Section Readies for JSM, Workshop
Jun Zhu, ENVR Publications Chair
The Statistics and the Environment Section’s annual open business meeting/mixer is tentatively scheduled for the evening of August 2, during the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia. There will be appetizers, drinks, and mingling during this networking opportunity. In addition, several awards will be presented and members will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about the section’s activities. ENVR also will sponsor the following:
Student Paper Competition Winners
First Place: David Dail of Oregon State University for “Models for Estimating Population Size from Repeated Counts of an Open Population”
Runner-Up: Ying Sun of Texas A&M University for “Functional Boxplots for Complex Space-Time Data Visualization”
Invited and Topic-Contributed Sessions
Visit the online program for details.
Space-Time Statistics to Evaluate the Impacts of Climate on Health and Renewable Energy will take place October 14–16 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. This workshop will cover state-of-the-art applications and statistical methods needed to assess the impacts of climate change on health and renewable energy. Sessions on applications include recent advances in climate change research, impacts on human health, and challenges in development and penetration of renewable energy. The spatio-temporal data collected in health and energy applications present interesting and challenging statistical problems, such as modeling of space-time correlation, synthesis of data from multiple sources, and assessment of uncertainties. Technical sessions will cover recent developments in space-time statistical methods, Bayesian methodology, and extreme value analysis. Additionally, there will be a poster session, and a one-day short course will be offered on October 14. Click here for more information or contact Amanda S. Hering at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bo Li at email@example.com.