Tutorial
1. Bayesian
Astrostatistics
January 1820, 2006, NISS/SAMSI
building, Room 104
Tom Loredo (Cornell University)
 Leader
Wednesday
 January
18, 2006 
9:009:15

Welcome
(Jim Berger,
SAMSI)

9:1510:30

Fundamentals
(Tom Loredo,
Cornell University) 
10:4512:00

Basic
counting and Point Process
Models (Tom Loredo)

1:303:00

Probability
and Frequency (Tom
Loredo) 

Thursday  January
19, 2006 
9:1510:30

Models
with Gaussian Uncertainties
I (Philip Gregory, University of British Columbia) 
10:4512:00

Models
with Gaussian Uncertainties
II (Philip Gregory) 
1:302:45

Basic
Bayesian Computation (Tom
Loredo) 
3:005:00

Statistical
Computing with Python (Tom Loredo) Python
programs and examples Notes
on coincidence


Friday  January 20, 2006 
9:1510:30

Introduction
to Markov Chain Monte Carlo,
with R (William Jefferys, Universities of Texas
and Vermont) R Programs: Normal MCMCGibbs,
Normal
MCMC MH and Poisson
SN

10:4512:00

Hierarchical
Bayesian Modeling,
with R (William Jefferys) R Program: Normal
Hierarchical

1:302:45

Model
Selection & Model
Averaging, with R (William Jefferys) R Program: Hypothesis

3:004:15

Parallel
Chain MCMC, with
Mathematica (Philip Gregory) 
4:154:30

Distribute/Fill Feedback Forms 
4:305:30

Bayesian
Miscellany (Tom
Loredo) 
Tutorial
2. Nonparametric
Inference
January 2122, 2006, NISS/SAMSI
building,
Room 104
Chad Schafer and Larry Wasserman (CarnegieMellon)  Leaders
The tutorial will introduce the fundamentals of modern
nonparametric inference. Participants will be shown how to utilize
these nonparametric methods.
See this
web site for details about topics and computer programs that will
be used during the practicums.
Saturday  January
21, 2006 
10:0012:00

Lecture/Practicum
1
All
lecture

2:004:00

Lecture/Practicum 2 

Sunday  January 22, 2006 
10:0012:00

Lecture/Practicum 3 
2:004:00

Lecture/Practicum 4 
Tutorial
3. Astronomy
for Statisticians
January 2122, 2006, NISS/SAMSI
building,
Room 203
William Jefferys (University of Vermont) and Eric Feigelson (Penn
State)  Leaders
In this tutorial, the modern understanding of our universe
will be reviewed spanning planetary systems, stars, the Milky Way
Galaxy, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Statistical issues
underlying the astronomical studies will be emphasized and discussed.
Opening
Workshop
Radisson
Hotel, 3rd Floor, Room H
Monday  January 23,
2006

9:009:10

Welcome and
Introductions
Jim Berger, SAMSI, and G. Jogesh Babu, CASt,
Penn
State University 
9:1011:55

Session on Source Detection
Chair: David van Dyk, University of CaliforniaIrvine

11:5512:30

Introductions to Evening Posters
(Abstracts) 
12:301:30

Lunch 
1:303:45

Session on Exoplanets
Chair: Bill Jefferys, Universities of Texas and Vermont

3:454:15

Break 
4:155:15

5Minute Madness: Anyone
who wishes can give a 5minute TALK describing their research and
interests, an interesting problem, or whatever! Transparencies or
slides are limited to four, and slides must be put into the session
computer over the Break.
Jeff Scargle
(NASAAmes), Vinay
Kashyap
(Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory), Rebecca Willett
(Duke
University), Jiashun
Jin (Purdue University), RuthStella
BerraraRojas (U. Nacional de Columbia), Peter Bickel (UC
Berkeley), Eric Feigelson (Penn State
University), and Peter Freeman (Carnegie Mellon University)

6:308:30

Poster Session and Reception at
the Radisson Hotel,
2nd Floor
SAMSI will provide poster
presentation boards and tape. The board dimensions are 4 ft. wide by 3
ft. high. They are trifold with each side being 1 ft. wide and the
center 2 ft. wide. Please make sure your poster fits the board. The
boards can accommodate up to 16 pages of paper measuring 8.5 inches by
11 inches. 


Tuesday  January
24, 2006

9:0011:45

Session on Surveys
Chair: Tom Loredo, Cornell University

11:4512:15

Introduction to Particle Physics: Louis
Lyons, Oxford University 
12:151:15

Lunch 
1:153:30

Session on Particle Physics
Chair: Louis Lyons, Oxford University

3:304:00

Break 
4:005:15

New Researchers Session
Angie SnyderHugeback, University of Chicago
Statistics
for
Astronomy: Inference about the Population
of Quasars
Kristofer Jennings, Purdue University
An
Approach to
Detecting NonGaussianity in the Cosmic
Microwave Background
Ji Meng Loh, Columbia University
Measuring
Clustering of
Absorbers
Yaming Yu, University of CaliforniaIrvine
Statistical
Modeling of
Sunspot Cycles 


Wednesday  January
25, 2006

9:0011:45

Session on Gravitational Lensing
Chair: Arlie Petters, Duke University

11:451:30

Formation of Discussion Groups, and
Discussion over Lunch 
1:303:45

Session on Other Topics
Chair: Alana Connors, Eureka Scientific

3:454:15

Break 
4:155:15

Discussion Group Reports and Working
Group Formation 
