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eUSR - 2022 Program

Friday, November 4th, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Virtual Video Presentation Session

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12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. (ET)
Opening Remarks

By Jingchen (Monika) Hu, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Vassar College

12:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Plenary Talks by USPROC Award Winners

12:10 - 12:20 p.m.: Maxwell VanLandschoot, Sung Bum (Simon) Ahn, and Robin Hart, Reed College

12:21 - 12:31 p.m.: Veronica Lee, New College of Florida

12:32 - 12:42 p.m.: Sinclaire Schuetze and Valerie Tseng, Wellesley College

12:43 - 12:53 p.m.: Clare Sparling and Cordelia Hume, Duke University

12:54 - 1:04 p.m.: Grace Rade and Audrey Kim, Smith College

1:05 - 1:15 p.m.: Ian Johnston, University of Notre Dame

1:16 - 1:26 p.m.: Mayla Ward, Leah Albaugh, and Martin Ringman, Western Washington University

1:27 - 1:37 p.m.: Duy Nguyen and Sarah Huang, Grinnell College

1:38 - 1:48 p.m.: Gian Castillero, Duke University

1:49 - 1:59 p.m.: Aditi Singh, Denison University

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Keynote Address

Asking good questions: A key to success in statistics and data science

Presented by: Susan Paddock, Chief Statistician and Executive Vice President, NORC.

Our career success and personal fulfillment as statisticians and data scientists rely on our ability to ask good questions of ourselves and of others, and to engage with others who ask us good questions. However, as demonstrated by the existence of entire scientific disciplines devoted to asking good questions, it is not necessarily easy to do so. I will touch upon three domains encountered by statisticians and data scientists for which asking good questions can reveal important insights: navigating our career development, evaluating and improving data quality, and leading our collaborators and teams to success.

Student Moderators: Brian Cochran and Emma Jobe, Cornell College

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (ET)
Graduate School Information Session

Surya Tokdar, Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University
Becky Tang, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Middlebury College
Anna Neufeld, PhD candidate in Statistics, University of Washington
Elliot Pickens, Pre-doc Researcher, Microsoft Research

Student Moderators: Patrizia Picado and Priscilla Liu, Smith College

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Panel Discussion About Careers

Susan Wang, Senior Data Scientist, Google (Youtube)
Walker Harrison, Analyst, Quantitative Analysis at New York Yankees
Clayton Knappenberger, Data Scientist, U.S. Census Bureau
Sarah Boese, Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Student Moderators: Jing Shang and Asteria Chilambo, Harvard University

4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. (ET)
Closing Remarks