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Spring at Virginia Tech

Join us for SRC 2019!

The 2019 Spring Research Conference (SRC) of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences (SPES) will be hosted by the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech

Plans are currently underway. Details will be posted as they become available. 




May 22-24, 2019

More Information: 

Keynote Speakers:

David Banks, Duke University (Bio)

Christine Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Lab (Bio)

Banquet Speaker:

Oliver Schabenberger, COO and CTO of SAS (Bio)

Confirmed Invited Speakers: 

  • Derek Bingham (Simon Frazer)
  • Mickael Binois (Argonne)
  • Andrew Brown (Clemson)
  • Jenny Brynjarsdottir (Case Western)
  • Oksana Chkrebtii (Ohio State)
  • Tirthankar Dasgupta (Rutgers)
  • Walter Dempsey (Harvard)
  • Rebecca Dickenson (IDA)
  • Christopher Franck (Virginia Tech)
  • Kassie Fronczyk (Livermore)
  • James Gilman (NC State)
  • David Goldsman (Georgia Tech)
  • Peter Goos (Antwerp)
  • JP Gosling (Leeds)
  • Joe Guiness (Cornell)
  • Dorit Hammerling (NCAR/CO Mines)
  • Braydon Hanie (Babel Street)
  • Dave Higdon (Virginia Tech) 
  • Yili Hong (Virginia Tech)
  • Ying Hung (Rutgers)
  • Lulu Kang (Illinois Tech)
  • Goran Konjevod (Livermore)
  • Jason Klusowski (Rutgers)
  • Earl Lawrence (Los Alamos)
  • I-Chen Lee (Taiwan)
  • Antonio Linero (Florida State)
  • Xiao Liu (Arkansas)
  • Simon Mak (Georgia Tech)
  • Bobby Mee (Tennessee)
  • Reza Mohammadi (Amsterdam)
  • Barry L. Nelson (Northwestern)
  • Anthony Overstall (Southampton)
  • Jonathan Ozik (Argonne)
  • Peter Parker (NASA)
  • Victor Picheny (INRA)
  • Jose Eduardo Cadena Pico (Livermore)
  • Matt Pratola (Ohio State)
  • Peter Qian (Wisconsin)
  • Yanjun Qian (Virginia Commonwealth)
  • Ben Shaby (Penn State)
  • Byran Smucker (Miami Ohio)
  • Srijan Sengupta (Virginia Tech)
  • Wujun Si (Wichita State)
  • Jon Stallrich (NC State)
  • Leonard Stefanski (NC State)
  • Nathaniel Stevens (Waterloo)
  • John Stufken (Arizona State)
  • Martina Vandebroek (Leuven)
  • Tim Waite (Manchester)
  • Hong Wan (NC State)
  • Richard Warr (Brigham Young)
  • Maria Weese (Miami Ohio)
  • Chris Wikle (Missouri)
  • James Wilson (U San Francisco)
  • Weijun Xie (Virginia Tech)
  • Qiong Zhang (Clemson)
  • Ji Zhu (Michigan)

Please check back for the official program. All information will be posted as it is known. 

Local Organizing Committee

Robert B. Gramacy,

Yili Hong,

Xinwei Deng,

Program Committee

Robert B. Gramacy, Virginia Tech

Lu Lu, University of South Florida 

Brian Reich, NC State

Ana Kupresanin, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Chufang Devon Lin, Queens University

David Edwards, Virginia Commonwealth University

William Myers, Procter and Gamble

We have a block of rooms reserved for Tuesday, May 21, 2019, through Friday, May 24, 2019, at both the Residence Inn Marriot and Hyatt Place in Blacksburg. Room rates at both hotels are set at $109 per night. These rooms will be held until April 21, 2019. After this date, this rate will be honored based on availability. 

If you would prefer to make reservations elsewhere, this is an excellent guide to lodging in Blacksburg: 

Blacksburg is a town of a little more than 40,000 people that sits atop the Eastern Continental Divide in the highlands region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. While it is a dyed-in-the-wool college town proud to be home to the second-largest public institution in the commonwealth,  Blacksburg is also a community well-known for its friendliness and serves as a destination for outdoor enthusiasts due to its proximity to the Appalachain Trail and numerous other adventures. 

If you would like to explore the area while you are here for the Spring Research Conference, the guide below is a good place to start. 

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

JMP from SAS

Questions, ideas, suggestions? Contact us!