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Computing in Statistics May 06, 2007 - May 09, 2007
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2007 over 7 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 06, 2007 over 7 years ago
Organizers Organized By: Mark Hansen (UCLA), Deborah Nolan (UCB), Duncan Temple Lang (UCD)
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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.


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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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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. 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 the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates 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.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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May 06, 2007
Sunday
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
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Data Technologies <br>&nbsp;<br> BREAK <br> <br>Languages
David Banks, Daniel Kaplan (University of Texas), Thomas Lumley, Roger Peng
12:00 PM - 01:00 AM
  LUNCH
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Algorithms <br> &nbsp;<br> Visualization
Douglas Bates, Di Cook, Leland Wilkinson
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  BREAK
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
  RECEPTION
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  Working Group Dinners
May 08, 2007
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Revising the Curriculum
James Gentle, Jessica Utts
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  BREAK
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Group Work
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  LUNCH
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Group Reports and Integration
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  BREAK
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
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Conclusions and plans for follow-on - 1011 Evans Hall