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2016 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium
June 12-15, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Welcome to the 2016 International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) Applied Statistical Symposium!

This is the 25th of the ICSA annual symposium. The theme of this conference is the Challenge of Big Data and Applications of Statistics, in recognition of the advent of big data era. The executive and organizing committees have been working hard to put together a very strong program including 9 short courses, 3 keynote lectures, 134 scientific sessions, 1 student paper session and social events. Our scientific program includes 3 keynote lectures from well-known statisticians Dr. Bin Yu (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. David Madigan (Columbia University) and Dr. Paul Albert (National Institute of Health), invited, topic contributed and contributed talks reflecting recent advances in statistics, business statistics and biostatistics. Suggested by Dr. Wei Shen, 2015 ICSA President, we also initiate a free career service for graduate students during the conference.

With your full support, this symposium attracts more than 630 statisticians working in academia, government, and industry all over the world. We hope that the symposium offers great opportunities for learning, networking and recruiting, and get inspirations from old research ideas and develop new ones. Social events in this 2016 Applied Statistics Symposium include mixer (Sunday, June 12 evening), banquet (Tuesday, June 14 – banquet speaker will be Dr. Michael Eriksen) and a trip to the Stone Mountain. We believe this conference will be a memorable, interesting and enjoyable experience for you.

The city of Atlanta enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, and is accessible from most cities across the North America. Downtown Atlanta provides numerous opportunities of dining, shopping and lodging, etc. In addition, it offers world-class attractions, including the World of Coca Cola, the CNN Center, and the Centennial Olympic Park within walking distance from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. It is our sincere hope you have wonderful opportunities to experience the activities during your stay.

Thanks for coming to the 2016 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium in Atlanta!

Yichuan Zhao, on behalf of
2016 Applied Statistics Symposium Executive and Organizing committees


Banquet and Excursion Posted on May 17, 2016

The banquet will be on Tuesday (6/14) at 6:30pm-10pm. There is also an optional trip to Stone Mountain Park on Wednesday afternoon, June 15th.

2016 ICSA Symposium Career Service Posted on May 8, 2016

We are pleased to offer free career service during the 2016 ICSA Symposium. You are encouraged to utilize our career service resources.

Preliminary Schedule Posted on April 25, 2016

The preliminary session schedule has been posted. Please note that it is subject to update.

Online Symposium Registration Posted on February 17, 2016

The online registration and abstract submission are open. We encourage you to make your registration early. The deadline for invited sessions is April 1, 2016. The deadline for contributed sessions is May 1, 2016. Go to the registration page for more details.

Short Courses Posted on January 26, 2016

There will be 3 one-day short courses and 6 half-day short courses at the 2016 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium. The short courses are on June 12, 2016 (Sunday). Check here for more details.

Opening Ceremony Speaker Posted on December 18, 2015

President of Georgia State University, Dr. Mark Becker will be delivering opening remarks in the opening ceremony on Monday, June 13, 2016.

See http://president.gsu.edu/meet-the-beckers/meet-the-president for his background as a bio-statistician and administrator.

Keynote Speakers Posted on December 18, 2015

Monday, June 13, 2016
Unveiling the mysteries in spatial gene expression
Dr. Bin Yu,
Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkeley,
Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Member of National Academy of Science

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Observational Studies: Promise and Peril
Dr. David Madigan,
Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Statistical Challenges in Obstetrics: Predicting poor pregnancy outcomes from multivariate Ultrasound Fetal Growth data
Dr. Paul Albert,
Senior investigator and Branch chief of DESPR's Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, National Institute of Health

Banquet Speaker Posted on December 18, 2015

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Tobacco Use in China: Great Challenges and Greater Opportunities
Dr. Michael Eriksen,
Regents’ Professor and Founding Dean of School of Public Health, Georgia State University

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Important Links

Registration/Abstract Submission

Short Courses

Speakers' Profiles

Session Schedule

Career Service




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