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Computing in Statistics May 06, 2007 - May 09, 2007
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2007 about 12 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 06, 2007 about 12 years ago
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Organizers Organized By: Mark Hansen (UCLA), Deborah Nolan (UCB), Duncan Temple Lang (UCD)

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Speakers Doug Bates (U Wisconsin) Di Cook (Iowa State) Mark Hansen (UCLA) Jennifer Hoeting (Colorado State) Thomas Lumley (U Washington) Deborah Nolan (UCB) Duncan Temple Lang (UCD) Lee Wilkinson (SPSS) This workshop is intended to bring together educators interested in expanding the role of computing in the entire statistical sciences curricula. The goal is to discuss how we can introduce new courses in computing and integrate computing into traditional classes in our curricula in order to train undergraduates to be better prepared for modern data analysis. The workshop will be organized to have sessions discussing: General area of computation in the curricula, including definitions, broad topics, difficulties, challenges, and opportunities Data Technologies Computing Environments and Programming Languages Visualization Statistical/Numerical Algorithms The result of workshop will be a document that discusses the reasons for improving the level of computational instruction and identifies important aspects and alternative configurations of syllabi to create different curricula for various types of institutions. The report is aimed at providing material for others to advocate such changes in their institutions. Additionally, we want to identify practical ways to aid the introduction of such classes and curricular changes, e.g. provide training and teaching material for existing faculty. For more information please visit http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~statcur. Those interested in attending should contact the organizers at statcur - AT - stat.berkeley.edu. Funding The workshop is funded in part by NSF grant DUE 0618865. Limited funding for attendees may be available. Please contact the organizers. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: TM0000. The cut-off date for reservations is April 5, 2007. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The following Group Code should be entered in the "Comment" field when booking through our Website. Group Code = CGMS49. Please note: The Original Queen room type does not have an in-room T1 connection, but we do have WIFI available in our main lobby area. The cut-off date for reservations is April 13, 2007.
Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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May 06, 2007
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Welcome- Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  Introductory Discussion
Mark Hansen (University of California, Los Angeles), Deborah Nolan (University of California, Berkeley), Duncan Temple Lang (University of California, Davis)
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  Dinner - Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall
May 07, 2007
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Data Technologies <br>&nbsp;<br> BREAK <br> <br>Languages
David Banks, Daniel Kaplan (University of Texas, Austin), Thomas Lumley, Roger Peng
12:00 PM - 01:00 AM
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Algorithms <br> &nbsp;<br> Visualization
Douglas Bates, Di Cook, Leland Wilkinson
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Advanced Computing
Juan Meza (University of California, Merced), Duncan Temple Lang (University of California, Davis)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  Working Group Dinners
May 08, 2007
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Revising the Curriculum
James Gentle, Jessica Utts
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Group Work
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Group Reports and Integration
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Strategies for effecting change
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  Conference Dinner - registration required by Apr 29
May 09, 2007
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Conclusions and plans for follow-on - 1011 Evans Hall