ENVR Prepares for JSM, Sponsors Fall Workshop
Margaret Short, Publications Chair
Please join us for our annual open business meeting/mixer to catch up with old friends and make some new. Food and drinks will be provided, along with some surprises. ENVR also will sponsor the following roundtables during JSM 2012, to take place July 28 to August 2 in San Diego, California:
- Spatial Thinking for Environmental Processes, with Alan Gelfand of Duke University (organized by Veronica Berrocal)
- Bayesian Methods in Genetic and Environmental Epidemiology, with Bhramar Mukherjee of the University of Michigan (organized by Peter Thall and co-sponsored by SBSS)
- How Do We Adjust for Confounding Factors in Environmental Health? with Francesca Dominici of Harvard University (organized by Veronica Berrocal)
Check the online program for details.
ENVR Workshop on Environmetrics
ENVR will sponsor a workshop, “Spatial Modeling and Inference for Environmental Science,” October 11–13 at North Carolina State University.
This workshop focuses on state-of-the-art statistical methods motivated by important research problems in modern environmental science. While statistical methodology related to space-time modeling and computation will be an underlying theme, the focus is on methods that solve the most pressing problems for science and policy today. Important topics covered include spatial extremes, statistical methods for complex computer models, new methods for high-dimensional spatial data, and statistical methods for non-Gaussian spatial processes. These methods are necessary for solving a wide variety of problems, including climate science, ecology, pollution-related risk, energy and renewable resources, and disease modeling.
Two half-day short courses will be offered to introduce researchers to important topics in methods for environmental science. There also will be a poster session, providing an opportunity for participation by graduate students and other young researchers. More information is forthcoming.