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Conference for Spring 2008

Mini-Symposium

Frontiers of statistical, mathematical and computational sciences (smcs)

Tuesday, 20 May, 2008

09:15-16:30

Venue: Room# 652, Duques Hall, The George Washington University, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC

With partial support from the Army Research Office, this Symposium is being hosted by the Institute for Reliability and Risk Analysis (IRRA) in the Statistics Department, and the Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences (I²SDS), in the Department of Decision Sciences, the George Washington University. Our objective is to emphasize the potential contributions of synergistic role of these disciplines to other areas such as biological, engineering, environmental, health, physical and social sciences. This symposium will focus on the dynamics of social networks and game theory, both mathematical underpinnings and applications, and decision-making under risks.

Speakers (Topics are tentative):

Joseph Blitzstein, Harvard University, Graphical Models and Complex networks.

Ross Hammond, Brookings Institute, Modeling Complex Dynamics of social, Economic and Political Systems.

Valen Johnson, Univ. Texas MD Anderson Center, Better Bayes Factors.

Alan Karr, National Institute of Statistical Sciences, Data Confidentiality: Basics to Unsolved Problems.

REGISTRATION IS FREE. All are very welcome. Please email jchandra@gwu.edu to let us know that you plan to attend.

Contact Details: Jagdish Chandra, Research Professor, Department of Statistics, the George Washington University, Washington, DC. Tel: (202) 994-0179; E-mail: jchandra@gwu.edu.

Directions: Foggy Bottom/GWU metro stop is located on the Orange/Blue lines. Duques Halli is a short walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station.