:40 Sohee Kang (University of Toronto Scarborough), Do Collaborative Learning Strategies Improve Students' Learning in Statistics Course?
10:40 - 11:00 Jennifer Thornton (Mount Saint Vincent University), Online Teaching and Assessing Student Learning
11:00 - 11:20 Asokan Mulayath Variyath (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Teaching Statistics to First Year Undergraduate Students - Challenges
11:20 - 11:40 Swarna Weerasinghe (Dalhousie University), Use of Social Media as a Secure and Supportive Learning Environment for a Graduate Level Biostatistics Course in Medicine
 
Poster Session (2C-P)
Contributed Poster Session
(Posters displayed 12:00-17:30. Presenters in attendance 13:30-15:30)
 
Tuesday June 16  (Student Union Building - McInness)
12:00 - 17:30 Olu Awosoga (University of Lethbridge), Multi-site Pilot Randomized Control Trial of Congruence Couple Therapy for Problem Gamblers
12:00 - 17:30 Entao Chen (Acadia University), A Beta Distribution Based Hierarchical Multinomial Model for Age Structure Analysis of Wildlife Animal
12:00 - 17:30 Hao (Nelson) Chen (University of British Columbia), Tree-based Methods for Emulation of a Complex Computer Model
12:00 - 17:30 Jingjia Chu (University of Western Ontario), Modelling the Common Risk among Equities: A Multivariate Time Series Model with an Additive GARCH Structure
12:00 - 17:30 Hyukjun Gweon (University of Waterloo), Automated Occupational Coding Using Machine Learning
12:00 - 17:30 Fang He (University of Western Ontario), Subscene design in R package rgl
12:00 - 17:30 James Kiberd (Dalhousie University), The Good, the Bad, and the Cite-Able: Study Quality and Statistical Significance as Predictors of Study Citation Rates
12:00 - 17:30 Karen A Kopciuk (Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, AHS/University of Calgary), Distribution-Based Imputation for Left-Censored Metabolomics Data
12:00 - 17:30 Takuma Kurosawa (Tokyo University of Science), On Asymptotic Normality of Maximum Partial Likelihood Estimators for Binary Time Series with Transition Models
12:00 - 17:30 Wan-Chen Lee (Health Canada), Statistical Strategies for Evaluating the Exposure of Chemical Mixtures during Pregnancy
12:00 - 17:30 Michael Li (McMaster University), Modeling High-Resolution Animal Telemetry Data: Hidden Markov Models and Extensions
12:00 - 17:30 Jason Loeppky (University of British Columbia), Parameterization of the Gaussian Process for Modelling a Blackbox Function
12:00 - 17:30 Bin Luo (University of Western Ontario), Spatial Statistical Tools for Genome-Wide Mutation Thundershower Detection under a Microarray Probe Sampling System
12:00 - 17:30 Adam Muir (Dalhousie University), Did a Systematic Review Just Eat Your Citation? The Impact of Reviews on the Citation Frequency of Primary Studies
12:00 - 17:30 Drew Neish (University of Guelph), Clustering Using Mixtures of Dirichlet-multinomial Regression Models
12:00 - 17:30 Aurélien Nicosia (Laval University), A General Directional Random Walk Model: Application to Animal Movement
12:00 - 17:30 Andrew Porter (University of Guelph), Estimating an Experimental Error Variance for Fractional Factorial Designs
12:00 - 17:30 Shi Qiu (University of Saskatchewan), Cross-Validatory Model Comparison and Divergent Region Detection using iIS and iWAIC for Disease Mapping
12:00 - 17:30 Rhonda Rosychuk (University of Alberta), An Examination of Spatial Scan Statistics Based on Time to Event Data
12:00 - 17:30 Asanao Shimokawa (Tokyo University of Science), Construction of Tree-Structured Prediction Model Based on Interval-Valued Covariates
12:00 - 17:30 Anjali Silva (University of Guelph), Comparative Analysis of Clustering Techniques for RNA-seq Data
12:00 - 17:30 Gabrielle Simoneau (McGill University), An Empirical Comparison of Methods to Meta-Analyze Individual Patient Data of Diagnostic Accuracy
12:00 - 17:30 Yubin Sung (University of Guelph), A Two-Step Method for Genetic Association Analysis with Multiple Longitudinal Traits of Samples of Related Subjects
12:00 - 17:30 Fode Tounkara (Université Laval), Archimedean Copulas for Clustered Binary Data
12:00 - 17:30 Douglas Whitaker (University of Florida), Students’ Understanding of Histograms and Bar Graphs: Results from the LOCUS Assessments
12:00 - 17:30 Douglas Whitaker (University of Florida), Transition and Collaboration: The Identity of an Advanced Placement Statistics Teacher
12:00 - 17:30 Kevin Wilson (Dalhousie University), Out of Cite, Out of Mind? The Effects of Citation by Review Articles on Frequency of Citation in the Epidemiological Literature
12:00 - 17:30 Lingyun Ye (Canadian Centre for Vaccinology), The Validity of Test-Negative Case-Control Design
12:00 - 17:30 Boyko Zlatev (University of Alberta), Studying Selections of Poems by Statistical Methods
 
Actuarial Graduate Students Presentations (2D-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Étienne Marceau (Université Laval)
Organizer: Hélène Cossette (Université Laval)
Session sponsored by the Actuarial Science Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1011)
13:30 - 13:45 Sabrina Zhang (Simon Fraser University), The Optimal Payment Reduction Ratios For a Catastrophe Bond.
13:45 - 14:00 Ji Ruan-CANCELLED (University of Calgary), Cluster Analysis of Gene Expression Profiles via Flexible Count Models for RNA-seq Data
14:00 - 14:15 Jean-François Bégin (HEC Montréal), Credit Risk in Corporate Spreads during the Financial Crisis of 2008
14:15 - 14:30 Itre Mtalai (Université Laval), Aggregation Methods for Portfolios of Dependent Risks with Archimedean Copulas
14:30 - 14:45 Mirabelle Huynh (University of Waterloo), On a Risk Model with Claim Investigation
14:45 - 15:00 Yisub Kye (York University), On the probability of ruin for non-identically distributed and dependent claims
 
Big Data and Neuroimaging (2D-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Farouk Nathoo (University of Victoria)
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1020)
13:30 - 14:00 Sebastian Kurtek (Ohio State University), Elastic Statistical Shape Models of Anatomical Surfaces using Square-Root Normal Fields
14:00 - 14:30 Linglong Kong (University of Alberta), Robust Spatial Varying Coefficient Model in Neuroimaging Data Analysis
14:30 - 15:00 Timothy Johnson (University of Michigan), Bayesian Computation for Log Gaussian Cox Processes with Application to Neuroimaging
 
Recent Developments in Nonparametric Statistics (2D-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Paul Cabilio (Acadia University)
Organizer: Ying Zhang (Acadia University)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2102)
13:30 - 14:00 Mayer Alvo (University of Ottawa), Bridging the Gap: A Nonparametric Likelihood Function for Ranking Data
14:00 - 14:30 Herold Dehling (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum), New Techniques for Empirical Processes of Dependent Data
14:30 - 15:00 Ying Zhang (Acadia University), Robust Confidence Interval Construction with Applications to Time Series Intervention Analysis
 
Showcasing New Investigating Women in Statistics (2D-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Juli Atherton (McGill University)
Organizer: Laura Cowen (University of Victoria)
Session sponsored by the Committee on Women in Statistics
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain - Scotiabank)
13:30 - 14:00 Mireille Schnitzer (Université de Montréal), The Causal Inference Paradigm for Network Meta-analysis with Implications for Feasibility and Practice
14:00 - 14:30 Yildiz Yilmaz (Memorial University), Genetic Association Studies Based on Joint Models of Multiple Phenotypes
14:30 - 15:00 Liangliang Wang (Simon Fraser University), Scalable Monte Carlo Methods for Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference
 
Survival Modelling with Environmental Applications (2D-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: John Braun (University of British Columbia)
Organizers: John Braun (University of British Columbia) and Douglas Woolford (Wilfred Laurier University)
Session sponsored by the Biostatistics Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1028)
13:30 - 14:00 James Stafford (University of Toronto), Accommodating Spatial and Temporal Uncertainty in Wildfire Ignitions.
14:00 - 14:30 Yi Xiong (Simon Fraser University), Exploring Forest Fire Duration Times
14:30 - 15:00 Thierry Duchesne (Université Laval), Kernel and Deconvolution Methods of Density Estimation for Interval-Censored Data
 
Teaching Effective Communication of Statistical Ideas to Non-Statisticians (2D-I6)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Kevin Thorpe (University of Toronto)
Session sponsored by the Statistics Education Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain - Ondaatje)
13:30 - 14:00 Nathan Taback (University of Toronto), Teaching Effective Communication Skills to Statistics Students
14:00 - 14:30 Lehana Thabane (McMaster University), Effective Strategies to Communicate Statistical Issues to Clinicians in Health Research
14:30 - 15:00 Don McLeish, Discussant (University of Waterloo)
 
Bayes and Likelihood: Models and Algorithms (2D-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Renjun Ma (University of New Brunswick)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2170)
13:30 - 13:45 Michael Newton (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Graph Partition Modeling
13:45 - 14:00 Biljana Jonoska Stojkova (Simon Fraser University), Simulated Tempering without Normalizing Constants
14:00 - 14:15 Daniel Evan Hockey (Carleton University), Predicting the Attributes of Nodes in a Dynamic Network
14:15 - 14:30 Neil Spencer (University of British Columbia), A Sequential Monte Carlo Sampler for Deterministically Related Continuous Random Variables
14:30 - 14:45 Michael Regier-CANCELLED (West Virginia University), The Orthogonally Partitioned EM Algorithm: Extending the EM Algorithm for Algorithmic Stability for Bias Correction due to Imperfect Data
 
Robust Methods (2D-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Debbie Dupuis (HEC Montréal)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2198)
13:30 - 13:45 Philippe Gagnon (Université de Montréal), Robustness to Outliers in a Bayesian Simple Linear Regression Model
13:45 - 14:00 Maryam Sohrabi (University of Ottawa), Bootstrapping the Robust Estimates of the Mean Vector for Multivariate Heavy-Tailed Distributions with Different Indices of Stability
14:00 - 14:15 Wei Tu (University of Alberta), Robust Efficient Generalized M-Estimation in Regression Models
14:15 - 14:30 Olu Awosoga (University of Lethbridge), Meta-type Analysis of Multiple Baseline Time Series Design Intervention Models for Dependent and Independent Series
14:30 - 14:45 Yang Zhao (University of Regina), Robust Imputation to Unified Approach for Regression Models with Data Missing by Design
 
Theoretical Developments (2D-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Deli Li (Lakehead University)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2184)
13:30 - 13:45 Sara DeVries (Central Michigan University), On Shrinking Nonparametric Regression Models to Linear Regression Models
13:45 - 14:00 Fuqi Chen (The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences), On Stein-Rules in Multivariate Regression with Change-Points
14:00 - 14:15 Miklos Csorgo (Carleton University), Testing for Change in the Mean via Weighted Partial Sums Processes
14:15 - 14:30 Chi Dong (University of Alberta), Replication and Approximation of Stochastic Processes in Generalized Spaces
14:30 - 14:45 Ammar Sarhan (Dalhousie University), The Bivariate Two Parameter Bathtub Hazard Rate Distribution
 
Extreme Value Theory and Applications (2E-I1)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Hao Yu (Western University)
Session sponsored by the Probability Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain - Ondaatje)
15:30 - 16:00 Francis Zwiers (University of Victoria), Detection, Attribution and Extreme Climate and Weather Events
16:00 - 16:30 Debbie Dupuis (HEC Montréal), The Dynamics of Extreme Daily Temperatures
16:30 - 17:00 Edit Gombay (University of Alberta), Change Detection in Categorical Time Series
 
Interviews, Grants, and Family Balance for New Investigators: A Panel Discussion (2E-I2)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Mélina Mailhot (Concordia University)
Session sponsored by the New Investigator Committee

In this panel session we will discuss key factors for new researchers. First, we will go through the interview process for early career researchers. Tips on items to emphasize on your CV and research will be provided, from the employer’s perspective. There will also be a discussion held around specific items of the NSERC proposal grading, as an early career researcher, such as how to prepare the training plan for graduate students. We will also discuss the stress related to being a successful researcher, teacher, and family balance. In this session, three academics in different stages of their career will share their experience and advice regarding the first years as researchers. Participants in attendance will be invited to ask questions to the panellists and participate in the discussion.

 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain - Scotiabank)
15:30 - 17:00 Jose Garrido (Concordia University)
15:30 - 17:00 Geneviève Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
15:30 - 17:00 Stefan Steiner (University of Waterloo)
 
Recent Developments in Statistical Genomic Modelling and Analysis (2E-I3)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Jinko Graham (Simon Fraser University)
Session sponsored by the Biostatistics Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1020)
15:30 - 16:00 Celia Greenwood (McGill University), Methods for Analysis of DNA Methylation
16:00 - 16:30 Gabriela Cohen Freue (University of British Columbia), Borrowing Information from Genomics Data to Boost Proteomics Discoveries
16:30 - 17:00 Laurent Briollais (University of Toronto), Bayesian Graphical Models for Gene Network Analysis in Large-Scale Problems
 
Statistical Approaches for Big Data (2E-I4)
Invited Paper Session
Organizer and Chair: Paul McNicholas (McMaster University)
Session sponsored by the Business and Industrial Statistics Section
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1028)
15:30 - 16:00 Jeffrey Andrews (MacEwan University), Robust Model-Based Clustering of High-Dimensional Data
16:00 - 16:30 Hong Gu (Dalhousie University), Machine Learning Diagnoses on Patients Presenting Abdominal Pain
16:30 - 17:00 Sunny Wang (St. Francis Xavier University), Business Failure Prediction for Canadian Charitable Organizations Using Data Mining Tools
 
eLearning in Statistics – Successes and Opportunities (2E-I5)
Invited Paper Session
Chair: Bruce Dunham (University of British Columbia)
Organizer: Bethany White (Western University)
 
Tuesday June 16  (Rowe 1011)
15:30 - 16:00 Ivo Dinov (University of Michigan), Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) - An Infrastructure for Technology-enhanced Trans-disciplinary Education
16:00 - 16:30 Alison Gibbs (University of Toronto), A New Blend: An Introductory Statistics Course Integrating a MOOC and Active Learning Sessions, with Seasoning from the Students' Areas of Study
16:30 - 17:00 Bethany White (Western University), Going Online in a Big Way: Developing a First-year Statistics Course for the Online Ontario Initiative
 
Actuarial Science and Finance 2 (2E-C1)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Jason Loeppky (University of British Columbia)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2198)
15:30 - 15:45 René Ferland (Université du Québec à Montréal), Optimal Weighted Mean-Variance Portfolio Under a No-Bankruptcy Constraint
15:45 - 16:00 François Watier (Université du Québec à Montréal), Regime-Switching Multi-Period Mean-Variance Optimal Portfolio Without Short-Selling
16:00 - 16:15 Michelle Carey (McGill University), A Generalized Smoothing Approach to the Calibration, Pricing and Hedging of Financial Options
16:15 - 16:30 Joel Sango (Université de Montréal), On the Diagnostic of Vector Multiplicative Error Models
16:30 - 16:45 Martin Lysy (University of Waterloo), Statistical Inference for Stochastic Differential Equations with Memory
 
Biostatistics: Methodological Innovation 2 (2E-C2)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Cindy Feng (University of Saskatchewan)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2102)
15:30 - 15:45 Scarlett Kazimer (McGill University), Sample Size Planning for the Cox Regression Model with Treatment-Biomarker Interaction
15:45 - 16:00 Matthew Stephenson (University of Guelph), Effect of Accrual on Sample Size Calculation for Cluster Randomized Studies
16:00 - 16:15 Osvaldo Espin-Garcia (University of Toronto / Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute), Understanding Joint Models for Longitudinal and Survival Data Analysis of Genetic Association: A Simulation Study
16:15 - 16:30 Wanhua Su (MacEwan University), Two Threshold-Free Performance Metrics for Medical Tests: Average Positive Predictive Value and Area Under the ROC Curve
16:30 - 16:45 Siu Hung Cheung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Multiple Comparisons with a Control for Treatments with Skewed Ordinal Responses
16:45 - 17:00 Abdelaziz Alsubie (Acadia University), Simultaneous Statistical Inference for Low Dose Risk Estimation with Quantal Data in Benchmark Analysis
 
Data Visualization and Multivariate Methods (2E-C3)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Richard Lockhart (Simon Fraser University)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2170)
15:30 - 15:45 Wayne Oldford (University of Waterloo), Loon: An Interactive and Extendable Statistical Data Visualization Toolkit
15:45 - 16:00 Jeffrey Picka (University of New Brunswick), The Need for Replication in Exploratory Computer Experiments
16:00 - 16:15 Liang Jiaxi (University of Waterloo), Performance Analysis for Dimensionality Reduction
16:15 - 16:30 Shojaeddin Chenouri (University of Waterloo), Sparse Functional Linear Regression and Singular Function Estimation by Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space Methods
16:30 - 16:45 Jules Joseph S. de Tibeiro (Université de Moncton, Campus de Shippagan), Statistical Validity Tests Based on Usual Probabilistic Models: An Alternative to Correspondence Analysis Based on Hellinger Metric.
 
Survey Methodology (2E-C4)
Contributed Paper Session
Chair: Noel Cadigan (Memorial University)
 
Tuesday June 16  (McCain 2184)
15:30 - 15:45 J. N. K. Rao (Carleton University), Confidence Intervals for Mean and Distribution Function Under Imputation for Missing Data
15:45 - 16:00 Caren Hasler (Université de Neuchâtel), Nonparametric Imputation Method for Nonresponse in Surveys
16:00 - 16:15 Kyle Vincent (Bank of Canada), Estimating the Size and Distribution of Networked Populations with Snowball Sampling
16:15 - 16:30 Valéry Dongmo Jiongo (Statistique Canada), Bootstrapping Mean Squared Errors of Robust Small Area Estimators
16:30 - 16:45 Xichen She (University of Waterloo), Analysis of Ordinal Survey Responses with ``Don't Know''
16:45 - 17:00 Christiane Laperriere (Statistics Canada), Data Collection Using a Diary: The Experience of the Survey of Household Spending